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Seattle Writing Classes Discuss Interview

In my fall Seattle writing classes, I will discuss interviewing, a vastly underappreciated skill, with application in fiction writing, nonfiction writing, poetry writing and screenplays. As a former reporter and regular magazine writer, I understand how useful it is to

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Shitty First Drafts, Writing Classes

In her book, Bird by Bird, writer Anne Lamott talks about the need to write a “shitty first draft” in order to get to a more polished draft. Giving yourself permission to write a “shitty first draft” allows you to

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Travel Writing Marketing

I had the pleasure of speaking at Roy Stevenson’s recent Travel Writing Marketing Workshop. I’m including below a guest blog post from Roy about how to market your travel stories, including some very helpful books and articles: The majority of

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Strangers on a Train

The Writer’s Workshop Blog highlights my adventures teaching writing classes, writing stories, articles and books, leading travel, food and wine writing classes to France and Italy, traveling the globe, promoting my books including the novel, The Storms of Denali, and

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Social Media for Writers

The Writer’s Workshop Blog highlights my adventures teaching writing classes, writing stories, articles and books, leading travel, food and wine writing classes to France and Italy, traveling the globe, promoting my books including the novel, The Storms of Denali, and

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Fall Writing Retreat

FALL 2013 WRITING RETREAT AT ICICLE CREEK CENTER Do you have a story you’re burning to write, but never have time to get it done? If so, this is the course for you. This intensive weekend seminar, taught by one

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Storms of Denali Slide Show/ Readings in Colorado

Please join me as I read from my novel, The Storms of Denali, this coming week in Colorado. I would love to see you there so please spread the word! Barnes & Noble – Denver (Glendale), April 9, 7 p.m.

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Storms of Denali Book Signing at Re-opened Queen Anne Books

The Writer’s Workshop Blog highlights my adventures teaching writing classes, writing stories, articles and books, leading travel, food and wine writing classes to France and Italy, traveling the globe, promoting my books including the novel, The Storms of Denali, and

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The Dark Side of the Moon Readings

My friend, Mike Medberry, will read from his just published memoir, The Dark Side of the Moon, the first chapter of which was published in The Writer’s Workshop Review. Reading is this Thursday at 7 p.m. at the U Bookstore

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Upcoming Readings

Thanks to all the folks who attended my reading for The Storms of Denali last night at the University Bookstore in Seattle. I’ll be reading tonight 7 p.m. at the Oak Hollow Gallery in Yakima and on Sunday, Dec. 9

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