My poem, "My Wishing Star on a Long Ride," which appeared in Eclectica's July/August 2015 issue, will soon appear in one of their four forthcoming 20th anniversary anthologies! It's nice to have a poem make several appearances, and not just one or two. Ecle...
Unless your main character has OCD, everyone has an area they habitually leave in a mess. Mine is my desk. Really, any surface I can pile books and file folders on. The lie I tell myself is that the stack will catch my attention so I can follow up, but the ...
Next Sunday, October 11, at 3 pm in picturesque Crockett, California, I'll be a featured reader at the Valona Deli Second Sunday Poetry Series. Coordinator Connie Post kindly invited me. If you're in the SF Bay Area and can make it, it would be wonderful to...
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Photo: Nadya Phillips, Venice 2015 In writing a novel or story a writer gives lots of thought to what happened to the main character before she or he arrived at the beginning of the tale, but have we considered where she goes after the ending? If you're con...
I've had poetry in a lot of journals over many years, but I've rarely been so pleased to have work alongside such a great group of poets and writers. I was talking about publishers and poetry presses with a friend this morning and we agreed that even if it...
To help us all tilt our pens forward and launch them into a vibrant and productive 2016, I thought I'd share some bad news and some good news about writing. First the bad news. Kristen Lamb's blog entry today sums up the bad news about publishing, for the w...
Emotion is important in fiction, but thought and will are also a huge component of character and character development. You can identify with a character's thoughts and decisions when she's under stress. One of life's pleasurable but stressful activities is...
A great title gets us reading with a good title as a good first line. Or maybe just as hard -- first lines also bear the full weight of the reader's entry -- and have at times despaired over that blank space where the title should go. When I wrote my articl...
Can writing poetry ever pay enough? And do we need it to? For those of us taking advantage of the fall season to submit work to recently opened journals, there's a new way to see if any on your target list pay for poems. Most print journal do pay, but only ...
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Rachel Abramson Dacus is the
author of three books: Gods of Water and Air, Earth Lessons, Femme au Chapeau, and the spoken word CD
A God You Can Dance. She is a widely
published poet, dramatist, and writer of fiction and non-fiction. The Renaissance Club, her novel-in-progress, is a love story across the centuries, involves the great Baroque sculptor Gianlorenzo Bernini. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area and raises funds for nonprofit
organizations. Read more at http://racheldacus.net . Get a copy of Gods of Water and Air at Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Gods-Water-Air-Rachel-Dacus/dp/0615842410
- University of California, Berkeley
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VIDA's Count -- Women and Ambition: A Discussion in Here, not out There.
When I look at VIDA's count -- the now famous breakdown of publication data of males versus females in various magazines -- I'm always immed
Rocket Kids: My new novel -- exploring publishing options
As you might know, for the last couple of years I've been working on a novel, a contemporary story about a group of college teachers and