The Importance of Community OR Why We Need Writer’s Clubs By Leeann Betts I thought I could do this on my own. Seriously. I envisioned sitting at my desk, pecking away at the keyboard for hours a day, producing the … Continue reading Writers’ Clubs: Why We Need Them
Tear Gas: [definition] A solid liquid or gaseous substance that on dispersion in the atmosphere irritates mucous membranes resulting in blinding of the eyes with tears, used chiefly in dispelling mobs. Continue reading The Call Box: Gas Pains
No writer’s an island. I discovered this when, after the publication of my first children’s book, my editor at Charlesbridge Publishing suggested I join the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI). Continue reading Writers’ Clubs: Every Writer Needs a Tribe
The 1963 kidnapping of two LAPD plainclothes officers and subsequent murder of one sent shock waves through the department and law enforcement. This could not happen to US—WE ARE THE BEST OF THE BEST. NOT HERE, NOT NOW, NOT EVER. Continue reading The Call Box: The Newhall Incident
If there were a JA—Joiners Anonymous—I’d be president. So “Writers Clubs—Do You Need Them?” is a natural blog topic for me. Continue reading Writers’ Clubs: Do You Need Them?
By Ed Meckle, Retired LAPD June 3, 2018 The year was 1959, the Dodgers playing at the coliseum are about to start a world series. I was newly assigned to Metro Division and on a one-month training loan to Newton Detectives, (nicknamed Shootin’ Newton). My partner, mentor is Sergeant Bill Pinkston (Pinkie). His specialty was Business Burglary. He was an old timer and very good at what he did. He never lectured. I just watched, … Continue reading The Call Box: Learning to Detect
I would still be wandering the authorial stratosphere if I hadn’t found Redwood Writers. Continue reading June Writer’s Notes: Writers’ Clubs