George RR Martin

THE GREAT ESCAPE

In this series apprentice Imari Berry selects essays from Jessica Conoley’s archives.  Imari shares why the essay resonates with her as a newer creative, & Jessica’s original essay follows. Imari chose this essay because: “It’s so authentic and inspirational. It shows step by step how one’s dream can become reality.” Initial publication Date: July 7, 2015 The Great Escape 4/20/15-email from agent after reading my whole The Color Eater manuscript.  I’m super excited because I know an email like this means …

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Join Me at Johnson County Library’s 2017 Writers Conference

I love our libraries in Kansas City! The KCMO Public library was the master minds behind the day I got to talk to George R.R. Martin. And, now the Johnson County Library is hosting another FREE writers conference. I attended the conference last year and participated in one of the critique sessions.  I took the opening chapter of The Color Eater and ran it through one more round of edits, based upon the fresh eyes and feed-back of writers attending …

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Super Secret Library Day- Part 2

If you missed part 1 click here to catch up. “How do you balance your editorial brain with your writing brain?  Is it symbiotic? Or do you have to mute your editorial brain to finish your first drafts?”  I ask. George R.R. Martin pauses, “Now that’s an interesting question.” Interesting.  That could be good.  It means all my words came out of my mouth, in somewhat of the right order, in a way that made sense.  And he’s not answering …

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Super Secret Library Day with George RR Martin

You may remember My Great Escape a few weeks ago that ended at a super secret library event.  At that event the guest of honor was George RR Martin.  While I would like to assume everyone knows who GRRM is, I realize my blog includes readers (like my Grandma) who may not have stumbled upon one of his novels.  The important thing to know is not only is he a hell of a writer, but he’s also an extremely talented …

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