Tag: Writing Fiction
How to Write More, Write Better, and Be Happier: A Half-Day Retreat with Joni Cole
Feb 07, 2017
This half-day retreat with Joni Cole will help you cultivate a healthy and productive creative process that will serve you now, and for the rest of your writing life.
The Writer's Journey
Feb 21, 2017
By Wendy Heilig I believe everyone is a writer, though some work at it formally and for publication more than others. However, most any form that takes what we have percolating inside of us and puts it down in some form outside of ourselves is writing...
Writing prompt #1: To the Window
Jan 31, 2017
By Shawn Thomas Anderson Go to the nearest window. What do you see? Take the next 15-20 minutes to record the view from your window. Get specific, and go beyond the sense of sight. How does it sound out…
Writing prompt #3: Dirty Hands
Apr 18, 2017
By Shawn Thomas Anderson An original monthly writing prompt: You wake from a trance. You’re standing in a strange place, with hands covered in something...
Writing prompt #2: Through the Eyes of a Child
Mar 23, 2017
By Shawn Thomas Anderson I just love this image of these boys running through the field. There’s something nostalgic about it—something dramatic and slightly foreboding, yet curious, adventurous, and fun. Take these boys on a journey...
How Do You Know When Your Writing Is Good Enough for an Agent?
Mar 31, 2017
By Annalisa Parent “Nobody should be looking for an agent if their manuscript isn’t ready,” Eric Ruben, Top Literary Agent said in a recent Writing Gym podcast interview. Eric represents not one, not two, but many New York Times Best Sellers--so he should know...
Join Us 4/29 for Spring Program: Springtime is the Write Time, the Words of Joni B. Cole, Julie McGrath, and Joseph Citro
Apr 10, 2017
LVW announces its spring writing program, and would like to invite writers from all over the state, both published and pre-published, to attend. The program’s theme is Springtime is the Write Time: Inspirational Words to Open Your Mind, Create & Live By It is scheduled for 9:00AM to 3:00PM on April 29, 2017 at the Best Western, Waterbury (right off I-89)...
Pondering Ways to Publish
May 09, 2017
I recently completed my second novel and have been anxiously pondering how to publish it. After self-publishing my first book (The Flower Eater) in a burst of naive hopefulness, I've since learned how daunting the marketing process can be...
Finding Your Writing Flow: Notebooks, Muses, and the Myth of Multi-Tasking
May 24, 2017
By Michele Lemieux-Madison The best piece of writing advice I’ve ever read – although I’m now reading Joni B. Cole’s Good Naked, so that may change – came from The Writer Magazine in their November-December 2016 edition, titled Finding your Flow...
The Best Writers Conference You’ve Never Heard Of — PART 1
Jun 29, 2017
By Shannara Johnson “Saturated” might be the proper word for how it feels after you’ve attended the annual WIFYR conference in beautiful Sandy, Utah (pronounced Wee-fur, short for Writing and Illustrating for Young Readers). It’s not in the Writer’s Digest or the Guide to Literary Agents, which also lists all the major conferences in the US. Nobody I know—even the true conference addicts—has ever heard of WIFYR, though it is anything but new.