San Francisco, CA
This is a list of books, websites, workshops, and other writing groups. As members add their personal recommendations, I will create a sticky so that the list stays at the top. (If this forum allows me to do that...)
The Golden Room
Red Room Writers Studio refugees that have set up a wonderful writers space in Oakland. It costs the same as the Red Room did, but you can register via No Barrier in order to try a session for free. (I personally gained an enormous amount of benefit from being a Red Room member over the last year. The Red Room is dead; long live the Golden Room!
Red Room | Where the Writers Are
Ivory Madison, developer of the Red Room Method, presents a very useful and vibrant website bringing writers of all walks and levels together.
Tokoni Life is full of stories. Tell yours.
An interesting website pulling people together through shared stories.
Red Room Writers Studio
Where many of us developed the discipline to write.
The Art of War
Read it. I am interested to know if it will rock your world as hard as it rocked mine.
Writing Down the Bones
One of the quintessential nudges to get to work.
Writing a Novel
From the Teach Yourself series of books published in Britain. Many of the important points of being a writer from plot and style to the personality of a writer and marketing.
I haven't finished this one yet, but it is VERY in-depth on how to shape up your sloppy first draft.
The Writing Salon
Writing classes and workshops.
|Ruth L. Schwartz, ...||
Hi everyone! I wanted to let you all know about the writing workshops and retreats I'm offering under the heading The Writer As Shaman -- Workshops that Open Doors to Your Writing, and Your Life. I offer one-day classes in Oakland, and 4-day retreats in beautiful spots in the Bay Area and elsewhere, which help writers deepen their sense of connection with self, others and world -- replace overactive inner critics with supportive inner mentors -- and more. For more information, please see www.TheWriterAsShaman.com.