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

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