Guest Blog by a student in Delta College’s English 49B, Creative Writing Fiction, Fall 2015.
In June Gillam’s class I learned tools I am certain will help me in the future. Her method of teaching involves a lot of group work and constructive criticism from one’s writing peers. In this class, hard work and teamwork […]
Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015, UOP Library, Stockton, CA
Writers, readers and others interested in addictions were treated to Jason Smith, author of the hit memoir The Bitter Taste of Dying, spilling the inside dope on the story of writing his (opiate addiction) story. He claimed it took him less than three months when […]
The first meeting of the California Writers Club–San Joaquin Valley Branch in formation process–will be held Saturday, October 3, from 12:00 noon to 2:00 p.m. in the Community Room of the library on the main Stockton campus of the University of the Pacific. All writers in the area are invited to […]
Starting August 17, for Fall 2015, I’m offering
To register, go to Delta College.
The theme of the course is “Choices” – choices authors have made (biographical and cultural approaches), choices characters have made (formalist, close readings of text), and choices readers make about the work (reader response approaches).
Wondering how to deal with point of view (POV) in story? I’m working with an author who got a mixed review on Amazon.com due to shifting points of view. In getting ready to meet with her, I’ve been studying information and examples on point of view in both stories and in reviews.
More than […]
What kind of luck do the Irish have? You may have thought “Luck of the Irish” meant people from Ireland had “extreme good fortune.” But irishcentral.com * explains that the phrase originally had a different connotation.
According to Edward T. O’Donnell, an Associate Professor of History at Holy Cross College and author of ‘1001 […]
Here’s hoping you and yours are not coming down with measles now that they are going around again in 2015.
Years ago in the 50s, my sisters and I all had measles, mumps, and chicken pox over a period of about six weeks or so.
Our Christian Science mother “doctored” us in unusual […]
Just now filled out the online BOE CA Board of Equalization (sales tax) forms–so easy after you do it a few times! I send in a paper check because the first time I tried an echeck, that didn’t work, so I feel more secure sending a paper check.
It’s still a tiny […]
Today, on the Nanowrimo Facebook page, a writer asked about starting her own publishing company. She wondered if any of us had done so. I commented to her that I had and invited her to this website to chat it over.
This is one of the topics we can toss around […]
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