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Writing C(urriculum) V(itae): What makes you an author? : Episode 001

Updated: Jun 22

Authors Talking Bookish with hosts Hope Gibbs and Donna Norman-Carbone


How do you know when you’re an author? What’s the difference between a writer and an author? Hope and Donna discuss their paths to becoming authors and what makes them experts in addressing the many steps and skills necessary from being a writer to becoming published.

  • Writer life

  • The jump from writer life to publication

  • Author acronym soup

  • WIP

  • MS

  • MC

  • CP

  • Alpha/beta readers

  • Our expertise on what we learned the hard way, so you don’t have to

DO NOW:: Assess where you are as a writer and determine what your goals are. Begin by writing something you truly believe in, then find critique partners, a writing group to give you feedback.



Critique Circle

Megan Lally’s CP Match

Query Mastery Class/ NY Book Editors

Women’s Fiction Writers Association (WFWA)

Hope Gibbs, author of Where the Grass Grows Blue

Donna Norman-Carbone, author of All That is Sacred

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