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Free Writing Class in California

April 16, 2014

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The Daily Creative

Art in the University of Washington Student Center

Art in the University of Washington Student Center

I’ve been asked many times if I have classes and I’m happy to announce that I’m holding a free workshop  May 19, 2014 at JFK University in Pleasant Hill.    As part of the Faulty Showcase program at the University, I’m offering two talks -

4:30 PM
The Daily Creative – Be more creative without quitting your day job.
How to fit in your creative work into your regular day. I will show you how to  start  your new, more creative life tomorrow.

5:30 PM
The Daily Creative – Fit your passion project into your daily schedule.
Many professionals long to publish a book based on their experience.
You may already have that book written, you just need to find it!

Workshops are free, just come to the campus and follow theRead More


April 16, 2014

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That’s all, this about sums up the life of a writer!

Comic about writing

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Episode 126 – “Ed Lazellari And The Lost Prince”

March 29, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

 Special Guest: Ed Lazellari

From http://www.edwardlazellari.com

Edward Lazellari was born in New York City in 1965. The child of Italian and Albanian parents, he began writing in the early 1990s while employed as an artist at Marvel Comics. After years working as an illustrator, he returned to college to earn his BA in English literature from Rutgers University, with a concentration in creative writing.

Edward won Playboy magazine’s prestigious short fiction contest in 1999, and his story, “The Date” was published in the October issue. This was his first paycheck for prose and a big boost toward finishing his first novel, “Awakenings,” which he had begun before going back to school. He graduated with highest honors in 1999 and began working as anRead More

Episode 125- California 2.0 Rocks! With Marcus Ruiz Evans

March 22, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Marcus Evans


Here’s the background for Marcus’ book.


New Nations are rising to the level of Power of America in the next 20-40 years, according to world economic experts. In this new world, these powers will go to world centers of negotiation that have held world peace together since WWII, such as the IMF, G20, UN, World Bank, etc less in the future because they view these institutions as “unfair”. These new rising world powers (China, India, Russia, Brazil, India, and a south-east Asian collective known as ASEAN) will make “their own UNs” as they approach the power of America.

This is because the centers of world peace that have been used in the last century are seen as created and owned by America and Europe. Other risingRead More

Episode 124 – “Character Development!”

March 15, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

This week it’s just Catharine and I and we are privileged enough to have wonderful listeners who communicate with us! This week Jen Sosniak: http://www.jennifersosniakbooks.com/ tweeted us with a couple of questions. What a great idea for an entire show! If you have any writing or podcast related questions, please email them to podcast@newbiewriters.com or tweet us: @newbiewriters. Can also find me on GooglePlus too. Links to the right.

Questions from Jen:
Jenny Kushen Sosniak@dreamsofwriting

 @newbiewriters Will do! My first is how to balance likable but flawed. I’ve also been struggling w/dev of relationships between characters.

@newbiewriters I often go too fast with the dev of the romance and I don’t hit it right with the dev between antagonist &Read More

Partnership Publishing Defined

March 5, 2014

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Partnership Publishing Defined: What Authors Need to Know – She Writes.

In her blog this week Brooke Warner commented on the difference between partnership publishing and pure self publishing, like the imprints under Author House.

Partnership publishing isn’t cheap, but the process is warmer and friendlier, the author is part of the team and the work is vetted.  In other words, you can’t get any book publishing through a partnership or author assist system. Your book not only needs to be good, it needs to fit with the publisher’s mission and style.

Author House will help any and all authors publish their books, and takes no responsibility for the quality of the work, which is true for the editing, book covers and look.  Author House is a great resource for those writers who have it allRead More

Episode 122 – “It’s A Bloodmarked Saga With Aurora Whittet”

March 1, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Aurora Whittet

www.aurorawhittet.com | www.bloodmarksaga.com


Preorder Bloodmark on Amazon

facebook.com/bloodmarksaga | twitter.com/aurorawhittet | goodreads.com/aurorawhittet


Sixteen-year-old werewolf princess Ashling Boru is different from other wolves—she was able to shift to wolf form at birth. Rather than bringing pride to her family, it brings fear, and as a result, she is forced to live in seclusion in Ireland’s countryside. Ashling’s reputation is further blackened when she refuses her betrothed and defies the ancient laws. When her pack’s oldest rivals begin hunting her, she finds herself in the small town of York Harbor, Maine—far from everything she’s ever known.

In Maine, she crossesRead More

Episode 121- “Enlightening Newbies With Polly Campbell”

February 25, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Polly Campbell

The popular teacher on the Daily OM shows how real-life moments afford opportunities for spiritual growth

Imperfect Spirituality
Extraordinary Enlightenment for Ordinary People

The author has written for Spirituality & Health, Arthritis Today, Gaiam Life, The Oregonian, Family Circle, is a highly read blogger for Psychology Today, and a teacher with The Daily Om

Pulling a raisin out of a two-year-old’s nose probably wasn’t on Buddha’s path to enlightenment, but it was one of the obstacles for author Polly Campbell. For many people, stuck raisins and other real-life moments provide a day’s only opportunity for spiritual growth. Imperfect Spirituality shows readers how to integrate those everyday moments withRead More

Episode 120 – “It’s An Ample Attraction With Melissa Craig!”

February 15, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Melissa Craig

We all know the saying “sex sells” and for Australian erotic author Melissa Craig, it certainly does! This week we have the pleasure of chatting with her about what it takes to write erotic romance fiction, how it’s perceived and what Aussie newbies need to know when it comes to Amazon royalties. Catharine is busy this week in San Francisco so Dionne Lister is co-hosting.

From Melissa’s website:


I released my debut erotica novella called PLENTIFUL PACKAGE  in October, 2011 in e-book edition and then Paperback in November, 2011.  It’s the first novella in the Simply Breathtaking Series – which will be six books. stay tuned for the release news of the next five. 

I am very lucky toRead More

Episode 119 – “Stop! Grammar Time! With Mignon Fogarty”

February 8, 2014

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The Newbie Writers’ Podcast

Special Guest: Mignon Fogart (Grammar Girl!)



A snippet of questions from the show:

How does one get to such a popular blog and books?

Tell us about Oprah.

How do you react when you are approached by the Oprah producers?

She had driven the podcast thing as well as the blog thing.

How did you go about making grammar fun? You have a knack, tell us about it.

Where did it all begin? What was it that gave you the writing/grammar bug?

What’s planned for the future?

Ultimate tips for Newbies.


A pet peeve card game! Peeve Wars http://FundAnything.com/peevewars

MignonFace100x100  Mignon Fogarty is the creator of Grammar Girl and the founder and managing director of Quick and Dirty Tips. A magazine writer, technical writer, andRead More