Meeting: November 4, 2017

THE B WORD The most terrifying 5-letter B word for writers… And nope, it’s not that one. It’s blurbs. You know that little strings of words used to convey to complete strangers what is really going on between the covers of that baby you’ve been working on for so long. Love ‘em or leave ‘em. … Read more

Meeting: October 7, 2017

YOUR INVITED TO A Literary Autopsy— by Arlene Kay Attention all Literati, Glitterati, bibliophiles and fellow travelers: Have you ever wondered what components make a novel unforgettable? Please join me on October 7th at the Cumberland, Rhode Island library as we conduct a LITERARY AUTOPSY of some of your favorite works. This event, hosted by … Read more

Meeting: September 9, 2017

Weaving the Basket: Holding Ourselves Amidst  the Ever Flowing Stories of Our Lives.  A skills workshop for writers and authors.  A Note From Carolyn: This is a workshop you don’t want to miss! Bio: Wanda Lipson Wanda Lipson, MSW, LICSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and artist specializing in relationship with self, others, and the … Read more

Meeting: June 3, 2017

Spooky Success–with Ghostwriting (If you were unable to come to the May meeting and were disappointed to miss this workshop, we have good news. The May presentation changed making it possible for this workshop to be moved to June. Hope to see you at the June meeting!) It’s spooky how easy and lucrative ghostwriting is—and … Read more

Meeting: May 6, 2017

This presentation will take place in June. Spooky Success–with Ghostwriting It’s spooky how easy and lucrative ghostwriting is—and how much it will help you to become a better writer. As much as we writers like to think we’re creating art, we’re also hoping to make some money, too. But to make those big bucks, we … Read more

Meeting: April 1, 2017

Newsletters That Sell Books Jeanne Paglio We all have websites, we’re working to increase our reader base, and wonder why it isn’t happening as fast as we’d like. We email newsletters and announcements without realizing that by tweaking a few words in your subject line means the difference between someone opening your email or hitting … Read more

Meeting: March 4, 2017

Writers have a lot of tools in their toolboxes, but one tool we don’t often reach for is “theme.” Understanding the themes of what we’re writing can help to focus and unify our stories and elevate our books in quality. Themes are the underpinning and the afterglow of our books. This workshop will help explain … Read more

Meeting Cancelled: January 7, 2017

Due to the impending snowstorm, this meeting has been cancelled.  Web Serial Toolbox: Why & How To Serialize Your Fiction Online Serialized fiction is an old art form with a 21st century medium: the Internet. In this workshop we’ll discuss how a web serial can be a crucial cornerstone in building a writing career: not … Read more

Meeting: December 3, 2016

Plotting with a Storyboard: Have you heard the saying – a picture is worth a thousand words? A plot board, or story board, is a visual representation of your book. It’s a visual view of your book, a quick overview of the flow of your story. It allows you to quickly see an overview of … Read more

Meeting: November 5, 2016

Developing Character Motivation with Barbara Wallace Motivation is the glue that holds together Goal and Conflict. It’s also the key to deeper characters. This session examines motivation and looks at how writers can peel back the layers to create characters – both primary and secondary – that resonate with readers. Award winning, best-selling author Barbara … Read more