I am sitting in my dining room, eating a bowl of oatmeal with raisins and apples. It is morning. I am perusing my latest issue of the New Yorker and come across a review (by Jerome Groopman) of Rose George’s book Nine Pints. The first...
I once had someone say to me, “If I had a room like that, I could write a novel too.” It wasn’t someone I knew, a friend of a friend, I’m proud to say; I like to think none of my friends would say something so foolish. “Really?” I wanted to say, “you think the room’s...
I got a big compliment the other day. A friend, I’ll call her Mothra, had just handed back my latest manuscript—working title: Perfect Little Worlds—after marking it up with various punctuation and line edits. I like to think of her work as helping me sniff out what I...
1.) There are only about eight story lines. It’s what done with them that counts. 2.) Heightening is the art of suspense. 3.) If the characters don’t care about what’s going on, neither will the audience/readers. 4.) Every character, even the tiny ones, need a...
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“Perfect Little Worlds” Book Launch August 16, 2018
Bookshop Santa Cruz
1520 Pacific Ave
Santa Cruz, CA
Tues & Wed evenings
Want to rev up your writing? This Salon series gets you putting pen to paper. Memoir and fiction writers are welcomed.
Saturday Morning Live with The Fun Institute, every Saturday morning at Broadway Playhouse, 526 Broadway, Santa Cruz, CA. 95061
Info at funinstitute.com