Author Archives: Julie Carrick Dalton

About Julie Carrick Dalton

Julie Carrick Dalton is a current member of the GrubStreet Novel Incubator and a graduate of the Novel Generator. As a journalist, she has published articles in dozens of publications, including The Boston Globe, BusinessWeek, Inc. Magazine, and The Hollywood Reporter. She holds a Master's in Creative Writing from Harvard Extension School, and her short stories have appeared in The MacGuffin and The Charles River Review. Mom to four kids and two dogs, Julie runs a 100-acre family farm and loves skiing, kayaking, and digging in the dirt.

The Big Pitch: Gratitude Over Fear

It’s writers conference season and literary hopefuls all over the country are polishing their pitches, fine tuning their queries. Is the hook sharp enough? Are the stakes high enough? What if I freeze up when I finally meet my dream…

What are Your Intentions?

Just as the road to Hell is paved with good intentions, the path to my recycle bin is littered with fuzzy intentions. One of these scenarios tells a complete story. The other is just a pile of garbage.

Killing my Patronus

If I had a patronus it would definitely be a bear. I know this because a bear I conjured up in mind—and wrote into my novel—crawled off the page and intervened in my real life. But yesterday, that bear died….