Summer Writer-Parent Meet-ups

NOTE (added 9/24/18): THIS SERIES WAS SO SUCCESSFUL WE HAVE CONTINUED IT THROUGH THE FALL/WINTER. PLEASE READ FOR DETAILS, ALL IS WORKING GREAT! SIGN UP THROUGH MEETUP OR ON FACEBOOK “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS” We are hosting a series of casual meet-ups for people with kids who are serious about their writing careers. The first one […]

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How to Make Money as a Writer (and feed your kids).

I’m reluctant to post this, because it is about making money. It is not about art. It will not feed your soul. (It might feed your family, however.) But here goes: As the parent of two kids, I’m always worried about college and other extremely high-cost future ticket items (not to mention the expensive current […]

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Back to Birgitte – second post from South America

Guest blogger, Birgitte Rasine checks in with manuscript and toddler from her writing travels in the wilds of South America… A Clash of Two Worlds The tropics.  Hot hot sun, exotic fruits, amazing local food, plenty of wildlife and songbirds, a hammock swinging in the breeze, cool drink in your hand… what more could a […]

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Guest Blogger: Birgitte Rasine, Preparing for Colombia

Hope everyone has their tickets or reservations to Tuesday’s Andaz Pen Parentis Authorfest!  It’s going to be a great time! If you haven’t yet reserved: click here and please note, it’s standing room only at this point!  In the meantime, please read on for the first guest blog from Pen Parentis member Birgitte Rasine who is leaving […]

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Three-part writing process: a theory.

Tragedy.  I wrote this idea out in an email to a friend. Wrote it in gorgeous, bloggy detail. Then I cut it from the email, realizing that she (not a writer) wouldn’t be interested in my theories. Intended to paste it into a blog entry. But, as life would have it, I got randomized and […]

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Announcing a winner

Like most of the rest of the world (at least the ones who still have electricity) I have been following the Olympics.  It has been brutal to watch the few judging glitches: Japan regaining a few points in gymnastics and bumping the Ukraine down a notch, or the Greek racisim disqualification bumping people up (“I […]

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