November 13, 2012

I first met Alice Mattison several years ago when she was part of a panel of writers doing their best to enlighten some neophyte writers (me included) on ways to improve our writing, specifically when we had plot issues. Even when we peppered her with questions she was very approachable and so are her novels….

April 12, 2012

Back in November, I wrote a post about whether an MFA was worth the money it cost. recently, m,y friends at the Fairfield Writers’ blog took up the discussion again.  This was sparked by the Broadway hit play Seminar, which some of the writers had seen. It’s about a writers’ workshop… Here’s the beginning of…

November 2, 2011

I recently asked Patrick McCord for some writing tips for those of us hoping to get our 50,00 word novel written this November. Do let me know which ones you find helpful.  I personally am fond of tip number 4. It worked for Hemingway, and it seems to be working for me. Patrick certainly has…

October 8, 2011

A number of writers in our Writers’ Café have MFA’s in Writing and we asked them to comment on the value they felt they’d received from their 2-year low-residency writing programs. Lisa Calderone, a Guilford resident, who did the marketing for the first ever MFA program at Fairfield U and completed the degree course herself,…