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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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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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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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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