|Meghen Kurtzig attended the San Francisco Writers’ Conference in February. This blog are her thoughts on one of the panel discussions she attended.
What is a new adult (NA) and what do they read? This question was raised at the San Francisco Writers Conference. This is a new category for readers that publishers are trying to figure out. The panel dedicated to this topic, mostly agents, defined NA as readers 18-25 years old, with protagonists in the same age range. Questions came up about what new adults want to read, and if they have the money to buy books. [Read More...]
|“In temperatures below -50 degrees, like we will see today, do not stay outside long,” said the newscaster for our local Minneapolis station. “It only takes eight minutes to frostbite for unexposed skin.”
Moving to Minneapolis from San Francisco six months ago seemed like a great idea, with the lower cost of living, the great schools for our son, and having family nearby. Now, during our first winter, we are faced with polar freaking vortex. [Read More...]
|When I saw the cover photo on the Lit Camp website last year—the one with six lawn chairs overlooking green countryside—I started salivating. Four days in wine country. Stellar faculty. Rustic cabins. Pool, hot tub, and organic meals. A “Yoga for Writers” class. This was the writers’ retreat for me!
But then I read, “Only 40 spots,” and my shoulders slumped.“You’ll never get in,” my inner critic said. [Read More...]
|We are delighted to announce that Christine Bronstein, founder of A Band of Women (formerly A Band of Wives), has somehow managed to squeeze the Write On Mamas into her incredibly busy schedule. She is coming to talk to us at our Scribbles and Sips on Sunday January 12th from 5-6pm. [Read More...]|
|The Write On Mamas had a fantastic year. We achieved so many amazing things, not only as a group but as individuals, that we thought it might be nice to let people know were we were published and where we read our work in 2013.
Write On Mamas:
We raised $2680 in our second Indiegogo Campaign to help with the final costs of our self-published anthology.We have 26 of our members contributing heart-warming and inspirational essays for our anthology and we have hired professional editors and copy editors to help us produce a top quality book. Publication is scheduled for April/May 2014.
We also performed at Lit Crawl for the second year running, and ended up shouting our carefully written essays standing on a window sill in a busy and noise taqueria in the Mission. What fun!
Five of our members were asked to read at the Local Women Writers Series at O’Hanlon Center for the Arts. [Read More...]