Blogging today at Writer Unboxed

My subject is writing pace.  What’s you writing pace? Do you know?

Read the blog here: http://writerunboxed.com/2009/03/25/the-pace-of-you/

Ah, I've been in my writing cave again and haven't been blogging here at A
Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference, August 15 – 17, 2014, Los Angeles, CA Plot Your
A writing blog today..... I’m in the midst of an enormously fertile period. I’m writing
Here it is, arriving suddenly.  On Thursday, it was still Indian summer, sunny and hot. 
This is what can be fun about the shift in the way books come to

Blogging on food television at RTB today

Come talk with me about Top Chef and the pale imitation Chopping Block at Romancing the Blog today.

Week before last, TOP CHEF had a challenge that involved cooking the "last supper" of
Haven't been the best blogger in the world lately.  Lots of work switching over to
First, a happy note for the day: THE LOST RECIPE FOR HAPPINESS has just gone into an
     The Lost Recipe for Happiness debuts in Australia today (February 1).  I just
Haven't been the most attentive blogger the past couple of weeks.  Things will slow down

Plotting blog and “Magic” class

Two things this morning: 

#1  Posted a blog to Writer Unboxed this morning, Plotting for the Severely Right-Brained.  Might be helpful for some of you who have a brain like mine. 

#2 Reclaiming the Magic class starts on Monday.  The published workshop is nearly full (one spot left), but there is plenty of room in the aspiring class.    I really thought it would go the other way!  This is not divided for elitist reasons, but so that we can focus on the issues writers have at different stages of their careers. 

Some of the things that might specifically come up for aspiring writers:

How do you keep writing after three or five or ten years when you haven’t published and people around you have stopped believing you’ll ever publish?  How do you keep believing in yourself?  What tricks and techniques can help you get your work done even when you’re exhausted from kids/work/life?   How do you recover from a string of painful rejections or bad contest commentary?  How do you deal with other people publishing when you’ve been writing longer?   If this sounds like something you’d enjoy, please email me.

And DON’T FORGET: THERE ARE SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR BOTH PUBLISHED AND ASPIRING WRITERS! Only a couple of people have tossed their names in the hat this time.  If you’d like to take the class but just can’t afford it, you might as well give it a shot, right?   Send me an email with “scholarship” in the title.

Questions?

 

 

Ah, I've been in my writing cave again and haven't been blogging here at A
Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference, August 15 – 17, 2014, Los Angeles, CA Plot Your
A writing blog today..... I’m in the midst of an enormously fertile period. I’m writing
Here it is, arriving suddenly.  On Thursday, it was still Indian summer, sunny and hot. 
This is what can be fun about the shift in the way books come to

Did Joan wash her hands at the same sink?

Joan Didion, the celebrated writer, went to Columbia Elementary School for awhile. The old building, made of red sandstone (as well as I can recollect), not the modern version that occupies the lot these days. I have been drunkenly reading her work, admiring the western cleanness, the spare and unsentimental way she captures the world, my world, the west. I was electrified to read her casual mention of the school, a brief sojurn while her father worked at Petersen Field, and even though I now wish to find the exact reference, I can’t. It was small and not very important.

Is is important to me, however, because I went to Columbia Elementary School, too, back when it was a tall, graceful building with long double hung windows. I, too, am a writer. I remember my classroom on the first floor, the western side of the building, where the teacher had hung squares of construction paper with the names of colors written on them. Orange. Brown. Red. Yellow. It seemed I could own those colors by knowing their names, leash them with letters. Mine!

Did Joan Didion sit in the same chair ….Read the rest of this post

 

 

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This kind of review is why writers stick with it. Thanks, Puppitypup. from Amazon 5.0
One of the most astonishing sights I have ever seen was a graveyard high on
I thought you might like to see the sisters. More when I can actually sit
Dinner in Suburbia by Make Less Noise
When I was a child,
One Christmas season, I was at loose ends.  I was finally, officially divorced after a

Reclaiming the magic of writing at Writer Unboxed today

Wrote a piece on reclaiming the joy of writing for my monthly blog at Writer Unboxed today.  If you’re in the doldrums, check it out.  If you’re not in the doldrums and know how to help others out, please go and tell everyone how you do it.

