Free money costs time

It’s grant season! The NEA’s amazing fiction grant is available every other year – and this is the year for fiction (next year is poetry, etc.) — hard to keep track of because the grant is actually a 2014 grant but the application is due by February 28th, 2013. And if you think you’re going […]

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Back to Birgitte – second post from South America

Guest blogger, Birgitte Rasine checks in with manuscript and toddler from her writing travels in the wilds of South America… A Clash of Two Worlds The tropics.  Hot hot sun, exotic fruits, amazing local food, plenty of wildlife and songbirds, a hammock swinging in the breeze, cool drink in your hand… what more could a […]

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Rediscovering the joy of writing – against all odds

As a reminder: Birgitte Rasine, a California-based member of Pen Parentis, is guest-blogging for us. Here is the first  installment from her travels to South America with toddler and writing in tow…. We writers have never had it better, easier, or more convenient to write.   Laptops are lighter, smaller, thinner, faster and more powerful than […]

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