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St. Helena Star Series

I’ve been asked to write a monthly column that talks about growing up in the Napa Valley. The series is called, “The Storyteller, by Tim Carl a Knights Valley Correspondent,” and will be in the St. Helena Star every 3 or … Continue reading

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Writing Workshop In Positano – Sirenland 2014

Writers need and crave feedback. Writing is normally a solitary act — writers sit over their computers or pads of paper agonizing over word use and story content. When we get done with a first draft we normally set it … 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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Quick… Who Is The Poet Laureate Of The US?

The answer is Natasha Trethewey, but you knew that. Born in Mississippi in 1966, Mrs. Trethewey has had an illustrious career resulting in many books and awards, including the 2007 Pulitzer for Poetry for her 2006 book, Native Guard. Listen to her haunting … Continue reading

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Autumn Poem

DREAM-LAND by Edgar Allan Poe By a route obscure and lonely, Haunted by ill angels only, Where an Eidolon, named NIGHT, On a black throne reigns upright, I have reached these lands but newly From an ultimate dim Thule— From … Continue reading

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Writers Like to Read Advice On How to Write…

Why? Because writers write, rewrite, and then rewrite some more. Once we get “done” with our first draft, we set it aside for a few weeks before we reread the draft. “Hmmmm…,” we think, “this needs some more work.” Then … Continue reading

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