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2017 Santa Barbara Writers’ Conference

I’m going. It’s been eleven years since I last had the free time to attend the conference in full, because when your husband is the dean of a little college inside a university, you have a lot of responsibilities that come due at the end of the year, and the indulgence of immersing yourself in a seethe of writers just isn’t possible.

 

Well this is 2017. I am looking forward to this. I want to meet writers full of that wild joy of wanting to share their creations, wanting to hone their craft, wanting to spend time in critique and experiencing new adventures in other creators’ writings. I will probably never forget the late night pirate session I attended at my first writers’ conference when an older gentleman rose from his seat with his musical to give us roles. Anne Boleyn was one character, stepping forth with her head tucked under one elbow…that didn’t impair her singing, you may be sure.

Those late night sessions hold some of my best memories of writing. I laughed so hard tears came down inside my nose when one woman read us her story of a skunk with its head trapped in  Peach Yoplait container, and how at the end of a sequence of risible but heart-twisting efforts, she succeeded in freeing it to live a peach-free life. After it sprayed her from purple bathrobe to fluffy pink slippers, that is.

Oh yes, Sunday night imagine me among these wonderful people, drawing a deep breath in anticipation at the table of the first pirate session. Starts at nine, goes to whenever. (Some years I’be managed to stay at it until four AM. I kid you not.) See you there?

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Final Chapter is up

As promised, the story is done.

 

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http://www.robinwinter.net/chapter-twenty-seven-upon-a-field/

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Next to last chapter is posted

Here’s the site link:

http://www.robinwinter.net/chapter-twenty-six-a-ghost-walks/

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Gathering to Violence

We have the next chapter of the novel up and we’re headed down the last lap.

http://www.robinwinter.net/chapter-twenty-four-from-another-angle-2/

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Chapter Twenty-Two

The Steps to War is the next chapter up on http://www.robinwinter.net/chapter-twenty-two-the-steps-to-war/

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Chapter Eighteen link

Onwards ride the enemy, right to the gates and into the City of the Wall.  http://www.robinwinter.net/chapter-eighteen-an-enemy-rides-in/

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Chapter Fifteen’s up!

Have a read– http://www.robinwinter.net/chapter-fifteen-examination/

I inserted a few small decorations into the text, not having made many drawings of recent. There’s nothing quite like having small kittens for distraction…. I have them moved over now to the raw food diet with the supplements recommended by the vet, and they are gaining weight and looking glossy, full of mischievous energy, just as they ought to be!

 

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