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

When Do I Need A Website?

Everyone has a website, it seems. National corporations, your neighborhood deli, musicians, brands, tech sites, magazines, artists… Eventually, every author asks him or herself, Do I need a website? When, in the course of my career, should I start that website? There is no right answer, of course. As with so many aspects of publishing… 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

Isabelle Drake on Relationships

As we prepare for our February 14 Premier Event, Writing About Relationships: The Tricky Bits, we asked the presenters a few questions about writing relationships. Here is Isabelle Drake on writing relationships: What do you find most difficult when writing about relationships and intimacy between characters? Isabelle: Most difficult is knowing how much detail to… Read More