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darlene-arden's picture
May.14.2011
This week, Ivory Madison pointed me in the direction of R.N. Morris' Red Room video #2 of a writer's life.  She didn't want me to drive myself crazy looking at Amazon numbers for my new book,The Complete Cat's Meow.  She needn't have worried. I did that with my first book. Now I just glance...
earl-merkel's picture
Feb.23.2011
A first-time freelance book editor asks, 'What To Charge?' Is my reply wrong (and not just cuz it's sexually 'charged')?    Earl, I need advice.  How do I figure out what to charge (an author) for the work he wants me to do?  While I've edited literary journals before, this is the first time I've...
ben-campbell's picture
Jun.26.2010
When do writers give up writing because; after receiving hundreds of postage-stamp rejections, all impersonal form rejects--that they don't have the skills or creativity to write queries that pop? That they finally understand that what they write is of no interest to readers? That all the...
rosy-cole's picture
Jun.20.2010
                         Diane Granito (with permission)   Might your family consider being a 'forever family' to one of America's 120,000 children registered for fostering or adoption? Perhaps you could help by spreading the...
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May.08.2010
Last night about 11:15 p.m., I happened to go to my Red Room home page and saw that I’d reached a landmark 50,000 views. Even though that’s in just more than a year and a half, that’s pleasing.  First to you, dear reader, thank you for coming here. Second, I’m still trying to wrap my head around...
christopher-meeks's picture
Apr.15.2010
Just over two years ago when I was teaching creative writing at USC in the Master of Professional Writing Program, I'd volunteered to head up a search for fellow faculty to write proposals for the next AWP Conference. We were between program directors then, and the associate dean who was...
christopher-meeks's picture
Apr.12.2010
I just returned from the AWP Conference in Denver, which was a rich and intense experience that's still washing over me. The AWP (the Association of Writers and Writing Programs) puts on a yearly conference where writers and creative writing instructors from North America gather. Over three days,...
ben-campbell's picture
Jan.30.2010
VITRUVIAN MAN manuscript along with detailed synopsis will FedEx on Monday to PMA Film management in NY. Speculation of movie script and novel publication dawns on the horizon. Crossing fingers and praying will help. The extent of moral servitude and ethical elements in my 104,000 word literary...
ben-campbell's picture
Oct.25.2009
WHO IS MARIO? Outside of the customs cubicle, inside the front sliding doors to the Leon Airport in Mexico, my driver held an overhead cardboard sign with my last name hand printed on it: CAMPBELL.      I followed him outside where he placed my two travel bags in the trunk of the white Lexus. While...
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Oct.19.2009
On Sunday, October 18th, The California Writers Club celebrated its centennial anniversary at Book Passage in Corte Madera, California.  The event was titled "We Know They Can Write But Can They Sing?"  Published authors were given the choice of singing a song or two, or reading a passage...