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

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

Alyssa Alexander on Relationships

On February 14, 2015, CCWA will be offering a workshop on Writing About Relationships: The Tricky Bits.  Alyssa Alexander will be presenting “The 12 Steps of Intimacy…Modified.” In advance, we asked for her take on relationships: What do you find most difficult when writing about relationships and intimacy between characters? Alyssa: Avoiding cliches! I try… Read More

Diana Stout on Relationships

On February 14, 2015, CCWA will be presenting a workshop on Writing about Relationships: The Tricky Bits. Diana Stout, author and writing professor, will be presenting on “Character Motivation & Conflict: How Does It All Drive Plot?” In advance of the presentation, we asked Diana a few questions about writing relationships: What do you find… Read More