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About Bob and Jack’s Writing Blog

Goals:

In our writing classes – nights, weekends, year-long courses, writer’s conferences – we encounter hungry writers. Everyday people dying to write. Starving people. People who love telling stories and who love hearing stories. In a matter of minutes, we get these hungry people writing. There is no lecture. We don’t talk much about being a writer. To be a writer, you sit down and write. You put the pen to the page, the pencil to the paper, the cursor to the screen.

To get them writing in the room, we use startlines. I remember. I want to write a story about. This is a story about. The story I want to write is called. The startlines force the hungry writers to commit. Write it down. Start a story now before your mouth talks it away.

Their source for story is narrow: life, personal tragedy, someone they knew who died, a parent, a sibling, anger, illness, despair, a faded memory of an ugly disease.

In a memoir course, we guide these writers toward discovery—how the personal story can find its way out of the mind and onto the page. We write to discover connections. Using the memoir moment as a writing technique, we urge writers to dig into the past. We teach them to keep the story short.  Short and packed with power and energy. Short and explosive—the personal memoir written with dynamic insight.

In a fiction course, we use startlines to plunge them into story. How to start. How to build. How to finish the story they started. When they have something solid on paper – a character, a setting, a story situation – we use exercises to help them build a complete story. The exercises guide the writers in a detour around the internal editor. That’s the judgmental creature inside the brain of the hungry writer. The internal editor is critic, judge, deadly foe of creativity in any form: painting, music, architecture, poetry, writing.

In this resource for writers, our aim is to share some of what we know about craft–story, structure and style –with writers looking for guidance deeper into the art of fiction. You won’t be asked to attend a workshop, you won’t be asked for dough, but we might ask you to buy one of our books.

Jack Remick and Robert J. Ray

Bio: Jack Remick

Coffeetown Press has brought out The Deification, Valley Boy, and The Book of Changes. Trio of Lost Souls, book four of the California Quartet, will appear late in 2014. Gabriela and The Widow arrived on January 15, 2013. Details on my fiction page.

Be sure to check out Blood (2011) from Camel Press. I co-wrote The Weekend Novelist Writes A Mystery, with Robert J. Ray, The WNWM is a how-to/write-along for beginning and achieved mystery writers.

Bio: Robert J. Ray

I sold my first book in the late sixties. It was a book to help student-writers see the patterns in words on the page. The title of that first book – The Art of Reading: A Handbook on Writing – tapped the power of the close read as a key to better writing. For a dozen years I taught college kids to write better. A handful of my student writers turned pro.

I left full-time teaching when my first novel – The Heart of the Game – hit the stands in the corner drugstore in Roswell, New Mexico. I wrote books and taught tennis. My detective hero, Matt Murdock, appears in five novels. Two other books – and Cage of Mirrors and The Hitman Cometh – are closer to the thriller genre. In 1985 I co-authored a small business text that is now in its sixth edition. My latest book is The Weekend Novelist Rewrites the Manuscript, the third book in The Weekend Novelist series.  Jack and I co-wrote The Weekend Novelist Writes a Mystery. I am resurrecting the Matt Murdock series with a re-issue of Merry Christmas, Murdock, which will hit the stands in early November 2011.  Camel Press will bring out all the the Matt Murdock mysteries in 2012-2013. Check out the Kindle and the paperback versions–both on Amazon.com

If you’re returning for more of what’s here, Welcome back. If this is your first visit here go to the FAQ and scan the list there. If you have questions add them  using the comment box. We’ll answer all queries.

Jack Remick and Bob Ray

 

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76 Comments

  1. WOW! This blog is great! I didn’t know it was up. If I just studied your blog I’d become a better writer. Great stuff here, lots to learn. Thanks so much for being so generous with your knowledge.

    Mindy

    Monday, October 4, 2010 at 9:27 am | Permalink
  2. Nancy-Lou wrote:

    congrats to jacknbob and jerry the webmaster as the blog goes live.

    Friday, October 8, 2010 at 9:22 am | Permalink
  3. Alex wrote:

    Hi guys,

    Funny, I just broke out my copy of The Weekend Novelist and was starting to reread it. The winds of change are blowing on this side of the Pacific and I may be living in the land of lattes and Gore-Tex again in the near future. Looking forward to reading your blog.

