Monday, August 9, 2010

Springfield Writers' Guild News Release August 28th


Terry McDermid to Speak on Writing Through Rejection

at Springfield Writers' Guild, August 28


At first, author Terry McDermid tried to think of a more positive title than "Writing Through Rejection" for her presentation at the Springfield Writers' Guild meeting on Saturday, August 28, at the Heritage Cafeteria in Springfield. But she decided that, since she's had her share of rejections, how to deal with those "declines" could be an encouragement to other writers. She often quotes Abraham Lincoln's bit of wisdom: "Success is going from failure to failure without losing your enthusiasm."

An avid reader, Terry spends a lot of time in libraries and has learned that books and magazines about writing, and attending writers' groups have all helped in her journey.

Terry has published seven novels, the last two with Harlequin Enterprises under the name Tessa McDermid. She's also published hundreds of short articles and stories for adults and children. Some of the publications include Harris’ Farmer’s Almanac, Teaching Today, Instructor, Woman’s World, True Confessions, Primary Treasures, and Bride’s. Her current project is a trilogy set in a small town near Springfield, Missouri.

            Preceding Terry's presentation at 1:00 p.m. will be the regular mentor/critique hour beginning at 11 a.m. A lunch break will follow at 12 noon. Both sessions are free and open to visitors. For more information call Mandy at 417-830-7660 or e-mail her at Visit the Springfield Writers’ Guild website at:



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