Monday, October 12, 2009

An Interview with B. Lynn Goodwin by Kerry Granshaw

B. Lynn Goodwin was first published in the mid-eighties. Dramatics Magazine printed a number of articles she wrote in the form of the diary entries of a student in a high school drama class. The series was so well received that she drafted a YA novel using the characters she'd created for the articles. As a high school drama and English teacher she was able to confer authenticity to the project.

Lynn writes and journals daily and has an impressive list of publications to her name. An organization called The Other Side of Creativity requested and printed her two short books, From An Author's Point of View: Tips on Writing and From An Author's Point of View: Tips on Marketing. She has also been published in Voices of Caregivers; Hip Mama; the Oakland Tribune; the Contra Costa Times; the Danville Weekly; Staying Sane When You're Dieting; Small Press Review; Dramatics Magazine; Career, Caregiving, Self-Care NCDA Monograph; 24/7—a caregiving anthology (forthcoming); Families of Loved Ones Magazine (forthcoming); Kaleidoscope (forthcoming) and numerous e-zines.

In December 2008, Tate published Lynn's You Want Me To Do What? – Journaling for Caregivers. Journaling helped Lynn when she cared for her mother and she wanted to assist others to process stress by using the same technique that served her well.

She finds that teaching stimulates the creative process. Lynn loves finding ways to introduce new writing techniques to students and to encourage each unique voice. For that reason she has chosen to give a workshop entitled Finding Your Writing Voice at the Redwood Writers 2009 Conference.

Lynn owns the excellent website Writer Advice. New issues are released quarterly and offer author interviews, reviews, information on contests and markets, writing by readers on Flash, and an annual Flash Prose Contest.

To quote Lynn: "No one else has your story to tell, so share your unique experiences with the world.

Editor's Notes:

[1] For more information, visit Writer Advice at If you'd like to contribute, please e-mail Lynn at Lgood67334 at

[2] Be sure to sign up for the October 24th Redwood Writers 2009 Conference to hear Lynn and many other excellent conference facilitators. More conference details:


Lynn said...

It's great to see this here. I look forward to being a part of the Redwood Writers Conference.

If you have a minute, check out my e-zine, Writer Advice, The fall issue is now up. Let me know what you think.

Author of You Want Me to Do WHAT? Journaling for Caregivers

Linda McCabe said...


We look forward to having you be a part of our conference. Thanks for providing lots of information and advice for writers.