I was lucky enough to meet Dorothy Denne, the prolific writer of the column Dorothy's Place at the city council meeting last week. She was kind enough to take a few minutes and talk to me. Read all about her and her column in my new Arcadia Weekly article.
The end of October saw me at the Westin Boneadventure Hotel in Downtown LA, experiencing my very first writer's conference. The Writer's Digest Novel Writing Conference (WDNWC) was a three-day event, geared more towards improving one's craft than meeting agents or networking and it was great! I learned a lot, both from the fantastic speakers and... Continue Reading →
On Writing is not a typical writing book. For one thing, it isn't an instructional manual, it doesn't give the reader a step by step break down of the process and it only has one, albeit rather interesting, writing exercise prompt. For another thing, it's written by Stephen King. King puts his own stamp on... Continue Reading →
I came across Steal Like An Artist in the gift shop of the Getty Museum in Los Angeles some years back. The book is by Austin Kleon, a self-proclaimed "writer who draws." Divided in to ten well illustrated chapters that closely resemble commandments, the book urges the reader to absorb the world around them and assign it value as you never... Continue Reading →