March 2016 Kinder Muse Newsletter

You feel it, don’t you? That surge of creative energy has been steadily rising throughout the winter and is ready to explode! Just step into the wave and allow yourself to be transported. . .be sure to enjoy the ride!

The Ocean Beach Writers Networking Group

Come join us THIS Thursday to celebrate the creative force within you. . .it grows exponentially when connecting with other writers.

Here are the particulars:

Who: Published and yet-to-be-published writers, poets, fiction and non-fiction writers, editors, copywriters, and content providers, indie publishers et al. Whether you’re a local OBcean, live in San Diego at large, or are “just visiting” the area, you are welcome to join us.

What: The Ocean Beach Writers Networking group for serious professional writers.

Where: Te Mana Cafe  on Voltaire, between Cable and Bacon in Ocean Beach.

When: Every Thursday from 12:30PM-1:30PM.

Why: To connect, share resources, referrals – and more!

How: Just go to FaceBook and click  “join” on the Ocean Beach Writers Networking Group and/or email me at to be placed on the weekly newsletter list.

Please be sure to thank Te Mana’s owners, Marguerite and Jason, for welcoming us. Check out this awesome menu as well as their beer-on-tap, decadent Mimosas et al Show your appreciation for the inimitable, cheerful staff by tipping often and generously.

To receive the OBWNG newsletter and/or The Kinder Muse newsletter, please send an email to

Looking forward to connecting with you!


Have you come across an awesome Ted Talk that you’d like to share? Perhaps a blog? Would love you to send me the links. Meanwhile, the other day, I watched a highly entertaining Ted talk, “Inside the mind of a master procrastinator,” by author, Tim Urban. Check it out here. You can check out his humorous blog, wait, but why, here.

A Day in the Life Interview Series

I just posted my 30th interview with Author, Educator & Puzzle-Maker, Guy Belleranti. Check it out here. Would love to interview you, too, so please email me at for the questions..


The 5th Alban Lake Drabble Contest, Confessions of a Shapeshifter, closed on February 29. I’m currently compiling the issue, and acceptance letters will be going out this week. The winners will be personally notified, of course, and posted in the April View from the Lake newsletter. Be sure to check out the next contest theme, as well as other submission calls, in the Guidelines section.

I finally sent out my most recent novel, The Blood Moon, for consideration. Please cross your appendages for me! I’ve been submitting quite a few short stories and poems, too, and yes, receiving a fair share of both acceptances and declines. I’m also working on a piece of longer fiction about a haunting. . .

I recently posted a new blog on writing bios.

Now it’s your turn! Have a new blog? An article series? A performance or gallery show coming up? Or perhaps you’re starting a meet-up. Would love to post it here.

Shout Outs!

Martin Roy Hill just released The Last Refuge, which is book II in his Peter Brandt Thriller series.

Now it’s your turn! Email me your upcoming and current releases.

Products & Services for Writers

Is there a product or service that has been of benefit to you? Something you offer? Please let me know, and I’ll include it in the April newsletter (some restrictions may apply).

Meanwhile, check out my coaching services. I’m here to co-create with you!

Monthly Article

Next month, we’re going to have a guest author’s article. Stay tuned!

Hope you are having a creative month! Until next time. . .


Terrie Leigh Relf

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