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A blog for readers or writers in Guanajuato and for those who would simply like to know more about this historic central Mexican city and its surroundings.
Posts will feature places to read or write; customs, color, and locations for scenes; visits with local readers and writers of all ages; literary events and publishers; Guanajuato-inspired writing; and answers to frequently asked questions.
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Immersed in vampire research, it took me a minute to react to the alert in the top corner of my computer screen: Results Announced: 2019 American Fiction Awards.
Reading from The Real Mother Goose.
Memo says he has a surprise for his Guanajuato barrio neighbor, Diana, a former philosophy professor. Their conversation becomes a contest of wits.
Comment on my description of Sofia and Hope. Suggest crazy, playful, serious, whatever-you-like, alternative titles.
When Mexico plays in the World Cup, Guanajuato’s streets are empty.
Want to get to know your ideal reader? Write yourself a fictional fan letter. So recommends Gabriela Pereira of diyMFA. I attended Gabriela’s “Rock Your Revisions” session at the Writer’s Digest Conference and afterward signed up for her Platform Master Class webinar....
That depended on the lines. When I signed up for the slam I had learned from the conference website that the slam was 60 minutes long and that each pitch and response lasted three minutes. Wow, I thought, I can see lots of agents that way. Not quite. When I inquired...
First things first. A perfect pitch. 100 words that capture the spirit of 100,000. That takes time. I finished my novel in April and began drafting, polishing, discarding, redrafting, and repolishing my pitches, agent query letters, novel synopses, and sample pages in...
A musician friend with late-night hours once lamented the early morning call of the gas delivery man in his neighborhood. I understood how my friend felt, but I thought the gas man might have a lament of his own. The Gas Man Blues (The Gas Man Cometh) By Dianne...
Emma Godoy, born in Guanajuato (1918) and died in Mexico City (1989), obtained a doctorate in letters from the National Autonomous University of Mexico and later studied philosophy at the Sorbonne. A professor and a writer, Godoy’s works include biographies, short...