“The Writers’ Collective – what’s that?”
Maybe you’ve had this experience. You’re telling a friend about the contest you just entered, or inviting them to an open mic where you’ll be speaking, or sharing your experience as a Board member with this great organization – The Writers’ Collective. You’re met with a blank stare.
It can be hard for a small organization like The Writers’ Collective to get its name out there and to come up with a pithy, memorable way to describe itself – …
Last Sunday we convened the Writers’ Collective’s 10th anniversary AGM. 10 years! That’s a huge milestone for any organization, and especially for a relatively small not-for-profit.
Two of the Collective’s founders, Janine LeGal and Lori Broadfoot, joined two current Board members, Ahniko and Mela Fox-Allen, to discuss two very important questions:
- Who is this Writers’ Collective?
- And what can it do for me?
The discussion was lively and informative, and at the end we also got our audience involved! Here are some of the interesting …
By Hilary Friesen
Posted April 27th, 2010 in FAQ
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The Guardian is doing a series on “Rules for writers.” They’ve asked contemporary authors to offer their “golden rules” for writing.
I’m by no means an “esteemed” contemporary author (unless you’re asking about my self-esteem), but I thought I’d throw my own offering into the ring.
1. Don’t set the jumps too high. This one I learned from Julia Cameron and her book, The Artist’s Way. Basically, it means don’t start off by setting grandiose goals. There’s no harm in setting the …
Literary journals offer a wide market for your work and a good way to get your feet wet in the world of publication. There are no sure-fire tips to guarantee you get published, but there are two ways to increase your chances: 1. Do your research and 2. Follow submission guidelines.
Your first step is to get a list of prospects. Google is your friend, especially if you are a genre writer. (“Genre” typically refers to Harlequin-type romance, horror, science fiction/fantasy, whodunnit and western. …