After NaNoWriMo: Revising Your Novel

Writing a first draft is merely the first step to bringing a book or story into the world.  Most of the magic of writing occurs during the revision process. As Author Barbara Kingsolver notes:  “Pounding out a first draft is like hoeing a row of corn – you just keep...

Workshop: Secrets of Professional Writers

Do you dream about quitting your cubicle and following the muse full time? This course delves into the strategies professional writers use to step up their writing game. You’ll learn about the pathways to publication and professionalization and income opportunities...

Torch Song, Valley Guide Quarterly

This article originally appeared in Valley Guide Quarterly, Summer 2000 By Lori DeBoer Glass blowing is not for sissies. Flames flare against the charred wooden paddles that shield Scottsdale artist Newt Grover from the heat of the molten glass he twirls on the end of...

A Love-ly Work of Art, Phoenix Magazine

This article originally appeared in Phoenix Magazine, February 2003. by Lori DeBoer Been looking for love in all the wrong places? Well, there’s a whole lotta love these days at the Civic Center Mall in Scottsdale. The newly-acquired “Love” sculpture, towering 12-feet...