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Bonnie Schroeder

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Bonnie Schroeder has been a storyteller since the fifth grade, when her teacher suggested she put her vivid imagination to work as a writer. She took the advice to heart and has pursued the craft of fiction ever since. In addition to her women’s fiction novels, she is the author of numerous short stories, screenplays, and nonfiction articles. She lives in Glendale, California.

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Bonnie Schroeder Hi, Lauren. It's tough finding a good critique group. You might check at the local library or bookstore; sometimes they know of groups, especially if…moreHi, Lauren. It's tough finding a good critique group. You might check at the local library or bookstore; sometimes they know of groups, especially if they're into hosting "local author" events.

Another approach might be an online group. I can recommend the Women's Fiction Writers Association (http://womensfictionwriters.org/index...). Membership is about $45 a year, and they have a lot of networking resources, including a critique forum via a private Facebook group.

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Bonnie Schroeder The most valuable writer's tool: a critique group to read your work and give compassionate but honest feedback. Other writers can spot plot holes or…moreThe most valuable writer's tool: a critique group to read your work and give compassionate but honest feedback. Other writers can spot plot holes or characters that are "off" much easier than you, the writer--you're often too close to the work. A critique group can also point out your strengths, so you can build on them.

Also, never give up! It took me over six years (and 167 query letters) to find a publisher for MENDING DREAMS. But I knew it was a story worth telling, and one that people would want to read, so I persisted.(less)
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Mending Dreams

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Holy Cow!

I’m wrapping up our series of pet-centric posts today and hope everyone has enjoyed reading about the animals in our lives. . . and our writing.

I’ve had pets almost all my life, mostly dogs and cats, but few have had starring roles in my fiction.

My very first “published” short story, however, featured a cow as a main character, and not just any cow. My pet cow.
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Bonnie Schroeder Ramla Zareen wrote: "Hi Bonnie, thanks for the friend request ...really glad to know that you are in Goodreads ...I am very much enjoying your "Writers In Residence" blog...! :-)"

Hi, Ramla -- Isn't this a great site! I love to read and it's fun to compare books and opinions. I'm so glad you like our group blog--thank you again for visiting and for letting others know about it.


Ramla Zareen Ahmad Hi Bonnie, thanks for the friend request ...really glad to know that you are in Goodreads ...I am very much enjoying your "Writers In Residence" blog...! :-)


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Beth Hi Bonnie,
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