Fiction Notes blog has provided writes with tips, strategies and inspiration since 2007. Our motto is “Believe in Your Story.” Storyteller, writing teacher, Queen of Revisions, and founder of Mims House publisher, Darcy Pattison has recently been motivated by zombies (which helped her meet a goal of running a 5K) and chocolate (which keeps her young). Always active, before her tenth birthday, she (almost) climbed the Continental Divide, turning back at the last 20 yards because it was too steep and great climbing shoes hadn’t been invented yet. This year, she biked in Poland and hiked the Rockies (her first 14-er! Made it to 13.). On her bucket list is kayaking the Napali Coast, eating curry in Bombay, and catching a glimpse of a puma in South America.

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In 1999, she created the Novel Revision Retreat, which she has taught across the nation. Passionate authors at those retreats taught Darcy the power of story, and how an author’s passion can carry a career.




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  • Sandy Rijs
    October 3, 2007

    I read The Journey of Oliver k.
    Woodman yesterday for the first
    time. I loved it!!!! My media
    specialist suggested it as she
    knew that I was assisting with the
    Flat Stanley project. I think
    an Oliver K. Woodman adventure
    would be “way more” fun!

    Sandy Rijs
    Enrichment Specialist

  • Darcy Pattison
    March 13, 2009

    Thanks! Be sure to check out Oliver’s new Flickr site. The paperback version of The Journey of Oliver K. Woodman comes out in May and we are hoping that teachers will like the idea of doing a collective and interactive map of photos of Oliver.


  • bonniekloster
    October 20, 2016

    I’m looking forward to reading what you consider the top literary agents for picture books.

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