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photo by Axel Abercrombie Frame

Welcome to the expanded version of my website, now including my blog,”WritingTime” which I started about twelve years ago. I’ve tried to stick to writing advice, information and inspiration, but since none of us write in a vacuum, I sometimes veer off into my struggle with writing in my own life.

I’ve published fifteen books (and written dozens more that never saw the light of day), I teach at UCLA Extension in the Writers’ Program, at Vromans Bookstore in Pasadena once a month, and give private retreats a couple of times a year in Lake Arrowhead.

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The next Lake Arrowhead Writers Retreat in March (see information below) has an available space. Please let me know if you’re interested.

My next course at UCLA Extension is Advanced Non-Fiction and starts in April.  Work must be submitted to get into the class and it’s limited to twelve students. Please contact the Writers’ Program at UCLA Extension if interested. (310- 825-9415)

The workshop in Pasadena at Vromans Bookstore meets once a month on Saturday from 9:00 – noon and is limited to twelve writers. The next dates are 2/18, 3/11, and 4/8.  You can sign up for one workshop or all three as a package. Please contact Vromans ( 626-449-5320) for more information and to sign up.




 Writers Retreats in Lake Arrowhead

 Come join us at a Writers Retreat in Lake Arrowhead  – March 17 -19th, 2017. Maybe you have a final draft to complete and need a quiet place to focus, or maybe you’re just beginning and want to jumpstart your writing. Wherever you are in your work you’re welcome. You’ll have stretches of time to write, plus daily workshops where you can get feedback on your work and do writing exercises from my books A Year of Writing Dangerously and Kicking in the Wall. Best of all is that you’ll find your own group of writers for future ongoing support.

The retreat is held at the UCLA Conference Center in the beautiful mountain town of Lake Arrowhead (less than 100 miles from Los Angeles). It begins at 1:00 on Friday and lasts until after lunch on Sunday. Enrollment is limited.

The price of $840.00 includes everything – the workshop and one-on-ones with me, two nights in a shared condolet at the Conference Center (beds on separate floors with two private baths) three-course dinners with wine, buffet lunches and breakfasts, and tips provided for the staff. A fitness room, Jacuzzi, hiking trails, pool and tennis courts are available.

For more information please email me at:BabsAbercrombie@icloud.com




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