I've spent a career in journalism and corporate communications. I've written my first novel (environmental fiction) and will begin my second soon. Looking to connect with other writers.
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I published my first story in 1979. Since then I've published short stories, essays, and reviews. I would like to finish my novel already. I'm looking for a supportive group of active, published writers. My primary goal is society, my secondary goal is to give and receive feedback. I'm looking forward to the day when we can all meet in person. I will be the first person to volunteer my house and yard.
I have been a digital non-fiction writer for as long as I can remember now, and I have recently made the switch into fiction. As a relatively young fiction writer with borderline unrealistic aspirations which my ambition would never allow me to consider unrealistic (crazy delusional thing, ambition), I'm looking to meet other writers in different milestones of their writer journeys and learn as much as I can from their stories and the paths they've treaded on. Apart from being new to the world of fiction I'm also new to this crazy concrete jungle of a city and I would love to socialise with writers from all walks of life in any way, shape or form this pandemic allows us to.
Poetry has been my preferred writing genre as a harried mother, wife, divorcee, grandmother with too many outside interests. The focus
on a moment's experience, emotion, observation served me well for decades. I've self-published a single volume of mixed forms and styles, "Wind Perceptions: Turning Base", reflecting on my teaching, traveling, parenting, piloting experiences. I've a second collection almost ready, and hopefully it won't be so unweildly. I tried my hand for several years working on a novel that is still haunting me, but
I'm struggling with form and conclusion. I was doing well, thinking of ending it in a pandemic, but then came "Stations Eleven", and a sort of pandemic following that, and it became trite as a conclusion. Anti-climactic, I suppose!
I'd like to work with others who need a reader who will be both kind and honestly inquiring, suggesting. Most of us have been to workshopping sessions that inspire us to write more, to make a few more excellent revisions, to "pour it into another form", or "put more of yourself into it", or "I'd like one more line to explain that." And we've also been to sessions that shut us down indefinitely. I haven't experienced too much of the latter, but some. A dismissive tone can feel crippling.
In divided times like these, open minds and hearts are a must. I seek voices shared, not shrieked.
Based out of a small Quaker school in the Pacific Northwest, we showcase the writing and art of new and upcoming artists and writers. Published once a semester, the magazine includes poetry, prose, photography, illustration, and digital media.
I am a Black Disabled writer who recently moved to Goldsboro, NC. I am not picky about what I write and am interested in learning how to write new things/forms. Am also interested in revision, critique, and accountability. Also some fun! (because like the saying goes... "all work and no play...") I have participated in NaNoWriMo and NaPoMo. I enjoy writing poetry, fiction, and CNF. I have projects that I wish I could finish (as in publish) and would love a virtual group to write with that may transition to in-person as restrictions around COVID-19 begin to lift in Wayne County.
I am a published poet and have been writing poetry for decades. I would like to transition into writing longer works of fiction, specifically I am looking for people who write science fiction and fantasy but I like literary fiction and dirty realism.