    Friday, October 8, 2010 at 4:08 pm | Permalink
  4. susan mersereau wrote:

    I am so excited to be connected with such prolific writers

    Friday, October 8, 2010 at 6:07 pm | Permalink
  5. Jack Remick wrote:

    Alex, So good to hear from you and good to imagine you back in latte land. I hope you find something to use on this blog.

    Friday, October 8, 2010 at 7:34 pm | Permalink
  6. Jack Remick wrote:

    Hi Susan. Welcome aboard.

    Friday, October 8, 2010 at 7:35 pm | Permalink
  7. Jack Remick wrote:

    Hi Tom. How are you coming with that mystery novel?

    Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 9:44 am | Permalink
  8. Maxie Gomez wrote:

    Bravo! Finally a club worth joining. A blog worth reading. A bar to cozy up to. Make mine a double.

    Saturday, October 9, 2010 at 12:34 pm | Permalink
  9. Stacy Lawson wrote:

    “We don’t talk much about being a writer. To be a writer, you sit down and write.”

    I love the blog. And, the line above really resonates. Sit and write…

    Thanks for being there, holding the space at Lousia’s, setting the example, encouraging us when our pens run dry, and now providing this blog w/archive.

    I read in a post of yours years ago that a writer needs a good chair for reading, and I set about rearranging my front room to make it into a writing/reading space w/ my ever present cup of green tea. I recall that you said caffeine was not a drug that we had to give up.

    Wednesday, October 27, 2010 at 1:20 pm | Permalink
  10. yuppers wrote:

    good read, post more!

    Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 4:30 pm | Permalink
  11. Thanks to Jack for sending me to your blog. (Hi, Bob. Sorry I missed you at this year’s SiWC). Looking forward to
    exploring the posts here. LP

    Sunday, October 31, 2010 at 5:51 pm | Permalink
  12. Ana Abdullah wrote:

    Just wanna say I really love your ‘Weekend Novelist’ text and your blog! Really been the best guides for me in writing my own novels!

    Wednesday, November 3, 2010 at 6:58 am | Permalink
  13. cynthia hartwig wrote:

    Hi Bob and Jack! Just read “how to start a novel” on Jack’s Blood site. I’d love to see you guys include a share on Facebook link. I looked around for one, couldn’t find it, then cobbled one together for my FB friends. Love what you’re up to.

    Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 7:39 am | Permalink
  14. Stewart Stern wrote:

    Dear Bob and Jack:
    You and your Writing Practice groups and your unstinting generosity in sharing yourselves, your vast knowledge and superb teaching, have not only given me the courage and wherewithal to resurrect my talent after 25 years of writing silence but really a kind of miracle that has turned conscience into creative energy again and given me a family that makes it safe to practice it together. Whenever I teach at The FilmSchool or the Sundance Screenwriters Labs, I let them know that it all comes from the two of you and the dear friends at Louisa’s and the ones who’ve come in with me. The Blog is a holiday present to all humanity and it comes with no strings attached.

    Sunday, December 19, 2010 at 3:40 am | Permalink
  15. Lora Jansson wrote:

    I was delighted to discover your site, and am hoping Blood brings you joy, largesse and movie deal. I am about to download it. Can’t wait.

    I would like to come and raise a latte and see you both, but will be out of town. And…

    I am still writing, and would like to come to writing practice some afternoon. I wonder how you two would feel about it. Maybe you could let me know.

    Don and I are on Bainbridge now, but I would happily hop the ferry for some hot writing. It’s been a long time, perhaps long enough. Let me know.

    Sending love, Lora Jansson

    Thursday, January 6, 2011 at 11:40 pm | Permalink
  16. Jack Remick wrote:

    Louisa’s writing group is open to every one all the time. Just buy a cup of something to keep the place in business.

    Friday, January 7, 2011 at 12:01 pm | Permalink
  17. Mace Brady wrote:

    Miss writing with you all. While the distance is great, I mostly have trouble with traffic on the return trip. Just so you know I still do write every day and have appreciated your helpful comments. Way to go with your new book, Jack.

    Monday, January 17, 2011 at 11:11 am | Permalink
  18. Jack Remick wrote:

    Mace,
    The door is always open at Louisa’s. Hope you can come back soon.
    Come to Louisa’s on January 23 at 5:00 for the launch of Blood. Food, Sangria, camaraderie. A five minute reading from the novel.

