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Author Archives: Linda Formichelli

How to Make the Most of Any Writing Conference


BY LINDA FORMICHELLI 10 top conference organizers share secrets learned behind the scenes. Read more

Conference Scene: Nonfiction

These events cater to journalists, memoirists and other writers building careers in nonfiction.
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Budget-Friendly Writing Events

Looking to economize without feeling shortchanged? Here are four places to fill up on info without emptying your wallet.

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The Northern Colorado Writers Conference

Rev up your writing in the Rockies.

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The San Francisco Writers Conference

Perfect your pitches, network and get published.

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The Yoga of Writing Personal Retreat

Feeling blocked? Battling procrastination? Need to heal an emotional wound before you can concentrate on your writing? Consider a personal retreat through The Yoga of Writing. Read more

The Colrain Poetry Manuscript Conference

Learn how to polish your poems.

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The Anatomy of a Writer’s Website

Whether you build it yourself or hire a designer, your website can do more than bring you into the 21st century—it can be an invaluable part of your marketing arsenal.

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On The Edge: The Happiness Craze

A new wave of books about a timeless topic hope to help you—and their eclectic authors—live a better life.
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Red Flags for Writers

From “great clip” to “startup,” be on guard for these buzzwords.

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Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference

At lunch on the first day of the Book Passage Travel Writers & Photographers Conference, a writer ends up sitting next to a guidebook publisher. The writer asks why there’s never been a guidebook to Europe for beginners, and the publisher replies, “That’s a good idea. What would you put in it?” By the end of the conference, the writer has a contract to write—you guessed it—a guidebook to Europe for beginners.

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Waiting for DOLLAR$

Some leading writers organizations recommend against it, but many magazines don’t pay writers until their work is published. Is it worth the risk? Editors and writers weigh in. Read more

Selling to the Sisters

You don’t have to be female or have drawers full of published clips to break into major women’s markets. Read more

How to Get Article Ideas: Steal Them

Shoplift articles from all around you—including your own writing. Learn to purloin with the best of them, and keep your outbox and bank account full. Read more

from Cagey to Quotable

Disarm these six difficult interview types to get the information you need. Read more

Pick Me

The old rules don’t apply anymore. So what’s an author gotta do to get noticed around here? Read more

The Healthy Writer

If you’re a self-employed writer, finding health-care coverage can be daunting. Look to these organizations to help you get covered. Read more