January 28, 2023

Today’s author is Annie Cathryn, whose debut novel, The Friendship Breakup, will be published on February 7, by Alcove Press. A story about the importance of female friendship, the dynamics that can leave someone out in the cold, and the effort it takes to re-establish relationships, this book has both humor and some tears. A…

January 23, 2023

Welcome to the second part of the January update for writers. It includes some workshops and contests, with the deadlines for entering. Westport Writers Workshop continues to offer several onetime workshops, including many free options. For screenwriters, they have added a handful of new opportunities, from a free table read on January 28 with one of…

January 19, 2023

A belated Happy New Year! We had a record turnout this week for our first meeting of 2023, with writers at all stages in their writing journey. This generated a lot of discussion, and I’ve covered most of the topics with upcoming deadlines here. One subject members found interesting was the range of contests for…

December 26, 2022

I’m going to keep this one short and sweet, since I’m sure you’re still recovering from the recent festivities, and gearing up for New Year’s. Member Alison McBain (The New Empire) regularly compiles a list of poetry-reading events and places to submit your poetry. If you’re a poet, you need to subscribe to her newsletter,…

December 23, 2022

First – Season’s Greetings! Whether or not you celebrate any particular holiday, it’s always good to welcome the lengthening days. Soon it will be time to set goals and make some resolutions for 2023. One of mine in 2022 was to turn both the WritersMic (our open mic evening) and the Writers Rendezvous back into…

November 23, 2022

This is a fabulous post from Sandra Beckwith at Build Book Buzz – it has some of the most creative gifts for writers (and readers) that I’ve seen. I thought you might appreciate the ideas – even if you only buy them for yourself. I have my eye on #7… There’s nothing better on a…

November 21, 2022

Hi again – here’s the second set of updates for November – The Westport Writers Workshop is hosting a Holiday Fundraiser to support their Outreach & Scholarship Programs, which provide free or sponsored workshops to underserved communities (veterans, literacy programs, etc.). Join them in person at the workshop on Thursday, December 15 from 7-9pm. Click…

November 17, 2022

Thanks to everyone who was at Wednesday’s Writers Rendezvous, for your input and helpful suggestions for other writers. There are a number of events happening tonight, so I’ll start with them. Gwen Hernandez, author of Scrivener for Dummies and host of many online Scrivener workshops, is running some new ones in November/December. One of the…

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