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Heather W. Petty
  • Female
  • Reno, NV
  • United States

Heather W. Petty's Friends

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  • Debra Larson
  • Sarah Madsen
  • Debra McComas
  • Jackie Pynaert
  • Debbie Taylor
  • Bel Willem
  • Moira Bengochea
  • Lisa Larson
  • Temoca Dixon
  • Eve Werner
  • Zoe Miller
  • Julianne Dillard
  • Dawn Callahan
  • Judy Wilson

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Heather W. Petty's Discussions

Agents' Chapter 1 Pet Peeves
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Lisa Larson Apr 20, 2009.

Writer Funny
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Naomi Canale Feb 17, 2009.

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Heather W. Petty replied to Ellen Hopkins's discussion Ads
"I don't see them either! Weird."
Mar 19, 2009
Heather W. Petty and Bel Willem are now friends
Mar 16, 2009
Debbie Taylor left a comment for Heather W. Petty
"Hi Heather ~ Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment on my writing. I really appreciate it. I also enjoyed listening to you talk about "the business." I have a lot to learn and am glad I found a great group in all of you.…"
Mar 15, 2009
Heather W. Petty commented on Julianne Dillard's group Third Sunday Folks
"Feel better, Susan! We missed you!"
Mar 15, 2009
Heather W. Petty commented on Andie Mock's group The Slow Group
"Welcome, Janet! It's always great to get a new set of eyes. I can't wait to see your work!"
Mar 15, 2009
Debbie Taylor is attending Heather W. Petty's event

Third Sunday Critique Group at Borders Book Store in Reno

March 15, 2009 from 2pm to 4pm
Post your piece for critique, and we'll see you at Borders!
Mar 14, 2009
Julianne Dillard replied to Heather W. Petty's discussion Pirate Plankton and the Skeleton Key, Chapter 2 in the group Third Sunday Folks
"Was totally sucked into the story by the top of page 2. I laughed at the subtle wit--the narrator is just charming. I think the way CMP is revealed through the girls' conversation is great, no hint of being contrived to me--and the peeks at…"
Mar 13, 2009
Heather W. Petty replied to Julianne Dillard's discussion Third Sunday already? :) Roll! in the group Third Sunday Folks
"I figured it out. The Add Event link is up in the corner and hard to see. But it's on the Events tab. Julianne Dillard said:You know, I'm not sure how to put up an event. I couldn't see a post tab on the events screen. Did I miss it?…"
Mar 13, 2009

Heather W. Petty's Blog


"The famous saudade of the Portuguese is a vague and constant desire for something that does not and probably cannot exist, for something other than the present, a turning towards the past or towards the future; not an active discontent or poignant sadness but an indolent dreaming wistfulness." -A.F.G. Bell

I used to hate mainstream fiction. It always felt so manipulated or contrived to me. Maybe I've been ruined by memoirs -- mainstream fiction stories that actually happened. (for… Continue

Posted on December 7, 2008 at 8:57am

Comment Wall (22 comments)

At 11:05am on November 18, 2008, Ellen Hopkins said…
Hey Heather, Thanks for joining us!
At 9:50am on November 19, 2008, Andie Mock said…
Welcome Heather! Whatcha slowly writing?
At 10:20am on November 19, 2008, Andie Mock said…
know just what you mean, yeah, fer sure fer sure. what's it about?
At 10:47am on November 19, 2008, Andie Mock said…
Sounds great!

Oh yeah, do post it when you get the chance. I posted Chapter One of my YA novel, A Fish Without a Bicycle.

I envision several chapters up to discuss. We can learn from each other.
At 5:07pm on November 19, 2008, Suzanne Morgan Williams said…
Hey Heather - I see you are online now. Maybe I'll get this to you before you go. What do you write or draw?? Suzy
At 4:11pm on November 24, 2008, Susan M. Botich said…
Thank you, Heather! I did write these songs. They are all on an album I recorded back in 1985, titled "Dancer." Thank you for your kind words. I'm glad you enjoyed the music!
At 8:20am on December 12, 2008, Kristen Schwartz said…
Thanks Heather! I guess we all create pictures in our own way - whether it's visually or with words. I sure enjoy doing what I do!
At 9:49pm on January 4, 2009, Julianne Dillard said…
It was great meeting up with you today! What a fun afternoon. I hope the next time is soon!
At 7:57pm on January 8, 2009, Julianne Dillard said…
Hey, Heather! The casual meeting was totally Naomi's idea. She's great. :) I had a great time. It'd be great to meet every couple of weeks if there is interest! I love the idea of meeting up sometimes without actual work--just to visit about the writing life. Listening to everyone is inspiring!
At 8:28pm on March 1, 2009, Judy Wilson said…
Nice seeing you today. Thanks again for the comments.

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