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  • Three-Minute Fiction Slam -- New Date

    The finals for the New Hampshire Writers' Project Three-Minute Slam will be held on Thursday, March 22 at 7:00 pm at the New Hampshire Institute of Art Campus, French Building, at 148 Concord St, Manchester, NH 03104.[Directions]The finals were originally scheduled for March 8, but the venue for the contest, the New […]

  • Fiction Slam Finals Postponed

    THE FINALS FOR THE FICTION SLAM HAVE BEEN POSTPONED. NO NEW DATE HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED YET.The finals for the New Hampshire Writers' Project Three-Minute Slam has been postponed due to snow. No new date has been announced at this time. […]

  • Second Place in Boskone Fiction Slam

    I won second place at the Flash Fiction Slam Sunday morning at Boskone reading my flash fiction story "Metaphorically Speaking." Winners of the competition get to participate in the finals, but since the winner isn't able to attend, the runner-up (me) will attend in her place.The three-Minute Fiction Slam, a project […]

  • Guest Blog Post on No Wasted Ink

    I'm happy to have a guest post on No Wasted Ink, a blog featuring author interviews, book reviews of classic literature and famous science fiction or fantasy novels, and articles about the craft of writing and how to market yourself as an author.My guest post is about DIY writing retreats. If stealing an hour a day is […]

  • Oh, Those Holiday Decorations

    I'm decluttering in preparation for an eventual move. As I go through every nook and cranny of the house, I'm thinking of two things: How much would it cost me to move this, and if my new living space is a lot smaller, would this crowd out my writerly possessions?As a writer who is inspired by the supernatural and […]

  • Demonic Bookcases, Part 2

    Part 2 of guest blogger Kathryn Ptacek, a writer who lives in rural northwest New Jersey and shares her old Queen Anne home with lots of books, the requisite author cats, teapots, and the occasional visiting mouse.She's tackling the most common writer clutter problem: Crowded bookcases. Demonic Bookcases, Part 2by […]

  • Demonic Bookcases, Part 1

    Today's guest blogger is writer Kathryn Ptacek, who lives in rural northwest New Jersey and shares her old Queen Anne home with lots of books, the requisite author cats, teapots, and the occasional visiting mouse.She's tackling the most common writer clutter problem: Crowded bookcases. Demonic Bookcases, Part 1by […]

  • Paperwork, Be Gone!

    I don't have all the answers; there are still many de-cluttering problems I haven't figured out yet. So, being the crowd-sourcing type of person that I am, I reached out to the broader writing community to find out how other writers handled their clutter problems.Sometimes you just can't do it alone. Writer Loren […]

  • VWnG036 Inanna Arthen: Beyond Twilight, Part 3
    by morvenwestfield on January 25, 2014 at 1:15 am

    This is part three of Inanna Arthen’s talk on the history of vampires in fiction. In this lively talk, recorded at Books and Boos in Colchester, Connecticut, on April 20, two thousand thirteen, Inanna traces the history of vampires in fiction and debunks some of the common mistakes and misinformation about the […]

  • VWnG035 Inanna Arthen: Beyond Twilight, Part 2
    by morvenwestfield on December 18, 2013 at 2:47 am

    This is part two of Inanna Arthen’s talk on the history of vampires in fiction. In this lively talk, recorded at Books and Boos in Colchester, Connecticut, on April 20, two thousand thirteen, Inanna Arthen traces the history of vampires in fiction and debunks some of the common mistakes and misinformation about […]