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Building Blocks ("I love")

Today’s Building Block continues the theme of the last Building Block, Licenses.  Let’s look at a verbal expression possibly impersonating actual reality: “I love.”  Over the course of our lives, and those of our characters, we ‘fall in love’ with ideas and non-human things. 404 more words

Steven S. Walsky

Observations from my writing desk: February 12, 2017

Location: In front of the big window in my living room, sitting in a green leather, studded wooden chair, my back supported by a pillow that looks just like my cat, with my feet propped up on the lower level of a 5-foot cat condo. 312 more words

“You don’t need to wait for inspiration to write. It’s easier to be inspired while writing that while not writing…”

―     Josip Novakovich,     Fiction Writer’s Workshop


44 Takeaways from the San Diego Writers Conference

A few weeks ago, I attended the San Diego Writers Conference, sponsored annually by San Diego State University. It was my second time at this event (here are my takeaways… 845 more words

Writers Tips

February Word & Pen Meeting

Have you noticed that daylight lasts about an hour longer now? The sun is alive and giving us light for at least one more  go-around. 261 more words

Pre-Meeting Info

Free EBooks for Writers, Sat. Feb. 4

I dug deep into the freebies on Amazon to find some goodies for you today. I found a book about self publishing, a reference for researching, and one for grammar skills. 131 more words


Stuff for Writers

When you tell people you’re writing a novel, they’ll probably react in one of three ways. 1) You’re insane. 2) Ooh, that’s cool! 3) You know, I’ve always wanted to write a novel (this, by the way, is said with the greatest frequency). 297 more words