Posts Tagged ‘ San Diego Writers Ink ’

Writer to Watch: John Van Roekel

Normally, when I see those "Writer to Watch" interviews in glossy magazines, I cynically wonder how much money those authors had to shell out to big-deal publicists to get them featured in said magazine. But recently I was flipping through a local publication and spotted a familiar face. It belonged to John Van Roekel, author of a trio of historical fiction books, and he was being featured as a Continue Reading...

New personal best: 365K Club, week 28

It’s that time of the week again: time for another 365K Club word count check-in! Numbers, please… July 9, Day 191: 3,015 words (a new personal best!) July 10, Day 192: 795 words July 11, Day 193: 1,881 words July 12, Day 194: 790 words July 13, Day 195: 830 words July 14, Day 196: 800 words July 15, Day 197: 850 words That’s a grand total of 8,250 words for the Continue Reading...

Sponsor San Diego writers: Blazing Laptops

Every year, San Diego Writers Ink holds its annual fundraiser, Blazing Laptops. "What's Blazing Laptops?" you ask. An excellent question, dear reader! Putting the "fun" back in "fundraiser" Blazing Laptops is both a fundraiser that helps San Diego Writers Ink continue to put together its awesome programming for writers in all genres, as well as a one-day write-a-thon where individual Continue Reading...

New year, new reading challenge, new blog focus

As the head of the San Diego chapter of the Nonfiction Authors Association, one of my goals for this year is to read more nonfiction. While I did actually read a good number of nonfiction books last year, I didn't necessarily blog about them – in part because my 2015 focus for The Buttontapper blog was on erotica and sex writing. 2016 is going to be different, as I'm no longer focusing on Continue Reading...

#HumpDayReviews: My 2015 Year in Review

Happy Hump Day! As it's almost 2016, I've been going through my paper agenda, blog posts, Goodreads account, and various notebooks to review my year in reading and writing. So, instead of a book review, today I'm actually reviewing my own life. I'm sorting out exactly what I accomplished this year – both the successes and the failures – in order to help set some SMART goals for Continue Reading...