Writing for Children and Young Adults Writers’ Conference at Oakland University

Rochester Writers’ Spring Writing Conference – April 1, 2017 “Writing for Children and Young Adults” is the theme for Rochester Writers’ annual spring event held on April 1 at Oakland University. For authors and illustrators of any age, this one-day event will focus on designing picture books, writing young adult novels, and publishing middle grade series. Carrie Howland from Empire Literary Agency in New York returns to her home state of Michigan to kick off the conference as the featured … [Read more...]

Dear Crabby, Have you ever Missed a Deadline?

Dear Crabby, I'm a New Freelance Writer and I'm Wondering, Have you ever Missed a Deadline? Sincerely, Fred Lance   Funny you should ask. I missed my last deadline and pulled your question out of the proverbial hat serendipitously. I normally don't use such a hefty vocabulary, but I feel the need to impress my editor to keep my job. Labor Day Weekend was a lot of work – pun intended – as it is every year. Then we had another big weekend planned – kids, grandkids – with lots of … [Read more...]

Rochester Writers’ Conference is October 4

Seventh Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference October 4, 2014 “The Writer in You” is the theme for the seventh annual Rochester Writers’ Conference held at Oakland University. The one-day event brings together authors from several genres. New, working and published writers attend sessions designed for different skill levels, styles and topics. “The workshops and discussions at the conference build on the skills each attendee has,” said Michael Dwyer, organizer and founder of the event, … [Read more...]

Rochester Writers’ Conference Attracts Over 100 Attendees

Six Years of Success Success continues to bless the Rochester Writers’ Conference, which has now completed its sixth event. The conference started at Rochester College and by its third year was being held at Oakland University because of its growth. The 6th annual event was held last Saturday, October 5th. The conference exceeded 100 attendees for the first time. Organizer and founder of the event, Michael Dwyer, is already planning the 2014 event. “We are renting more space for next … [Read more...]

Rochester Writers’ Conference Returns to OU

The Sixth Annual Conference “Write Now!” is the theme to the 6th annual Rochester Writers’ Conference being held at Oakland University. “Our goal is to motivate attendees to write and to do it right now,” said Michael Dwyer, organizer and founder of the event, “Professional development gives attendees the push they may need to work on their writing; and this conference includes the tools to market and sell it as well.” The well-received keynote speaker, Stan Williams, from last year’s … [Read more...]

Time to Learn to Blog

Pounding out Your thoughts on the Keyboard People have been blogging for a while now. Originally, it was an online diary or journal that you could set for private, allow family and friends to read, or make public for the whole world to view. Options for readers to comment made it interactive. Photos and video are now commonplace on blogs giving your online journal a personality and reflective tone. Many websites use a blog-based format too, such as this one from Rochester Media that you … [Read more...]