Revise for Publication CWC Workshop

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CALIFORNIA WRITERS CLUB–BERKELEY BRANCH Saturday, November 8, 2014. 10am  to 1pm. So you want to be published?  It’s been said that after the wild creative outpouring, the real writing happens in the art of revision.  Your best chance of attracting readers is through a strong “re-seeing” of your work, to craft the work so it appeals to readers of all stripes. Writers who learn to love revision are more likely to write publishable work that wins readers and leads to deeper satisfaction in the writer’s craft. This workshop will help any writer with the goal of publication learn to demystify key areas of revision, from the micro to the macro.  You can learn to enjoy revision by breaking it down … Read More

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The “Write” Way to Feel

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I have been really scared this week. I have been sad. For reasons global and personal. But until today, I didn’t really let my body in on the information that’s been stuck in my brain and heart. I got up like usual and then a few hours after waking, began to feel a little odd. Like a virus coming on. Achy, cold, tired. I let myself go back to bed, let my husband take over with our son. And as I heard the garage door close after they left, all of a sudden, tears eked out the corners of my eyes, easing slightly a heaviness I didn’t even realize was in my chest. In the face of great loss and … Read More

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