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Unconventional Wisdom

September 18, 2005 by in category Blogs tagged as ,

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard the advice “give yourself permission to write crap.” I always thought it was good advice until tonight when I really thought about it. I realized I don’t want to write crap. Ever. So, why should I need permission to write it? How easy for that permission […]

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Message from the Presidents

September 1, 2005 by in category Blogs tagged as

Suite Sweet Success… I know it’s been over a month since the National RWA conference in Reno, but this is the first opportunity I’ve had to write about it and share with those of you who couldn’t attend. Our OCC hospitality suite was indeed a sweet success. A place where first timers could gather and […]

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A Visit with Emma Holly and Susan Elizabeth Phillips

August 20, 2005 by in category Blogs tagged as

OCC just celebrated “Awesome August!” Here are the details of the day from a Program Director’s POV… We had Emma Holly visit us in the morning, and this five foot dynamo gave a workshop that made several women start fanning themselves from the sheer HOTNESS of the content. That was a first for me in […]

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A Message from the Presidents

August 4, 2005 by in category Blogs tagged as

By the time you all read this, we will be back from the RWA National Conference. In our OCC Suite, we unveiled the new slogan for OCC: Opportunity, Creativity, Community.Opportunity—The chance to learn and grow in the craft of writing and publishing.Creativity—A place for ideas to spark and grow.Community—A group of writers pursuing the same […]

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SHALLA CHATS with Acquiring Editor Natasha Panza

July 16, 2005 by in category Blogs tagged as

So, who’s Natasha? Natasha Panza began her publishing career at Fiction Collective Two, an experimental, literary small press based in Tallahassee, Florida. But bright lights and city streets were calling her name, so she packed her bags for New York City, where she was hired by Tom Doherty and Associates. She works with a variety […]

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