Welcome to all, and
especially warm welcome to those of you who are new to this list. This month I'm announcing a couple
of new workshops as well as new podcasts, and forthcoming
September 24, 2011 Bethesda
MD "Techniques of Fiction
One Saturday only. 10:00 am - 3:00 PM
(includes a one hour break for lunch on your own)* The
$75 per person Click
here to register on-line
For both beginning and experienced fiction writers, "Techniques
of Fiction" focuses on generating new material with exercises
addressing specificity, point of view, synesthesia, imagery,
image patterning, plot, rhythm, and the use and misuse of dialogue.
The goal is that by the end of the workshop, your writing will
be of notably higher quality. *Bring
a brown bag or, just around the corner there are several restaurants
February, I'll be participating in the writing conference and
teaching "Techniques of Fiction" in San Miguel de Allende,
For more about that, please visit my workshop schedule
Later in the year, I may also be offering a one day workshop
in Mexico City. Stay tuned.
(For subscribers only)
"C.M. Mayo on Creative Writing:
The Best from the Blog,"
a 50+ page cornucopia of the tips from my writing workshops.
Click on the cover to download this fully formatted PDF (which
you can read on any computer and also open in iBooks).
receive the passwords for free e-books in the newsletter e-mail]
==NEW AND FORTHCOMING BOOKS==
This November I'll be publishing my translationthe first into Englishof
Mexican Revolutionary leader and President Francisco I. Madero's
as an e-book. Watch
I will be talking about it, and its importance in understanding
Mexico's Revolution, at the Author's Sala in San Miguel de
Allende on November 10th.
For details about that event, please visit my "events"
Miraculous Air, my memoir of travels
in Baja California, originally published by the University of
Utah Press and available in paperback from Milkweed Editions,
is now also available in Kindle wth a snappy new cover.
of Fiction: The Number One Technique in the Supersonic Overview From C.M. Mayo's "Techniques
of Fiction" workshop: the number one technique. An explanation
with examples, plus a nuggest of advice from Chekhov. (For C.M.
Mayo's upcoming workshops, and for many other resources for writers,
click here.)*About 8 minutes
This is the blog I use
to share my research into that 19th century period in Mexico
known as the Second Empire or "French Intervention."
Basically I am going through my files and bookshelves, one Tuesday
at a time. This research was intensive-- all for writing my novel,
Last Prince of the Mexican Empire, which is based on the true story. The
research has been pretty quiet recently but there is a fun
guest-blog by San Miguel de Allende native Maruja González,
Emperor's Little Pears."
"Author Turned Publisher C.M. Mayo Takes Digital Rights
Into Her Own Hands" Jada
Bradley interviews me about Dancing Chiva Literary Arts and the adventure of
digital publishing. July 25, 2010
more interviews here.
Thank you for your interest
in my work and good wishes to you!
If you're a writer who could use a nudge, help yourself to "Giant
Golden Buddha" and
364 more free five minute writing exercises, which you will always
find on my "workshop" page.