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barry-eva's picture
Sep.01.2010
As a radio (blog talk-radio) show host, I get to chat to authors, covering may different subjects and styles of writing, in fact I celebrated my 200th radio show in August. One of the subjects that I have been bringing up over the last several months was the “string theory” or parallel universe for...
adele-annesi's picture
Aug.06.2010
  At some point in your writing life, you'll ask yourself that all important question-why am I doing this? We've been exploring the power of "why" in recent posts, and noted that it breeds other queries. Here's another example of that: Sometimes the question "why am I doing this...
sal-glynn's picture
Aug.02.2010
(NOTE: Writers have issues, especially the more sensitive. The rants about where the book is going are temporarily shelved to address another important issue that plagues every writer worth his or her thin skin. Insensitive writers could care less about rants or issues. They sit with their laptops...
adele-annesi's picture
Jul.23.2010
The most searching, most revealing, most important question you can ask yourself as a writer, maybe in life, is "why." Here, we examine how to unlock the power of this question to break writer's block. To tackle writer's block, ask yourself what about your writing project has you stymied...
danny-donovan's picture
Jul.15.2010
"When is a writer, not a writer?"  When he's not writing.   Okay. Edward Nigma I'm not, but I have been away from my field and my blog  for far too long.  As I said in my last blog, I would rectify my long disapearance from my Red Room Blog.  Around November of last year, my little area...
shayne-adelman's picture
Jul.08.2010
I apologize for having been away for a little over a month. You see on June second, while typing up that week’s blog and watching “Dawn of the Dead,” I went into labor! I won’t go into any excruciating details, I want people to read this after all. I was in hard labor for nine hours, the worst nine...
monty-heying's picture
Jun.25.2010
On impulse I turned right instead of left from Polk onto Bay and drove to the Warming Hut on the beach near Fort Point below the Golden Gate Bridge. Part Two of "Adoptimists" had been blocking me. I got into a trance, and the words just came. There's magic in being somewhere physically...
marcia-meier's picture
Apr.21.2010
Most writers I know struggle with finding the time, and energy, to complete their writing projects. Many of us hold day jobs or have busy family lives that interfere with quality writing time. One thing I learned from nearly 20 years in the newspaper business is the value of a deadline. There’s...
vivian-mcinerny's picture
Dec.05.2009
 Writers' block is a luxury.  In newsrooms there is no time for whining about lack of inspiration. It's a publish or perish atmosphere. And after a 17 year habit, I figured I was immune to blank-page-syndrome. But, without deadlines, I found myself falling into the pit of despair known as "why...
danny-donovan's picture
Nov.18.2009
Well, it has been quite some time since my last blog and I deeply apologize. Things have been rather hectic as of late but I will be breaking these up in various blogs so as not to strain everyone's eyes too much with a novella!  First things first, Gigi and I sadly did  not win the Zuda...