The Role Writing Communities Play in a Writer’s Life

Lately, I’ve been thinking about the role writing communities play in a writer’s life. It seems contradictory, because as writers we spend so much time alone in our own worlds frolicking amongst the convolutions of our minds. But that may be the point — sometimes we just need to rub elbows with our writing buddies….

2017 Indie Author Day

Recently, I attended the first annual Indie Author Day at the Dove Library in Carlsbad, California It was informative, inspiring, and personally satisfying because I got to see some friends and even make some new ones. The event was sponsored by San Diego publishers and writers organizations — Aionios Books, LLC, Konstellation Press, Publishers and Writers…

Seeking Awareness for Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is a time when per our tradition, Jews across the globe are asked to think and meditate on how their presence has impacted the world during the past year. It is a period for self-reflection. We ask ourselves hard questions. Awareness is essential. Are you being honest with yourself listening to the answers?…

Happy 5,778, L ’Shana Tova! Happy New Year!

For Jews, it’s the year 5,778. As I smell my brisket baking in the oven and cook my kasha on the stove, I’ve been thinking about the past year, and what I want to happen in the months ahead. New Years, whether Jewish or secular, is always a good time for reflection. If you’re not…

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Israel Helps Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey and Mexico’s Earthquake Victims

Israel Helps Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Harvey and Mexico’s Earthquake Victims Israel, the Little Engine that could — helps victims from Hurricane Harvey, then survivors from Mexico’s 8.1 earthquake, and now Hurricane Irma. Unfortunately, all Israelis have advanced degrees in tragedy — but one benefit is they know how to help in urgent, stressful situations. After…

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Penn Wallace Tells His Story at Writers4Writers

I love hearing stories about authors’ writing journeys — how about you? I’m even more interested in authors’ writing adventures as I get closer to writing my last chapters of Blasted from Complacency. I’m trying to heed their warnings, and if I make a mistake along the way, well, at least I know they were my…

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