September 22, 2022

We welcomed several new members at this month’s Rendezvous, some in person and some online. As usual, we had questions (and answers!) about events, publishing, and getting back to writing. Here are some upcoming events for writers in Connecticut. The Woodbury Public Library (CT) is hosting a Local Authors’ Day this Saturday, September 24. Member Richard…

September 16, 2022

Barbara Conrey‘s wonderful new historical novel My Secret to Keep released on August 23. The story deals with secrets, lies, and betrayals, and begins in 1948, moving forward to the eighties. The plot had some great twists and turns that kept me turning the pages, and I highly recommend it for book clubs, because there’d…

September 9, 2022

Like many people around the world, especially perhaps those of us who grew up in Britain but now live elsewhere, I felt a sense of loss when I heard that our Queen had died. The news destroyed my stiff upper lip completely, and I cried for the Queen who’d been part of my life since…

August 22, 2022

Welcome to the second half of the August Writers Rendezvous update. It includes a variety of things to take advantage of, including a new reality show about writers, book fairs and events, and info on how to get published. America’s Next Great Author is a groundbreaking reality television series designed to discover a new American…

August 18, 2022

Our second hybrid meeting introduced us to some new members, which produced some interesting topics of conversation. The attack on author Salman Rushdie was one such. In response to the attack, PEN America, the New York Public Library, and Penguin Random House are organizing a demonstration on the steps of the NYPL to support free…

July 24, 2022

Here’s more info on writing conferences and contests, plus an interesting definition of erotic romance vs erotica – useful if you’re going to include sex scenes in your fiction. It’s notoriously difficult to write well, but if you’re going to do it, you may as well be informed. 🙂 Erica Verillo publishes a monthly list…

July 21, 2022

This week’s Writers Rendezvous was our first real attempt at a hybrid meeting – both in person and on Zoom – since the pandemic began, courtesy of the Westport Library. Nine of us came in person (including some newcomers) and four showed up on Zoom! It was great to see people I’d never met IRL…

June 20, 2022

Since I began writing, I’ve found podcasts/videocasts on the topics of writing, reading, and publishing a source of both entertainment and information. From those filled with practical information about the craft of writing to those focusing on the business of publishing, to those that interview authors about their books – most have something to offer….

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