Tag: conferences

Progress by Retreat: Three Kinds of Writing Success

This month, I’m looking forward to spending five days in the Santa Cruz mountains at the Northern California Writers Retreat, an annual gathering of authors. The workshops will be led by an agent, a freelance editor, and a visiting author. There’s yoga and food and solo cabins. Basically it’s a dream come true for any self-employed … Read More »


Thanks to Lizette Wanzer’s amazing grant workshop at the San Francisco Grotto, I spent some time putting myself out there for new writing opportunities this year. I’m beyond pleased to say that two of these grant applications were approved. One is a Creative Capacity Fund Quick Grant that will enable me to attend BinderCon in … Read More »

“The Edge of the World” hits close to home: Review of Gail Vida Hamburg’s political novel in stories

The Edge of the World by Gail, Vida Hamburg My rating: 4 of 5 stars I finished this slender book last weekend after having met the author at the San Miguel Writers Conference. Through a series of brilliantly political, interconnected short stories, the novel is a tragic epitaph for a fictional Southeast Asian island nation … Read More »

Next stop: Mexico

What: San Miguel Writers Conference Where: San Miguel de Allende, Mexico When: Thursday, February 16 to Tuesday, February 21 Details: I’m attending the conference to see Margaret Atwood speak, and to attend a variety of classes. As I work through a period of writerly soul-searching, and to combat the predictable side-effects of omphaloskepsis, I’ve signed … Read More »

Social Media for Authors: Week 3 of 4

If you spend a lot of time on social networking sites, are you wasting your time or getting results? Last week in Brazen Careerist’s Social Media Bootcamp course, the focus was on how to answer this question. So far we learned: Week 1’s lesson was to listen to your audience and figure out what they … Read More »

Social media training for authors

What: Executive Social Media Boot Camp Where: Online at Brazen Careerist U When: September 6-30 Details: The organizers say, “Brazen U’s premier Executive Social Media Bootcampis a rigorous 4-week online course that will help you develop and implement a winning social media strategy–whether social media is 10 percent or 100 percent of your job.” I’m … Read More »