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Breakfast at Asheville’s West End Bakery was so good–I didn’t even get a chance to take a picture of it. You will have to imagine a honey vanilla latte, house-made raspberry jam on toast, and a slice of strata (local veggies and eggs in a casserole).

Just across and up the street from the bakery is the West Asheville Library. I hosted a free seminar for Asheville Writers on the Business of Being a Writer. A passionate crowd of writers came out with interests as diverse as children’s literature to launching a freelancing network!

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View from the loft at the Battery Park Book Exchange.

seo writing ashevilleIn the afternoon I covered tips for writers and their websites as well as their clients’ websites when I taught SEO Writing/Writing for the Web at the plush Battery Park Book Exchange & Champagne Bar.

A late lunch at one of my favorite spots, which you may remember from a trip to Asheville last fall, is le Bouchon. Their pommes frites are magnifique!bouchon asheville

It was a lovely dessert-before-dinner-day. Renaissance Rebecca met me at Old Europe Cafe. She just moved to Asheville after a year-long travel trip–and completed the Camino in Spain! Then it was dinner with Asheville poet Eddie Cabbage on the west side at The Universal Joint. A very long day of writing events and delish food!

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Meeting Renaissance Rebecca.

Remember author Ryan Linn? His family so generously offered their home this past weekend. (I didn’t know until our farewell brunch that their property sprawled over 60 acres and was, at one time, North Carolina’s largest egg farm!)

I will be back in Asheville for more writing events during the beautiful fall season on Saturday, October 20th. If you’re in Asheville that weekend, sign up for Freelance Writing 101, and if you feel like having a full day of writerly goodness, register for a free seminar on Accounting Basics for Writers to get your year-end writing business taxes in order before the holiday season starts to distract you!