Category: Craft

Derry Author Fest 2017: Character! Setting! Magic!

“…a day of writing workshops, panels and networking for aspiring authors, dreamers and dabblers alike.” If you’re looking for a worthwhile **free** writing event, look no further! This Saturday, the Derry Public Library (64 East Broadway, Derry, NH 03038) is holding Derry Author Fest from 10 am to 4 pm. I was fortunate to participate in last year’s Author Fest… Read more →

How To Build A Writing Community

Everyone has heard that writing is a lonely pursuit. And there are times when this is very true. But I have also found I can build my own universe full of other of writers and illustrators, creative and encouraging critique partners, masters of revision, and more importantly, establish deep friendships that nurture me and help me thrive. This allows me… Read more →

Next Author-To-Author Talk on June 8

Author/Illustrator Denise Ortakales will be the featured speaker at the upcoming Author-To-Author Talk in the Levenson Community Room at the Portsmouth Public Library (175 Parrott Avenue, Portsmouth NH 03801) on Wednesday, June 8th at 10 a.m. Denise will speak for the first hour and then take questions from the audience. The talk is free and open to anyone interested in… Read more →

Honing My Craft

Over the years I’ve taken many classes on writing and even though I’ve been published before, I feel like there’s always an opportunity to learn more. Maybe a different perspective or technique will be revealed that will enhance my current work-in-progress (and there’s always one or two of those!) Yesterday I took my first Writers’ Digest online class, How to… Read more →

Kid Lit Universe

Welcome to Kid Lit Universe! Everyone has heard that writing is a lonely pursuit. And there are times when this is very true. But I have also found I can build my own universe full of other writers, illustrators, creative and encouraging critique partners, masters of revision, and more importantly, beta readers. This allows me to see the big picture,… Read more →

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