“I can’t think of a better way to learn craft than to take a cruise with writers. That’s what I did the first week of June. We were a small crowd of writers but I learned a great deal about ebooks, creating conflict in scenes, about building characters and brainstorming plot and other issues pertinent to craft. And taxes. We had a great accountant giving us insights into writer’s tax concerns. One of our members, Judy Baer, is a certified Life Coach and I had a session with her that really opened up my work in progress! Even though I was fighting what it turns out is chronic bronchitis, I still enjoyed the float trip on the Chilkat River through the Eagle Preserve outside of Haines, Alaska. At my book signing in Ketchikan I had a great time with Parnassus Books owner Maggie Freitag who took us to the carving shop where native totems are repaired and created. I signed some cedar strips for bookmarks! Great working fun!”
—Author Jane Kirkpatrick in the June edition of her “Story Sparks” newsletter. Kirkpatrick’s latest book is One Glorious Ambition: The Compassionate Crusade of Dorothea Dix, a historical novel based on the life of the nineteenth-century social reformer. Visit Kirkpatrick’s newly spruced JKBooks website for more.