Rex Owens
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"Book Reading at Beans n Cream Wed. 3/19 at 7:00pm"
Mar 17, 2014
Rex Owens replied to jeff herman's discussion CAN POORLY WRITTEN BOOKS SELL A LOT OF COPIES? in the group Fiction
"Without question poorly written books can be very popular commercially.  I believe this happens by the almighty dollar.  For example, I've tried reading Dan Brown - can't do it.  Of course, it's subjective.  Often…"
Aug 26, 2012
Rex Owens replied to jeff herman's discussion HOW CONFIDENT ARE YOU ABOUT GETTING AN AGENT AND A PUBLISHER? in the group Fiction
"I queried agents and publishers both in person and via e-mail for 12 months and was fortunate to have Mischievous Muse Press offer me a contract.  I feel I am very lucky."
May 17, 2012
Rex Owens replied to jeff herman's discussion IDEAS OR CRAFT, WHAT'S MORE IMPORTANT? in the group Fiction
"Without directly naming the book, there was a very popular book made into a movie of the same name that has excellent writing, however, I felt the story was poor and demeaning, as did my reading group.  While a story may be good if it is poorly…"
May 16, 2012
Rex Owens replied to Haseena Patel's discussion Do you think fiction is supposed to entertain or to educate? in the group Fiction
"Entertaining and educating is not mutually exclusive in literature.  With the anniversary of the book, one of the best examples is To Kill A Mocking Bird.  It is an excellent story and also teaches about prejudice, racism and what the…"
Apr 15, 2012
Rex Owens replied to jeff herman's discussion WHAT'S YOUR PRICE? in the group Fiction
Apr 12, 2012
Rex Owens replied to jeff herman's discussion TOO MANY WRITERS, TOO FEW SLOTS? in the group Fiction
"It's a matter of perspective.  As a debut novelist I wish about 95% of those out there would throw in the towel.  In my case I've been fortunate to be accepted by a traditional publisher and didn't need an agent.  It is…"
Apr 4, 2012
Rex Owens replied to jeff herman's discussion WHAT'S PLAGIARISM? in the group Fiction
"Well, if you are "copying" verbatim, I would say no.  "
Apr 2, 2012
Rex Owens replied to jeff herman's discussion ARE YOU ORIGINAL, DERIVATIVE, BOTH? in the group Fiction
"Joseph Campbell taught me there are no new stories.  However, given the human imagination there are an infinite number of twists and combinations.  My debut novel, Murphy's Troubles, explores how betrayal can be used to transform a…"
Mar 31, 2012
Rex Owens replied to jeff herman's discussion DO YOU HAVE TIME TO WRITE? in the group Fiction
"My encore career is writing, so yes, for me fiction writing requires a daily swath of isolated time, for the initial draft.  After the initial draft I see writing as a collaborative effort including critique groups, writer's groups, beta…"
Mar 29, 2012
Rex Owens liked Deborah Herman's group Fiction
Dec 9, 2011

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What school did you attend?
Univ. of Pennsylvania
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Music, Writing, Reading, Outdoors, Spirituality, Food, Travel

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