November 23, 2020

I’m back with more suggestions for ways to keep your writing life going. For example… Award-winning author and writing teacher Nora Raleigh Baskin is running a four-week workshop program for the Connecticut Library Association starting December 1, from 6-7:30pm). The cost for the entire program will be $100 for CLA members and $125 for non-members….

August 24, 2020

Here’s more information you may find of interest. Among other things, I will be running the Monday morning write-ins from 10-11:30ish indefinitely. So if you’ve had trouble concentrating, or sitting down to write, do not despair. Contact me for the link! The Connecticut Press Club is looking for new members and their new website is…

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 20, 2019

Here, as promised, is part 2 of this month’s news. Be sure to check out the writers’ Calendar page for all the events I’ve come across that might be of interest to writers. And keep writing! Jane Friedman, book marketing guru, will be in New York for BookExpo next week, and on May 29 she’ll…

June 23, 2017

Nineteen members showed up for Wednesday’s meeting – thanks for coming! The night before, we had a great WritersMic Meetup in Westport, with content as varied as fiction, memoir, articles, poetry and even a prize-winning eulogy! Link to either of the pages here to join the Meetups. Meanwhile, there was lots to talk about at…

May 18, 2017

We had another great meeting yesterday, with several new members, who contributed their points of view – something we value. And the WritersMic Meetup the night before had 11 enthusiastic readers plus guests. I wasn’t able to be there, but member Sheryl Kayne took over the duties of MC, to general acclaim. Thanks, Sheryl! I’m…

November 20, 2016

November get-together began with a discussion of the recent election. Having got that off our collective chest, we agreed writing might be a way to deal with the situation. With that in mind, there’s plenty going on in the writing world. First, I need to thank Kate Mayer for her great blog post about holding…

September 20, 2012

Okay. I’m prepared to admit that maybe. I was wrong. There are literary festivals in the US. In fact, one of the biggest, the Brooklyn Book Festival, is happening this weekend, specifically on Sunday, September 23 from 10-6. A number of venues have been commandeered for the event, and it sounds as though they’ll need…