Saturday, April 16, 2011

Writing Tips from AWW 2011 Faculty -- Katrina Kittle

As part of our blog series, Antioch Writers' Workshop 2011 Faculty share their tips for writing. You can read complete bios of AWW 2011 Faculty at antiochwritersworkshop.com. Check back regularly for more helpful writing tips.

Katrina Kittle - Afternoon Young Writers Seminar
Taught high school Advanced Placement British Literature for five years at Centerville High School, and 6th and 7th grade English at the Miami Valley School in Dayton.


Selected Publications: Traveling Light and Two Truths and a Lie, The Kindness of Strangers, (2006) The Blessings of the Animals (2010), Reasons To Be Happy (2011).


Selected Awards: Grants from the Ohio Arts Council and from the Montgomery County Arts and Cultural District, BookSense pick for February, Fiction Book winner for the 2006 Great Lakes Book Awards, Indie Next pick, and Midwest Connections pick.

Quick Tips:
1. Write the book! You can make it better later, but first you have to make it exist!
2. Care about craft. Read every book about writing, take every class about writing, attend every conference about writing that you can find. Try to apply everything you learn to the work in progress (see #1).
3. Do the work. There is no secret or magic to getting published. Much of it simply takes tedious research and patience.

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