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.

Love for you, this week especially– with Lara Eisenberg

Posted by on Feb 13, 2017 in Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Love for you, this week especially– with Lara Eisenberg

Self-love is an integral part of our success in all aspects of life. It affects every part of our life and enhances the quality of our relationships.  Here are three reasons why it is important to cultivate and nurture: 1) It builds confidence.  People that love themselves will have better relationships, higher chances of getting a job or a promotion and are more open to receive the beauty life has to offer. 2) You will take life as your lover.  When we love...

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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.

Crystal Daigle: Poetry and Character (“Why did I give up caffeine?” poem)

Posted by on Jan 24, 2017 in Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Crystal Daigle: Poetry and Character (“Why did I give up caffeine?” poem)

  Crystal Daigle will be teaching Characters and Poetry on Sunday, Jan 29th. Here’s an example of the type of poetry the class will encourage:   Why did I give up caffeine? (a poem) by Crystal Daigle Why did I give up caffeine? Today I could really use a cup. A cup the size of a circus tent. I would stick a straw through the top and sip it into me in one sucking sipping blood transfusion-like hit! But I gave it up. I’ll be...

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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 Karin Zirk by Lily Schultz

Posted by on Jan 16, 2017 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink, Inklings | Comments Off on Interview with Karin Zirk by Lily Schultz

Dr. Zirk is a mythology enthusiast who has explored the connection between mythological trickster figures and literary archetypes. On January 21st, she will be teaching a class on the topic, called Generative Writing: Using Trickster Mythology to Create Change. What first drew you to mythology? As a teenager, Led Zeppelin brought the ancient myths thundering into my conciseness: the Viking conquerors of Immigrant Song and the blues of Willie Dixon. The ancient folk...

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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 Barbara Davenport by Lily Schultz

Posted by on Jan 9, 2017 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Interview with Author Barbara Davenport by Lily Schultz

Barbara Davenport’s Grit and Hope, published this year by University of California Press, tells the true story of San Diego’s Reality Changers, which helps first gen-students get to college, and its youthful, charismatic founder. Come January 14th, she will be teaching a class called Kickstarting Your Writing with These Seven practices.   SDWI: What (or who) influenced you to start writing? BD: As far back as I remember I loved to read, loved to lose myself 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.

12 Days of Christmas: Featured Friend–Canyon Crest Academy Writers’ Conference

Posted by on Dec 27, 2016 in Blog, Community Events, Community Partner of the Month, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on 12 Days of Christmas: Featured Friend–Canyon Crest Academy Writers’ Conference

As part of the month of December, we are going to profile 12 local art or writing organizations. This time, it’s theCanyon Crest Academy Writers’ Conference (CCA Writers Conference), the FREE writing conference for teenagers. The Canyon Crest Academy Writers’ Conference is organized by the Creative Writing Club, a student-led organization that encourages and supports creative writers on campus and throughout San Diego. In 2016, 220 students from 24...

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