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Knowing Your Characters

Knowing Your Characters

A Session with Mary Marcus I don’t think you can know too much about any character you are going to put in a book or a short story. However, that doesn’t mean you have to put it all on the page. Sometimes what you don’t say is as telling as what you do say. For […]

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Why do you want to write?

Why do you want to write?

A Session with James LePore Why do you want to write?  To be a writer, you don’t have to be good. You don’t need to have any fancy tools. Whether you use a Macbook pro and markdown authoring tools, or a few pieces of paper and a decade old crayon, you are a writer. It’s […]

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The Query Letter

The Query Letter

A Session with Steven Manchester For years—at workshops and writers conferences throughout New England—I’ve worked with hundreds of aspiring writers. Besides trying to inspire them to have enough faith in their work to weather the storms of rejection we’re all forced to face, I’ve also shared five basic requirements that have helped me to get […]

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