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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.

06/08 Mystery Writing Presentation

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Are you an aspiring writer? Or are you a fan of mysteries and curious about how they are written? Join local mystery novelist Corey Lynn Fayman for tips on how to write mysteries and a discussion of his writing process. Fayman is the author of three mysteries featuring San Diego private investigator and musician Rolly Waters. When: Wednesday, June 8, 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Where: Mission Hills Library 925 W. Washington Street, San Diego, 92103 Get directions Cost:...

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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.

09/23-25/16 Southern California Writers’ Conference

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A Weekend For Words, September 23-25, 2016 THE GREAT WHITE ART is what John Gardner called it, what it is that we writers do. While artists we may be, today’s publishing realities mandate that, in order to win over the needed, passionate advocates of our work, we must also become entrepreneurial authors. Entrepreneurial in spirit. Entrepreneurial in execution. Excellence in craft alone no longer cuts it. But excellence in craft and a meaningful book still matters...

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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.

11/11-11/13 The La Jolla Writers Conference, Paradise Point Resort and Spa, San Diego, CA.

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LA JOLLA WRITER’S CONFERENCE NOVEMBER 11-13, 2016 HYATT REGENCY LA JOLLA Whether you are an aspiring author who has yet to put pen to paper, someone intent on writing a book to augment your business, a writer on the cusp of submitting to agents, or someone who wants to know more about the different and ever-evolving methods of publication, the La Jolla Writer’s Conference is the place for you. For over a decade, community, intimate classes, personalized attention,...

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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.

06/04 Music, Nature, and Writing: A Workshop

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Balboa Park Ranger Allison Palmer will conduct a workshop for those interested in writing with music (and nature) in mind. Whether you are writing essays for online publication, print media, or your own journaling projects. We will discuss music — jazz, classical, and a bit of electronic improvisation — in light of nature. After that, a series of writing exercises will help you to initiate new essay material and make new friends. We will meet across the...

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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.

The Writing Process by Gray Thoron

Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on The Writing Process by Gray Thoron

Janice Steinberg once referred to the writing process like “chiseling away at some kind of rock–obsidian comes to mind–in a barely lit mine tunnel.” The writing process is difficult for most; it being a road unkempt and never the exact same every time. The writing process is not the clear cut five step writing process that is learned early on in our education. The process is usually broken up into prewriting, writing, revision, editing, and publishing. It is...

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