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jennifer-kathleen-gibbons's picture
Jan.27.2013
I read Alice Kahn's My Life as a Gal last week. She used to write a column for the Chronicle back in the eighties, and I used to read her every Sunday. Her column was dropped--a major misstep by the Chronicle (Along with letting go of Adair Lara and Stephanie Salter) and I miss her voice. She wrote...
alexander-zoltai's picture
Feb.13.2011
I’m very happy to give a short introduction to Karla. Short because I can’t wait to share her answers to my questions. She has wonderfully humorous insights about the writing process :-) Karla, where are you from and how old are you? I grew up in Seattle, home of the Space Needle and about three...
kate-marshall's picture
May.09.2010
A few of my favorite Erma Bombeck quotes to help celebrate Mother's Day: Spend at least one Mother's Day with your prospective mothers before you decide on marriage. If a man gives his mother a gift certificate for a flu shot, dump him. It is not until you become a mother that your judgment slowly...
meg-waite-clayton's picture
May.21.2009
"To say, 'Well, I write when I really get into it' is a bunch of bull. Put the paper in the typewriter, stare at it a long time, get snow-blindness if you have to, but write something." - Erma Bombeck
debra-schubert's picture
Oct.27.2008
QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS, QUESTIONS As a writer, I constantly confront myself with questions. Until I am published, am I a valid writer? Is what I say important enough for people to spend their time reading? What gives me the right to spout my opinions as if they are the truth? I think part of being a...