"Hi Starr, thanks for asking to be a friend--you have a lovely name, and as we know, names carry important weight and energy. I'm getting to know what's available here, and will have more time to explore after I hit a couple of…"
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.
If you’re looking for places to connect here, we’d love to have you join us in the Novelists (Struggling or Not) group. Hope you’re enjoying exploring SheWrites, and best of luck with your writing.
"It's great to hear how others approach drafting/revising! For my novel I had to begin with a timeline that I transferred onto index cards and pinned to a bulletin board, shifting them around as I progressed. This helped me keep track of time…"
"We also outline soem critical steps toward the ending and the ending. I see it like a director mapping out the scenes, though they may change. Also, I never quite finish a chapter so that I can pick up mid-point, which helps my train of…"
"Jumping in on the jumping ahead to the ending conversation, I do a version of this, which is to outline to the ending after I have about three chapters, so I have an idea where I'm going. I sometimes change directions, but I find it comforting…"