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Have you ever wondered what best-selling authors eat for dinner? Or how to go about finding an agent? Are you trying to balance your creative life with domesticity? Want to be kept informed on the latest news for writers in our area? In our blog, we feature new installments from SDWI Board Members and other SDWI friends on their lives as writers.

Why Go On a Writing Retreat? by Judy Reeves

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Why Go On a Writing Retreat? by Judy Reeves

Several years ago I published The Writer’s Retreat Kit, a book about my experiences of writing retreats. I’ve been going on them for several decades, leading them, speaking at them, and participating as a writer. I try to go several times a year, alone and with others, for extended time away and sometimes just half a day close to home, even less. I keep doing it because I gain so much. Not just the writing that gets done (or rewriting), but because of the...

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Have you ever wondered what best-selling authors eat for dinner? Or how to go about finding an agent? Are you trying to balance your creative life with domesticity? Want to be kept informed on the latest news for writers in our area? In our blog, we feature new installments from SDWI Board Members and other SDWI friends on their lives as writers.

Writerly Words from the Desk of Dru #9: Voice and Rejection

Posted by on Sep 1, 2015 in Author Interviews, Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Writerly Words from the Desk of Dru #9: Voice and Rejection

We will be bringing you advice from author Drusilla Campbell’s diaries, notes, talks, and interviews. Many of you remember Dru; she was an active member of our community as a former board president, instructor, and volunteer and is sorely missed. These pieces are edited/curated by her husband, Art Campbell. Edited and © 2015 by Art Campbell # 9: Voice and Rejection  PREFACE: Dru’s writing career began with a two-page color spread in PUBLISHERS WEEKLY, which called...

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Have you ever wondered what best-selling authors eat for dinner? Or how to go about finding an agent? Are you trying to balance your creative life with domesticity? Want to be kept informed on the latest news for writers in our area? In our blog, we feature new installments from SDWI Board Members and other SDWI friends on their lives as writers.

Writerly Words from the Desk of Dru #8: Developing Characters, Part Three

Posted by on Aug 25, 2015 in Author Interviews, Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Writerly Words from the Desk of Dru #8: Developing Characters, Part Three

We will be bringing you advice from author Drusilla Campbell’s diaries, notes, talks, and interviews. Many of you remember Dru; she was an active member of our community as a former board president, instructor, and volunteer and is sorely missed. These pieces are edited/curated by her husband, Art Campbell. Edited and © 2015 by Art Campbell #8: Developing Characters, Part Three  Tips on how to develop characters are aspects of writing about which there is more...

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Have you ever wondered what best-selling authors eat for dinner? Or how to go about finding an agent? Are you trying to balance your creative life with domesticity? Want to be kept informed on the latest news for writers in our area? In our blog, we feature new installments from SDWI Board Members and other SDWI friends on their lives as writers.

Writerly Words from the Desk of Dru #7: Developing Characters, Part Two

Posted by on Aug 19, 2015 in Author Interviews, Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Writerly Words from the Desk of Dru #7: Developing Characters, Part Two

We will be bringing you advice from author Drusilla Campbell’s diaries, notes, talks, and interviews. Many of you remember Dru; she was an active member of our community as a former board president, instructor, and volunteer and is sorely missed. These pieces are edited/curated by her husband, Art Campbell. Edited and © 2015 by Art Campbell #7: Developing Characters, Part Two Characters are at the heart of good fiction. Remember Madame Bovary? Wouldn’t you know her...

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Have you ever wondered what best-selling authors eat for dinner? Or how to go about finding an agent? Are you trying to balance your creative life with domesticity? Want to be kept informed on the latest news for writers in our area? In our blog, we feature new installments from SDWI Board Members and other SDWI friends on their lives as writers.

About Sexuality, Spirituality, and Embodiment: A Writing Journey for Women

Posted by on Aug 17, 2015 in Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on About Sexuality, Spirituality, and Embodiment: A Writing Journey for Women

From the blog of Lara Eisenberg:    https://mybodymindwellness.wordpress.com/2015/08/13/the-sexualization-of-women-and-girls/ Attend her class on August 30th:    http://www.sandiegowriters.org/0830-sexuality-spirituality-and-embodiment-a-writing-journey-for-women-with-lara-eisenberg/ My dad was a misogynist. My dad was a womanizer. My dad was abusive. My dad was an exhibitionist. My dad IS an alcoholic. My dad was an adulterer. My dad was the first man that taught...

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