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Photos from Robin Winter’s Book Signing at Chaucer’s

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Foreword Review of Watch the Shadows by Robin Winter

Watch the Shadows Robin Winter White Whisker Books 978-0-9863265-0-9 (May 1, 2015) Impressionistic writing invites the imagination into this sci-fi mystery with idiosyncratic characters. The sight of a plastic grocery bag drifting on the wind is common all over, but … Continue reading

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How To Read Like A Writer

You’ll need a book you want to read, a highlighter pen, and some stick on arrows like you see on legal documents that say: sign here. Here’s what you mark up in the book: l. Words, phrases, sentences you admire. … Continue reading

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More From the Bureau of published bad writing

Thog’s Masterclass Please add your own in the comments below. Neat Tricks ‘Alex’s snub-nosed face sagged open. His blue eyes revolved incredulously.’ (Paul Anderson & Gordon R. Dickson, ‘Heroes are Made’ aka ‘The Sheriff of Canyon Gulch’, May 1951 Other … Continue reading

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Writers of Kern Spring Conference Saturday, April 25  

10:35 – 11:35 AM Toni will speak on “Mastering  Editing  Skills”  Techniques  that  help  the  writer  learn  the  all  important  skill  of  self-editing:  Avoid  The 10 Most Common Mistakes First Novelists Make. Insights you’ve not heard  before from an agent. … Continue reading

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Bureau of published bad writing

Thog’s Masterclass Dept of Punchy Opening Lines. ‘At first there was only the cold, the Stygian inky iciness that held every muscle of his body in thrall and made his thoughts flow with the turgid slowness of treacly molasses.’ (Wilbur … Continue reading

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Elizabeth Gilbert on Writing

“When I was in the middle of writing Eat Pray Love and I fell into one of those pits of despair that we will fall into when we’re working on something that’s not coming and we think ‘this is going to be … Continue reading

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