Volume 20 Number 3

"Writing is an exploration. You start from nothing and learn as you go.”

E.L. Doctorow
April - June 2017

Brag Board/Announcements




Do you have a writing related announcement that you’d like to share with the readers of Writer Advice? Please send it in a blurb of 40 words or less to Lgood67334 at comcast dot net. Thanks!

B. Lynn Goodwin’s piece “T-Shirts I Have Known and Loved” was published on The Woman Inc., https://thewomaninc.com/2017/03/30/t-shirts-i-have-known-and-loved/.

Mona Dawson’s story published in the January issue of Bay Woof was written soon after I lost my dog Georgia. She was my constant companion from the time Her story and photo are featured in a full page essay at http://baywoof.com/featured-article/essay-georgia-on-my-mind/.

Art & Soul
Based on presenter Alfred J. Garrotto’s book, The Soul of Art, this workshop celebrates the creative gifts of professional and aspiring writers, artists, and musicians. June 24  (9 – 4), San Damiano Retreat, Danville, CA -- (925) 837-9141

B. Lynn Goodwin will be teaching Independent Study for Writers through Story Circle Network starting on April 10 and again on May 22. http://www.storycircleonlineclasses.org/classes/goodwin2_isp.spring2017.php
She’ll offer classes again in the summer.

Laura Ruth Loomis’s collection of linked short stories, "Lost in Translation," is now available from Wordrunner Press.

Links to other pieces, including two in Writer Advice, can be found at Loomis’s blog, "Lost and Found."


David Allen Edmonds' debut novel, Personal Pronouns, was published this March and is available at:  https://www.amazon.com/author/davidallenedmonds

Personal Pronouns is literary fiction set in a suburban high school. While grieving his wife's death, the protagonist uncovers a mysterious conspiracy.  More at: http://www.davidallenedmonds.com

  • Talent

    Sandee Mason wants to find her talent, get her driver’s license, and stop living in the shadow of her big brother, Bri, who disappeared while serving in Afghanistan. Copies of B. Lynn Goodwin’s Talent on Amazon, BN, and elsewhere on 11/01.

  • Shorts And Briefs

    Shorts and Briefs by Gregory Fletcher is a collection of short plays and brief principles of playwriting, with cover blurb support from Christopher Durang, Tina Howe, and Charles Busch. A craft book that entertains and applies to all of creative writing.

  • Manuscript Consultation

    Is Writer Advice's Manuscript Consultation Service right for you? Let's find out. Email the first 750 words of your work. I'll answer questions, say what I love, and make suggestions. Send to Lgood67334@comcast.net. Put Manuscript Consultation Request in the subject box.

  • Journaling

    Journaling: Gateway to Self Discovery is available by special arrangement. Contact Lgood67334@comcast.net for information.

  • Your Ad Could Be Here!

    Contact Lynn for more information.

  • Writing Heals

    Writing heals. Whether you are a current, former, or long-distance caregiver for a parent, spouse or special needs child You Want Me to Do What? Journaling for Caregivers can help you process stress and find solutions. Click on Journaling for Caregivers to order the book or visit www.Amazon.com.

  • Writing After Retirement

    Writing after Retirement paints a realistic portrayal of what it takes to get started in the industry. Learn about: • Linking one's writing to current activities • The nuts and bolts of writing • Planning one's estate • New career paths • Writing opportunities • Practical advice on how to take that first step

  • On The Rim Of Wonder

    One reviewer’s thoughts: “Juliana Lightle empowers people in her poetry collection, On the Rim of Wonder. ‘Choose. Be who you want to be; do what you want to do.’ … My only response can be, ‘I will!’

  • Poetry Resource Guide

    The Ultimate Poetry Resource Guide.

  • The Pinata-Maker's Daughter

    Scholarly Carmen Principia jumps into college socially unprepared in The Pinata-Maker’s Daughter. First, there's her weird roommate. And the men! Radical protester, Franco, who shares her Hispanic heritage, or frat rat Joe, who makes her laugh? Follow her hilarious, heartbreaking adventures. Buy at Amazon.

  • Unlikely Teachers

    Unlikely Teachers: Finding the Hidden Gifts in Daily Conflict by Judy Ringer A practical tool to generate clarity, power, and flow in your life, Unlikely Teachers offers stories, reflection, and practice. Click on Unlikely Teachers to order or visit www.Amazon.com.

  • The Frugal Editor

    Writers can be in charge of their own careers in this economic downturn with Carolyn Howard-Johnson's multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally series of books for writers. www.howtodoitfrugally.com

  • Book Printing

    ECPrinting has been providing affordable high quality book printing for small publishers and self publishers since 1955.

  • Jan McDaniel

    Take the next step in your writing career with me, Jan McDaniel. My editing services include a free initial consultation, line edits, plot and character feedback (for fiction), and follow up discussion. Visit janmcdaniel.weebly.com or email

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