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Writer of fiction and essays following a long career of journalism, interviews, newsletters.
My writing is:
Fiction, Nonfiction, Journalism, Blog Posts, Lit Crit
Outlets where I review books, TV, or film:
eleveneleven literary journal
Services I offer to other writers:
writing and editing
I'm part of these writers' groups or salons:
Participant in Squaw Valley Community of Writers Workshops in 2010 and2012; Lifetime Litquake Volunteer, Attend SF Grotto classes, Host of Salon, a private writing salon for advanced fiction writers in Mountain View, CA
My professional associations:
Redroom, Litquake, California College of the Arts MFA in Writing Grad Alums
I found out about She Writes from:
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Nancy, Just waving hello. We have so much overlap that it feels like we ought to have met somewhere along the way. I'm in Palo Alto, have participated at Squaw, and been one of the Litquake Bubble Lounge Women's Night authors several times. And I play poker with Jane.
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We're in America's Finest City, with so much to do year round. Yet, our favorite pastime is writing. She Writes in San Diego rocks, so if you live here or nearby--whether it be El Cajon or Escondido--please join us for good times and support.See More
"Thank you, I agree that my work is not for everyone. Thank you for the words of encouragement. I think I panicked so severe, because she went on a public review site, and told everyone not to waste their time reading my book. It was my first Novel,…"
"I'd definitely agree. I remember watching the Benny Hill Show back in the day, let's say versus In Living Color and The Simpsons, it's all different. I think it only makes sense that what we find funny is related to what…"