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Fridays With Dale: Gardens Driven

  Gardens Driven by Dale Angel   I have been accused of being obsessive. Me! I’m sensible…I think? In my opinion one of the most beautiful of God’s gifts is a compost pile. It quietly invites all kinds of beneficial life...

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Voice

Originally Posted by katieh01 I’ve read a lot of requests and desires from agents saying they want strong voice. For a while, I thought I had a really strong voice for my characters, but after doing a reread of my manuscript, I feel a...

Dale Angel: Salable Skills

  Salable Skills by Dale Angel I was wading in a river of economic crisis, the kind that visits periodically in the form of a deluge. I was drowning when I received a phone call that I qualified for a government program that teaches yo...

Dale Angel: Online Class

Today we have the first of a series from Writers Forum member Dale Angel. Dale has been a regular contributor to Writers Forum newsletters for years, and her readings at our semi-annual Read Around are always some of the most popular. I pla...

Queen’s Letter: If I have to come over there…!

Today we have more words from Writers Forum President and Queen Laura Hernandez. With the COVID-19 numbers back on the rise in California, and with the lack of masks we see around town, it looks like this is going to be a longer ride than w...

IN MEMORIUM: CHLOE RYAN WINSTON

The Writers Forum Board has learned of the recent passing of our long-time member, Chloe Winston, who would have celebrated her ninetieth birthday this December. Her family indicates she requested no memorial service; however, we are please...

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Re-Appreciating Kurt Vonnegut

I’ve been re-reading Kurt Vonnegut’s novels and essays, and am once again awed by his style. He wrote some excellent books, and some not-so-excellent ones, but what stands out is the fact that nobody else, AFAIK, could have writ...

Short Story Contest Entry: Election Day

Today we have another entry received for the Writers Forum 2020 Short Story Contest. Since the contest judges are supposed to be judging the entries without knowing who wrote them, the author’s names will be withheld until after the w...

Queen’s Letter: My Country is on Fire

Writers Forum President and Queen Laura Hernandez submitted a short piece on supporting the protests in the middle of COVID-19 on the day the one demonstration was to assemble in the Kohl’s parking lot. Before I could get it posted, t...

Short Story Contest Entry: DEPRESSION REFUGEES

Today we have another entry received for the Writers Forum 2020 Short Story Contest. Since the contest judges are supposed to be judging the entries without knowing who wrote them, the author’s names will be withheld until after the w...

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