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I’m at O.C. Writers Today!

I’m traveling! Come visit me over at O.C. Writers. They’re a network of published and aspiring writers with a robust website as well as a Facebook page. They have some clever features for groupmembers:

  • a list of all member books on Goodreads
  • a literary calendar of member events
  • monthly reviews of writing craft books
  • a bi-monthly workshop
  • monthly writers lunch
  • no dues or eligibility requirements

I’m honored to be guest posting on their blog about “Why Follow Genre Rules?” Here’s a preview:

Every author knows about genres, how they stuff creative pieces into little boxes with a list of characteristics writers are encouraged to check off. Historical fiction includes lots of accurate detail about the era. Memoirs rely less on accuracy but must be interesting. Take the example of Erma Bombeck. Memories about raising kids may sound boring, but through Bombeck’s humorous lens, readers can’t get enough:

“Seize the moment. Remember all those women on the ‘Titanic’ who waved off the dessert cart.” –Erma Bombeck

“The odds of going to the store for a loaf of bread and coming out with only a loaf of bread are three billion to one.” –Erma Bombeck

Click here to read more…


Comments are closed here, but I’d love to chat at OC Writers!

@OCWriters #amwriting

Jacqui Murray is the author of the popular prehistoric fiction saga, Man vs. Nature which explores seminal events in man’s evolution one trilogy at a time. She is also the author of the Rowe-Delamagente thrillers and Building a Midshipman, the story of her daughter’s journey from high school to United States Naval Academy. Her non-fiction includes over a hundred books on integrating tech into education, reviews as an Amazon Vine Voice,  a columnist for NEA Today, and a freelance journalist on tech ed topics. Look for her next prehistoric fiction, Natural Selection Fall 2022.


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