Author: Ben

An Unsolicited Endorsement – the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods

I spent the last week of October working on my own novel (11th draft) at the Wellstone Center in the Redwoods. It’s the perfect place to write in uninterrupted stretches before going on a hike through a redwood forest and then sitting down to an intimate […]

Monterey, California

Monterey, California

I took a week to work on my own novel. My favorite writing place on Earth is in Soquel, California. When I go there, I try to build in a few days to travel through Steinbeck country (East of Eden is one of my guiding novels). […]

A Note About the Volunteering & Editing Program

I wanted to jump in — quickly — to say how impressed I’ve been with all of the volunteers who have reached out to me. I’m absolutely delighted to see so many people striving to make a difference in their communities. You’re a force for good. I hope your enthusiasm continues and spreads.

I’m currently sitting on a bit of a backlog. I imagine I’ll be through all of the manuscripts by the end of Friday, October 13th. UPDATED: Make that Friday, October 20.

I will open up to new manuscripts soon thereafter (same terms | you volunteer 4 or more hours, I’ll edit the first 25 pages). I’m also trying to figure out the logistics for a NANOWRIMO offer, but haven’t come up with the exact details yet. Stay tuned.

As always, be good to yourself and one another. You’re a good bunch.