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rebbecca-hill's picture
Aug.23.2013
The week has been long. Not a difficult week, but because work is slow, the hours–the minutes drag on. I have been handling the slow period much better, though, trying to still be productive during this lull before the new busy season arrives, which is a ways out. Soon, though, I expect other work...
m-christian's picture
Sep.19.2012
Just a little reminder that I'm not only going to be taking a nibble out of the Big Apple as a tourist in late September ... but teaching some very cool classes as well!     Here's what I'm going to be doing and where ... hope to see you there!   #   TES MEETING:...
jordan-e-rosenfeld's picture
May.02.2012
“In the midst of life’s journey I found myself in a dark wood, for the right path was lost.”—Dante, the Inferno We have all felt as Dante expresses above at one, or many points, in our lives. Those of us who write might, in fact, be doing so as a way of finding the right path again, or carving out...
jordan-e-rosenfeld's picture
Jan.02.2012
When we write fictional characters, they begin as relative strangers. Sure, he may dictate a tale to you in a “voice” so vivid you would swear you had met him before; or you may know what she looks like and where she comes from, but for most writers, the characters only become real to you over...
jordan-e-rosenfeld's picture
Jan.02.2012
My altar is a sprawl of papers and books stacked precariously, pens that have lost their caps and odd flotsam that got put here in some moment while, busy chewing on story ideas, my fingers simply dropped an item. There’s no incense or holy water here, and my priest is not one, but many voices...
jordan-e-rosenfeld's picture
Nov.06.2011
  Despite the bad rap that comes with the title, as a kid I always wanted to be teacher’s pet. Not just for the praise; it seemed that to get more time with one’s teacher was to be closer to the source of learning itself—and I was a Hungry Learner. It’s from this standpoint that I approach...
laurel-zuckerman's picture
Mar.03.2011
This month, news from the Paris Short Story Contest, the Paris Literary Prize, the Salon du Livre, Wendell Steavenson, Cara Black, Stephane Hessel, David Lebovitz, Jennifer Butler, Toby Brothers, OLIVIA DE HAVILLAND, Gwyneth Hughes, Liz Young, Barry Kirwan, Diane Johnson, Berna Huebner, Stuart...
jenny-pritchett's picture
Aug.02.2010
Saturday, Aug. 7th, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. San Francisco$95 members/$110 others “When you truly believe a story or poem is finished—the best it can be–it’s time to introduce it to the world,” says writer and editor Jenny Pritchett. In this info-packed class, Jenny will tell you what you need to know about...
rebbecca-hill's picture
Jul.09.2010
I remember dating a particular guy in my early twenties. I believe he was at least ten years older. He had plans. He was planted firmly. He had a good story about how he paved his path to being a self-employed person in his trade. I was just a play thing, and it was quite short lived. What did I...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Jul.08.2010
Because of the class that I'm taking on dialogue, I'm thinking a great deal about it.  I'm listening to the way people say things, and yet, dialogue is not spoken language.  Spoken language is not moving us ahead in plot.  Often, conversation is doing the opposite, keeping people mired in...