January 21, 2022

February 1 sees the beginning of Library Lovers’ Month, and for writers, local libraries can offer a number of benefits – apart from the obvious ones, like books on craft and a quiet place to write. Here’s what’s going on close to me here in Connecticut, but check out your own libraries for similar offerings….

December 20, 2021

Although the year is slowing down, there are still plenty of opportunities for writers. Here are a few to see you through the rest of 2021, and into the New Year. SUBMISSIONS Connecticut publisher Woodhall Press is accepting book submissions in poetry, fiction, and nonfiction until January 1, 2022. Here are the specifics. Scribes MICRO…

August 19, 2021

Our August meeting was full of interesting people and useful ideas, as usual. We even had one attendee from Bangla Desh! The joy of Zoom is that it allows people to join us from anywhere. We covered a number of topics, and some of the events I mentioned have short deadlines, so read on for…

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…

February 22, 2021

I hope you found part one of this update useful. Here’s part two, with more places to submit, and contests to enter. First, though, member Libby Waterford is teaching a couple of useful virtual classes in April. The first is Writing Dynamic Fiction which will cover the following aspects of craft: dialogue, active voice, backstory,…

December 17, 2020

In spite of a gray day during which many people were out running holiday errands before the predicted foot of snow began to fall, nine people showed up for the Writers’ Rendezvous. This gave us a chance to discuss some ideas in more depth than we usually have time for. We covered flash fiction, whether…

August 20, 2020

Thanks to everyone who came to the Zoom meetings of our WritersMic and Writers’ Rendezvous this week. I was delighted to welcome some out-of-state members too. It’s one of the reasons I like Zoom and hope we’ll keep using it. Congratulations to member Libby Waterford, on the publication of her second novel in a series…

June 21, 2020

I’m always happy when members of the WritersMic and the Rendezvous are published for the first time. Tom Cowen came to read at last month’s WritersMic, and his moving article has just been published in The Good Men Project. It shines a different light on Father’s Day. Read it here. Back to writer events coming…