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Entries for OWFI competition leaves one WIP

Posted by Vivian Zabel on Sunday, February 5, 2012, In : Works in Progress 
     I entered ten items in the OWFI competition: Mystery/Suspense Novel; Western Novel; science fiction in the SF/Fantasy/Horror Novel category; Young Adult Book; Poetry Unrhymed - Short; Poetry Unrhymed - Long; Inspirational Prose; Poetry Rhymed - Short; Western Article; and Short-Short Story (Adult). I've received confirmation that the category chairs received all of them, and that all were all right, no disqualifications.

     The entries will go to judges, and the results will be announce...
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OWFI Conference Write On! over

Posted by Vivian Zabel on Tuesday, May 10, 2011, In : Awards 
The OWFI conference was busy, exciting, and fun. I even place in one of the contest categories. I took second place with my short un-rhymed poem "The Job."

Hands, streaming blood red,
Wield a razor sharp knife
Plunging deep into soft flesh,
Spraying crimson drops
Over walls, cabinets, sinks.
Soon, the bits and pieces,
Stuffed into containers,
Will be hidden away.
I sit exhau...

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OWFI Writing Conference, here I come

Posted by Vivian Zabel on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, In : Conferences and Festivals 
          The OWFI (Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc) writing conference will be held at the Embassy Suites in Oklahoma City next week. I go every year possible, but this time I'll not just be a volunteer but will be one of the workshop presenters. 

             This conference is one of the most financially reasonable I know about, with some of the most beneficial speakers. Attendees can make appointments with agents, editors, and publishers. Hey, it must be good -- they scheduled me, didn't ...
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About Me

Vivian Zabel I'm the wife of one, since February 18, 1962. Robert may be gone from this life, but he awaits me on the other side. I've had four children, three lived. My children have given me ten grandchildren, five girls and five boys. My two oldest granddaughters provided five great-grandchildren. My family and my faith find their ways into my writing. I've had stories, articles, and poetry published over a period of more than fifty years. I began writing novels after I retired from teaching. Now I'm enjoying retirement. I need to return to teaching in order to rest.

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