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Written by Barbara Abercrombie, a published writer and experienced teacher, packed with useful creative writing exercises, Writing Time is designed to help you get started writing - whether it be on a personal essay, a memoir, a poem, or a short story. Read how to get started writing, how to stay inspired, and how to craft your stories into work that's ready to be published.
2016-03-19 18:53
Dear Readers, I started WritingTime on Typepad eight years ago with the help and insistence of my daughter Brooke who said if I was a writer I had to have a blog. My early readers were coerc… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
The UCLA Extension Writers Studio started last Thursday and ended last night (it goes from 10:00 to 6:00 every day.) It's intense and exciting to teach and such great people show up to take… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
My annual Lake Arrowhead Writers Retreat is a private weekend workshop and retreat for all writers - those with work in progress as well as those looking for a nurturing environment in which… Read More
2016-03-19 18:53
I'm reading Ann Patchett's collection of essays This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, and I'm going slowly because I don't want it to end. I'm also discussing it in my UCLA Writer's Studio… Read More
2014-01-28 00:10
We're home after a quick wonderful visit to Purdue University in Indiana, where the weather was freezing (and I mean freezing) but the reception couldn't have been warmer. R. gave a talk at… Read More
2014-01-22 23:04
On MLK Day there's this skinny kid with his drums in the parking lot next to our house, facing the ocean and the about-to-set sun, drummng his heart out. It's wonderful - loud and full of li… Read More
2014-01-08 23:44
I'm celebrating! I just finished the essay I was grumbling and fretting and trying to keep calm about a few posts ago. (It'll be in an anthology about faith edited by Victoria Zackheim and p… Read More
2013-12-21 21:38
You know those Christmas card pictures with three generations of family all dressed in coordinated clothes and standing in some beautiful spot looking relaxed? This is not one of them. This… Read More

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