Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Afternoon with Filipino Authors Cecilia Brainard & Paulino Lim - May 26 @ 3 pm






Please mark your calendar! This is a great opportunity to learn about Filipino and Filipino American Literature.

Afternoon with Filipino Authors Cecilia Brainard & Paulino Lim, Sat. May 26, 2018, 3 p.m. Los Angeles Public Library, Meeting Rm. A, 630 W. 5th St., LA, CA 90071


Tags: Philippines, Philippines, literature, FilAm, books, writers

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tips



Hi, I have some Creative Writing Tips, one-minute videos, sharing nuggets of information that I have learned through years of writing and editing 20 books. You can view them in YouTube. Please click on the links below:

Creative Writing Tip No. 1 - Sensuous Writing -
https://youtu.be/N5WnVQLHLMg

Creative Writing Tip No. 2 - Make a Date with Your Muse
https://youtu.be/b2RcLDzbAbI

Creative Writing Tip No. 3 - Show Don't Tell
https://youtu.be/KAAmYUBdE6k

Creative Writing Tip No. 4 - Writer's Block
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_7WGuqIJQJs

Creative Writing Tip No. 5 - Complex vs Flat Characters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8pNCWjtYoO0

Creative Writing Tip No. 6 - Writing Space
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jA8XI_9a_N8


Creative Writing Tip No. 7 - What Is Your Story?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6Q1G7DEVeA

Stay tuned for more!  Please save this link and visit again.

Cecilia Brainard

Tags: beginning writing, how to write, fundamentals of writing, creative writing, elements of creative writing, literature, personal essays, Muse, novel, books, workshop #creativewriting #writing

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Taking Charge of Fake News and Propaganda



Last February 2018, Special Prosecutor Robert Mueller indicted 13 Russian nationals and three Russian entities for allegedly meddling in the 2016 American presidential election among other counts. Acting Atty. General Rod Rosenstein said, "The defendants allegedly conducted what they called information warfare against the United States, with the stated goal of spreading distrust towards the candidates and the political system in general."

Number 4 of the Indictment reads:

"Defendants, posing as U.S. persons and creating false U.S. personas, operated social media pages and groups designed to attract U.S. audiences. These groups and pages, which addressed divisive U.S. political and social issues, falsely claimed to be controlled by U.S. activists when, in fact, they were controlled by Defendants. Defendants also used the stolen identities of real U.S persons to post on ORGANIZATION-controlled social media accounts. Over time, these social media accounts became Defendants' means to reach significant numbers of Americans for purposes of interfering with the U.S. political system, including the presidential election of 2016."

Saturday, April 14, 2018

Short Story by Cecilia Brainard, Waiting for Papa's Return


Hi, I'm sharing my short story, "Waiting for Papa's Return", which is part of my first short story collection, Woman with Horns and Other Stories. This story also appeared in the anthology Home to Stay: Asian American Women's Fiction, edited by Sylvia Watanabe and Carol Bruchac, Greeenfield Review Press. It was also published in Making Waves: An Anthology of Writings by and about Asian American Women, edited by Asian Women United of California, Beacon Press.

Woman with Horns and Other Stories is easily available in its Kindle ebook form. ~ #CeciliaBrainard
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WAITING FOR PAPA'S RETURN
by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
Copyright 2018 by Cecilia M. Brainard, all rights reserved.

When Reverend Mother Superior tells Remedios her father died, all she can think is how ugly the nun looks. Remedios stares at the mustache fringing the nun's upper lip; Reverend Mother Superior stares back with pale watery eyes.

“This morning, child. Heart attack,” the nun says.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 4 - Writer's Block


If you're suffering or have suffered writer's block, check out Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 4 on how to overcome Writer's Block:

https://youtu.be/_7WGuqIJQJs




I'm also sharing a schedule of my upcoming literary events, including one in Paris, France, as the featured reader at ParisLotUp Open Mic Reading, Culture Rapide, 103 rue Julien Lacroix, 75020 Paris.  Here's their link:

http://parislitup.com/event/plu-open-mic-featuring-cecilia-brainard/

Have a great weekend!

Tags: beginning writing, how to write, fundamentals of writing, creative writing, elements of creative writing, literature, personal essays, Muse, novel, books, workshop #creativewriting







Paris Open Mic Featuring Cecilia Brainard April 26






Invitation: ParisLitpUp Open Mic Featuring Cecilia Brainard
Culture Rapide
103 rue Julien Lacroix
Paris, Ile-de-France 75020, France

April 26 @ 8 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

PLU Open Mic springs forward with a very special guest all the way from the good ol’ US of A: Cecilia Brainard! For everyone else, sign up starts sometime around 20h or whenever the host has had her first drink!

Friday, April 6, 2018

Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 3: SHOW DON'T TELL






Novelist Cecilia Brainard shares her Creative Writing Tip No. 3: SHOW DON'T TELL. Check it out in YouTube:

https://youtu.be/KAAmYUBdE6k

Cecilia's Advise ties in with her earlier writing tips on Sensuous Writing and Make a Date with Your Muse.  Check them out!

Stay tuned for more Creative Writing Tips from Cecilia Brainard!

Tags: beginning writing, how to write, fundamentals of writing, creative writing, elements of creative writing, literature, personal essays, Muse, novel, books, workshop #creativewriting

Read also:

  • Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 4: Writer's Block
  • Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 3: Show Don't Tell
  • Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 2: Make a Date with Your Muse
  • Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 1: Sensuous Writing
  • Creative Writing: Journal Writing and my Pink Lock and Key Diary
  • Creative Writing: Your Writing Work Space (In My Case, Where My Cats Hang Out)
  • Creative Writing: Two Important Rules
  • Creative Writing: Explosion and Drawing as Writing Exercises
  • How to Write a Novel #1
  • How to Write a Novel #2
  • Monday, April 2, 2018

    Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 2 - Make a Date with Your Muse



    Writer Cecilia Brainard shares information about creative writing in this video - "Make a Date with Your Muse" - Creative Writing Tip No. 2.


    https://youtu.be/b2RcLDzbAbI


    Stay tuned for more Creative Writing Tips from Cecilia Brainard!

    Tags: beginning writing, how to write, fundamentals of writing, creative writing, elements of creative writing, literature, personal essays, Muse, novel, books, workshop #creativewriting

    Read also:

  • Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 4: Writer's Block
  • Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 3: Show Don't Tell
  • Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 2: Make a Date with Your Muse
  • Cecilia Brainard's Creative Writing Tip No. 1: Sensuous Writing
  • Creative Writing: Journal Writing and my Pink Lock and Key Diary
  • Creative Writing: Your Writing Work Space (In My Case, Where My Cats Hang Out)
  • Creative Writing: Two Important Rules
  • Creative Writing: Explosion and Drawing as Writing Exercises
  • How to Write a Novel #1
  • How to Write a Novel #2