    Monday, January 17, 2011 at 3:53 pm | Permalink
  19. Jack L. Henderson wrote:

    Damn! Are you guys insane?
    All this info you put out could put a lot of people out of business! Thanks! I intend to take advantage of as much of your material as I can absorb. This is a terrific Website. I have recently published my first novel as an e-book with Smashwords.com TDROMC The Dirt Roads of Madison County: “Road of Confusion”. I was of the opinion that I needed to get my work out there so people could begin to become familiar with my writing and my name. Do you think this was a reasonable approach as opposed to waiting months?years? to be picked by a mainstream agent/publisher? Will it hurt my chances of being picked up?
    What else can I do?

    Friday, January 21, 2011 at 10:24 am | Permalink
  20. Jack Remick wrote:

    Jack,
    I sent a note to your email address. I hope it reaches you. A lot of comments get picked up as spam.
    J

    Friday, January 21, 2011 at 10:42 am | Permalink
  21. Jack L. Henderson wrote:

    Jack, I’m not sure I can express appropriate thanks for the encouraging reply you sent. I really did not expect such an expedient answer but thanks very much. I know that you guys have to be overwhelmed with such a burden of work. I, too, have been keeping a close eye on the reading trend leaning towards the kindles, ipods etc, etc. and it seemed almost foolish not to publish electronically. The mainstream publishers, I think at some point, are going to have to stand at the end of some very long lines maybe even have to make submissions for representation to the authors. Not right away but Ican see that as a distinct possibility when an author once proves their viability electronically. Hope to be joining some of your classes soon. I have to get this next volume edited, edited, edited for publication. Have any help in that direction?

    Friday, January 21, 2011 at 4:23 pm | Permalink
  22. Frances Malone wrote:

    Hello! Several years ago I learned about the writers’ gathering at Louisa’s from my ex-husband, Herb Robinson who encouraged me to join the fun. Herb and I remained friends after the divorce and maintained that friendship his death. I haven’t been back to Louisa’s since then. Do you still follow the same format? Timed exercises? If so, even though I am now in Poulsbo, I would be tempted to make the trip over to see if I can prime the writing well. I DO plan to be there tomorrow to celebrate the new book. Are they serving Bloody Marys?

    Saturday, January 22, 2011 at 10:07 am | Permalink
  23. Bill Grader wrote:

    Hello Jack. I took classes from you years ago. Great stuff. Do you still do writing practice? Is there room for one more? I saw the reference to Louisa’s. Is that the place on Eastlake? But first, I’ve got to pick up a copy of Blood.

    Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 1:30 pm | Permalink
  24. Jerry Jaz wrote:

    Yes. The Louisa’s writing group meets Tuesdays and Fridays from 2:30 PM to 3:30 PM. Louisa’s is at

    2379 Eastlake Ave. East.
    Seattle, 98102
    206 325 0081

    http://www.louisascafe.com/

    Come early and grab a cup of heat and fresh scone. They also serve whole meals and we are happy to support them. Then find an empty chair and ask the person next to it, “Are you a writer?” Your adventure begins…

    Sunday, January 23, 2011 at 2:53 pm | Permalink
  25. Jack Remick wrote:

    Hi Bill. I remember you. Yes. We meet Tue. and Fri at Louisa’s still. 2:00 or so. Come when you’re around. J

    Monday, January 24, 2011 at 12:39 am | Permalink
  26. yes, all roads lead back to Jack and Bob! I am thrilled and honoured that you would include me in your blog roll.

    13 years ago at UW you were relentless. we wrote until, literally, our wrists ached. we wrote and shared and there were no excuses, no apologies. it was the best tough love we could have asked for.

    yes, the only way to be a writer is to write. i still use your techniques myself and with my students. i’ve probably used The Weekend Novelist more times as a workshop textbook than any other.

    I had a link to your other weekend novelist site, now I want to link here because I didn’t know about it! Egad, i’ve been under a rock. (but I promise you, I’ve been writing under that rock)

    Monday, January 24, 2011 at 11:12 am | Permalink
  27. Hi Jack:

    Thanks for commenting on my recent post about revising on my blog. I have been making good use of Bob Ray’s book, “The Weekend Novelist Rewrites the Novel.” I appreciate the helpful information on your website, and would be delighted if you link to my blog.

    gideon sockpuppet
    (aka Dr Sock)

    Friday, January 28, 2011 at 11:49 pm | Permalink
  28. Jack Remick wrote:

    It’s done. Welcome aboard.

