I’m hangin’ with Monica Wood tomorrow…

I don’t often name drop, cause let’s face it, I don’t know anyone! Ha, but I’m dropping names today. Well, one name: Monica Wood.

THE Monica Wood

THE Monica Wood

(From her Amazon Page) “Monica Wood is the author of Description, two novels and several teaching guides. She has written extensively for Writer’s Digest Magazine and The Writer. Her short stories have appeared in many publications, including Redbook and Glimmer Train, and have been anthologized in Sudden Fiction International, Best American Mystery Stories, 1997 and The Pushcart Prize, 1999. She lives in Portland, Maine.”  EEK!

As part of my Masters Program, I’ve been invited to a morning workshop where she will lead the writing discussion! Heaven!  For my writer friends out there, if you don’t own this book: The Pocket Muse, you need to.  Go now. I’ll wait.

Get this!

Get this!

This book was required reading at one of my very first grad classes and still remains one of my most often ‘go to’ books when I have a writing slump. It’s chock full of tips and writing prompts in a very non-traditional writing book style. It’s very visual.  AND she has a second pocket book out too if you love that one!

I need this one!!!

I need this one, if anyone is looking for the perfect gift for me. 

I had the honor of taking a week long class with her last summer and let me tell you, this woman knows her stuff. She is a joy and a gem and I can’t wait to see what she gets out of me tomorrow!

So think of me tomorrow while I’m fan girling this amazing author!


Danielle Bannister



I'm a work at home mom currently raising two small children all while working on lots of new novels

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4 comments on “I’m hangin’ with Monica Wood tomorrow…
  1. Rich Kent says:

    Excellent… but let me remind you that you also know Ken and me! 🙂
    See you tomorrow, Danielle.

  2. Kari says:

    And how was It? We need a follow up on all the wonders you learned.

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