Tag Archives: writing

Ep. 76: Alison Bailey

Alison Bailey shares with host Fred Klein about her new novel XP which brings to life the legendary Pony Express. She also speaks about creating Runaway Horse Press, her journey to…

Ep. 55: Marilyn McMahon

Marilyn McMahon regales host Fred Klein with stories of her thirty five years of writing features in Santa Barbara.

Ep. 47: Kate Sexton

Kate Sexton takes host Fred Klein on a wild ride of her life story beginning with promoting The Beatles and culminating with her creation of the Pacific Institute for Professional…

Ep. 27: Grace Rachow

Host Fred Klein chats with Grace Rachow about her extensive history in the writing community in Santa Barbara and her role as Volunteer Coordinator (a.k.a. Queen of the Universe) at…

Ep. 19: Barney Brantingham

Longtime Santa Barbara columnist Barney Brantingham shares his perspective with host Fred Klein. Literary Gumbo: Barney Brantingham from Literary Gumbo on Vimeo.

Ideas for Writing an Article

Writing for magazines can be fun and sometimes you can even get paid to write an article. First you need to brainstorm some ideas. In On Writing Well William Zinsser…

writing good beginnings to stories

How to Write Great Beginnings for Your Stories

The beginning of a new year is a good time to think about how we begin our stories. When you pick up a novel or short story where do you…

Your Character’s Point of View

Once you’ve fleshed out your characters you have to decide how to tell the story. Whose eyes will the reader see through and how much information will they get? This…

Ep. 9: Laura Kath

Get ready for the holiday vacation with Laura Kath, author of Fun with the Family Southern California and head of Mariah Marketing, who chats with host Fred Klein about her…

Creating Living, Breathing Characters

When asked what makes a story tick, Jack Canfield, co-author of the Chicken Soup for the Soul books, said he’s noticed a common tread. “More dialogue and more character development….