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The Contestants and Judges Discuss the Three Minute Fiction Slam

on Wed, 03/08/2017 - 23:09

On Thursday, February 23rd at 7:30pm in SNHU’s Walker Auditorium, the New Hampshire Writers’ Project co-hosted the Three Minute Fiction Slam with the SNHU Creative Writing Club. With three minutes on the clock, the contestants brought a piece of themselves to the stage that resonated within the judges and the audience.

In order to stay within the three minute time constraint, the contestants had to focus their stories so that only the biggest details were included. This, of course, can pose a challenge.

How Can You Make Your Christmas Present Memorable?

on Wed, 12/14/2016 - 22:24

Remember those days when Christmas trees were filled with gift-wrapped boxes? Nowadays, people will get a card in an envelope filled with quick cash. While this is great for those of us who need money (think: college students!), the way to make a boring card more memorable is to personalize it! Of course, you could grab a generic card from CVS, scribble a quick "Happy Holidays!", and sign off your responsibility for that present in the form of your name at the bottom of the card. How can you customize the card to make it more valuable than any other present, but for a fraction of the cost?

Let the Write One In

on Tue, 11/01/2016 - 17:54

By Robin Baskerville

With tens of thousands of word choices in a novel, it’s not a matter of if you will make a mistake, but how many and how egregious the lapses will be. Writing is a solitary pursuit, but if you want your writing to be read and understood as intended, an editor is essential.

Over my career, I have made as many mistakes as a writer as I have caught as an editor, and I refuse to let any of my work be published without first being seen by another set of eyes.

Contemporary Writing for the Contemporary Mind

on Fri, 10/21/2016 - 18:22

Have you ever wondered what novelists do today that is different than what they did in the past? In order to answer this question, we must ask another question. What realities do we face today that we were not necessarily facing as much in the past (and then putting into writing)?

We live in a world plagued by worries over the past and the future without any concern for the present.

Author Interview: Erin Moulton

on Mon, 05/16/2016 - 17:43

On April 23rd, I had the privilege of attending Writers' Day! I got the chance to interview two lovely authors, and the first I'd like to share with you is Erin Moulton! I met Erin previously during my senior year Creative Writing class at Pinkerton Academy, which was right before the release of Keepers of the Labyrinth. Her workshop consisted of a presentation that ended with all of us channeling our inner middle grade selves and writing about it.

Before You Hit Send Workshop with Carina Press Editorial Director Angela James

on Wed, 04/13/2016 - 20:53

Written by Mary Ann Jock

Before You Hit Send Workshop with Carina Press Editorial Director Angela James

We are lucky to be hosting New York, Carina Press editor Angela James for a full day conference on May 21, 2016 from 9:00-4:00 at the Nashua Crowne Plaza.

Angela James is the Executive Editor of Carina Press, Harlequin's digital-first imprint, and veteran of the digital publishing industry. She is a long-standing advocate for digital publishing, and has an impressive career in digital publishing, including launching and serving as executive editor for Samhain Publishing.

A Granite State Evening with Laureates Three

on Thu, 04/07/2016 - 20:41

In honor of Walter Butts, Monadnock Writers' Group and the John Hay Poetry Society are cohosting a fundraiser event to benefit current and future NH Laureates. There is limited seating available to meet and have a private dinner with laureates Chard deNiord, Mimi White, and Baron Wormser at 6 p.m. Reserve your seat now by calling Rodger Martin at 603-525-4715. This is a night you do not want to miss!


14 Valentine’s Day Gifts for Your Reader and Writer

on Fri, 02/12/2016 - 21:27

Ah, love: a commonality among all cultures alike, often a cause of tension among various parties, and a favorite theme of many writers. Valentine’s Day as seen as a day of love and 75% off next day chocolate and fuzzy bears. Whether you are celebrating Valentine’s Day with your significant other or you will just be by yourself, these Valentine’s Day gifts will be sure to warm the hearts of all:

  1. Jane Austen novels:
    You really can’t go wrong with these classics! And the selection from Anthropologie even has a choice of four pretty patterns that are irresistible!

  2. Jane Austen Note Cards (instead