So happy to get this Kirkus review of House of Eire, just in time for readers to “fly” to Ireland for St. Patrick’s Day reading!
Bits I liked best: “…the momentum and suspense build steadily. ‘Ghostwriter’ takes on a dangerous new meaning when a woman honeymoons in Ireland and uncovers family closets full of […]
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 encouraged entrepreneurship on a grand […]
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 […]
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.
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An ultra short and informal account!
ORAL—Memorization aids such as rhythms, repetition, and formulaic elements like Homer’s “crooked-minded Chronos,” “rosy-fingered” Dawn, or “swift-footed” Achilles.
3200 B.C.E.—First Western writing system: cuneiform – reed wedges pressed into wet clay, mostly for business accounts at first. To write your name in cuneiform.
MESOPOTAMIA—in the Tigris–Euphrates […]
I’d love to have you join the Gold Country Writers in downtown Auburn’s Placer Arts Gallery for my Wednesday, May 21, 10-noon, event: Creative Writing–Then and Now.
First, we’ll take a quick look at the history of writing, including cuneiform, the Mesopotamian way–starting in 3200 B.C.E.–of writing by pressing wedges into wet clay producing what […]
This week is overflowing with exciting events, and I hope readers and writers come to one or more of these so we get a chance to say hello.
Wednesday, May 14, 6:30-7:30 pm:
Ella K. McClatchy Library, 2112 22nd Street (22 & V), Sacramento.
Members of Capitol Crimes, the Sacramento […]
I’m so excited to be going to Moke Hill in the Sierra Nevada foothills for the annual Gold Rush Writers Conference! This is a small, intimate gathering in the historic Hotel Leger, said by some to be haunted! For sure it was the locale of many couples in years gone by […]
IMHO, one of the best panels at last week’s Left Coast Crime (LCC) 2014 conference was “The Heart and Soul of Murder.” Moderated by Jacqueline Winspear, panelists included Ann Cleeves, Deborah Crombie, and Louise Penney. Yesterday at a planning session for Auburn’s Gold Country Book […]
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