July 26, 2021

One way to jump-start your writing is to join a regular write-in, like the virtual one I run for the Pequot Library every Monday morning at 10am ET. It’s designed for you to work on whatever writing project will help you move forward. (Adding words, editing, revisions, research, outlining – it all counts.) If you’re…

May 24, 2020

This post covers perennial topics for writers. This business changes so rapidly that keeping up can be hard. I hope this helps. (LB: info provided by Lauren Busser) EDITING I’m always encouraging people to edit their work before submitting it anywhere. Real live editors can be expensive, but there is software available, often with free…

May 21, 2020

We had another great Zoom meeting yesterday. I love seeing new people, as well as the usual suspects. This is a strange time for us all, but I see many positives coming out of it – in particular the creative ways in which writing and publishing are being supported. Check below for excellent online events…

April 18, 2020

Here, as promised, is Part Two of the April update. In addition to all the activities for writers that have specific dates attached, there are several things you can do that require almost no effort at all. (Hooray!) For example, the Westport Library is offering a whole lot of online programming, from 6-minute yoga sessions…

April 16, 2020

Zoom. That’s the way I’ve been getting together with my friends, my writing groups, French conversation groups and, of course, The Writers’ Rendezvous people. And the great advantage of Zoom, is that it’s allowed me to host people who usually can’t make it to the actual meeting. I held two meetings on Wednesday, to accommodate…

March 19, 2020

We had out first Virtual Writers’ Rendezvous via Zoom yesterday, and I’m so glad we did. Thirteen of us managed to sign in, and it was a wonderful way to connect. And, as you can see, I look much younger on Zoom. (Just kidding – that’s not me…) The reason the Rendezvous exists is as…

February 20, 2020

Around twenty of us gathered at Barnes & Noble in Westport this month, to chat, encourage and suggest writing solutions for each other. Poets, fiction and non-fiction writers including journalists – everyone had something constructive to offer. We are a great community! And now, first things first. The Westport Library is presenting a performance of…

January 20, 2020

Welcome back! Here’s the second list of events and suggestions this month. And check out the Writers’ Calendar for more. On February 12, from 7-9pm and just in time for Valentine’s Day, Tracy Strauss, author of the new book I Just Haven’t Met You Yet, and Gina Barreca, Hartford Courant columnist and UCONN Distinguished Professor of English,…