Dallas Woodburn

Dallas Woodburn is the author of two story collections and a forthcoming novel. Her fiction has appeared in Cicada, Monkeybicycle, and flashquake, and she has also written articles for The Los Angeles Times, Writer’s Digest, and Family Circle. Visit her website http://www.writeonbooks.org to learn more about her nonprofit literacy foundation and youth publishing company. Dallas’ contibution to The Write Room is Renaissance Writer: An Interview with Steve Almond Continue reading Dallas Woodburn

Jane Hertenstien

Jane Hertenstien quit her editing job five years ago to work on her craft, and is currently live-in staff at a community homeless shelter in return for room and board. Jane rises at 4:30 a.m. to cook breakfast for about 300 people, and then spends from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. writing novel; Jane is also involved in leading a creative writing workshop for a group of women at the shelter. Jane’s books have been widely reviewed, with a non-fiction project, Orphan Girl, featured in a center page spread in the Chicago Tribune Sunday book section. Jane also attend the … Continue reading Jane Hertenstien

Tomer Konowiecki

Tomer Konowiecki is the 2009 Tangled Web Press Online Poetry Contest winner, with poetry appearing in the upcoming 2009 Tangled Press Poetry Anthology.  Tomer resides in Los Angeles, CA, where he recently received an English degree from UCLA and is currently studying Law. Tomer’s contributions to The Write Room are To All Ephemera The Nodding Seamen He Must Have Known We’re Not Stopping Here Believe Science Continue reading Tomer Konowiecki

Workshop with David Corbett: Demonstrate Character: Make a Scene

Demonstrate Character: Make a Scene Saturday, April 4, 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM Book Passage 51 Tamal Vista Blvd Corte Madera, CA 94925 (415) 927-0960 Building strong, credible characters who engage our empathy requires a dynamic understanding of their inner life, not a laundry list of traits. This demands an understanding of the primacy of scene-character is revealed more in what is said and done than described. By sketching scenes that dramatize the core conflicts of the character’s lives, students learn to give flesh and blood to their fiction. For more information or to register click on the following link: … Continue reading Workshop with David Corbett: Demonstrate Character: Make a Scene