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.

Friends of Writers Ink by Lily Schultz

Posted by on Jul 25, 2017 in Blog, Community Partner of the Month, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Friends of Writers Ink by Lily Schultz

San Diego Writers, Ink may be one of the best writer’s organizations in the San Diego area, but we are by no means the only one — and we certainly don’t do everything! Here are a few other wonderful organizations in the area. Write Out Loud Write Out Loud is a San Diego-based organization that reads poetry and short stories aloud for an audience. The pieces are performed by accomplished actors who bring the characters and nuances of the tales to life....

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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 Travel Writer Ray Bartlett by Hayden Royster

Posted by on Jul 10, 2017 in Author Interviews, Blog, Fresh Ink | Comments Off on Interview with Travel Writer Ray Bartlett by Hayden Royster

Ray Bartlett has been writing guidebooks for Lonely Planet, Insight Guides, and Moon for over a decade, and his work appears in numerous newspapers, magazines, radio, and online publications.  The author of Sunsets of Tulum, a dark love story set in exotic Yucatan, and the forthcoming novel The Potter’s Daughter, set in southern Japan, he is the go-to guy for “destination fiction”: novels set so perfectly in a place that you’ll finish them and need to go...

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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.

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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