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>> on creativity: "Top 10 Tips to Jumpstart Your Creativity"(one page; downloads as a PDF)

>> on plotting: "Fairy Tales, Brainstorming Cards, and Tarot: How to Plot Quickly and Have Fun Too!" (six pages; downloads as a PDF)

>> on writing deep: Special Spark: "Writing Deep: Write 3000 words/day" (one page; downloads as a PDF)

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"I don’t think you can be proactive unless you truly understand what motivates you, and that’s just one of the things Beth helped me to do. She also gave me insights into the way I work, plus the confidence and support I needed to do the book my way—and stick with it too."
-- Susan Williamson, in Toronto, Canada


>> on literary law

Every Writer's Guide to Copyright and Publishing Law: Featuring Internet and Electronic Copyright Information, by Ellen M. Kozak

Fair Use, Free Use and Use by Permission: How to Handle Copyrights in All Media, by Lee Wilson

The Writer's Legal Guide: An Authors Guild Desk reference, by Tad Crawford and Kay Murray

Literary Law Guide for Authors: Copyright, Trademark, and Contracts in Plain Language, by Tonya Marie Evans

Business and Legal Forms for Authors and Self-Publishers, by Tad Crawford


>> on fiction writing

Ray Bradbury, Zen in the Art of Writing: Releasing the Creative Genius Within You

John Gardner
, On Becoming a Novelist

Marshall J. Cook, Freeing Your Creativity: A Writer's Guide

Gail Carson Levine, Writing Magic: Creating Stories That Fly

James V. Smith, Jr., The Writer's Little Helper: Everything you need to know to write better and get published


>on nonfiction

>> see next page

>> on creativity

David Bayles & Ted Orland, Art & Fear: Observations On The Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

Gail McMeekin, The 12 Secrets of Highly Creative Women

Twyla Tharp, The Creative Habit: Learn it and use it for life: A Practical Guide

Roger von Oech, A Kick in the Seat of the Pants


>> on creativity coaching

Becoming a Creativity Coach: The Art and Practice of a New Profession by Eric Maisel

>>> an informative e-book on the art and practice of creativity coaching by the orginator of the profession
purchase here

>> on moving your body

Bira Almeida, Capoeira: A Brazilian Art Form

Jalaja Bonheim, The Serpent and the Wave: A Guide to Movement Meditation

Brad Kearns, Breakthrough Triathlon Training

Jayne Williams, Slow Fat Triathlete: Live Your Dreams in the Body You Have Now


>> on manifesting

the movie, The Secret

books by John Gray

books by Neale Donald Walsch

Harv Ecker, Secrets of a Millionaire Mind


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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Capture the flag" (CTF) is a traditional outdoor game often played by children or sometimes adults where two teams each have a flag (or other marker) and the objective is to capture the other team's flag, located at the team's "base", and bring it back to their own base. It is also a popular paintball game and a computer game.



Romance Writers of America (RWA)
Mystery Writers Association
Sisters in Crime
Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America, Inc. California Writers Club
Broad Universe
National Writers Union
Horror Writers of America
The Authors Guild
International Thriller Writers, Inc.
Society for Children's Book Writers & Illustrators
American Christian Fiction Writers


San Francisco Bay Area Writing Classes and Groups

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>> For Adults
>> For Kids
>> DIY (Do It Yourself -- wherever you are)

For Adults
Andy Couturier, MA -- Oakland, CA
Book Passage Bookstore -- Corte Madera, CA
Left Coast Writers -- Left Coast, I mean, Bay Area, CA
Piedmont Adult School -- Piedmont, CA
Ripe Fruit – School of Creative Writing -- San Francisco, CA
The Writing Salon -- Berkeley, CA and San Francisco, CA

For Kids
Young Writers' Camps -- San Francisco Bay Area, CA
826 Valencia: The Writing Center -- San Francisco, CA

DIY – online, wherever you are
National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)
Script Frenzy – Write a Script in a Month
-- (by the same folks who do NaNoWriMo)


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Insights and Foresights: Intuitive Consultations for Artists and Business Professionals

Web Support by Web Design for the Wise -- Wordpress Experts

Walk Lightly on the Earth

Car Sharing

City Car Share

Be Active in Your Writing Community

LitQuake: a San Francisco literary festival with heart, guts and a taste for the wilder side of the literary world

Other Writing Organizations and Associations: see above