Posts Tagged ‘ writing groups ’

Make the most of your writing: join a local writers group

I recently took the plunge and joined a local writers group called San Diego Writers, Ink. They offer writing workshops and meet-up groups for writers, as well as regular "Room to Write" drop-in sessions that work great for keeping a regular writing date with yourself. I figured I needed the boot to the bum, as I've been neglecting my writing time recently, even though I know that I've got a Continue Reading...

Fiction Friday: Weekend Quickie #28

Every Saturday The Iron Writer posts a "Weekend Quickie" challenge. You get one image, one prompt and one emotion - and 200 words in which to write a little something-something. It's a good way to practice your flash fiction, and if you're interested in taking one of the official challenges, it's also a great way to get your feet wet with some friendly competition. Last weekend's quickie #28 Continue Reading...

#AStoryAWeek and the Iron Writer Challenge #44

As part of my personal 2014 New Year's Resolutions (despite my intent not to announce them), I decided to throw myself into the business of writing short fiction on a weekly basis. I haven't written short pieces regularly in quite a while now, so I feel a bit out of practice, and I want to tone up my writing muscles in this area. So when Jessica McHugh announced she was going to write Continue Reading...

5 life-altering New Year’s Resolutions for authors

Every January 1st, after we emerge from our beds – possibly hungover, well past noon – we writers tend to brew up an extra-strong pot of coffee and sit down to write our New Year's Resolutions. But guess what? Most of us won't stick with our good intentions, even when it comes to writing more words, more often, and better. So let's start 2014 off right with some unqiue alternatives to Continue Reading...

Writers group rivalry: Picking a name

A Facebook friend of mine recently started a meet-up group that was meant to keep himself on task with his writing at least once a week. Borrowing from the "Sit Down, Shut Up and Write!" meet-ups in our area, his group meets ridiculously early on Sunday mornings (8:30 a.m.) at a coffee shop with plenty of plugs for computers, and allows chit-chat for half an hour, then writing must ensue for the Continue Reading...