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!!!
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.
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!
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
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….
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!
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
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!
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
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