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Tuesday, May 2, 2023

Ariella Moon Presents: "Diabolical Devices For Creating Page-Turning Fiction"

 I am super excited to present "Diabolical Devices For Creating Page-Turning Fiction" to the Central Oregon Writers Guild on May 9, 2023!

Plot twists, reversals, red herrings, and chapter cliffhangers are just a few of the devices that will keep readers up all night swearing, "Just one more chapter!" Writers will discover how to avoid sagging plots and amp up their writing.

Learn more at:

In the meantime, 

Happy writing and reading!

Wednesday, March 1, 2023

A Magical Zoom Writing Class From Ariella Moon!

 Let's get magical!

Have you ever channeled a character and let them dictate a story from their perspective? Do you invoke helpful ancestors or other guides to lead you to needed research information? Does your Shadow-Self (Inner Critic) need to be contained? In “Magical Tools for Every Writer’s Toolbox,” award-winning author Shaman Ariella Moon will aid participants in safely accessing unseen realms, where they will discover and work with supportive energies and entities beneficial to their writing career.

This will not be a typical writing craft class!

Get the full scoop and register at Palm Springs Writers Guild You do not have to be a guild member to register. (But you will have to pay the higher non-member price.)

Monday, February 13, 2023

Be Your Own Date for Valentine's Day!

Feeling overwhelmed by the bombardment of ads showing happy couples?

Shift from a sense of lack to a sense of joy, peace, and gratitude. 
Here are some tips to avoid the pressure and boost your morale:

1. Host a casual gathering with friends. Have a pizza party. Watch a movie. Play a sport. Time spent with friends reminds us of how lucky we are to have special people in our life.

2. Hike the great outdoors. Nature is the great healer. Even just a walk around your neighborhood can boost your mood. Greet the people you meet. Make their day and yours.

3. Do good. If the walk around your neighborhood highlights problems, then spend time bagging up litter or help a neighbor in need.

4. Spread love. Perform random acts of kindness.

5. Escape into a good book. Reading is my favorite escape! Before you know it, the big heart day will have passed.

If you are tempted to perform a love spell... I suggest you first read SPELL CHECK, a sweet romance about a teen's attempt to stop her best friend from casting  a wrongful love spell. Book 1, The Teen Wytche Saga.

Happy reading!


Thursday, January 12, 2023

Ariella Moon Book Signing Event!

Meet Ariella Moon and other Coachella Valley authors at the 

Palm Springs Writers Expo

January 14, 2023 from 1:00- 4:00

The Mizell Center in Palm Springs

480 S. Sunrise Way

Admission is free!

Don't miss this chance to meet award-winning and upcoming 
fiction and non-fiction authors.


 Award-winning author and shaman Ariella Moon will be signing and selling books from her two Young Adult fantasy series: 


Additionally, Ariella's visitors can receive chocolate (while they last) or an oracle card reading if they say the secret magic password:

"I believe in fairies!"

Copyright 2023, Ariella Moon

Monday, January 9, 2023

New Zoom Class For Aspiring Authors!

Connecting with fabulous presenters is a key perk of being the Writing Labs Coordinator for the Palm Springs Writers Guild, including January's presenter,  Margaret Lucke. 

Margaret Lucke

"From Brilliant Idea to Successful Publication"

January 13, 2023    1:00 PM -3:00 PM

A Palm Springs Writing Lab on zoom

$45. for students and PSWG Members
$90. For Non-Members


From Brilliant Idea to Successful Publication 


Everyone has stories to tell, and many of us want to put our stories into the hands of readers. The start of a new year presents a good opportunity to take a big-picture look at what you want to accomplish with your writing in the months ahead. 


In this session we’ll explore the process of developing your story, from getting the initial spark, through putting it down on the page, to getting it published and out into world. Whether you are writing a novel, a short story, a memoir, or a personal essay, you’ll come away with inspiration, helpful information, and a clear idea of the path that leads to becoming a published author. 


What you will learn:


·     How to find story ideas when you need them

·     The six essential elements of any good story

·     How to approach doing the necessary research

·     Strategies for writing the first draft

·     Strategies for rewriting process

·     Approaches to getting your story published



About Margaret Lucke 

Margaret Lucke flings words around as a writer and editor in the San Francisco Bay Area. She writes tales of love, ghosts, and murder, sometimes all three in one book. She is the author of four novels—House of DesireHouse of WhispersSnow Angel,and A Relative Stranger(an Anthony Award finalist)—and is the editor ofFault Lines,a short story anthology from the Northern California chapter of Sisters in Crime. She is a former president of Mystery Writers of America NorCal.


Margaret has also published two how-to books on the craft of writing and more than 60 short stories, feature articles, and scripts for mystery weekends. For many years she has taught fiction writing classes for UC Berkeley Extension and other venues. Visit her at

Connect With Margaret Lucke

To sign up for 

"From Brilliant Idea to Successful Publication" REGISTER HERE

When not booking presenters on writing craft, Ariella Moon can be found walking her dogs and dragon, eating chocolate, or writing the sequel to THE VIKING MIST