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Meghan Ward
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Writers, like children, must adopt a growth mindset to succeed:
If you're a parent, you've probably heard of Carol Dweck and her book Mindset, or maybe Po Bronson's Nurture Shock, which references Dweck's research. The theory behind Mindset is that children who adopt a fixed mindset—who believe that their intelligence and abilities are fixed and won't ...
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The Imperfect Writing Life—advice from authors Andre DeBus III, Carol Edgarian, and Sunil Yapa on Writerland today.
At AWP16 in Los Angeles in March, I went to a fabulous panel called The Imperfect Writing Life with Samantha Dunn moderating and Andre DeBus III (author of House of Sand and Fog and Townie), Carol Edgarian (author of Rise the Euphrates and Three Stages of Amazement), Neil Thompson (director of ...
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This is a side of Guerneville most of us who spend weekends up there don't ever see. Beautiful (but sad) photo essay by Gabrielle Lurie and great story by Alastair Gee.
A campsite tucked away in the forest, far from San Francisco’s encampments, faces similar problems – including rats, trash and what to do with human waste
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Our AWP panel, Networking for Introverts, got a fantastic write-up on Vulture.com!
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Beautiful essay by my friend Frances Stroh, whose memoir "Beer Money: A Memoir of Privilege and Loss" comes out in May.
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Hi Everyone,

Tuesday evening my daughter's French teacher and her 9-year-old daughter (a fourth-grader at John Muir Elementary School in Berkeley) were hit by a taxi in a crosswalk in front of their school. Both of Lilia's legs were broken, and they need help paying for legal fees and medical expenses. If you want to help Lilia, click on the GoFundMe campaign below. Every little bit helps.
(En français un peu plus bas) Help Lilia's and her parents with all hospitals and care bills. Lilia is a nine year old girl, Lilia belongs to the EFBA family and everybody who knows her will tell you she is a real sunshine ! Khadija, Lilia's mom is one of our précious and devoted teacher. ...
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This Sunday I'll be teaching a one-day intensive blogging class called Successful Blogging at Book Passage in Marin. Join me! You'll have your Wordpress blog set up and running by the end of the day, and you'll have all the tools you need to manage and promote it. And the Book Passage cafe has great food for lunch which is a bonus!
Sun., June 12 • 10:00-4:00 pm • $110. Have you always wanted to start a blog? This is your chance! In one six-hour blogging bootcamp you will set up a Wordpress blog, choose a focus and design, and learn how to write great blog posts. This class covers best blogging practices; ...
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Don't miss the launch of France Stroh's memoir Beer Money tonight at 6:30 pm at Book Passage in Marin. Come on out for some great stories and a Stroh's beer! And if you can't make it, be sure to get a copy for yourself and all your Detroit friends. Frances is a fantastic writer, and Beer Money is an unforgettable tale of privilege and loss.
Fifth-generation member of Stroh family writes memoir of privilege, failure amidst Detroit's signature beer company
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Another write-up on our Networking for Introverts panel at #AWP16! 
How can introverted writers nurture a writing community? Sometimes, the best answers can be found offline.
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Detroit friends: Wonderful story by author Laura Fraser about Shinola—the shoe polish turned watch company—in Craftsmanship Magazine this month.
An in-depth feature about the vintage shoe polish brand turned luxury goods maker in Detroit. Is reviving U.S. manufacturing that easy?
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Very cool story by fellow Grottoite Chris Colin about taking his first-grade daughter camping in the desert.
Desert camping with a daughter leads to moments of profundity — and some loud-as-you-want shouting.
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It's Saturday night, which means you're probably staring at Google+ page thinking, "Google+ is nice and all, but I really wish I knew how to use Twitter better. And Facebook. I really wish I were a master at Facebook." Well, help is here! Next Wednesday, March 9, I'll be teaching Twitter in Two Hours at the San Francisco Writers' Grotto. This class is for everyone—authors, unpublished writers, stay-at-home dads, prison inmates, interior designers, dog walkers, bloggers...everyone is invited.

The following Wednesday I'll be teaching Facebook in Two Hours—everything you need to know to master the most popular social media network in the universe for the low low price of $50. Sign up today! I won't be offering these classes again until summer. 
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Developmental editing, line editing, copyediting, writing, blogging, social media consulting
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Berkeley, CA
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- Paris, France
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Freelance Writer and Book Editor in San Francisco
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I am a writer and freelance book editor in San Francisco. My editing services include developmental editing, line editing, and copy editing for novels, memoirs, nonfiction books, and PhD dissertations. I teach blogging and social media classes at the San Francisco Writers' Grotto and blog weekly at Writerland.com and biweekly at SheWrites.com.
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  • UCLA
  • Mills College
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