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
[Facebook RSVP]
[Twitter RSVP]
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May 3: Social Meetup
[Facebook RSVP]
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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)


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Weekly Round-Up March 9

Our Initiatives

Fan-Fiction Initiative Continues Through April

April is Poetry Month

Upcoming Events

April 19: Democratizing Fiction
[Facebook RSVP]
[Twitter RSVP]
[More Details >> Add to Calendar]

May 3: Social Meetup
[Facebook RSVP]
[More Details >> Add to Calendar]

Writing Craft and Publication

Characters and Characterization
http://authorselectric.blogspot.com/2014/03/characters-and-characterisation.html

Kill Your Darlings: How Game of Thrones can change your writing
http://litreactor.com/columns/storyville-kill-your-darlings-how-the-game-of-thrones-can-change-your-writing

The Varied Emotional Stages of Writing
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/03/11/the-varied-emotional-stages-of-writing-a-book/

Top Three Reasons why Fiction Manuscripts Get Rejected
http://www.authorspublish.com/top-3-reasons-why-fiction-manuscripts-get-rejected/

Top 10 Reasons I May Have Rejected Your Short Story
http://litreactor.com/columns/the-top-10-reasons-i-may-have-rejected-your-short-story

Creativitity is Neither Madness Nor Magic
http://blog.pshares.org/index.php/creativity-neither-magic-nor-madness/

On Being a Writer

The Overlooked Job of the Writer
http://authorselectric.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-overlooked-job-of-writer.html

On the Care and Feeding of Writers
http://writerunboxed.com/2014/03/07/on-the-care-and-feeding-of-writers/

Writers Don’t Make Much Money: The Struggle Continues
http://flavorwire.com/443574/writers-dont-make-much-money-the-struggle-continues/

How to Avoid Homelessness and Starvation as a Writer
http://blog.pshares.org/index.php/how-to-avoid-homelessness-and-starvation-as-a-writer/

The Busy Person’s Guide to Reducing Stress
http://zenhabits.net/stressguide/

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)

24-hour Short Story Writing Contest – Deadline April 26 ($5 to enter)
http://www.writersweekly.com/misc/contest.php

2014 Chapbook Contest | The New Michigan Press DIAGRAM – Deadline April 1 ($18 to enter)
http://thediagram.com/contest.html

Eaton Literary Agency’s Annual Awards Program – Short Story Deadline March 31 (free)
http://www.eatonliterary.com/submissions.htm


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Weekly Round-Up March 2

Writing Exercise

Describe One thing in Ten Ways
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/02/27/writing-exercise-describe-one-things-ten-ways/

Upcoming Writers Conference

Pennwriters – May 16-18
http://www.pennwriters.org/prod/

Writing Contests / Submission Calls

(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)

Ploughshares – Emerging Writers Contest
http://blog.pshares.org/index.php/2014-ploughshares-emerging-writers-contest-is-open/

Prairie Schooner Book Prize
http://prairieschooner.unl.edu/?q=book-prize

From Around the Web

Write UnBoxed – Plan B (Or “What To Do When Things Go Wrong”)
http://writerunboxed.com/2014/02/19/plan-b/

Chuck Wendig – Time Again for your Penmonkey Evaluations
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/03/03/time-again-for-your-penmonkey-evaluations/

Writer UnBoxed – MFA vs NYC vs DIY
http://writerunboxed.com/2014/03/03/mfa-vs-nyc-vs-diy/

10 Compelling Unnamed Protagonists
http://flavorwire.com/442853/10-compelling-unnamed-protagonists-in-literature/

10 Common Blog Writing Mistakes
http://www.mediabistro.com/galleycat/10-common-blog-writing-mistakes-infographic_b83195

7 Creative Proofreading Tips
http://www.copyblogger.com/creative-proofreading/

Write To Done –  How to Complete Every Writing Project You Start
http://writetodone.com/complete-every-writing-project-start/

Glossary for Authors
http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2014/03/04/a-new-resource-glossary-for-authors/

The Author Chronicles – Fear of Change
http://authorchronicles.wordpress.com/2014/03/04/fear-of-change/

7 Creative Proofreading Tips
http://www.copyblogger.com/creative-proofreading/

How To Hire an Editor, pt 1 – Know What You Need
http://www.indiesunlimited.com/2014/03/04/editing-for-indies-part-1/

Book Rights and Licensing: An International Overview
http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2014/02/27/book-rights-and-licensing/

The Question Mark is Shaped Like a Hook: Question Driven Plotting
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/02/25/the-question-mark-is-shaped-like-a-hook-question-driven-plotting/


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Weekly Round-Up: January 19

Philly Submission Call

Don Ron Books: Submissions Wanted For “West Philly Fiction”
http://donronbooks.com/submissions.html

Happening In Philly

The Creative Cafe Opens in University City
http://www.geekadelphia.com/2014/01/23/the-creative-cafe-replica-opens-in-university-city-offers-the-chance-to-have-your-dreamcup/ 

Upcoming Classes from Girl Develop It Philly
http://www.geekadelphia.com/2014/01/21/upcoming-classes-from-girl-develop-it-philly/

Writing

Stories That Kill: Seven Tips for Writing Crime
http://www.thecreativepenn.com/2014/01/17/writing-crime/

Lifehack: How To Write A Book And Actually Finish The Job
http://www.businessesgrow.com/2014/01/07/how-to-write-a-book/

How To Build a Fictional World – Kate Messner via Passive Voice Blog
http://www.thepassivevoice.com/01/2014/how-to-build-a-fictional-world/

David Farland’s Daily Kick In The Pants – Plotting
http://www.davidfarland.net/writing_tips/?a=331

Staying Motivated: 8 Writing Tools to Keep the Words Flowing
http://diymfa.com/writing/stay-motivated-8-writing-tools-to-keep-words-flowing

How Writers Can Stay Productive Even During Sick Days
http://allindiewriters.com/sick-days/

It Takes the Time It Takes
http://terribleminds.com/ramble/2014/01/20/it-takes-the-time-it-takes/

The Secret to Writing a Best-Selling Novel
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/mark-rubinstein/the-secret-to-writing-a-b_1_b_4630781.html

LitReactor – What’s In A Name
http://litreactor.com/columns/whats-in-a-name

The #1 Tool to Make You a More Productive Writer
http://diymfa.com/writing/more-productive-writer


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