Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group

The Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 2800 S. Rochester Road (just north of M59). Different topics and guests each month*, but we always discuss the Business of Writing (we are NOT a critique group). Come once, once in a while, or every time. It’s FREE and OPEN to new, published, and working writers, photographers, and illustrators (although most of us are writers). Here are the … [Read more...]

Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group

The Freelance Marketplace Writers’ Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:30 p.m. at the Rochester Hills Barnes & Noble Bookstore at 2800 S. Rochester Road (just north of M59). Different topics and guests each month*, but we always discuss the Business of Writing (we are NOT a critique group). Come once, once in a while, or every time. It’s FREE and OPEN to new, published, and working writers, photographers, and illustrators (although most of us are writers). Here are the … [Read more...]

Take a Number

You’ve written your book, made sure you haven’t stepped on any trademarked toes, and have decided to copyright your masterpiece. Now, there’s just one more piece of the publishing puzzle to consider: Should you get an ISBN? What is an ISBN anyway? An International Standard Book Number (ISBN) is a 13-digit number that uniquely indentifies your book or eBook. Similar to how a barcode works in a retail store. This allows for more efficient marketing of products by booksellers, libraries, … [Read more...]

Holiday Gift-giving Guide for the Writer on your Holiday Gift List

Book Suggestions: • Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg • Page by Page by Heather Sellers • 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 Write: A Book About Art, Independence and Spirit by Brenda Ueland • … [Read more...]