Author Archives: Barbara Rogan

About Barbara Rogan

I am the author of nine novels, including A DANGEROUS FICTION, published by Viking and Penguin. I'm also a former editor and literary agent. Currently I teach fiction writing on my online school, www.nextlevelworkshop.com.

BREAKING INTO PRINT: The Art of Writing an Irresistible Query

Send to Kindle I’m delighted to announce the inauguration of a new Next Level online workshop, entitled “BREAKING INTO PRINT: The Art of Writing an Irresistible Query.” The Course           You’ve written a novel or memoir, edited it, polished it … Continue reading

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SCAM ALERT

Send to Kindle This one has nothing to do with writing. The intended targets are anyone over 60 or so. Got another call just this morning. Here’s how it went. Scammer on phone: Hi Grandma. Me: Are you in jail … Continue reading

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Register Now for One Good Scene

Send to Kindle Hey writers, welcome. This post’s for you. THE WORKSHOP: I’m pleased to announced that the next session of my fiction-writing course, One Good Scene, is now open for registration for January 2019 session. It is an intensive … Continue reading

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A PLEA AND AN OFFER

Send to Kindle I don’t use this blog for political messaging. That’s not what it’s about. But trump’s policy of tearing families apart, his state-mandated child abuse, is not a political issue but a humanity issue. As a Jew whose … Continue reading

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“ONE GOOD SCENE” WORKSHOP SCHEDULED

Send to Kindle Hey writers, welcome. This post’s for you. THE WORKSHOP: I’m pleased to announced that the next session of my fiction-writing course,  One Good Scene, will soon open for registration for a fall 2018 session. It is an … Continue reading

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“Revising Fiction” Workshop Scheduled!

Send to Kindle Attention fiction writers: My annual “Revising Fiction” has been scheduled to begin on March 16, 2017, and is now open for registration. For those who are not familiar with it, this intensive online workshop is for writers … Continue reading

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Celebrate Halloween with a Spooky Good Read!

Send to Kindle Hey, readers and writers! Need a good spooky read for Halloween? Don’t want to toot my own horn, but…oh, what the hell. Here’s what the Washington Post said: “SUSPICION had its way with me from start to … Continue reading

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Two New Courses Scheduled!

Send to Kindle Attention Fiction Writers: Major announcement! I will be teaching not one but two online Next Level Workshops this fall and winter. The first will be One Good Scene, which will begin on Thursday, November 3, 2016. There’s … Continue reading

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JUST SAY NO: A WRITERS’ MANIFESTO

Send to Kindle   Long ago in a galaxy far away, I was a literary agent. One day, a writer who was not yet a client came to me for advice. “I wrote a novel,” she said. “Mr. Blank, of … Continue reading

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BLOOD, SWEAT AND TEARS

Send to Kindle   There’s a scene in one of the Harry Potter books in which Ginny Weasley looks up from her seat in the Great Hall and remarks, “There’s Harry. He’s covered in blood. Why is he always covered … Continue reading

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