Summer Writer-Parent Meet-ups

NOTE (added 9/24/18): THIS SERIES WAS SO SUCCESSFUL WE HAVE CONTINUED IT THROUGH THE FALL/WINTER. PLEASE READ FOR DETAILS, ALL IS WORKING GREAT! SIGN UP THROUGH MEETUP OR ON FACEBOOK “BEHIND CLOSED DOORS” We are hosting a series of casual meet-ups for people with kids who are serious about their writing careers. The first one […]

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Fellowship Deadline is April 17

Get typing! Our Fellowship Deadline LOOMS! This year we are looking for *short* pieces – we really want you to write something new – remember our mission is to keep parents on creative track after having a baby. So put that darling little beast to sleep and type fast. Let your mind go wild–remember we […]

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Download a Fellowship Flyer!

Please help us spread the word about the Pen Parentis Writing Fellowship for New Parents. Do you work in a coffee shop where there is a bulletin board? Maybe you are an alum of a writing program and they have a listserv?  Or maybe you’ve just got a few friends who are terrific writers who […]

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How to Make Money as a Writer (and feed your kids).

I’m reluctant to post this, because it is about making money. It is not about art. It will not feed your soul. (It might feed your family, however.) But here goes: As the parent of two kids, I’m always worried about college and other extremely high-cost future ticket items (not to mention the expensive current […]

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Ghost writing, blogging, and writing a novel in a year

As writers who have to support little hungry mouths, we are (well, like everyone else) always searching for a way to make money. So what about ghost-writing? Articles like this one from the BBC, make it sound so easy – write two or three books a year, put your kids through private schools. Live in a […]

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How to balance a creative career and an active family life

I was asked to guest-blog on Kidville’s blog on the topic of balancing a creative career and parenting responsibilites, and I share with you the post. One day, perhaps we will also be fancy here with images and so forth. But for now: stay creative. Balance your life. Please comment on their blog in response […]

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