Tag: Writing Life
Travel Writing: How Wanderlust Fueled a Career
Mar 07, 2017
By Lisa Halvorsen Posted on the bulletin board in my office is the saying, "The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." It's a philosophy I live by, and as a travel writer have parleyed that sentiment into a fulfilling career...
This Is How I Hygge: Danish Coziness for the Writer
Mar 17, 2017
By Shawn Thomas Anderson Hygge (pronounced hue-gah or hoo-gah) is the Danish concept for coziness. It’s about embracing simplicity, taking pleasure in quiet moments and creature comforts… As writers, we could all gain a great deal from embracing this lifestyle hack...
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.
The Best Writers Conference You’ve Never Heard Of — PART 2
Jul 03, 2017
By Shannara Johnson A continuation from PART 1... Coming all the way from Vermont and having endured a grueling twelve-hour journey to get here. I opted for the full experience. It includes a daily morning workshop facilitated by a published author, agent, or editor—four hours every day, twenty hours a week, in small groups of ten to fourteen.
Marketing Plan, Schmarketing Plan
Aug 02, 2017
By Michele Lemieux-Madison According to all the sources I consulted, having a marketing plan, for a freelance writer, is incredibly important because it is too easy to get sidetracked along the way to the next big assignment. But let’s face it, with Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, Google+, YouTube, Instagram, e-newsletters, and others, it is easy to feel overwhelmed...
Publishing Four Books in 2017: Recap from INTO THE WORDS
Aug 07, 2017
By Mark Pendergrast At “Into the Words,” I explained why and how I have four new books being published in 2017, despite calling myself “semi-retired” as a writer – meaning that I want to avoid having book deadlines for a while, work on my novel, smell flowers, travel, and so on...