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My Next Writing Workshop: September 15th

If you regularly follow my blog (or me!), you know that I offer writing workshops each quarter to those interested in starting their own memoir. Hopefully, you’ve picked up on some tools and strategies from my blog posts, but for those who need an extra push or want to begin creating their memoir among like-minded individuals, I welcome you to attend my next workshop on September 15th from 10am-2pm in my home in Capitola, CA.

To RSVP or simply to get more details, please email me at lovedonna@sbcglobal.net. The cost is $40, which also includes a light lunch.

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Arranging Things: My Book Tour and My Personality

Occasionally, a small bright insight illuminates our lives and helps to make sense of what is happening. That happened to me last week as I was juggling dates for the Northwest Book Tour I’m planning for May. To sort the dates was, for a while, like eating noodles with chopsticks. Just as I set one date, the rest slipped and needed to be picked up again. Now, I’ve just confirmed one appearance on May 10 in Eugene with my former daughter-in-law and forever-friend, Jane. (more…)

Set the Scene or Drop It

I recently returned from a 12-day trip to the Hudson River Valley. Our group visited Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt’s home, the Frederick and Louise Vanderbilt estate, learned about slavery in the area and toured the 18th century Gomez sawmill site. It was an excellent Road Scholar trip, AND, along the way,  I sold copies of Walking for our Lives.

While discussing the book with a friend, I randomly opened to page 91 and read, “On Friday, May 30, Congresswoman Pat Shroeder came out to our muddy campsite at 7:30 in the morning to speak to us. Then The Great Peace filed into downtown Denver and brought traffic to a standstill.”

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Writing Workshop: January 14, 2012

A few times every year, I help those interested in writing their own memoirs gain confidence and comfort with writing, and offer advice on memoir writing that I have gained from my own experience as an author.

My next offered writing workshop will take place Saturday, Jan 14, 2012, from 10am-2pm. If you’re interested in attending, please email me (lovedonna@sbcglobal.net). The cost is $40. Spots tend to fill up quickly, so confirm yours as soon as possible!

Keep writing 🙂

Next Writing Workshop: September 17th

A few times every year, I help those interested in writing their own memoirs gain confidence and comfort with writing, and offer advice on memoir writing that I have gained from my own experience as an author.  The next workshop will be Saturday, September 17, 2011, from 10am-2pm, in my home in Capitola, Calif. Lunch is included with the $40.00 fee.  To register, or for more information, email me at lovedonna@sbcglobal.net.

Happy writing!!

-Donna

Thank You For the Memories

Writing requires time alone. Over Memorial Day Weekend, I was alone for almost two days. One day I stayed in my sleeping sweats for 24 hours! Alone, but not lonely, I devoted hours to reading little notes in little journals and on scraps of paper and making inserts throughout the 37 chapters I have for Walking for Our Lives. Then I closed the little journals and discarded the scraps. I took basket after full wastebasket out to the recycle bin. (more…)

My Place in the Boat

“To be a writer,” says Wallace Baine in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, “is to engage in the lonely arts. Those of us who write are constantly wrestling with envy of those engaged in collaborative arts, because directing a movie, playing in a band, acting in a play, interacting with other artists and audiences – these things are obviously a blast, even a life-altering experience, for those involved in them.”

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