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mylene-dressler's picture
Sep.15.2010
Dear friends, thanks for indulging me as I share some lovely news.  I am launching a beautiful writing retreat in southern Utah called River of Words.  It's the fruit of many months of work and preparation, and was born from a simple concept: that it would be absolutely wonderful to create a...
tayari-jones's picture
Aug.28.2010
Sorry I have been so MIA, but school is starting in a couple days and I had to get myself organized etcetera. (Oh how I long for the days when all I had to do to get ready was put together my outfit!) I thought it might be helpful for me to post some advice for people who are starting their MFA...
marta-szabo's picture
Aug.08.2010
For almost 20 years my husband, Fred, and I have been hosting Authentic Writing studios weekly in our home in Woodstock, NY, as well as in Manhattan and places far beyond! About 10 people join us each time. It's a place to write. Because we have such strong feelings about the power of writing...
amy-d-shojai's picture
Jun.07.2010
Now that I have your attention, let me paraphrase best-selling author William Bernhardt: "Writing a book is like having sex; both are messy but worth it in the end." I'm just back from William Bernhardt's Annual Workshop, and it was AWESOME! I'm working on fiction for a change, and it's...
lise-mcclendon's picture
May.01.2010
On Wednesday, June 23rd, the day before the start of the Jackson Hole Writers Conference, my colleague in crime, Deborah Turrell Atkinson, and I are presenting a day-long fiction workshop in Writing the Novel, called TRULY RICHLY DEEPLY: Structure & Depth in the Novel. We’ve been working...
kevin-arnold's picture
Feb.22.2010
The weeklong workshop I spent with Ray was at Centrum in 1980, two years after John Irving published The World According to Garp... Ray used Irving's title to explain how a writer has to take responsibility for the world he or she creates.  He said a similar phrase was the subtitle of every...
jane-howatt's picture
Jan.18.2010
I’m ready to come out of my writing cave. My office looks like the inside of a broom closet. I can’t find anything – not the last chapter I wrote, not the checkbook, not the scrap of paper I told my self I could not lose or I would go to jail. I need to get out into the sunshine for more than...
joan-cartwright's picture
Jan.07.2010
A song entitled "Moving Song" was the first thing I wrote. It's one of the 41 songs in the JOAN CARTWRIGHT SONG BOOK. I am the first woman in the world to publish a Jazz and Blues song book. These songs are a part of my first book IN PURSUIT OF A MELODY, a compilation of memoirs of my  ...
robert-sward's picture
Dec.28.2009
Esalen Institute, Big Sur, Weekend of April 9-11, 2010 Autobiography for Poets, Fiction and Non-fiction Writers Robert Sward "If someone asked you to sum up the story of your life in one sentence, what would it be?" asks Robert Sward. "If you had to choose just half a dozen family...
nina-schuyler's picture
Sep.29.2009
  When workshopping became a verb, I took a closer look. What is this verb doing? What does it mean to have a story workshopped? As I've written in an earlier blog, some people have nothing good to say about this process. "...a combination of ritual scarring," writes Louis Menand in a...