What if we were all entrepreneurs?

I’m excited to be going for three days of Ice House Entrepreneurship Programs Facilitator Training this week. So what’s that, you ask? Okay, for starters: entrepreneurship, noun: the activity of setting up a business or businesses, taking on financial risks in the hope of profit: the new business opportunities have Continue Reading

What’s new with California’s Central Valley Writers?

Please leave a comment here if you are a writer in California’s Central Valley. I would love to hear about what you are writing at the moment or have just released. Related to my House of Eire, just out this summer, it was a surprise to find the interview I Continue Reading

What’s it like to take creative writing from June Gillam?

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 Continue Reading

How can writers create characters for their stories?

In Writing Fiction, Janet Burroway notes that characters must be “interesting, believable, and engaging.” Writers need to make readers feel invested in what characters go through. The two most basic characters are a protagonist and an antagonist. In a nutshell, the protagonist is the main character and usually the most Continue Reading