Category: Books

  • 16 Ways to Motivate Yourself to Write

    In my blog posts up to this point, I’ve discussed my reading and writing. (If you scroll back in time, you’ll find several posts on books – “On reading 100 memoirs in order to write one.”)  I’ll  twist here to discuss teaching. One of my favorite classes is Jumpstart Your Writing. I love to help […]

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  • In Reluctant Defense of Women’s Fiction

    Eight years ago, Carlene Cross advised writers to read one hundred books in the genre in which they wanted to write. I read one hundred memoirs, posted them on this blog, and five long years later Plicata Press published my award-winning memoir, A Long Way from Paris. Writing a memoir is hard, excruciating at times, so […]

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    EVENTS June 13, 2:00 P.M., King’s Books, Tacoma, Wa. June 18, 6:00 P.M., Darvil’s Bookstore, Orcas Island, Wa. June 20, 2015, 2:00 – 4:00 PM, Griffin’s Books, Friday Harbor, Wa. June 21, 2015, 3:00 PM, Eagle Harbor Books, Bainbridge Island, Wa June 25, 2015, 7:00 P.M., University of Washington Bookstore, Seattle, Wa. July 17, 2015, 7:00 PM, Inklings Bookstore, Yakima, Washington July 18, 2015, Gig Harbor Artfest, Gig Harbor, Wa. July […]

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