September 17, 2021

The year seems to be flying by, and the list of writing events, classes, and conferences doesn’t seem to be slowing. Among them are the weekly Monday morning write-ins I run for the Pequot Library, and the WritersMic evening coming up on Tuesday evening, September 21. Check the events page on this blog for details….

April 26, 2021

Hello again! There are plenty of things going on for writers right now. One of them is that WordPress did something to my site, and spoiled the look of it. 😕 I’ll get it fixed, but didn’t want to delay this post. So, apologies if it looks odd. The content should be fine 🙂 The…

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…

July 18, 2019

We had a great meeting on Wednesday, with lots of ideas for writers on how and where to submit, editing techniques, and congratulations to members recently or about-to-be published.  To keep this month’s update down to one post, I’m forging ahead. On every third Thursday of the month, The Darien Library hosts a free Writer’s…

October 20, 2012

In addition to writing a regular blog, Lisa Winkler is the author of On the Trail of the Ancestors, A Black Cowboy’s Ride Across America.  She’s also the editor of a new anthology of writing by women called Tangerine Tango (yes, of course I’m in it!) and I was impressed with the energy and dedication…

October 12, 2012

  A young blogger, Dana Sitar, whom I follow write a recent post on a subject dear to my heart: editors and how to handle them. I’m a complete believer in editors, and would almost never publish anything without one. My blog posts are the exception (maybe you can tell?).  The snag comes when you’re…

August 19, 2012

I’m not sure where I came across Mslexia, but I’m very glad I did. It’s an online and paper quarterly magazine for women who write (but I don’t suppose they object if men care to read it too). They’re based in the UK, but their readership is global. Whether you’re published or not, there’s something…

December 12, 2011

Sue Healy is an Irish whirlwind. You’ve only got to check her bio on her blog (http://suehealy.org/) to see that.  She’s an award-winning writer, tutor, poet and journalist. She’s lived in Budapest and the UK (where she got her MFA) and teaches creative writing in English prisons. She’s also a Creative Writing tutor with the…