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Workshop: The Plot Thickens with Linda Watanabe McFerrin

Posted by on Sep 24, 2015 in Blog, Calendar, Press | 0 comments

Workshop: The Plot Thickens with Linda Watanabe McFerrin

The Plot Thickens Workshop with Linda Watanabe McFerrin Saturday, October 10th, 2015, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Location: Book Passage, 51 Tamal Vista Boulevard, Corte Madera, CA 94925 $120 Register here

Aristotle called plot “the most important element of storytelling.” But to plot properly, you must have a plan, and the plan must give rise to emotion. Does the plot always seem to elude you? Spend a day planning and plotting and find out what you’re missing. Bring your flat-lining fiction and nonfiction and fix it.
Poet, travel writer, and novelist Linda Watanabe McFerrin (www.lwmcferrin.com) is a contributor to numerous newspapers, magazines and

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Ten Ways to Know When You Are in Japan

Posted by on Sep 20, 2015 in Blog, Press | 4 comments

Ten Ways to Know When You Are in Japan

Ten Ways to Know When You Are in Japan
By Tania Amochaev

  • If the beds are hard and cold, and the toilet seats are soft and warm, you are in Japan.
  • If breakfast looks like pickled cocktail party snacks that would go well with sake, you are in Japan.
  • If everyone bows 15° when they approach you, or 30° if you seem important, you are in Japan ....

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Writers Return from Japan

Posted by on Sep 19, 2015 in Adventures, Blog, Press | 9 comments

Writers Return from Japan

We’re back! After wandering all over Japan, the writers have returned with some amazing stories. I’ve heard bits and pieces and can’t wait to read, edit, help publish and celebrate many of those fantastic tales. You’ll find some of them here on our Wanderland Writers website. For others you’ll need to go to additional publications, but we’ll try to shout out where and when right here on the blog. What’s always amazing to me are the ways in which our experiences of a place differ and the ways in which they connect. For example, some of us were alone in our passion for pickles, but I don’t think there was a soul among us who...

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Wanderland Writers at Laurel Books

Posted by on Sep 3, 2015 in Calendar, Press | 0 comments

Wanderland Writers at Laurel Books

Wanderland Writers, Authors of Wandering in Cornwall: Mystery, Mirth, and Transformation in the Land of the Ancient Celts at Laurel Books Friday, October 2nd, 2015 || 6pm Laurel Bookstore || Oakland 1423 Broadway Oakland, CA ||www.laurelbookstore.com It’s another Wanderland Writers celebration. Wine, snacks, readings, and a brand new book in the series. This time Wanderland Writers venture deep into Cornwall, exploring it’s castles, its contrast. They find, of course, its legacy of Camelot, the lingering shadows of Arthurian legend, tragic love, magic, and Merlin. They also find its sorrows, buried deep in its history like the now closed mines, where the...

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Wandering in Japan with Linda Watanabe McFerrin

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in Adventures, Blog, Calendar, Press | 2 comments

Wandering in Japan with Linda Watanabe McFerrin

Join noted author, editor and Left Coast Writers founder, if you can, for a breathtaking once-in-a-lifetime introduction to Japan, land of mountain temples, soothing onsens and people known for their extraordinary grace and generosity. It was her home for many years, a place she has returned to again and again and one that she’s always excited to share with others both on the page and in person. Participants will depart on Saturday, September 5th to arrive in Tokyo, “the new capital”, on Sunday, September 6th. From quiet Shinto shrines to silvery high-rise towers, from the ancient to the newer-than-new, you’ll be dazzled by one of the world’s most...

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Travel Writers and Photographers Conference 2015

Posted by on Aug 7, 2015 in Blog, Press | 0 comments

Travel Writers and Photographers Conference 2015

August 13-16, 2015 – Corte Madera, CA The Premier Conference in the World for Travel Writers and Photographers! Join Left Coast Writers Founder Linda Watanabe McFerrin, some of our Left Coast Writers and Wanderland Writers and a host of publishers, editors, agents, and other travel industry professionals this August at the 2015 Book Passage Travel Writers Conference. The Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference has an extraordinary, international reputation among publishers, editors, and writers. Now in its 22nd year, this four-day Conference offers an array of writing and photography workshops in the morning, a full afternoon of panels and...

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