Archives: Inspiration

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 »


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 »


Now Write! Panel: Capturing Your Dreams – How to Craft a Bestselling Fantasy Novel

GLAWS Special Speaker panel Sat. Sept 17, 2016 Contributors to Now Write! Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror will discuss craft in a way that goes beyond the usual writers’ panel.  Our panelists will speak candidly about their own writing and share their favorite tools.  Be inspired by Kim Dower’s encouragement to capture material from you dreams, learn Michelle Newman’s secrets on • Read More »


Hot Off The Presses: Contributors’ Newest Work

Here is a round-up of some Now Write! contributors brand new books this year – some not even out till a little later this month.  The first two authors listed below, Kim Dower and Derek Taylor Kent, are guest speakers on a free Now Write! panel this Saturday, Sept. 17 in West Los Angeles: “Capturing Your Dreams: How To Craft A Bestselling • Read More »