Weekly Round-Up March 16

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Weekly Round-Up March 16

Our Initiatives

Fan-Fiction Initiative Continues Through April

April is Poetry Month

Upcoming PFWA Events

April 19: Democratizing Fiction
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May 3: Social Meetup
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Events Around the City

Upcoming: Cherry Blossom Festival
http://www.uwishunu.com/2014/03/coming-attraction-the-2014-subaru-cherry-blossom-festival-returns-with-tons-of-family-friendly-events-across-philadelphia-april-2-13/

Writing Craft and Publication

The 10 Stages of the Creative Process
http://www.brainpickings.org/index.php/2014/02/19/tiffany-shlain-creative-process/

Story as Architecture / Architecture as Story
http://blog.pshares.org/index.php/story-as-architecture-architecture-as-story/

Anachronisms: Nobody Said That Then!
http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/hendrikhertzberg/2014/02/masters-of-sex-nobody-said-that-then.html

Perfecting Your Plot
http://jakonrath.blogspot.com/2014/03/guest-post-by-chris-eboch.html

In Writing, There are Rules, and Then There Are “Rules”
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/03/19/in-writing-there-are-rules-and-then-there-are-rules/

“Am I Publishable, or Not?”
http://writerunboxed.com/2014/03/18/am-i-publishable-or-not-reading-the-tea-leaves/

Where Pantsing and Plotting Miss the Real Story
http://writerunboxed.com/2014/03/13/what-both-pantsing-and-plotting-miss-the-real-story/

On Being A Writer & Creative

Confidence is a Choice, not a Symptom
http://sethgodin.typepad.com/seths_blog/2014/03/confidence-is-a-choice-not-a-symptom.html

What Really Matters – What Authors Give Back
http://authorchronicles.wordpress.com/2014/03/12/what-really-matters/

29 Ways to Stay Creative
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/29-ways-to-stay-creative-video-infographic_b83798

11 Writers on Dealing With Criticism
http://flavorwire.com/446215/11-writers-on-how-they-deal-with-criticism/

 Writing Contests Around the Web

(note: linked contests and submission calls are not endorsed by the PFWA. These notifications are provided as a service to our viewers and subscribers. Before submitting, please review what rights, money, or other obligations are in question)

“Let’s Write” – Deadline Postmark April 10 ($8 to enter)
http://gcwriters.org/contest.html

League of Utah Writers – Deadline June 15 ($10 to enter)
http://luwriters.org/index.html (left column has links)

About 

JR, aka Jesi, is the PFWA’s Chief Information Officer. Her formal education was in Information Systems and Technology with a minor in Business, but her passion has always been for all things literary. Outside of PFWA, Jesi is the founding editor of Crimson Melodies Publishing – a micro-press for dark-fantasy with heart. When not editing, reading, or attempting to uncover all the writer groups in Greater Philadelphia on behalf of the PFWA, Jesi is a writer, a Dungeons and Dragons Role-Player, and small business technology consultant. There aren’t enough hours in the day, but she works with what she has and one day hopes to be able to publish her own book alongside the authors she’s proud to work with.


About Author

JR Wesley

JR, aka Jesi, is the PFWA’s Chief Information Officer. Her formal education was in Information Systems and Technology with a minor in Business, but her passion has always been for all things literary. Outside of PFWA, Jesi is the founding editor of Crimson Melodies Publishing – a micro-press for dark-fantasy with heart. When not editing, reading, or attempting to uncover all the writer groups in Greater Philadelphia on behalf of the PFWA, Jesi is a writer, a Dungeons and Dragons Role-Player, and small business technology consultant. There aren’t enough hours in the day, but she works with what she has and one day hopes to be able to publish her own book alongside the authors she’s proud to work with.

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