    Saturday, January 29, 2011 at 12:12 am | Permalink
  29. Heather A. wrote:

    Thanks gods there’s a blog for TWN!! I’ve been using the new edition of the book for my new project and just started documenting my progress, not thinking there might be something already out there (duh). My Big Breakthrough? Spinning down the page. It’s like a speedball for the discovery process. And the cure for the dread Blinking Cursor Of Doom. The first time I tried it everything just clicked. Thank you thank you thank you.

    Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 7:21 am | Permalink
  30. Jack Remick wrote:

    Heather–thanks for the visit. Feel free to ask questions. Keep us up to date on your progress with your novel.

    Tuesday, February 8, 2011 at 10:54 am | Permalink
  31. What an amazing site. How did I not realize you had a blog? Every piece of writing advice you’ve ever offered me, in person and here in the blog, drips with style. You are true teachers — ones who inspire. Thank you for your great work!

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 9:57 am | Permalink
  32. Jack Remick wrote:

    Oh Melissa. Shucks. Welcome to Bob and Jack’s Writing Blog.

    Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 1:27 pm | Permalink
  33. Hi Bob and Jack,

    Wanted to let you know I listed your blog for the “Stylish Bloggers Award.” :) You don’t have to fill out the form — but if you want a break from real writing, it’d be fun to read your answers.

    Have a great day!
    Melissa

    Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 6:34 am | Permalink
  34. Jack Remick wrote:

    Thanks Melissa. I’m following your journey on Play101. In NYTimes I read about a woman who turned her housework/kids into a blog with a million followers. Check it out. I expect you to be there this time next year. J

    Thursday, March 10, 2011 at 8:23 am | Permalink
  35. anna anderson wrote:

    hi bob. good to see you’re blogging.

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 9:18 am | Permalink
  36. anna anderson wrote:

    love to see your blog!

    Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 9:19 am | Permalink
  37. Sherry Decker wrote:

    If it were not for Jack & Bob I would never have finished my novel. If I had never finished my novel I would never have been able to send it off to an agent and get accepted and sign a contract, which I’ve recently done with Richard Curtis, Richard Curtis Associates, Inc. NY NY. Thanks Jack and Bob. I loved taking classes from you both and I learned a ton.

    Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 1:45 pm | Permalink
  38. Jes wrote:

    Love the blog. Soooo miss the Tues / Friday writing at Louisa’s but plunking along on a novel here in Malta.

    Thanks for continuing to write and to teach!

    Friday, September 30, 2011 at 11:25 pm | Permalink
  39. Jack Remick wrote:

    Hi Jess. Vlado is now in Serbia writing about being in Serbia. Very enlightening. Drop us a note full of life details about life in the Mediterranean.

    Saturday, October 1, 2011 at 9:25 am | Permalink
  40. I started reading Bob’s book The Weekend Novelist. I worked hard my first weekend on chapter one. Then I hit the chapter on flashback and told myself I could never do that. I find it amusing that there a much flashback in my first novel Secrets. Thanks Bob.

    Monday, October 10, 2011 at 10:01 am | Permalink
  41. stacy Lawson wrote:

    Do you have the times for the Louisa writing groups on this site? Or, on another site?

    Thursday, October 13, 2011 at 8:07 pm | Permalink
  42. Jack Remick wrote:

    Hi Stacy,
    Tuesdays and Fridays at Louisa’s.
    Write from 2:30 to 3:00. Read around.
    Show up fifteen minutes early to get squared away.
    Zack Hoffman runs a Wednesday group at Q Cafe in Ballard. Same time: 2:30 to 3:30.
    See you there.

    Friday, October 14, 2011 at 11:41 am | Permalink
  43. Jerry Jaz wrote:

    Yes, and don’t forget Thursdays, 2:30 – 3:30 at Pacific Coast Bakery in Redmond. Nice quiet place to write with organic coffee, soups, sandwiches, and great pastries.

    Friday, October 14, 2011 at 12:20 pm | Permalink
  44. Robin Heaney wrote:

    nice blog, bob.
    Got hacked this past Saturday,
    had to change my email – see above.
    Couldn’t remember yours, can’t access old contact list.
    I wasn’t in Madrid.
    robinch

    Sunday, October 23, 2011 at 8:44 pm | Permalink
  45. Jack Remick wrote:

    Robin, send an email update to rray77@gmail.com with brief note.

