Find Your Writer’s Voice: How to Kill the Faux Writer

May 16, 2022 |  By Amy Friedman

Learn how to listen for your genuine voice as you silence that demon, The Faux Writer, who may persistently be trying to intrude.

How to Improve and Inspire Your Writing: 7 Books That Will Pave the Way

April 25, 2022 |  By Barbara DeSantis

Of the many excellent books on the art and craft of writing, here are seven to inspire you.

Writing and Publishing Resources, News & Advice

April 11, 2022 |  By Sharon Goldinger

Discover resources to help with marketing your book and using a literary agent to your best benefit. With the right help, your book can succeed.

The Benefits of Attending a Writers’ Retreat

October 29, 2021 |  By Lori Kozlowski

Thinking about applying to a writer’s residency or retreat? Here’s what you may gain from attending one.

Should I Use a Pen Name?

October 21, 2021 |  By Lynette Padwa

Whether or not to use a pseudonym is often a personal decision — although legal and safety issues can also come into play. Learn some of the pros and cons of pen names.

Can I Afford to Take This Assignment? 4 Questions to Ask Before You Do

July 19, 2021 |  By Tricia Nelson

Ask yourself these four pointed questions to determine if a writing project is worthy of your time.

How to Begin Your Novel — and Why Beginnings Are Important

August 18, 2020 |  By Barbara DeSantis

The beginning of a story is crucial. It can make the difference in gaining the attention of a prospective agent, acquisitions editor, and ultimately the reader. So, how do you start? Here are some suggestions to help you find your beginning.

5 Tips for Writing a Memoir About Trauma

August 5, 2020 |  By Deborah A. Lott, MFA

Trauma creates chaos, while writing brings new order, imposing a beginning, middle, and an end. Here are some key suggestions for how to approach writing a memoir about trauma.

The Trauma Memoir: Forging Art From Adversity

July 30, 2020 |  By Deborah A. Lott, MFA

How writing about trauma can benefit us — both emotionally and physically.

The Writer in the Time of the Coronavirus*

April 28, 2020 |  By Amy Friedman

I encourage you to keep writing, for your writing may actually be a remedy for the sorrow, fear, confusion, empty-headedness, and aching hearts — yours and others’.