The Writing Room

I’m a writer who loves to talk about writing, so if you’re a writer or an aspiring writer I hope you'll stop by now and then and keep me company . . . You’ll find writing tips here as well as my thoughts on the writing life. Watch out, though. The Grammar Geek will be putting in her two cents from time to time.

My Snazzy New Mobile Friendly Website — A Sneak Preview

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Here's a sneak preview of my new mobile friendly website design. Both desktop and cell phone users will be able to view in … [Read more...]

The Writing Room: Am I Stuck? Or Am I Just Taking a Little Housekeeping Break?

Writers and Readers: Check out this oldie but goodie from the Writing Room archives . . . and keep me company down below as I wonder, "Am I … [Read more...]

How Three World War II POWs Saved Each Other’s Lives

By Barbara Falconer Newhall I'm so sad to have to tell you that, only a few days after our reunion in Walnut Creek, Bob Tharratt passed away. It's … [Read more...]

John Donne — A Love Affair With a Poet Long Dead

By Barbara Falconer Newhall For some reason, I don't read much poetry these days. I think I haven't the patience to work through the words and … [Read more...]

Women’s National Book Association — A Fun Place to Meet Writers

By Barbara Falconer Newhall The San Francisco chapter of the Women's National Book Association has published a very nice interview with me in their … [Read more...]