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.

Submissions to “A Year in Ink” Are Proof: San Diego is a Writer’s City by Matthew Phillips, The “Submissions Guy”

Posted by on Sep 1, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

Ah. They say the written word is dead. Nope. Submissions for A Year in Ink tell us they are wrong, whoever they are… The written word is alive and breathing down my neck. It’s a hairy animal with sweaty teeth and it wants to bite me. Ga! Submissions… the sheer numbers! Nearly 400 individual submissions made their way to us for this year’s A Year in Ink anthology (Vol. 8)––and all these from writers in San Diego County. It’s impressive and overwhelming and,...

more

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.

Beach House Writing Salon Oct 11

Posted by on Aug 22, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

Beach House Writing Salon: Saturday, Oct. 11, in Crown Point, a full day of writing tips and advice for aspiring writers and curious readers, from five successful authors with multiple books under their belts. The five authors are SDWI’s own Caitlin Rother and Tammy Greenwood, as well as Ron Franscell, Steve Jackson, and Matthew J. Pallamary. The authors will conduct workshops, one-on-one critiques, and a panel discussion on the state and future of...

more

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.

Anticipating the Fiction Cohort by T.C. Porter

Posted by on Aug 19, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

As I look forward to the cohort I lead beginning September 2, unsure who will join, or what they hope to accomplish—knowing that the shape of the group will be impacted by each participant—like the individual threads of a rope, to me the value of such an endeavor is the ties that bind us into something larger than solitary writers. The enterprise of fashioning words into stories pulls us into ourselves, and we must be intentional about uncurling, venturing...

more

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.

How San Diego Writers, Ink Helps Me & Other Students Discover Writing by Celeste Morales

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

I am a student, a member, and currently an intern (the staff has nicknamed us “inkterns”). Amateur writers at California State University San Marcos, in my Literature and Writing major, always talk about their concerns managing writing once they graduate. There are concerns about not having a platform that forces us to focus on writing like our courses do, or having the time. For some, the concern is not after graduation but before, like finding a way...

more

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.

SDWI & Jim Moreno Present The 1st Annual Jihmye Collins Memorial End of Summer Poetry Camp: Camp Collins

Posted by on Aug 13, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

San Diego Writers, Ink & Jim Moreno Present The 1st Annual Jihmye Collins Memorial End of Summer Poetry Camp: Camp Collins Malcolm X Library, 5148 Market St., San Diego, CA 92114 August 25 to 29th 2:00 P.M. To 5:00 P.M. August 31st Poetry Performance – 2:00 P.M. To 3:00 P.M. Malcolm X Library For 10 Students Ages 14-18 From Southeast San Diego Ten teenagers from Southeast San Diego will receive scholarships to participate in an end of summer poetry camp, Camp...

more