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Blue Earth, a novel: update on the recently published book.

Dear Writers, Dear Friends, I have so much to share with you, and I will be starting to post again, as much as I can on craft, so please watch these pages. For now, I have to tell you about my novel, Blue Earth. It’s now been a little while since Blue Earth – my [...]

Beyond Formula: Writing Love Scenes that Support the Story with Spirit, Passion, Grit, and Character Truth: Independent class beginning January 12, 2012!

Dear Writers, I want to talk with you about my independent classes. I continue to teach Claiming Our Stories: Working with the Power of Autobiography and Autobiographical Fiction, Parts One and Two, with writers.com/writers on the net, as you can see from my last posting. But I have been teaching Finding the Real Story: The [...]

Online Classes start again July 14; Claiming Our Stories: Autobiography & Autobiographical Fiction (Writers.com). August writing workshop/retreat at The Leaven Center. And independent story classes coming around again soon….

Dear Writers, Looking for a place to push your work to the next step? Do it online with me and a group of varied and dedicated writers, at Writers.com. I will again be teaching 2 classes online for writers.com/writers on the net, beginning July — the 14th or 21st, TBA, 2011:  Claiming Our Stories: Working with [...]

Online Classes Start April 21. Claiming Our Stories: Autobiography and Autobiographical Fiction, at Writers.com

Dear Writers, Looking for a place to push your work to the next step? Do it online with me and a group of varied and dedicated writers, at Writers.com. I will again be teaching 2 classes online for writers.com/writers on the net, beginning April 21, 2011:  Claiming Our Stories: Working with the Power of Autobiography and [...]

Online Classes Start January 11. Claiming Our Stories: Autobiography and Autobiographical Fiction, at Writers.com

Dear Writers, Looking for a place to push your work to the next step? Do it online with me and a group of varied and dedicated writers, at Writers.com. I will again be teaching 2 classes online for writers.com/writers on the net, beginning Jan. 11, 2011:  Claiming Our Stories: Working with the Power of Autobiography and [...]

Overwhelming. This year. In its watery infancy of March….Story is powerful.

Dear Writers, If I asked you to list the 10 events that have affected you most deeply in the past months since the new year entered or we entered the new year, in your immediate sphere, in your family, in this country, in another, in your love life, in your children’s lives, in your art, down [...]

Money and writing. Writing and money. Research, Truth, and Imagination.

April 30, 2009   Let’s face it. An economy in shock is not such a shock if you are not only a writer, but a writer from and remaining in the working class.   I am not allergic to the thought of making big money with my writing. Not at all. But the real joy [...]

Despair, Joy, Complexity: Against writing default endings to fictional stories.

March 19, 2009 (coincidentally, the day before spring)     Interesting times, no?   Hope? Change? Doom?   Restorative justice? Innocence Project? Families Destroyed. New Kinds of Families Being Created.   War Crimes. Truth and Reconciliation.   Environmental Destruction. Melting Ice Caps. Reclaiming the Rainforest. Greening the World.   Financial Collapse. Greening the Economy.   [...]