September 11th, 2017

The “W’s” of Successful Writing Partnerships

Piper Bayard of Bayard & Holmes

We writers tend to be an odd and solitary lot, lurking in the corners of libraries and coffee shops and playing with our imaginary friends. Though most of us are content with our solitude, we periodically meet up with writer friends or migrate like spawning salmon to […]

October 19th, 2011

10 Power Tips for Critique Groups

We interrupt our regularly scheduled blog for an announcement: Amy Hahn was the lucky commenter who won a copy of Judy Duarte’s new novel, Christmas on Nutcracker Court! Congrats Amy!

Here’s our own Jenny Hansen, starting a new series on critique groups.

In my everyday life I’m a training coordinator for an accounting firm, focused […]

March 9th, 2011

How to Build Your Writing Team

I learned about the four character requirements of teamwork: openness, generosity, flexibility and patience. Of course I thought of how this applies to writing. Many writers feel that they are flying solo when nothing could be further than the truth. The process of getting a book published requires a massive amount of teamwork and every single one of the above qualities. […]