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Towne Center Books, Judy Wheeler, knows how to treat books--you have a wonderful lunch and talk about the book. Fabulous! Please join me and Judy.

Nina's Latest Blogs

Jan.07.2014 - 5:46 pm
This is my favorite class to teach.  You know those favorite sentences? The ones you wish you wrote? In this class, we'll learn how to craft sentences that flow, jar, create...
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Jan.03.2014 - 10:59 am
I'm putting together a great class: "Creating Dynamic, Vivid Characters." There's still room! January 4, Saturday, 10:00 am-4:00 Book Passage Corte Madera Character is in the...
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Dec.23.2013 - 8:28 pm
What a wonderful thing to open the newspaper and find The Translator listed in the San Francisco Chronicle's "100 Recommended Books of 2013." http://www.sfgate.com/books/article/...
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Nov.24.2013 - 9:28 pm
Paul Harding, author of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel, Tinkers, gives the following sound advice to writers: "Write as precisely and as lucidly and as richly as you can about...
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Comments from Nina

May.30.2011 - 5:50 pm
In response to: The Beauty of Ellipsis
Thank you, Farzana. I was struck by this story, how much it did with the ellipsis. It's a very powerful style technique...
May.04.2011 - 9:46 am
In response to: How an Unlikely Friendship Formed Over a Baby, a Lost Dog, and a Bike
Thank you, Kim. Connection or disconnnection seems to underlie a lot of conflict in story and human relations.
Jan.13.2011 - 7:37 pm
In response to: "The Bob Society"
This story has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize.
Jan.12.2011 - 1:47 pm
In response to: Saul Bellow and the Art of Surprise
Thank you for your post, Karl. I think Bellow really shines in his novels. I suppose with any first person narrator,...
Dec.20.2010 - 9:46 am
In response to: How is a Joke Like a Short Story?
Thank you. Thinking this way has taken some of the pressure off of creating short stories as an art form. And it has...

Published Reviews

The Translator
Published by San Francisco Chronicle
'The Translator,' by Nina Schuyler Sylvia Brownrigg The Translator, by Nina Schuyler (Pegasus; 352 pages; $25) The most affecting transformations in a novel are surely of...