    Monday, October 24, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Permalink
  46. Robert Ray wrote:

    hi robin
    sorry to hear about the hacking
    e-mail is rray77@gmail.com

    Saturday, November 5, 2011 at 8:34 am | Permalink
  47. Betsy Bell wrote:

    Sign me up.

    Friday, December 16, 2011 at 11:46 am | Permalink
  48. Melissa wrote:

    Hi Bob and Jack, I know you are not much into blogging awards — but I wanted to let you know I made a new one and am giving it to you: The Happy Blog award. :) Here’s the shortlink: http://wp.me/p1jBAi-yc

    Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 6:03 am | Permalink
  49. Jack Remick wrote:

    Melissa–I am humbled to find my name on the honor roll. You’re the one doing all the work. Congratulations on keeping Play 101 up and running.

    Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at 2:12 pm | Permalink
  50. Max wrote:

    I learned much from this website. Thanks.

    Friday, February 10, 2012 at 6:49 pm | Permalink
  51. Bill Ritchie wrote:

    I see you guys at the Blue Saucer doing your work and I envy you – what a partnership! May it last and last. – B

    Monday, April 23, 2012 at 1:52 pm | Permalink
  52. Star Roberts wrote:

    Found your blog through Priscilla’s site… so much here – happy, happy.

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 9:40 am | Permalink
  53. Jack Remick wrote:

    Thanks for plowing through the forest to find this tree. Happy you’re here. come again. J

    Tuesday, May 1, 2012 at 3:03 pm | Permalink
  54. Jack Remick wrote:

    Hello Rob,
    Thanks for visiting our blog. We’re resisting monetizing our work here so will have to say no to your offer. Good luck with other placements. Come again.

    Tuesday, June 19, 2012 at 6:53 pm | Permalink
  55. Mimi WCC wrote:

    Is there any chance The Art of Reading: A Handbook on Writing will be reprinted or made available in an electronic edition? I’m interested in reviewing it for a combined reading and writing course.

    Sunday, July 22, 2012 at 7:53 am | Permalink
  56. Hi Jack…this year the collaborative efforts of Patten, Liggett, and McCord made it as Finalists in PNWA Literary Contest…still trying to publish songs, poetry, and books. Playing congas and singing with a group called Wild Ginger…just played the World Rhythm Festival Center Stage in Seattle…having fun. Excited to see you in November…you have taught me so much as a writer…those were the some of best days of my life.

    Thursday, August 16, 2012 at 3:00 pm | Permalink
  57. Jack Remick wrote:

    Yvonne, this is great news. The November workshop should be a blast. I’ll see you there.

    Friday, August 17, 2012 at 7:33 am | Permalink
  58. L.M. Archer wrote:

    Hi Jack:
    Janet Oakley suggested I contact you to inquire about your weekly writing group -is it still meeting, and if so, are you accepting new participants? Cheers! Lyn

    Friday, August 24, 2012 at 10:19 am | Permalink
  59. Jack Remick wrote:

    Hello L.M.
    Yes, we meet Tuesday and Friday at 2:00 PM at Louisa’s Bakery Cafe on the corner of Eastlake and Louisa. Welcome aboard.

    Friday, August 24, 2012 at 1:30 pm | Permalink
  60. Thank you, Jack, Bob and Jerry!
    Feels like coming home, Louisa’s.

    Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 7:07 am | Permalink
  61. Mary Ann Mejdrich wrote:

    Jack, I just wanted to say a big thank you for your presentation in St George on Saturday. It killed my shoulder, but WOW, the experience was great!

    Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 1:54 pm | Permalink
  62. Jack Remick wrote:

    Mary Ann: It was a good experience all the way–I’m impressed with the tenacity of the St. George writers. You handled everything I threw at you and as the day developed, I heard the writing kick up to new levels. Thank you for making the day a slam bang success. J

    Monday, May 20, 2013 at 7:34 am | Permalink
  63. Mary Ann wrote:

    Hi Jack, Happy Birthday!
    Marilyn, Janet and I met yesterday for our writing group. Janet was unable to attend your workshop, but we wanted to share with her so we started with several timed writings. We worked nonstop for about an hour which is pretty long for three old ladies. :-) We are going to do more at our next meeting coming prepared with descriptions of our characters. Finally we are all feeling more focused.

