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Use Active, Not Passive Voice: A Tip From Judy Reeves

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink

Your Brain on Verbs How easy to use was. How that word just slides off our fingertips and onto the page as we merrily write along. Maybe the word actually resides in our fingers and shows up as automatic writing. Maybe it asserts itself like our heart, an involuntary muscle. Though in was’s case, there’s not much muscle involved. Was is a weakling of a verb. So is its present tense form, is. Both versions are forms of the verb to be. (Count how many to be forms I...


Clayton Truscott’s Story (and his class on Feature Writing)

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings

One of our instructors, Clayton Truscott, has a piece published on Bartleby Snopes this month: We hope you will take a look.  If you like it, please vote for it in the monthly contest: Vote for Clayton Truscott’s story, Lawrence, as story of the month at the bottom of this page: —————— And check out Clayton Truscott’s next class...


High Tech High Chula Vista Festival for anthology of writing

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Blog, Community Events, Fresh Ink

It’s Festival time at High Tech High Chula Vista, and you’re invited! The eleventh-grade students of Team Run DMC will be launching our anthology of writing, The Book of Us.  You’ll be able to hear authors reading their own work, eat home-baked treats, and buy your own copy to take home! We will be using the profits from selling the book to buy more books for our classroom library, and we’re looking for recommendations. To recommend a book,...


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San Diego Writers, Ink, nurtures writers and fosters a literary community by:

  • Serving as a hub for the literary community
  • Promoting literature
  • Providing artistic development for writers at all levels, and
  • Facilitating artistic collaboration

We hang our literary hats at The Ink Spot, a bright and creative space at NTC Liberty Station on Point Loma. Here writers and artists and those who love literature gather for literary events and art exhibitions. We’re an enthusiastic collaborator with many artistic, cultural, and community organizations and join with others throughout the city and county in promoting literature and creating community.


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