Night Hiking & Writing – Facing Your Fears

As part of my son's school curriculum, the entire 4/5th grade classes (about 40 kids) went to farm school this past week in rural northern California, a place where you're more likely to encounter a cow, sheep, or bobcat on the road than a vehicle. Hawks and turkey vultures circled overhead while hummingbirds buzzed about … Continue reading Night Hiking & Writing – Facing Your Fears

Nuggets from Squaw Valley Writers Workshop

Well, folks, I have returned from Squaw Valley, but I haven't come down from my cloud--the one with a "9" painted on it. My stellar morning workshop group sessions were led by Peter Steinberg (agent), Lynn Freed (novelist), Ann Close (Senior Editor at Knopf), Amanda Ward (novelist), Louis B. Jones (novelist), and Gail Tsukiyama (novelist), … Continue reading Nuggets from Squaw Valley Writers Workshop

Time Out – Squaw Valley Writers Workshop

I'm heading east on I-80 tomorrow, turning right at Rt. 89 and right again into Olympic Valley, otherwise known as Squaw Valley, site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. One solid week of writers and writing. Nirvana! I've been busy this past week, revising the story I'm taking for workshop (the one critiqued by the Dogpatch … Continue reading Time Out – Squaw Valley Writers Workshop

Squaw Valley Writers Workshop or Bust!

This just in---the magic 8 ball says: YES!!! I will be attending the Squaw Valley Writers Workshop in Fiction Anybody else out there going, too??? Conference History The Community of Writers was established in 1969 by novelists Blair Fuller and Oakley Hall, who were both residents of the valley. It was originally staffed by a … Continue reading Squaw Valley Writers Workshop or Bust!

Squaw Valley Here I Come! – Maybe

And the Magic 8 Ball says-- --nothing until May 10, 2013. Just sent off my application for the Squaw Valley Writers Workshop in Fiction. Ironically, the short story I submitted is called "Abandon Hope," something I refuse to do when it comes to writing.   Poets and screenwriters can also apply for workshops in their respective … Continue reading Squaw Valley Here I Come! – Maybe