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

Heather W. Petty's Friends

  • Hazel Mitchell
  • 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 and Hazel Mitchell are now friends
Jan 14, 2012
Heather W. Petty commented on Heather W. Petty's group Sunday Critique Group
"Hey all! Just a reminder that this will be our first critique group at Whole Foods in Reno. See you at 11:30am on Sunday!!"
Jun 4, 2010
Heather W. Petty replied to Moira Bengochea's discussion Two More Pieces in the group Sunday Critique Group
"Hey Moira! Here are my comments: Don't Peek -- Your first line is that her search is making a mess, but then you show her just looking at places that wouldn't really make a mess at all. If you want her to leave a trail behind her,…"
May 13, 2010
Heather W. Petty commented on Heather W. Petty's group Sunday Critique Group
"Hey! We're taking this Sunday off for Mother's Day. Have fun with your mommies and we'll see you next week. Also, on the 23rd, a lot of people will be gone. Is anyone still interested in meeting up that day?"
May 7, 2010
Moira Bengochea joined Heather W. Petty's group

Sunday Critique Group

We meet every Sunday at 11:30 at Whole Foods in Reno. The first and third Sundays are for critique group, and the second and fourth Sundays are writing days.
Apr 28, 2010
Heather W. Petty and Moira Bengochea are now friends
Apr 14, 2010
Temoca Dixon commented on Heather W. Petty's group Sunday Critique Group
"Hey Julie, right back atcha kid! I hope you all had a fantastic day!"
Apr 4, 2010
Heather W. Petty commented on Heather W. Petty's group Sunday Critique Group
"I know. It was weird to be home this morning. I hope you had a great day too, Julie. Now I've got to get my 850 words in for #yafrenzy."
Apr 4, 2010

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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