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.

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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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.

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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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.

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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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.

2017-06/23 San Diego Poetry Annual

Posted by on May 30, 2017 in Blog, Community Events, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on 2017-06/23 San Diego Poetry Annual

On Friday, June 23, Poetry & Art Series 2017 presents the 2017 San Diego Poetry Annual (SDPA).  Editors and authors published in the anthology read poems from this year’s edition. There will guest appearances by San Diego authors Adam Greenfield and Jimmy Jazz. Franco Z will perform A Brief History of Jazz. SDPA editor/authors reading on June 23 include Ant Black, Jeff Walt, Jim Moreno, Olga Garcia, Robt O’Sullivan Schleith, Seretta Martin, John...

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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.

Interview with Author Stephanie Storey by Lily Schultz

Posted by on May 16, 2017 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Interview with Author Stephanie Storey by Lily Schultz

Stephanie Storey will be giving a talk on June 2 and holding a class on “Serving Story” on June 3. Talk: http://www.sandiegowriters.org/2017-0602-friday-night-talk-with-stephanie-storey/ Class: http://www.sandiegowriters.org/2017-0603-serving-story-with-stephanie-storey/ What inspired you to first start writing? I wrote (and illustrated) my first story, Horty the Hog Goes to School, when I was seven years old. Since then, I’ve written every day. I...

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