Category Archives: Classes and Conferences

Writing classes, programs and conferences

DTLA – Back on the Blog in the Downtown Los Angeles Arts District

DTLA – The Power Of The Abbreviation Downtown Los Angeles.  October 2015. I think I’ve  slipped into a time warp and emerged in a dimension in which downtown LA is trendy.  It even has a new name, er, abbreviation. Downtown LA continues to reinvent itself and its upscale new residents have taking some matters into their own hands. A time-warp in which Downtown LA is now trendy I’ve just finished a four-day blogging workshop taught by Jessie Rosen, creator of the popular blog, 20-Nothings. The…

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Highlights from 2014 Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference in Los Angeles

The following is an excerpt I presented to my writing classmates about the Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference held Aug 15-17 2014 in Century City.  I wanted to share some things from the conference. 1. David Morrel was the keynote speaker. He has been a professional writer for 40+ years. He wrote “First Blood” on which Rambo is based. He is a generous man with an amazing story. A key message for me was in this line “Be a first rate version of your self, not…

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