Things I’m considering: when to schedule more Voice and a (revised) version of Girls in the Basement. If you are burning to take them, email me.

Also thinking about a group (Facebook group, private email, blog?) devoted to art and balance in someway.  Nothing super organized, but it seems to be one of those things we all have trouble with.  If you would be willing to help me, I need two or three people.   Email me on that, too.   If you have suggestions on the best place to gather, please put them in the comments.  

Brilliant Colorado day, BTW.  All of you frozen folks might want to schedule Colorado sunshine into your planners.

Now the timer is going off (see how good I am!) and I must get off the internet and finish my novella.

 

No one here will be surprised at this post that I wrote for  Writer Unboxed.
Two news tidbits this morning:  Monthly blog post up at Writer Unboxed:  The Last Month
My subject is writing pace.  What's you writing pace? Do you know? Read the blog
At Writer Unboxed, Sophie Masson posted an essay so earthy and heady it made me
Just worked out like that.  My regular monthly blog on The Pleasure and Pain of

New website is up!!

The new Barbara O’Neal website is live.   I have been working hard with my amazing team (720 Media here in Colorado Springs) to get it up in time for Christmas, and it’s ready!.   I’m sure I will not have any time to post anything there until the weekend, but at least it’s live and it’s BEAUTIFUL!  I’m absolutely delighted. 

Check it out here:  barbaraoneal.com

This is an in-progress drawing that's been living on my desk the past week. It
A friend of mine has started a business flipping houses. We live in a lucrative
I am a fan of Gretchen Rubin, whose books on happiness and habits offer a
Lately, I've been reading the diaries of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn to help create
The first Monday of the new year, and once again, I am not home. This

Guest blogging in two places today

Just worked out like that. 

My regular monthly blog on The Pleasure and Pain of Writing Foodie Novels at Writer Unboxed.

And a piece on True Love (or rather, my parents’ 50th wedding anniversary) at Romancing the Blog.

We are working on a new title for my next book. I'm nearly finished with
I've been recovering from all the back and forthing, and doing copy edits for my
I've been on vacation in Michigan and will be headed out to the annual RWA
Two things this morning:  #1  Posted a blog to Writer Unboxed this morning, Plotting for the
Wrote a piece on reclaiming the joy of writing for my monthly blog at Writer

Some assembly required

Blogging today at Writer Unboxed.  Come over and chat about methods you use to notice you’ve taken a wrong turn and how to fix it.

http://writerunboxed.com/2016/02/24/the-delirious-delights-of-research/
If you are looking for the worksheets from the Cornerstones of Excellence class at PPWC,
If you attended the Writer's Digest Novel Writing Workshop in Los Angeles, these are the
Writer’s Digest Novel Writing Conference, August 15 – 17, 2014, Los Angeles, CA Plot Your
Have settled the summer schedule: June 15, 3013: Missouri Romance Writers "The Heroine's Journey" Booksigning:

More on the name change

I’ve written a blog about the name change for Writer Unboxed.  It’s up today if you want to read more.

This is an in-progress drawing that's been living on my desk the past week. It
A friend of mine has started a business flipping houses. We live in a lucrative
I am a fan of Gretchen Rubin, whose books on happiness and habits offer a
Lately, I've been reading the diaries of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn to help create
The first Monday of the new year, and once again, I am not home. This

The Particularities of Place

I’m blogging today at Writer Unboxed, about sense of place.   Join me for a discussion about what books have a great sense of place, and what ruins a good setting.

This is an in-progress drawing that's been living on my desk the past week. It
A friend of mine has started a business flipping houses. We live in a lucrative
I am a fan of Gretchen Rubin, whose books on happiness and habits offer a
Lately, I've been reading the diaries of Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn to help create
The first Monday of the new year, and once again, I am not home. This