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Three recent occasions upon which I should have tweeted and could have tweeted but did not in fact tweet

Posted by on Apr 29, 2014 in Blog, Books, San Francisco Writers, Technology, Writers and Writing | 0 comments

It was at one time understood that to be noble one must not draw unseemly attention to oneself or glorify oneself or make oneself seem, in...

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I suppose I could be a blogger

Posted by on Apr 24, 2014 in Blog, Books, Writers and Writing | 0 comments

I’m so awakened by Ifemelu in Americanah, her blogging, that after the doctor, whose first name was Tennessa, which I had never...

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Do you have a project you need to finish? Is it driving you nuts?

Posted by on Apr 23, 2014 in Books, Finishing School, Writers and Writing, Writing Workshops | Comments Off

Wouldn’t you feel great if you finally got it done? Finishing School is a way to get things done when nothing else has worked. It...

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My reading is private–so why start reviewing novels?

Posted by on Mar 20, 2014 in Blog, Books, National Book Critics Circle, Novels, San Francisco Writers, Short Story Collections, Writers and Writing | Comments Off

Into my awareness a few weeks ago came this strange, unbidden thought: My reading is private. I don’t really want to talk with you...

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Can I write and publish this book?

Posted by on Nov 12, 2013 in Advice, Advice Column, Books, Writers and Writing | 3 comments

Write for Advice Dear Reader, Norma and I are still figuring out the comments and registration process. We were going to leave the...

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Links for Writers–Books, Blogs, Lists, Etc.

Posted by on Oct 6, 2013 in Books, Creative Getaway, Writers and Writing, Writing retreats, Writing Workshops | 0 comments

Here are some of the links I mentioned in the Santa Barbara Novel Mentor workshop in February 2013, about dialog, pitches, queries and...

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