Jim L http://photos1.meetupstatic.com/photos/member/5/8/4/member_65401412.jpeg


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San Francisco, CA 94110


Newark, CAUSA 94560
Hometown: South SF Bay Area

Member since:

September 27, 2012


I am Jim. I have previously written 5 books - 3 technical and 2 fiction. It's been a while since I last wrote a book and I want to get back into writing the kind of stories that I would want to read.

How often do you write? What time of day/night is your best writing time?

At least 1 hr per day. I write either in the early morning or late at night.

What style of writing do you prefer - creative non-fiction (includes, essay, memoir, feature articles), fiction, other?

I have written a lot of technical but I like to write fiction. I like writing stories that I want to read and I am a voracious reader.

Do you have any finished writing work you're happy with? Have you published?

I am satisfied with the 5 books I've written and have been published. Three were technical books. Two were books that I wrote on a dare to prove that I could do it. Am I happy with them? No.

Fill in the statement: "The one thing I most want to do about my writing is. . .

improve and finish some of the writing projects that are in process.

Do you experience writer's block? If so, what sort of motivation would help you?

Yes. Quite often. What gets me to move past the writer's block is that I have 86,400 seconds in a day. None of which can be banked for the future. How sad would it be not to get all the stories out that I can in the time that I have on this Earth. Also, writing and story telling is a form of immortality because its through your thoughts and words that you can influence generations. Wouldn't we all want to have that immortality.

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  • Robert Freeman

    Hi Karl,
    We’re lucky to have a colleague of Pibram in our group. It’s quickly shaping up to be a great group.
    We’ll try to get a meeting on the calendar for April. What days are best for you?

    Mar 24, 2014 7:16 PM
  • Jamison Hill


    Thanks for becoming an AutoHacker. We're excited to collaborate with individuals, including yourself, possessing varying levels of experience, expertise and insights into solving common automotive dilemmas. Hope to see you at a few events!

    Look forward to connecting with you.


    Feb 11, 2014 1:38 AM
  • Camille

    Welcome, Jim L (Magritte)! Hope you can make our next meetup. Love to hear about your books.

    Sep 28, 2012 3:07 AM
  • Richard Scott

    Hi, Jim
    Glad to see you! Our next meeting is on Saturday, August 25th at the DeVry Campus in Fremont. Visit our website for information and a map.
    We're at: http://cwc-fremontareawriters.org­­

    Aug 08, 2012 7:05 PM

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