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monty-heying's picture
Feb.24.2014
In the accompanying photo, sunlight floods in on either side of the O'Neils' blue couch and a smoky blue mirror where writers of the present commune with Eugene. The challenge of capturing his throbbing energy is more than photographic.  Using his Nobel Prize money, Eugene and his wife...
michael-seidel's picture
Sep.25.2013
A new phenom to connect people in our disjointed telephone-internet-web interconnected social media lives.  Called a Meetup, it's a new venture that you can slide in alongside all the online dating services.  Hoping to increase our horizons, my wife and I are looking into a meetup in...
libby-fischer-hellmann's picture
Sep.24.2013
  I’ve been in a writing group for 16 years. I joined way before I was published, and they deserve most of the credit for the fact that I did get published. It was in my group that I learned most of the craft of writing crime fiction as well as what works and what doesn’t. And while there are...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
May.22.2013
"I was a drifting ship. I now feel like I have just hoisted my sails, and can sense wind filling them." ~ longtime foreign correspondent, novelist Jessica JJ Lutz Here's what happened when a longtime foreign correspondent quit journalism to become a novelist. She tumbled into a void. No...
meg-waite-clayton's picture
Mar.20.2013
I've just added The Company of Writers by Hilma Wolitzer to my favorite writing books list on the writers tips page of my website, in part because of the great advice it offers for successful writing groups. The reasons I love this book are too many to mention in one little...
michael-seidel's picture
May.10.2012
Jon Carroll had a column in the SF Chronicle the other day about his daughter and a baby-sitter. I enjoyed the story but what I really took away was the fingers. His daughter belongs to a circus group. The original members referred to themselves as the fingers, as in part of a hand. Even now, he...
michael-seidel's picture
Nov.18.2011
The weather has turned cold and wet. Snow dusts the pine trees climbing the southern slopes. The snow level looks like it's about 3500 to 3600 feet. That has nothing to do with anything. Just wanted to mention the weather. Yesterday was Thursday, and writing group met last night. It's a social...
jessica-barksdale-inclan's picture
Jan.03.2011
Today my writing group and I started our poetry boot camp, day one, the first poem due sometime today before 12 midnight.  We send out the poems to the entire group.  We are each responsible for one critique, though this critique goes only to the poet.  We did this during the summer, and it was a...
kathy-stinson's picture
Oct.04.2010
Writing is a solitary occupation, and some writers like to keep it that way until it’s time to submit a manuscript to a publisher. Others, like me, prefer to meet regularly with a group of fellow writers – to get feedback on works-in-progress, to share in the trials and tribulations of the...
tanya-egan-gibson's picture
Aug.06.2010
My friend Amanda likes to say she's the only writer she knows whose kitchen gets a mention in a novel's acknowledgments.  Also in the acknowledgments of my novel is the cottage of our wonderful teacher, the late Stephanie Moore.  And so, of course, are the people that once populated Stephanie's...