Community Writing Workshop


Come join us for a morning of writing among peers!  After a short warm up, we’ll engage in a sustained writing period in response to a variety of prompts.  We’ll share some of our work and receive supportive feedback.  Rotating instructors. A great way to jumpstart your writing projects!  Suggested donation of $10. First Sunday […]

How to Build a Strong Book Foundation

Writing a book-length work—of fiction, nonfiction, or memoir—is a truly daunting feat of intellect and imagination. Even if you’ve done it before, every book you write is a new challenge. So where do you start? How can you face the blank page without overwhelm and confusion?  Even if you think of yourself as a ‘discovery […]

Pathways to Publication

You’ve finished your manuscript (or almost, anyway). Congratulations! Now it’s time to think about how you’ll get it into readers’ hands. This workshop will cover the myriad avenues now available to writers who want to publish their work!  Spend a morning with a prolific author who has experience in almost every publishing avenue–from traditional publishing […]

Plan Your Novel with the Inside Outline

Writing a novel (or a narrative memoir) is an intellectual feat akin to spinning multiple plates in the air without letting them crash to the ground. It involves creating on the sentence level and conceiving on the whole-book level—and anyone who's ever done it knows how hard that can be. You have to keep your […]

New England Crimebake Panel: A Ripping Good Idea

Hilton Dedham MA 25 Allied Dr, Dedham, MA, United States

ChatGPT crashed onto the scene a year ago, and since then writers have raced to keep up with a changing landscape for literature and all writing. Three writers discuss what AI and ChatGPT mean for them, and how they define their use or lack of use of the new opportunity.

Start Fresh—Smart Revision Strategies for the New Year


Now that you’ve got a first draft (or are close to one), it’s time to think about your revision. Chances are, you discovered a lot about your story as you wrote, and maybe even ended up somewhere other than you thought. So it’s time to go back to the beginning and start doing your edits, […]

$95 – $125

Building Your Historical World


World building is most often associated with fantasy and science fiction, but it’s an equally crucial part of writing historical fiction. The difference with historical fiction is that the world you create doesn’t spring solely from your imagination. It must be grounded in real history, involving careful research and attention to detail. So how do […]


Narrative Drive and the Messy Middle

We’ve all experienced it. We’re cruising along writing our novel or memoir. We know what will happen and have some idea how we’ll get there. The beginning is really promising. Then at a point roughly a third of the way in, momentum slows or grinds to a halt, and we can’t quite identify what’s wrong […]