Where do you write? Do you write in an office or in the car? In bed or in the bathtub? I’d like a little shed, no distractions. Check this out.
Author Archives: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett
Always interesting to read about the writing process. Here’s an older article, still relevant, with Vince Gilligan of Breaking Bad. If you want to get your screenplays read, he says to enter screenwriting competitions. It’s how he got his start.
September, to me, is the true beginning of the year for writers. Summer is over, you’re back from vacation, kids are back at school, and you’re ready to focus on your work again. I’ve been teaching Jumpstart Your Writing at Gotham Writers Workshop for a bunch of years. This fall the class begins on Sept. 15. Click here to learn more. If you have questions for me, email me at penonfire at earthlink dot net. It’s a 10-week class that’s sure to jumpstart your writing.
On Tuesday, July 14, at Scape Gallery in Corona del Mar, the Pen on Fire Speaker Series resumes, featuring novelists Seth Greenland and Diana Wagman who will discuss their new novels and talk about the art and business of writing. Laguna Beach Books will be on hand selling books. There will be nibbles and sips, and the opportunity to speak personally with the authors. If you’ve never been to a Speaker Series event, you will love spending a literary evening with writers and artists and other interesting people. Check out the schedule, and register, here.
Essayist Michael Paterniti, author of Love and Other Ways of Dying, joins Marrie Stone to discuss writing tragedy, how he finds doors into human emotion, what makes a compelling essay, and creating the narrative voice in nonfiction. In the second half, Marian Palaia discusses her novel, The Given World. She discusses Vietnam, creating fictional characters from real people, the common pitfalls of new writers, and how her MFA transformed her work.
(Broadcast date: April 29, 2015)
A lil Q&A I did with Michelle Knowlden, whom I met in Fictionaires many moons ago. She asks me about writing and I tell her my deepest, darkest secrets. (Sorry…not really.)
Michelle has a blog with interviews with writers. You can subscribe through the link I just gave you.