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"That's awesome Natylie. I'm still on the first draft of my mystery so you are way ahead of me! Right now I haven't got any classes going as we've just re-vamped my website but I think you'll find some really helpful blog…"
"Hi Karen. Welcome to SheWrites. I am actually on the second draft of my first novel and have been thinking about starting a blog as a way to build a platform; I have been following Kristen Lamb's blog and considering taking one of…"
I have written non-fiction regarding peace, justice and environmental sustainability issues over the past ten years. But I have been focusing on fiction over the past year or so. I have written a few short stories and am working on a novel.
I am looking to weave several themes into the novel set in an economically depressed small (un-named) town in the Mt. Shasta area of California. The themes involve grief, lost love, friendship, resilience, and sustainable community. The story is about a 12-year old boy neglected by his grieving mother after his father's death. The boy finds unexpected refuge in an eccentric drunk who lives at the edge of town in a trailer and has a passion for organic container gardening. Their unlikely friendship leads to an interesting turn of events in the town.
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I have had essays and book reviews published in the past for Common Line, Sun Monthly, Newtopia Magazine, Online Journal, Dissident Voice, Energy Bulletin, and local peace and justice newsletters.
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I have reviewed a few books in the past for the indy alternative media outlets.
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Writer's Circle in Lake Merritt area of Oakland, California - 5 women
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That's awesome Natylie. I'm still on the first draft of my mystery so you are way ahead of me! Right now I haven't got any classes going as we've just re-vamped my website but I think you'll find some really helpful blog posts on Platform there.
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This is something that harks back to The Old Country of Broads, no matter our ethnicity or class. Don't kid yourself. A woman with an engagement ring so large it can only be looked at through a pinhole in a shoe box will, yes, register for a silicon…See More