Category Archives: Writing advice

Get Published podcast

In addition to talking about my 1-week book tour to my favorite bookstores in Southern California (including Dark Delicacies and Mysterious Galaxy) for 199 Cemeteries to See Before You Die, I got to talk about Shut Up & Write, NaNoWriMo, Writing Down the Bones, … Continue reading

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Come Write With Me

Tonight is the last Write-In at the Borderlands Cafe.  Please come join me, if you’d like to have a couple hours of peace to yourself or if you have something to get out of your system or if, by any … Continue reading

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Do You Nanowrimo?

In August 2003, my pregnancy turned complicated. The long hours confined to a hospital bed, where I faced the realization that one of us might not survive my daughter’s birth, fired my determination to write something – finish something, publish … Continue reading

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Why (And How) Writers Write

Last month, SG Browne, Dana Fredsti, and I chatted at the Borderlands Cafe about why writers do what they do.  The event was organized by Scott as a way to encourage more writers to join the San Francisco Writers Coffeehouse, … Continue reading

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Reading Your Own Work

I love to read from my books in public. I love the silence that descends as the audience grows rapt. More than that, I love to hear the crowd react to my words, noting when they gasp or if they … Continue reading

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