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.

Going Mobile Friendly — A Jazzy New Look Is Under Construction

By Barbara Falconer Newhall For the time being this will be a website under construction. We're rebuilding it to be mobile friendly. And none too … [Read more...]

I Landed a Bit Part in a Real Movie — Thank You, Armistead Maupin

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Yes, it's true. I'll be making a brief appearance in a movie coming out soon. It's a documentary about my old San Francisco … [Read more...]

“Bamboo Secrets” — A Love Story in the Shadow of Japan

By Barbara Falconer Newhall You'd think that if you'd read a book five, six, maybe fifteen times, you wouldn't want to read it yet again. But I did. I … [Read more...]

Kudos for Wrestling with God — The Author Shamelessly Keeps Score

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Just so you know, kudos has been raining down on "Wrestling with God" in recent months. I've mentioned in past posts some of … [Read more...]

Meet Me in Minneapolis — At the Twin Cities Book Festival

By Barbara Falconer Newhall Meet me in Minneapolis this Saturday. I'll be at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds participating in the Twin Cities Book … [Read more...]