Writers Conference in Nevada County

Come to the Sierra Writers Conference to work on your process, join a community of writers, and participate in professional critique sessions.

Ready for Boot Camp?

Over the last few years, C.S. Lakin and I have been running boot camps in South Lake Tahoe, CA, focused on plotting your novel. But last year we added a Scene Mastery Boot Camp.  This is from Susanne’s blog.  Join us in Nevada City this May for the Scene Boot Camp.  It’s my hometown and … Continue reading Ready for Boot Camp?

More about Journaling

Is there a difference between scribbling down all that is bothering you and actually doing something about it? Yes there is,  read my blog post on Writers Fun Zone – How telling your Story Today can Change your Tomorrow. Sign up for the 8 class teachable course now. Contact me to participate in the 8-week … Continue reading More about Journaling

Drink and be Merry

At a recent workshop, I was asked about humor, how to be funny. I regaled the group with stories about American female humorists with the caveat that I had not written the book on humorists. Then realized, hey, I but DID write my Master’s Thesis on them. Why not share a bit about the history … Continue reading Drink and be Merry

Die Young or Live

As I see it, as we age, we have two options:  Die young or start acquiring bad habits. Despite all the helpful advice stuffed into the average  Miss Behaved person, nothing really sticks and nothing kills them and they go ahead and eat bacon while living forever. Which is a lot of bacon.   That … Continue reading Die Young or Live

The Journey IS the Story

I wrote this break down of how to find the real story of our novels in Writers Fun Zone. Check it out! New Class! How telling your Story Today can Change your Tomorrow. Sign up for the 8 class teachable course now. Contact me to participate in the 8 week interactive class via email starting … Continue reading The Journey IS the Story