1.) When did you know you wanted to be a writer? I knew I wanted to be a writer after returning home from a trip to Africa. Prior to that, I was an actress and had a recurring role on a soap opera in which my character was killed off. A relationship that I was […]
We’re excited to launch this new blog on our site as a forum to share our writers’ work, introduce our instructors, and share our thoughts on the writing process. This week, I’m thinking about Toni Morrison again since watching the moving documentary about her life as a writer, “The Pieces I Am.” Have you watched it yet? As usual, Toni’s words and novel excerpts caused both inspiration and envy. As the writer Crystal Wilkinson wrote, “Toni Morrison makes me want to both write forever and never write again. And it’s always been this way.” Read more...
Dear Writers, Just a check in to say hello and ask, what are your New Year’s resolutions related to writing for 2020? Will you write every day? Will you aim to finish a story, essay, or manuscript? Will you send your work out more? Will you finally submit to literary agents? Don’t have a goal? […]
1.) When did you know you wanted to be a writer? I think I have always wanted to be a writer, but I didn’t have the courage until I took a free writing class at the Weston library taught by Marcelle Soviero. After that class I enrolled in Marcelle’s memoir class at Westport Writers Workshop. […]
Late May. Like the other wedding attendees, my eyes are on the corner of the main building as we wait for the bride. However, I’m not sitting down like them, because I’m in the wedding party, and the bride is my mother. I hear murmurs, people praying that the rain holds […]
1.) How long have you been in the publishing industry? I got my start several years ago as Marketing Director for a podcast about books – Just the Right Book hosted by Roxanne Coady, owner of R.J. Julia Booksellers. We got some marvelous guests and often found ourselves featured near the top in the book […]