What It Takes to Win National Novel Writing Month

Transcript of pep talk originally given by CCWA Board member Erin Bartels at Go Green! Go Write! in the Press Box at Michigan State University’s Spartan Stadium, November 7, 2015. ************************************************************* Who watched the MSU/UofM game this year? Who turned it off early because they thought it was over? Who watched all the way to the end?… Read More

How to Enjoy the Revision Process

An earlier version of this blog post originally appeared on A Beautiful Fiction in October 2014. Find more advice on writing craft and musings on the writing life from Erin here and join CCWA at Schuler Books & Music (Eastwood) on September 3rd at 7pm as Erin unpacks and expands on this material with her workshop Good to Great: Self-Editing… Read More

Announcing the Write on the Red Cedar 2016 Headliner: NYT bestselling author Bob Mayer!

The CCWA board is thrilled to announce the headliner for Write on the Red Cedar 2016…New York Times bestselling author Bob Mayer! Bob Mayer is a New York Times bestselling author, a graduate of West Point, a former Green Beret (including commanding an A-Team), and the feeder of two yellow Labs, most famously Cool Gus.… Read More

Upcoming Workshops, Events, and Festivities

We’ve got a busy spring planned and we hope you’ll join us for the following! Upcoming Events March 5, 2015 Organize Your Writing Life (And Your Manuscript) A FREE Finish the Damn Book Workshop 7:00 pm –  8: 30 pm Schuler Books & Music, Eastwood Towne Center, Lansing Are you stuck plotting? Are you writing… Read More