People Along the Way: Writing Friends











Writing is a solitary occupation. Being part of a writers' group helps me to
work through the challenges of the writing process and prepares me for the
publication of my work and all that will entail. As a first-time novelist, I learn
from the seasoned writers who have already published one or more novels.
When I get together with other writers to share our work in progress, I not
only get feedback on what I'm doing right, but also discover areas of my
work that need improvement.

The poets and writers, listed below with their genres, have played important
roles in my journey as a writer. Some still share my journey, while others
have moved on.


Angela Consolo Mankiewicz (1944-2017):
My dear friend - American poet and playwright - died on March 7, 2017, after
a 13-month battle with lung cancer. See my tribute to her, "
When a dear
friend dies," on my blog.

Rich Samson, one of the first four members of our GLAWS critique group,
passed away unexpectedly in October 2009. He holds a special place among
the people who have joined me on my journey.


Ace Antonio Hall: horror fiction and poetry

Allene Symons: memoirist

Ann Wilmer-Lasky: science fiction, fantasy, horror and poetry

Barry Gilfry: science fiction and historical fantasy

Dan McNay: crime and historical fiction, song writer

Emma Price: children fiction

Gil Roscoe: crime and science fiction

Jerry Solomon: memoir

Leigh Purtill: young adult fiction

Leslie Ann Moore: fantasy, science fiction, horror, erotica

Mike Robinson: science fiction, fantasy, speculative fiction

Rachel V. Olivier: science fiction and poetry

Robert Zoltan Szeles: songwriter, science fiction, erotica

Rosalie Turner: historical romance

Shelley Youngren: humorist and young adult fiction

Takiko Morimoto: historical novel

Will Molinar: dark gothic fantasy
COPYRIGHT © 2006-2017 rosalienebacchus.com. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.
THIS PAGE WAS LAST UPDATED ON: 1 MAY 2017
No one learns to love following a manual, no one learns to write frequenting a
course. I'm not saying to seek out other writers, and yes meet people with
different abilities, because writing is not different from any other activity done
with joy and enthusiasm...
Look for people who are not afraid to make mistakes and, therefore, make
mistakes. Because of this, their work is not always recognized. But it's this type
of person that transforms the world and, after lots of mistakes, succeeds in
getting something right that will make a complete difference in his community.
PAULO COEHLO, THE ALEPH, GMT EDITORES LTDA, BRAZIL, 2010
LISTEN TO
LA TRAVIATA
MARIA CALLAS
IN MEMORY OF
ANGELA CONSOLO
MANKIEWICZ
(1944-2017)