BARBARA’S BOOK

Publishers Weekly, starred review
"Wrestling with God: Stories of Doubt and Faith" book cover with photo of author Barbara Falconer Newhall

"Any seeker of any faith will be blessed to read the words of this fine author and observer."

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Jack Shoemaker of Counterpoint Press Shares Fifty Years of Book Publishing Wisdom

Jack Shoemaker of Counterpoint Press spoke at the Oct. 5 meeting of Left Coast Writers.

Jack Shoemaker of Counterpoint Press shared 50 years of publishing wisdom at a meeting of the Left Coast Writers at Book Passage in Marin County. Read more.

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Crime Novelist David Corbett: Acting Taught Him How to Write Scenes

Cover of David Corbett's book "The Art of Character."

What’s the best way to master the art of scene writing? By acting out scenes by the playwriting biggies. That’s the advice of writer David Corbett. Read more.

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Gary Kamiya — A Fun Guy Sings a Love Song to San Francisco

Bearded author, editor and cofounder of Salon.com Gary Kamiya reads from his new book at Book Passage. Photo by BF Newhall

Due to a common writing misstep, Gary Kamiya, a highly experienced writer and editor, found himself with only six months to write a 385-page book. The San Francisco author and co-founder of Salon.com described his predicament recently to a gathering of writers at Book Passage, Marin county’s powerhouse independent bookstore. Read more.

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The Writing Room: Writing Tips from Jasmin Darznik of “Good Daughter” Fame

Writing tips from Jasmin Darznik: “The big lie of memoir is that the story ends.”

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Book Openers: Memoiring in the Mountains with the Bestselling Jasmin Darznik

I first met Jasmin Darznik back in 2006, and right away she presented a problem. We were in the same nonfiction writing workshop at Squaw Valley and I didn’t know what to say about her manuscript.

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