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Boot Camp Extreme: Sunday, February 28, 10 am-2 pm, Los Angeles Valley College

Have you written a novel, or are you actively working on one? Would you like to have it reviewed by a leading professional editor / literary agent ? Are you open to critical analysis of your work by a veteran … Continue reading

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Intensive Memoir Workshop: Sunday, October 25th 10 am – 2 pm, Los Angeles Valley College,

Intensive Memoir Workshop A Four-Hour Special Event Do you want to improve your writing skills and your chances of authoring a successful memoir? $99 before Oct 18/$149 after Now you can! Literary agent Toni Lopopolo will help you craft your … Continue reading

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Writing Advice from Annie Dillard

“One of the few things I know about writing is this: spend it all, shoot it, play it, lose it, all, right away, every time. Do not hoard what seems good for a later place in the book, give it, … Continue reading

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805 Writers Conference, Oct 31-Nov 1, 2015, Ventura CA

The Craft and Business of Writing 805 Writers’ Conference delivers the skills and knowledge writers need to succeed. Perfect for novelists, nonfiction, magazine, and screenwriters. More sessions – 35 professionals to hear and meet 15 Authors, 7 Literary Agents, 7 … Continue reading

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Shelly Lowenkopf to Read From ‘Love Will Make You Drink’ and More on May 28 at Chaucer’s Books in Santa Barbara

Santa Barbara author Shelly Lowenkopf, best known as the author of the popular The Fiction  Writer’s  Handbook,  will read at Chaucer’s Books in Santa Barbara at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 28. The event is free and open to the … Continue reading

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Richard Bausch Quote

“Writing good fiction is at least as hard as learning how to play concert piano, Norman Mailer once said. And yet some part of us is fooled into thinking it ought to be easier than it is because the medium … Continue reading

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More From Thog

Thog’s Masterclass Missing Link Dept. ‘He was wearing a grey cap, grey jacket, white shirt, navy-blue striped tie and white socks, which he’d pulled up almost to his pink kneecaps.’ (Claire North, The First Fifteen Lives of Harry August, 2014) … Continue reading

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