Tag Archives: Advice for Writers

So You’d Like to be Published Locally?

February 12 – Napa River Inn (6:30 – 8:30 pm) Join Napa Valley Writers for an outstanding evening with an expert panel of local editors and publishers, including: Connie Anderson: Napa Valley Marketplace Vickie Norris: Wine Country Lifestyle Sasha Paulsen: Napa Valley Register … Continue reading

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Raymond Carver – My Favorite Writer

People often ask me, “Who is your favorite writer?” And although I love many authors, their question is not hard for me to answer. Of course I like many different writers, such as the ones from my childhood: Tolkien, Hesse, … Continue reading

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Dani Shapiro – A Wise Writer On Writing

Dani Shapiro is best known for her novels and memoirs, but she has recently published a new book on the craft of writing called, STILL WRITING. The is a fantastic book. Her empathic grasp of the struggles every writer faces … Continue reading

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Speed-Date With A Publishing Professional

The series kicks off Tuesday, Dec. 3, with “Speed-Dating with a Publishing Professional.” Writers can arrange to get one-on-one attention from an Editor at Fearless Books, Sari Friedman, MFA, getting quick and supportive advice and feedback on how to develop … Continue reading

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John Steinbeck — A California Writer

John Steinbeck is certainly one of the quintessential California writers of the twentieth century. He grew up in California’s Salinas Valley in the early 1900s, surrounded by immigrants and diverse cultures. His upbringing provides a uniquely California slant to nearly … Continue reading

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Guest Speaker: David Corbett – Dec. 11th

Edgar nominated novelist, David Corbett, will be the guest speaker at the next Napa Valley Writers meeting. The event will be held from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Napa Valley Unified School District Building, 2425 Jefferson Street, Room 205. … Continue reading

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Guest Speaker: Ransom Stephens, November 13th

Come see Ph.D., novelist, science writer, and physicist, Ransom Stephens talk about “The Value of Exposing Yourself.” His talk will explore using point-of-view to increase tension and increase clarity. From there he will explore the pros/cons and variations of traditional, indie, and hybrid … Continue reading

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George Saunders

Who is George Saunders? Clearly you jest! He is a writer. A fantastic writer. And although he writes non-fiction and even children’s books, his fiction is what he is best known for — being perhaps one of the most influential … Continue reading

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