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The unspoken power of writing groups

In November 2019, an old friend reached out to me. I was pleasantly surprised that she had contacted me, but it quickly became apparent that...

Clubhouse is the new frontier for writers who want to sign book deals & grow audiences

Last week, a friend sent me an invitation to the new audio-based social media platform, Clubhouse. I immediately jumped on, planning to spend a few...

7 ideas to fire up your next book launch

Some of the biggest changes in the book industry over the last decade have been the ease, prevalence, and prestige of self-publishing. As traditional publishers...

Want to Publish an Audiobook? A Few Lessons from Shane Robitaille’s Journey

In February 2020, Shane Robitaille released his third book and first novel, Rockit Crew: The Adventures of Teenage Hip-Hop Misfits. He was as excited as...

How Does a Writer Know When Their Work is Ready? – Insights From Joy Baglio

All evidence points to the fact that when Joy Baglio wants to avoid writing, she goes figure skating, plays the bagpipes, makes experimental lentil soup...

How a Double Tragedy Led to the Birth of Western MA’s Newest Fellowship for Emerging Writers

At the beginning of June, Straw Dog Writers Guild officially launched its Emerging Writers Fellowship with an online event. The inaugural recipient of the fellowship,...

Traits that Make a Successful Writer – An Interview with Dori Ostermiller

If anyone knows what it takes to be a successful writer, it’s Dori Ostermiller. She has worked for over 25 years as an editor and...

One million books a year & other lessons from the Write Angles Conference

The Write Angles Conference takes place every year at Mt Holyoke College in South Hadley and has been in existence since 1987. It brings together writers...

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