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Writing Tip #4: Join a Writing Group

I joined my first writing group when I was pregnant with my son Adam. (He’s now 31). Two women in the group had published books. It surprised me that they didn’t walk around with their noses in the air. It more »

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Writing Tip #3: Have You Ever Read a Book You Wish You’d Written?

A number of years ago a friend of mine told me he wished he’d written Norman Zollinger’s Riders to Cibola, a saga about a ranching family in south central New Mexico in the 40s. He loved the characters so much more »

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This is it!

After feeling foolish for having trouble setting up my own website, I’m now ready to blog!  I’m hoping this will be a site where everyone shares thoughts, questions, and tips.  If you read my profile you’ll know that I’m a more »

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Hello, world!

I’m Penny Durant, an award-winning author of nine published books for children ranging from preschool to young adult.  I have also written a “true story novel” of an epic WWII story involving my uncle.  Composer Michael Mauldin has put two more »

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