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brenda-webster's picture
Aug.20.2008
I only taught briefly at UC extension because I had three young children and and a husband who taught at Cal. but I was able to write my scholarly books at home when the children were asleep or at school. I was very isolated though my books created quite a stir--most critics hated my psychoanalytic...
angela-k-nickerson's picture
Aug.20.2008
Many thanks to the great people at the Book Passage Travel Writers and Photographers Conference! This was my first year at the conference, and I had a wonderful experience. To the kind people at Book Passage: thank you for your hospitality! And to the great faculty: thank you for providing...
alberta-parish's picture
Aug.19.2008
Please join me at For Sisters Only in Atlanta, Georgia on September 13, 2008, as I will be in attendance at the Booking Matters Magazine table signing copies of my debut novel, The Evil Within Him.  The Evil Within Him is a suspense thriller about an ex-stripper who is searching for true love and...
gerard-jones's picture
Aug.19.2008
I have to know where a book starts before I can write. Writer friends say quit worrying about it, write it in any order and move the pieces around later. My head agrees, but it never works. I need something firm to push off from: This is the first thing I tell the reader, then this, then this. I...
elizabeth-stark's picture
Aug.19.2008
So here's the thing: I've just started blogging for the first time ever, at my home site  http://www.elizabethstark.com  and I do hope you'll visit me there.  I grew up living in two houses--my mother's on the "wrong side of the tracks" and my father's up in the hills--and I think it will...
jeffrey-brace's picture
Aug.19.2008
I've been laid off now for almost two months. Yep, the printing company I worked for had a wonderful idea that they could just ship the electronic files for our customers to thier big printshop in another state and let go of all the production workers... eleven of us, give or take. Well, it seemed...
susan-wiggs's picture
Aug.18.2008
Hey Seattle-area writers! Come and learn from a master about how to write when you don’t have time to write. With two sets of twins, a gigantic dog, and duel careers as a physician and bestselling novelist, Carol Cassella knows whereof she speaks. Come to a free presentation at the Bainbridge...
deanna-cameron's picture
Aug.18.2008
 I visited an old friend this weekend, probably for the last time. Now that might sound overblown to somebody who would consider Acres of Books in Long Beach to be just a used bookstore. But I’m not alone. Saturday afternoon the place was full of people like me. Readers and book lovers who have...
gerard-jones's picture
Aug.18.2008
I'm breaking the soil on Chapter One, page one of the new draft of the book, and will blog on that later...but just to buy myself a little more time I've posted Chapter 7 of Million Dollar Ideas, that satirical novel Will Jacobs and I are writing, on my author page. This one's called "Pinks...
gabriella-hewitt's picture
Aug.18.2008
Nurse: Doctor, come quick! She's got writer's block. Doctor: Ms. Hewitt. Please, tell me your symptoms. Patient: I feel stuffed up and congested in my head. At time I lose my sense of reality. No clear vision, everything is fuzzy. And an annoying vague voice keeps buzzing in my ears. What can it be...