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A Literary Boot Camp with Nora Profit, of The Writing Loft

May 25, 2012

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Sunday, June 24, Nora Profit will lead a daylong program to help you “produce writing that is not only publishable, but actually sells.” The program will be in San Mateo, at the Captain’s House Conference Center at Coyote Point. Nora Profit is a renowned teacher. If you attended the SF/Peninsula Writers meeting in April or […]

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Writers Conferences: Why You Need To Go, by David Hirzel

May 2, 2012

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You might think of famous writers whose names you know, who have already established themselves in the minds of the reading public, whose work you read and respect, and think: They don’t go to writer’s conferences. They don’t need to. Well, many of those who come to your mind do attend conferences. They get paid […]

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To Attain Success in Writing, Perseverance is Key, by Geri Spieler

May 2, 2012

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I have found, for me, the way to succeed in writing is perseverance. Too often writers get discouraged if they don’t see some sort of success soon. First time authors are up against a mountain of obstacles as untried.. No matter what your genre, getting published anywhere with anything shows you have the stuff. I […]

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We Don’t Know What We Don’t Know by Geri Spieler

May 2, 2012

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One of the biggest concerns I had as a newspaper reporter was being assigned to do a story on something I didn’t know well. I learned that if I don’t know what questions to ask, I’m at a huge disadvantage and at risk for being misled. This is where I began to do some major […]

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