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Book Release Event for Short Hot Flashes in Monterey, CA on July 31

Author David Rasch and illustrator Jason Cirimele and will be at The East Village Coffee Lounge in Monterey on Friday, July 31 from 7:30 – 9:00 pm to celebrate the publication of their illustrated collection of flash fiction: Short Hot Flashes.  This event will include live music, a slide show, readings … Continue reading

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Short Hot Flashes Book Tour Goes to LA on July 19

Illustrator Jason Cirimele and author David Rasch will be at Bookshowla (http://bookshowla.com) on Sunday July 19 @ 1 pm for an afternoon of live music, book signing, readings from their newly published book: Short Hot Flashes, raffles, and other surprises. Hope to see you there! … Continue reading

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Book Release Event – June 3 in San Francisco

Jason Cirimele and I will be presenting our illustrated collection of flash fiction, Short Hot Flashes, at Mission: Comics and Art, 7 – 9 pm, Wednesday, June 3, 3520 20th St, San Francisco, CA  (415) 695-1545 The event will include readings … Continue reading

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Enjoy accounts of the agony of the blocked writer? Read Geoff Dyer’s ‘Out of Sheer Rage”

Out of Sheer Rage: Wrestling with D.H. Lawrence was originally intended to be an academic study of D.H. Lawrence, or maybe a novel…or something. It turned out to be “or something” –  a darkly hilarious and agonizing first-person account of not-writing. … Continue reading

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Starting up again, after a long writing drought

If you’ve had a long non-productive spell in your writing and are making plans to start up again, structure your reentry plan so that failure is unlikely to occur. Protect yourself from the habitual tendencies that will predictably derail your … Continue reading

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Rip Van Winkle Writing Habits: How long does it take to change them?

Rip Van Winkle was a rather lazy procrastinator who went to sleep for twenty years. When he awoke the world had changed. This can happen to any writer. No two writer’s block problems are identical, and neither are their resolutions. There … Continue reading

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What Counts as Productive Writing?

Sometimes I’m asked this question by writers seeking to evaluate their progress. They are wondering if email writing, research reading and note-taking, making an outline, sitting and thinking about the piece, free-writing or warmup writing should count as part of … Continue reading

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