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The Writing Room: Can This Man Make Me a Star?

Jeff Greenwald By Barbara Falconer Newhall I’m getting out of my writing room long enough to take Jeff Greenwald’s Page to Stage class at the San Francisco Writers Grotto. It starts Jan. 17. Sounds like fun. I think there are still spaces available. Join me???? Here’s the link. Jeff  is a journalist, author and stage [...]

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The Writing Room: Almost Done, Sorta

My book is close to done. I’ve been working on it for nigh on to 13 years now. Can’t imagine what it will feel like to have it done-ish.

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A Case of the Human Condition: The Trouble With Daffodils — and My Writing

The trouble with daffodils is they have no subtext. They are all cheer and sparkle and optimism. They are avatars of perky. They get on my nerves.

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The Writing Room: George Leonard and the Tao of Writing

George Leonard, one of the fathers of the human potential movement, and I both worked at Look magazine during the 1960s. We knew each other — that is to say, we were aware of each other — at Look, I more aware of George than he of me. I was a very young editorial secretary and not a very good one. He was a Look writer and a star.

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