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A New Creative Nonfiction Workshop at Berkeley Extension is Now Enrolling

David Rompf is once again teaching a creative nonfiction workshop through Berkeley Extension. Instruction starts January 23d and runs through April 17th. At this blog I’ve written several times about creative nonfiction as a genre and my experience with the course. 128 more words

Battling "Was" and "Is" (Again)

I think “was” and “is” deaden sentences. I’ve written about this before (internal link). Here are some more examples with my suggested revisions.

The fort was built to guard against Indian attacks. 141 more words

Writing Another Book Proposal

I just submitted a magazine article two weeks ahead of deadline. Yay me! Now, I can turn to writing a book proposal that an editor asked me to develop. 420 more words

Who do you write for?

Writing feels fake sometimes. Writing to please myself and form structure to the very obliterated fragments of my brain. How could I bring a streamline path to such chaos. 220 more words



Possibilities ~

I love this word because it’s full of hope. Anticipation swells in my belly as the word rolls off my tongue.

Possibility is defined as the state or fact of being possible. 1,761 more words


The Literary Press World, The Needs of an Editor, and the Virtue of Reading Blind

I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise, nor yet riches to men of understanding, nor yet favour to men of skill; but time and chance happeneth to them all. 422 more words

World’s Worst Writing Advice

There are a lot of people out there giving advice on how to write and that’s a great thing… BUUUUT sometimes it’s just so bad that it just makes me want to get a bit stabby with my pen on the page, scrawling something akin to… 811 more words