Interview with Erica Vetsch

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Erica Vetsch

Erica VetschErica is a transplanted Kansan now residing in Minnesota. She loves history and reading, and is blessed to be able to combine the two by writing historical fiction set in the American West. Whenever she’s not following flights of fancy in her fictional world, she’s the company bookkeeper for the family lumber business, mother of two terrific teens, wife to a man who is her total opposite and soul-mate, and avid museum patron. For more information visit Erica’s website:

At the 2016 conference Erica will be leading the Plotting Your Story Using a Plot Board workshop. Writing a novel is an enormous undertaking with complexities. Using a plot board can simplify and distill your story, allowing you to see the big picture without being overwhelmed. We’ll explore story structure, balancing point-of-view scenes and how to get the story from the plot board to the page.

Our recent interview with Erica.

KAT:  Who will get the most out of your workshop?

ERICA:  The Plot Board workshop will benefit new writers who are overwhelmed by the enormity of tackling an entire novel, writers who don’t usually plot but need to create a quick synopsis for a proposal or editor’s request, and experience writers who would like to try something new.

KAT:  Who is your favorite fictional character and why?

ERICA:  I have two current favorites. Sherlock Holmes, because he is fascinating, and because he is so unique, he’s become a trope. And Jack Reacher, who is absolutely relentless, capable, and fearless.

KAT:  How did you hear about Wordsowers?

ERICAMy dear friend Mary Connealy told me about this conference and how many wonderful people she’d met as a result of attending.

KAT:  What are you working on now?

ERICA:  I’m the lead author on a novella collection: 7 Brides for 7 Texans. Seven novellas featuring seven brothers who must marry within the next 12 months or lose their inheritance. My job, in addition to writing one of the novellas, is to oversee the continuity of the series.


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Kat Crawford

Kat Crawford

Katherine J. Crawford, author of Capsules of Hope: Survival Guide for Caregivers, is published in sixteen compilations and numerous articles. Known as the Lionhearted Kat, she resides in Omaha, Nebraska. Visit Kat’s website her journal through breast cancer and the loss of her husband: www.caringgiver/visit/org.
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