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.

Banned Book Week contest on social media

Posted by on Sep 20, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

Banned Book Week:  Celebrating the Freedom to Read. Quotes from banned books:  give us your favorite quote! We will post on Facebook and Twitter on the morning of each day with the following themes and ask you to reply/comment with your favorite quote (identify book/author, please).  The winner of those who reply will be announced the next day (see list of prizes at end of this post).  Everyone is encouraged to play and maybe you will be the winner. Sun...

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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.

Support Words Alive by Dining at Boudin September 17!

Posted by on Sep 17, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

  Support our friends at Words Alive today (September 17) by dining at Boudin SF at Encinitas today between 3 and 8pm. Simply print the flyer below and Words Alive will receive 20% of sales generated! Go here to print their flyer!

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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.

Beach House Writing Salon Oct 11

Posted by on Sep 14, 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...

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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.

Not Your Family’s Sunday Night Dinner by Janene Roberts

Posted by on Sep 8, 2014 in Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

On a stroll through the Rancho Santa Fe Library’s bookstore one lazy Saturday morning while shuffling through books on writing, I realized so often writers need good feedback on their prose and they aren’t always getting it. A lot of stories are being produced and distributed online through blog posts and print-on-demand books without a lot of editing or feedback. The need for read and critiques and editing is vitally important now more than ever because of...

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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.

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,...

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