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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.

Camp Collins: Poetry and Theater camp for 13-18 year olds

Posted by on Apr 28, 2015 in Blog, Community Events, Community Partner of the Month, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Camp Collins: Poetry and Theater camp for 13-18 year olds

San Diego Writers, Ink Presents Camp Collins A two week poetry and theater skills summer camp Free to First 20 Students (There are 8 Seats remaining) Where:  Malcolm X Library, Corner of Euclid & Market When: June 29-July 12 3PM To 6 PM The Jihmye Collins Poetry Summer Camp Sponsored by San Diego Writers, Ink & the Patrice Lumumba Committee of SDWI Sign up for the Jihmye Collins Poetry Summer Camp at jimpoet@hotmail.com or  campcollins@hotmail.com Poetry...

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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.

05/03 Playwrights & Friends Mixer

Posted by on Apr 27, 2015 in Blog, Events, Fresh Ink, Inklings, Readings & Special Events | Comments Off on 05/03 Playwrights & Friends Mixer

Sunday, May 3, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Ink Spot, Liberty Station Open to the public! Light refreshments served.   Special Guest Speaker: Larry Dean Harris, Southern California representative of the Dramatists Guild of America, the professional association of playwrights, composers, lyricists and librettists Learn more about the Dramatists Guild and their National Conference, coming to San Diego July 16-19, 2015. Network with playwrights, theatre artists and...

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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.

04/18 Warwick’s Bookstore: Buy Books, SDWI Benefits

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Blog, Community Events, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on 04/18 Warwick’s Bookstore: Buy Books, SDWI Benefits

San Diego Writers, Ink is having a Warwick’s Bookstore fundraiser –Fifteen percent of your purchases at Warwick’s on Saturday, April 18, 2015, from  9AM – 6PM, will help fund San Diego Writers, Ink’s programs. BE SURE TO MENTION YOU ARE PARTICIPATING IN THE PROGRAM OR IT DOESN’T WORK! NO cost to you–they simply donate a percentage of what you normally pay for an item directly to us, to support our programs.   Location: ...

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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.

04/01 – 04/31 National Poetry Month Celebrations

Posted by on Mar 31, 2015 in Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on 04/01 – 04/31 National Poetry Month Celebrations

APRIL IS NATIONAL POETRY MONTH AND SAN DIEGO WRITERS, INK IS CELEBRATING ALL MONTH LONG According to poets.org, National Poetry Month “is the largest literary celebration in the world, with tens of millions of readers, students, K-12 teachers, librarians, booksellers, literary events curators, publishers, bloggers, and, of course, poets marking poetry’s important place in our culture and our lives.” The Academy of American Poets founded National Poetry Month in...

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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.

Use Active, Not Passive Voice: A Tip From Judy Reeves

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Use Active, Not Passive Voice: A Tip From Judy Reeves

Your Brain on Verbs How easy to use was. How that word just slides off our fingertips and onto the page as we merrily write along. Maybe the word actually resides in our fingers and shows up as automatic writing. Maybe it asserts itself like our heart, an involuntary muscle. Though in was’s case, there’s not much muscle involved. Was is a weakling of a verb. So is its present tense form, is. Both versions are forms of the verb to be. (Count how many to be forms I...

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