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kevin-arnold's picture
Mar.28.2014
Last night I had a blast working with Kathy Boyd Fellure, the ongoing host of a TV Literary Show.  Along with Antoinette May, the founder of Gold Rush Writers, and Genevieve Beltran, we filmed an hour-long special on this year’s writing retreat, which will take place May 2, 3, and 4 in Mok...
lou-allin's picture
Mar.08.2014
Victoria Journalist Judee Fong is guest-blogging this week.   I hate chain-letters, but when Jane Wilson of Red Room http://redroom.com/member/jane-wilson invited me to join this blog-tour, I never thought it was a humongous chain letter of writers. This blog tour has been a fascinating peek...
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...
bob-mustin's picture
Jun.05.2013
  Book appearances are coming for my writer's group (it's more than just a mutual interest in writing): the True North Writers and Publishers Cooperative. After our initial defining and organizing efforts, we decided to send up some trial balloons to see just what the pressure points...
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...
sarah-byrd's picture
Jan.21.2013
A couple of years ago when I started marketing my first novel, Guardian Spirit my publicist gave me a list of “must do’s”: I must set-up a Facebook page. Not just one but two, one for my personal use and one to use strictly as an author page. Not just set the pages up but try and attract hundreds...
wendy-brown-baez's picture
Jan.07.2013
How close to madness can you get and not slip off the edge? All my life I wondered if I could go crazy, if the ways my imagination leaped, the fact that I loved booked more than reality, if my need to be the leader, the director, and my equally strong need for silence and contemplation would one...
eva-schlesinger's picture
Sep.09.2012
While there is much to appreciate about my humble abode, my chief complaint concerns its diet.  My house takes the expression, "I'll eat my hat," to heart. More accurately, to stomach.   This became evident four years after I moved in; no doubt, it was building its appetite. I had...
earl-merkel's picture
Jul.31.2012
I present this exchange as an example of "how (probably) NOT to get accepted into a prestigious writers' group."  But it's not me; it's The Disease. Incurable, my physicians tell me... *** BTW: my repeated, likely annoying, typo of "saloon" for "salon" was NOT intentional, I swear. Based on...
steven-belanger's picture
Nov.02.2011
Photo: Fish in a fence after Hurricane Ike.  This is representative of my anxiety re: these two questions.   Okay, a quick shout out to the readers of this blog: I have two questions I'd very much like your answers or opinions to.   1.  Writing groups.  Are you a member of...