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Now Write! at Genre-La 2/23/18

Now Write! Editor Laurie Lamson will be at West Coast Writers’ Genre-LA Creative Writing Conference. Friday, Feb 23, 3:15pm Great Beginnings Openings – Your First Line, First Page, First Three Pages You hear from editors and agents that if the first paragraph of your story isn’t strong enough, they won’t read the first page, let • Read More »


RIP The Scariest Guy in America: Jack Ketchum

RIP Dallas Mayr aka Jack Ketchum I was deeply saddened to learn that Jack Ketchum passed away on the morning of January 24, 2018.  He left quite a legacy of real-life horror inspired by his deep humanity.  See below the conversation I had with him at Center for Fiction and more about his work.  He • Read More »


Celebrating Susan Vreeland 

The life of New York Times best-selling author and Now Write! Fiction contributor Susan Vreeland will be celebrated this week in San Diego (see details below.) Susan Vreeland is the internationally-known author of art-related historical fiction and four of her books are New York Times best-sellers. Lisette’s List presents one woman’s yearning for art at a time when • Read More »


Genre-la Speculative Fiction Writers’ Conference

Education and Inspiration for Writers of Speculative Fiction Next weekend (Jan. 27-29) is the 2017 Genre-LA™ Creative Writers Conference in Culver City, California, (location details) where more than 30 published masters of the genre, literary agents, editors, publishers, best-selling authors, industry experts, Hollywood veterans, educators, and publishing professionals will share their experiences and secrets to help • Read More »


NOW WRITE! WORKSHOP: A Creative Writing “Incubator”

Want to write a book but not sure how to get started? Having trouble completing a novel, story, memoir, or screenplay? Overwhelmed with ideas? Or maybe you’re just feeling stuck? This workshop is for you! Sunday, October 16, 2016, 9:30 am – 1:00 pm Honor and empower the writer in you. Now Write! editor Laurie • Read More »