    Friday, May 24, 2013 at 2:02 pm | Permalink
  64. Jack Remick wrote:

    Mary Ann: this is great, bringing Janet into the process with you. Keep me up to date on your progress. Questions will be answered. Is the pamphlet helpful at all? Tips for the Committed Novelist? Are you using the clock for your writing sessions? That kitchen timer is the key. J

    Saturday, May 25, 2013 at 6:25 am | Permalink
  65. Mary Ann Mejdrich wrote:

    Hi Jack, The 3 Old Ladies met yesterday and shared writings. Then we spent 5 minutes on “I made this decision because…” It will become part of the memoir I am working on.

    Friday, June 7, 2013 at 8:03 am | Permalink
  66. Jack Remick wrote:

    I like it when writers create their own start lines. This is good work. Irene Hastings has asked me to run a workshop at the September conference. Right now I’m aiming for a couple of hours on The Poetics of Prose. Lots of structured timed writing, of course. Keep posting your progress here. J

    Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 8:41 am | Permalink
  67. Pat wrote:

    Great ideas – thanks!

    Wednesday, June 12, 2013 at 9:24 am | Permalink
  68. Jay Gaulard wrote:

    I’d just like to say thanks for putting this blog together. I’ve only browsed through it a few minutes and felt compelled to leave a comment. The tips, the encouragement and the people just like me – it feels great.

    Wednesday, June 19, 2013 at 6:23 pm | Permalink
  69. James Harris wrote:

    Bob & Jack,

    Thank you for sharing your insights into writing. The Weekend Novelist Writes a Mystery is an invaluable resource. I am especially thankful for modular scene, timed writing, and cut-to, among other of your gems (borrowed and found).

    By the way, I’m a student of S.L. Stebel, and recently was in his workshop at the Santa Barbara Writers Conference. What a treat to see Robert Ray, mystery writer, in this video of Sid’s workshop from just a few years ago, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8cCBEwV9Vtk.

    Kind regards,
    James

    Tuesday, June 25, 2013 at 9:29 am | Permalink
  70. Just finished Murdock Tackles Taos and had to tell you how much I enjoyed it. I’ll be reviewing it on my blog, and intend to find the other Murdock books and read them all. And I’m so glad I found this wonderful site! I’m working on book 2 in a series, and am really struggling through that sagging middle, so I’ll be studying here, hoping to find some answers to how to make this book work.
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge, and for your great writing!

    Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 2:46 pm | Permalink
  71. Adam Woog wrote:

    Bob — I’m the guy who writes the mystery column for the Seattle Times, and I’m breaching the genteel barrier between reviewer and writer to ask: Any upcoming local appearances around the new Murdock book? If they’re happening after the Sept. column comes out (9/15) I’ll be happy to plug them. Cheers, AW

    Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 8:39 am | Permalink
  72. Carol Morrison wrote:

    Good to find your blog, Jack and Bob. You’ve been major influences on my writing. I look forward to your words of wisdom.

    Carol Morrison, ex-student

    Saturday, September 28, 2013 at 2:38 pm | Permalink
  73. Happy to find your awesome blog, a gold mine for writers. It quickly became my favorite writer’s blog. I wish I lived closer! I’ve got a lot of reading to do…thanks!

    Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 2:13 pm | Permalink
  74. Betsy Bell wrote:

    Jack and Bob. I’ve decided, on my knees, that I need more training to go forward with my memoir and turned to your blog where I found the course in Memoir outline. I have followed every link and will order the Robert Harris’s Writing with Clarity and Style (asked the Louisa group for a loan). Do you have a link anywhere to “node”? Or must I wait for the book? I wonder if the current teacher of memoir at the U is any good and if I should take a class?

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 10:03 pm | Permalink
  75. Gita V Reddy wrote:

    I chanced upon this blog while googling for Middle Grade Writing. This seems like a great place. Will definitely visit again!
    Best Wishes, Bob and Jack.

    Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at 10:55 pm | Permalink
  76. James Harris wrote:

    Bob & Jack,

    My wife and I were recently in Seattle. I regret not stopping by Louisa’s with my pen and spiral notebook. Hoping to see you and the group next time!

    Cheers,
    James Harris
    Los Gatos, CA

    Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 8:20 am | Permalink

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