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 Announces Spring Contest Winners

Best of Show Rochester Writers announces the winners of the 2013 writing contest. Best of Show goes to Steven R. Roberts of Dearborn, MI for his First Page entry titled Brothers Popovic. Rochester Media sponsors the contest and their staff selects the Best of Show Award. “The author’s use of descriptive language brings vivid imagery to mind and draws the readers into the setting of the story. With just these few short paragraphs, the reader can empathize with the Croatian coal miner in the … [Read more...]

Spring Writers’ Workshop with Stan Williams

Spring Writers’ Workshop with Stan Williams, presented by Rochester Writers Stanley D. Williams, Ph.D. will present his daylong workshop titled The 18+ Secrets of Successful Story Structure Workshop for Screenwriters, Novelists, and other Writers of shorter works on Saturday, April 5, 2014 at Oakland University. The spring writers’ workshop is a new event, presented by Rochester Writers. Dr. Williams is a Hollywood and novelist story consultant, and is the author of the classic story … [Read more...]

What to give the Writer on your Holiday Gift List

Holiday Gift-giving Guide for the Writer on your Holiday Gift List 2013  Book Suggestions: Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg Page by Page by Heather Sellersclick here Chapter by Chapter by Heather Sellers What If? Writing Exercises for Fiction Writers by Anne Bernays and Pamela Painter Nothing Ever Happens on 90th Street by Roni Schotter Breathing In, Breathing Out by Ralph Fletcher The Art and Craft of Storytelling by Nancy Lamb Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott If You Want to … [Read more...]

Rochester Writers Announce Contest Winners

Rochester Writers’ Conference Last fall, Rochester Writers held their fifth annual conference bringing together a variety of genres in fiction and non-fiction writing. They announced plans to run their first writing contest as a new component of the conference. Announced this week at the Freelance Marketplace writers’ group were the winners of the contest. Michael Dwyer, organizer of the conference, hosts the writers’ group. The group meets on the third Tuesday of the month (except December) … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift Guide for Writers, New Group in Auburn Hills, and more

Holiday Gift Guide for Writers The Freelance Marketplace Writers' Group will put together their annual list of gifts for writers. Please email me your ideas and we'll compile the list at the upcoming meeting on Tuesday, November 15, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore. We will also welcome new members and discuss the business of writing. Open to new, published and working writers, photographers and illustrators. Free to attend. This will be our last meeting … [Read more...]

Rochester Writers Conference October 8th 2011

The Fourth Annual Rochester Writers’ Conference Saturday, October 8, 2011 Oakland University in Rochester Hills Workshops, Lectures, and Panel Discussions Featuring Michigan Authors and Speakers Presentations for Fiction and Non-Fiction Writers Talk with Magazine Editors that Buy Freelance Culinary Writing Travel Writing Basics Staging a Scene in a Novel The Business of Writing  Researching Techniques Traditional Publishing and Self-Publishing Early Bird … [Read more...]