News; things to look for, The power of the arts, Travel

Why the heck do I organize trips to Cuba? I am not a travel agent…I’m a novelist, poet, teacher!!!

February 20, 2016   Why have I--- a quite busy professional writer; teacher of creative writing; writer’s consultant; film maniac and occasional Cuban film festival curator; arts adorer; salsa dancer and music devourer; and, of course, lover of books, and lover of justice --- continued to organize trips to Cuba?      Like my Multicultural Cuba… Continue reading Why the heck do I organize trips to Cuba? I am not a travel agent…I’m a novelist, poet, teacher!!!

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Fictional worlds, News; things to look for, Story

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

Autobiography and Autobiographical Fiction, Beyond writer's block, Character Development, Fictional worlds, Narrators, News; things to look for, Story, Writing love

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

Autobiography and Autobiographical Fiction, Beyond writer's block, News; things to look for, Story

Creative Writing Classes Online Start January 12. Claiming Our Stories: The Power of Autobiography and Autobiographical Fiction, at Writers.com

Almost 2012... 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  ---  you know how the beginning of the year is; it is the perfect time to rededicate yourself to bringing your writing forward, going… Continue reading Creative Writing Classes Online Start January 12. Claiming Our Stories: The Power of Autobiography and Autobiographical Fiction, at Writers.com

Autobiography and Autobiographical Fiction, Creative Process, Fictional worlds, News; things to look for, Story

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… Continue reading 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….

Autobiography and Autobiographical Fiction, Beyond writer's block, Character Development, Creative Process, News; things to look for

Story classes news, and a little story!

Dear Writers, I am gathering a group for another independent online writing workshop. But here is a little incident that happened on the way to putting this on my Facebook page, something put into gear perhaps by the Great Narrator I can't see. I got bold. I got tired. I know what happens in my… Continue reading Story classes news, and a little story!

Autobiography and Autobiographical Fiction, Beyond writer's block, Creative Process, Fictional worlds, General Writing, News; things to look for, Story

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

News; things to look for, Travel

Writers and artists and filmmakers and educators’ journeys to Cuba! And please read the article at The View from the Loft!

Here is the latest nutshell of news about the upcoming trips to Cuba for writers and others folks in the arts: 2011 Writers, Artists, and Filmmakers Research Delegations to Cuba! February 12-20, and April, 2011. Groups of writers, visual artists, filmmakers, educators, others, will be going to Cuba, February 12-20, and early April 2011, exact… Continue reading Writers and artists and filmmakers and educators’ journeys to Cuba! And please read the article at The View from the Loft!

Beyond writer's block, General Writing, News; things to look for

Writing and hard times; choices and blessings

Dear Friends, This is a quick note, about money and writing and what moves to the center of things. Times are hard, no? economically as well as in many ways. And, somehow, more and more writers are finding their way to me, as clients working with me individually, as participants in online classes. It surprises… Continue reading Writing and hard times; choices and blessings

Creative Process, News; things to look for

Critique Classes for Writers, Online, beginning November 9, 2010

Dear Friends, Do you have a book in progress? A project developing that you are writing in fairly regularly? A manuscript that is sitting and wanting to be brought back to life, developed, finished? I have been doing this work with writers in many formats for a very long time! A session of my online… Continue reading Critique Classes for Writers, Online, beginning November 9, 2010