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"J.A., nice story! Frank McCourt and his book have a solid spot in my heart. Thanks for sharing and loved the closing comment on the rug! "
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Alonna Shaw commented on the blog post 'Grammergency #26: A Hyphenation How-To, Part One'
"Hyphens! Love them most of the time. Sometimes my pinkie will get a mind of its own and add unintended hyphens or apostrophes. Then I need the typo(-)police. Would typo-police be hyphenated? Such fun!"
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"Christelle, you've created a handy checklist here, as well as offering some bigger picture tips!"
Nov 24, 2015

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Who I am:
Alonna is a writer and editor living in Northern California. She utilizes her background in theatre, film, television, and appreciation of nature in her work. Storytelling interests include transformative adventures, travel, biography, and social science fiction.
Connect with me online! My site, blog, or Twitter handle are:
http://www.alonnashaw.com/
https://www.facebook.com/AlonnaShaw.writer
http://twitter.com/AlonnaShaw
Books I've written, anthologies I've contributed to, and any scripts or plays I've authored:
Eleven Sundays, a novel
Media outlets that I currently write for:
http://www.alonnashaw.com/
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Blog Posts, Screenwriting
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
http://goodreads.com/AlonnaShaw
Services I offer to other writers:
critique editing, line editing
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Indie Writers Unite, Indie Authors for Hurricane Sandy Library Recovery
My professional associations:
SAG-AFTRA
I found out about She Writes from:
web browsing

Alonna Shaw's Blog

Low-Pressure Goals Allow Your Writing Future To Evolve

Posted on August 7, 2015 at 11:30am 6 Comments

Set an imperfect goal as your first step.

A strange thing happened to me a couple of weeks ago after reading a short article online. Ever have the experience of reading a health article and thinking to yourself  “but I thought everyone was like this”? I came away understanding my experience of the world is somewhat different than the norm; more like a tuning fork for sound and…

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Forts! Harkening Back to Childhood for an Atmospheric Office

Posted on February 12, 2014 at 5:16pm 0 Comments

I am formulating a plan for an organic writing space. In this photo my neighbor's cat made her own fort out of a blanket I was airing in the sunshine.
I was an expert fort-builder when I was a kid. Traditional forts were made out of pillows and…
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Developing Writer's Identity

Posted on June 27, 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

I wonder how people find their writer's identity. Which isn't just a slick brand, but something innate that fuels their creativity.

In my most recent travel piece I gave myself an identity. Trekker. That's me for sure. Life has been and continues to be an exploration. I'm always…

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My Writer's Bucket List: Travel-Writing Wings On!

Posted on May 11, 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

I'm spreading my writer-ly wings. Here is my first travel writing piece! 

I wonder if I'm the only one who tapes their dreams up on the wall? I have a scrap of paper taped to the wall next to my desk. It's my bucket list for writing. When I was a little kid I wanted to be both a jockey and a photojournalist when I…

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At 3:45pm on September 26, 2015, Marybeth Holleman said…

Hi Alonna, Yes, we do seem to have lots in common. Looking forward to hearing more...

At 9:16am on September 6, 2015, Lene Fogelberg said…

Thank you very much Alonna for your kind words and for connecting on She Writes.

Your blog looks great with very sound advice on writing and life balance! Thanks for sharing!

At 12:43pm on August 1, 2015, Jo Anne Valentine Simson said…

Thanks for the comment about Charleston and science, Alonna! Yes, I feel truly lucky, living in Charleston and having had a satisfactory career here in the biomedical sciences. When I first moved to Charleston, I only intended to stay for two years. But then I got married. And then I had a child. And then I got tenure. And then had another child. I eventually retired here and used this as my base for many travel forays. So here I am, still. And Charleston has become transformed in the more than four decades I've lived here from a sleepy, down-at-heel backwater to an upscale, chic city and one of the prime tourist spots in the country. If you ever visit Charleston again, please let me know. We can have lunch at one of the many fine downtown restaurants I rarely visit!

At 9:40am on March 16, 2015, Cate Warren said…

Welcome to In Praise of Literature, Alonna!

Feel free to tell us about the books you love, or the ones you didn't love, start a discussion, post links to reviews, articles, or blogs you think that everyone needs to read--anything that you define as literature goes, including song lyrics, film scripts, and plays! Most important, please have fun!

I'm new to this group moderator biz, and bound to overlook something, so please let me know if there's something lacking and I'll do my best to come through for you.

Glad to have you aboard!

Cheers,

CW

At 8:53pm on February 24, 2014, Carol Davis Luce said…

Hey Dear Friend, thanks for the invite. 

At 7:40pm on January 7, 2014, Michele Zackheim said…

Dear Alonna, I'll be in the Bay Area the last week of February.  If you come to one of my readings, please be so kind as to introduce yourself.  Best.  Michele

At 2:41pm on April 30, 2013, Meg Waite Clayton said…

>"Hi, Meg, Would it be possible to join your SF Bay Area Writers Group? I lived in Marin for over five years, now am in Tahoe (my husband is a skier).

Absolutely. I think that door opens automatically if you just click to join. We don't chat much on site, but we use the group to organize face-to-face gatherings occasionally. Hopefully one in June. A ways from Tahoe, but maybe you need an excuse to come down?

At 8:40pm on December 11, 2012, Betsy Graziani Fasbinder said…

I'd like that, Alonna.  We loved the mountains, but the Bay Area feels like home to me.  

At 2:22pm on December 4, 2012, Betsy Graziani Fasbinder said…

HI Alonna.  I just moved back to the Bay Area from Nevada City.  Spent a lot of time in the Tahoe region.  Perhaps we will cross paths some time.  

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