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April 18, 2016
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AWP16: Attending the Writing Industry’s Largest Event

In advance of The Association of Writers and Writing Program’s annual conference and bookfair, you can find serious tips and tricks for surviving it, and humorous explorations, such as this field guide. During it, you can follow literally thousands of attendees and … Continue reading

#AWP15 Nonfiction panel

April 16, 2015
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#AWP15 Rundown, part 2: Nonfiction

Janna Marlies Maron, the Executive Editor/Publisher of the literary non-fiction and visual arts magazine Under the Gum Tree, and I (Senior Editor) attended and stopped by to chat with the many writers and publishers of creative non-fiction at #AWP15. We attended panel … Continue reading

#AWP15

April 15, 2015
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The #AWP15 Rundown part 1: Small Press Publishers

The first year I attended the conference of the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, I went as a writer. I was really focused on improving my own writing and hearing amazing authors read their work. That role for me … Continue reading

March 19, 2013
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AWP Boston 2013, take aways from the panels

Using Careless Speech for Careful Writing. Peter Elbow’s new book, Vernacular Eloquence: What Speech Can Bring to Writing, was the impetus for this Day One 9 am panel. Elbow talked about intonation units in speech and how the musicality of … Continue reading

November 2, 2011
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Self Publishing Boot Campers- Help me plan my presentation.

Starting to think about my presentation at Carla King’s Self Publishing Boot Camp, Nov 12, 2011. A full Saturday in Palo Alto at Stanford University’s Tresidder Memorial Union.  I have 30 minutes to speak on the role of the developmental … Continue reading

July 15, 2011
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Nor Cal Editorial Freelancers Association

It is nearly always beneficial to join a professional organization for support and information when one embarks on a career.  I am a member of the Popular Culture Association, the Association of Writers and Writing Programs, and the Editorial Freelancers … Continue reading

January 17, 2011
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San Francisco Writers Conference

This weekend was the orientation for those of us who will be ambassadors at this year’s San Francisco Writers Conference. Here are the details: February 18-20 at the InterContinental Mark Hopkins Hotel. What a beautiful hotel at One Nob Hill, … Continue reading

June 30, 2010
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EFA No-Cal Chapter

GO! EDITORIAL PROFESSIONALS: NEW NORTHERN CALIFORNIA CHAPTER OF EDITORIAL FREELANCERS ASSOCIATION PLANNING MEETING The Northern California chapter of the Editorial Freelancers Association (EFA-NoCal) is holding its first meeting on Monday, August 2, 2010, at 7 pm in mid-town Sacramento.  Topics … Continue reading