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Finding Your Story with Gerard Jones

Today I am thrilled to bring you the incredibly talented Gerard Jones (see bio below), who is currently teaching a workshop at the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto called Finding The Story.

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Hurricane Irene: The Aftermath

When my brother RJ Squirrel, who lives in D.C., e-mailed me about the devastation that Hurricane Irene wreaked on his home and his family Saturday, I asked if he’d be willing to share his plight with Writerland readers, and he graciously obliged. Please take a minute to read this harrowing tale. It will make you […]

Best Social Media Books for Authors

A few years ago, I read Robert Kiyosaki’s “Rich Dad, Poor Dad,” and the paragraph that stuck with me more than any other was a story about a woman who interviewed Kiyosaki (in Singapore, I think) for a news article. After the interview, she mentioned that she had written a novel, that she’d gotten good […]

Memoir Monday: Point of View

I know, I know, it’s TUESDAY, not Monday, but “Memoir Tuesday” just doesn’t have the same ring to it. It is also Memoir May here at Writerland, which means I’m editing memoirs for 30% off my regular rate while my own memoir is being marked up with red ink. (E-mail me for a free estimate!) […]

Writing, Publishing, Social Media News

Just a few updates for my peeps here in the Bay Area, in case you’re not following me on Twitter or Facebook. (What? You’re not? Get on over there and follow/like me. You won’t regret it!)

1. I’ll be telling a story at the Porchlight storytelling series this Monday at 8 p.m. at the Verdi […]

What you resist, persists.

This is a favorite quote from professional coach Martha Borst, with whom I took a workshop at the Grotto a couple of years back. Her workshops aren’t cheap, but they’re well worth it, and if you don’t want to spend the money, you can buy her workshop in a book on Amazon. A few things […]

A Room of One’s Own

In her 1929 essay titled “A Room of One’s Own,” Virginia Woolf wrote, “A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction.” Today that’s true for both men and women, unless you’re like my husband, and you can shut out all distractions and work on your laptop […]