Websites

Wired For Story: Lisa Cron, story-writing coach.

Creativity Goes Wild: Classes and Coaching for the Creative Life with Suzanne Murray

Etymology dictionary: Origins and usage of words. 

Katya Cengel: Journalism and writing instructor.

Margie Lawson: Writing teacher specializing in deep editing techniques to create page turners.

Nina Amir: Coaches writers from idea to product.

Preditors & Editors: A guide to publishers and publishing services.

Sonoma County Literary Guide: Literary Newsletter and Calendar for Sonoma County, California

The Write Life: A ton of resources for writers.

Write Livelihood: Jordan Rosenfeld's writing classes and more.

Writer Advice:  Author interviews, book reviews, markets, websites.  

Writer's Digest: A of compendium articles, craft tips, career advice, competitions, and more.

Writers Helping Writers: A collection of unique resources to improve writing.

Writing Forward: Tips to inspire and inform your writing.

Writers Write: Writing news and an extensive resource list.

Editors

B. Lynn Goodwin

Specialize in “big picture” responses: I tell you what I love because I believe writers work better when they are given honest encouragement. I tell you what trips me up and why. I plant seeds, you nurture them, and your writing blossoms.

Fees:   $40 per hour

email: Lgood67334@comcast.net
website: www.writeradvice.com
925-324-0143

Elaine Silver

Helps realize the greatest potential of your writing by discovering your true intent and translating it to the pages of your book

Karen Hart

Award-winning writer, editor and novelist, Karen Hart, has served as the editor for two corporate magazines and a newsletter and continues to be slightly obsessive-compulsive about all writing endeavor

Linda Jay

Manuscript copyeditor with decades of experience, specializes in business, novels, memoirs, spirituality, women's issues, academic topics and fantasy (vampires, zombies)

mail: LindaJay@aol.com
website: www.wordsbylj.com
415-320-0083

Marie Judson-Rosier

Writing, copyediting, editing, revision, design presentation materials. Background: Journal editor. Fiction and nonfiction freelance writer.

Editor, Teacher, Writer
Fees: Writing: $65/hr. Editing, copyediting: $35-50/hr. depending on level of difficulty. $30 assessment fee first hour. email: mariejudson@gmail.com

Mark Burnstein

Fiction and nonfiction, clients include Chronicle Books, Insight Editions, Harry N. Abrams, Welcome Books, and many authors.

Peg Alford Pursell

I enjoy helping writers navigate the journey, find and focus their vision, and present their work in the best possible light. I'm skilled at developmental editing, manuscript consultation, line editing, copy editing, and proofreading. I've critiqued and edited hundreds of manuscripts. Founding editor of Why There Are Words (WTAW) Press.

email: peg@pegalfordpursell.com
website: http://www.pegalfordpursell.com

Shirin Yim Bridges

Award-winning author, editor, and publisher Shirin Yim Bridges gives tough and thorough developmental edits that have earned her the affectionate nick name "Tiger Editor" more than once, from a stable of loyal repeat clients. She edits MG, YA, and adult—and the occasional picture book.

email: shirin.bridges@goosebottombooks.com
website: http://www.shirinbridges.com

Vicky Mlyniec

Editor and manuscript consultant who works with writers from first time novelists to NYT best selling authors. An award winning writer herself, Vicky provides clear and actionable suggestions to clarify content, strengthen plot, deepen characterization and enhance reader interest. She also enjoys helping with short stories, personal essays and memoir.

email: vicky@edits-critiques.com
website: http://www.edits-critiques.com

Events

The Spoken Word Festival, Oct 13-15, features storytellers, authors, and poets, telling stories and reading their work, in a variety of venues in downtown Petaluma.

West Side Stories Petaluma: Five minute, true stories, told live, on stage, without notes. Storytellers entertain, inform and enlighten.

Why There Are Words: A reading series featuring a variety of writers. Second Thursdays, Sausalito

Writing Communities

California Writers Club: Meets monthly to share information about the craft and business of writing.

Redwood Writers Branch: of The California Writers Club.

Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI): Serving those who write, illustrate, or share a vital interest in children's literature.

Magazines

Writer's Digest: Resource for Writers, Celebrating the Writing Life and What it Means to be a Writer in Today's Publishing Environment

The Writer:  Instructs, informs and inspires readers with comprehensive how-to advice on the craft of writing.

Poets & Writers: Information, support and guidance for creative writers.

Poetry Flash: Not just about poetry . . . all kinds of writing information.

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