Tag Archives: Roz Kay

We’ve all got a book in us: Elizabeth Jackson

By Roz DeKett Elizabeth Jackson’s second novel, Kicking Over The Traces, takes the reader through a dramatic year in the life of her gypsy heroine, Florence. When her mother dies, leaving Florence nothing but a red coat, she gives up … Continue reading

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Writing is about revision: the wisdom of Hallie Ephron

By Roz DeKett The battle with the draft seems never-ending. There’s nothing quite like taking a preliminary 70,000 words, pulling it apart and throwing out what doesn’t work, and realizing you only have 16,000 words  you can live with. For … Continue reading

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Original voices exploring dangerous things: Jacqueline Goldfinger

By Roz DeKett “The problem we seem to have in contemporary American theatre,” says Jacqueline Goldfinger, “is that we have poo-pooed the way that storytelling is working in our society today.” Jackie, an award-winning playwright and playwright-in-residence at Philadelphia’s Azuka … Continue reading

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A different kind of writing blog: Roz DeKett

Hello, and welcome to my blog. It’s mostly conversations with writers: authors, poets, and playwrights. I sometimes include “guest posts” from writers on the publication of their books, and I maintain a list of writing contests and share writing tips. My debut Middle Grade novel … Continue reading

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Tapping into something universal: Curt Anderson

By Roz DeKett One night, Curt Anderson dreamed that his father reappeared from the afterlife and complained that Curt wasn’t looking after the car he’d inherited from him. “I always thought that was kind of funny,” Curt says. So it … Continue reading

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One hundred words of freedom: Jane McDermott

By Roz DeKett On New Year’s Eve, the tenth anniversary of her mother’s death, Jane McDermott wrote one hundred words for her. “It was hugely comforting to do that,” she says. “It’s this little thing I can do, and I … Continue reading

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Walking down a different aisle: Lisa Francesca

By Roz DeKett When you pick up Lisa Francesca’s little powder-blue book, The Wedding Officiant’s Guide, How to Write & Conduct a Perfect Ceremony, it seems obvious what it is. And while it is indeed a handbook for those of … Continue reading

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