authors' events / book readings / speaking engagements / workshops / writers' conferences / writers' groups

Ideas for Writers’ Events

Recently I attended–and took part in–a writers’ read-aloud event at a local restaurant. It was awesome to hear a wide variety of writers (fiction, non-fiction, poetry) share a 10 minute reading of their work. A lot of these writers are taking their first plunge into writing seriously and for some of them, this was their … Continue reading

blogs / inspiration for writing / my writing / writers' groups

True Confessions: Help Needed

“You’ve given us all lots of great ideas … but what can we do for you? How can we help you with your writing?” Last night I attended a “mini-writers’ group” gathering which focuses on nonfiction,¬†especially creative nonfiction. Others at the meeting shared about their writing and/or passed out copies to get advice, and we … Continue reading

beta readers / self-editing / writers' groups / writing partners

Working with a Partner, Writers’ Group, & Beta-Readers

This is #4 of a series of 5 posts with tips and tasks related to self-editing. See the links at the bottom of the post for other articles in this series. Your writing group–or partner–or beta readers–might not be quite as hilarious as Buster Keaton’s writing group, but you can still have a great time … Continue reading