9 Places to Write in LA That Aren’t Coffee Shops

March 4, 2019 |  By Lynette Padwa

I have three requirements for an off-site writing perch. These nine picks meet all three.

Does a Book Idea Always Warrant a Book?

January 23, 2019 |  By Amy Friedman

A question that comes up in every writing class I teach and with nearly every client, is this: Is every story worth telling? I say the answer is yes — with an asterisk.

Publishing Market Update: 2018

December 3, 2018 |  By Sharon Goldinger

Getting a contract with a traditional publishing house is possible, but it is going to take some work.

How To Write Something True

November 1, 2018 |  By Lori Kozlowski

No one is above being questioned about the accuracy of their work, and those who write nonfiction may be especially scrutinized.

The Power of Place in Story

October 1, 2018 |  By Barbara DeSantis

If place wields such power, why do we sometimes relegate it to a secondary role when writing story?

Do You Need Discipline to Be a Writer?

September 14, 2018 |  By Nomi Isak

Guidelines from a writing coach to help you stay on track with establishing a writing habit.

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Our Favorite Recent Reads: August 2018

August 27, 2018 |  By Los Angeles Editors and Writers Group

LAEWG members share their favorite books — new and old.

TMI Is Not Your Friend

August 13, 2018 |  By Margot Dougherty

The devil is in the details: thoughts and pointers for keeping your writing TMI-free.

The Good and Bad Side of Google (and Other Search Engines)

July 3, 2018 |  By Kristin Loberg

All about the beauty and pitfalls of using Google to research your book or other writing.

How a Developmental Editor Can Save Your Book

June 4, 2018 |  By Deborah A. Lott, MFA

Answers to writers’ frequently asked questions about developmental editing.