2017-07/16 Street Talk: Crafting Moody Dialog for Genre Stories with Matt Phillips

Posted by on Jun 12, 2017 in Classes, Events, Fiction | Comments Off on 2017-07/16 Street Talk: Crafting Moody Dialog for Genre Stories with Matt Phillips

This two-hour course will help genre writers craft moody dialog for stories of crime, mystery, and mayhem. We’ll also discuss strategies for integrating captured speech into stories-in-progress. Helpful for those looking to craft and revise realistic dialog. Bring writing materials for the workshop portion of class; samples of successful dialog will be provided by the instructor. Matt Phillips lives in Normal Heights. His books are Three Kinds of...

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Experiencing July’s Camp NaNoWriMo by Lily Schultz

Posted by on Jun 6, 2017 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Experiencing July’s Camp NaNoWriMo by Lily Schultz

Every November, the online writing community starts humming with urgency as thousands of writers from across the globe rush to meet the 50,000 word goal by the end of the month. The event has been going on since 1999, when twenty-one writers from the San Fransisco Bay Area had an idea. That idea has expanded a great deal in the subsequent eighteen years. In 2011, Camp NaNoWriMo was born — a more flexible spinoff of the official NaNoWriMo, boasting customizable...

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Interview with Liz Silverman by Hayden Royster  

Posted by on Jun 4, 2017 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Interview with Liz Silverman by Hayden Royster  

Liz Silverman‘s work as a playwright includes: Water Lords and Unplugged (Scripps Ranch Theatre’s New Play Festival), The Art of Disappearing (Playwrights Project), and numerous shorter plays. She participates in National Novel Writing Month, runs the website www.SanDiegoTheatreWorld.com for local theatre professionals, and is looking forward to participating as a writer in That 24-Hour Thing during the 2017 San Diego Fringe Festival. Do you remember the first...

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Writing Prompts Useful at Blazing Laptops by intern Rose Downey

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Writing Prompts Useful at Blazing Laptops by intern Rose Downey

My name is Rose Downey, I am an intern with SDWI. I participated in the Blazing Laptops fundraiser on Sunday, May 21, 2017, and I must say, it was an excellent event. I was in the Prompt Room, which was a good choice for me, since I haven’t had a lot of time to write recently, and my creativity was all dried up. The first prompt, given by Judy Reeves, involved a list of words that had to be included. Working within this limitation, and with the framework it provided,...

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2017-06/13 A Year In Ink Volume 10 Launch Party & Reading

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Archived Events | Comments Off on 2017-06/13 A Year In Ink Volume 10 Launch Party & Reading

Join us for a reading of excerpts from A Year in Ink Volume 10 and food/beverages.  First chance to buy the new book! Donation of $5 or a bottle of wine is suggested.  Bring friends and have a nice out supporting local writers.   A Year in Ink (YII) is an anthology of the creative work of San Diego County writers, published each year by San Diego Writers, Ink. The annual publication represents a sampling of the tangible results of our community’s diligent...

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