August 23, 2021

I love the fact that there are so many opportunities for writers, which is why I try to include as much as I can in these posts. Here’s the second part of the August update. Feel free to add any information of your own in the comments. The Westport Library continues to offer its popular…

December 30, 2020

As promised yesterday, here’s a partial list of the organizations that support writers in the United States. I’m sure other countries have them too, and I know that many American societies welcome membership from abroad. Many of these associations have regional chapters with their own events, and although many of those are being held on…

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….

November 16, 2017

In spite of this being NaNoWriMo (National Novel-Writing Month) month, sixteen of us showed up to hang out with other writers. A couple of our members were ahead of the game in terms of numbers of words written, some had stalled but were gamely going to keep trying. Either way, well done, I say! If…

August 17, 2017

We’ve had a couple of great days, as we always do in the third week of the month. The WritersMic Meetup was terrific, with another batch of varied reads. If you think you’d like to come and read or to listen, sign on at the Meetup link above. We’d love to have you! On Wednesday,…

February 20, 2017

So much good stuff from the meeting last Wednesday, and more streaming into my mailbox since that I thought you might like. So here goes: First, the first WritersMic Meetup is taking place tomorrow, Tuesday, February 21st, at Panera’s in Westport from 7-8.45pm. If you’d like more details, join the Meetup online, and you’ll get…

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…

March 19, 2016

We had another great meeting on Wednesday, which brought up a number of new ideas – some about publishing. Here’s a blog post about why it’s a good idea to publish via Amazon. This article includes links to others which tell you how to format your file and give you suggested templates. And this is…