Interview: Cameron Johnston

Cameron Johnston lives in Glasgow, Scotland, with his wife and an extremely fluffy cat. He is a swordsman, a gamer, an enthusiast of archaeology, history and mythology, a builder of LEGO, and owns far too many books to fit on his shelves. He loves exploring ancient sites and camping out under the stars by a … Read more

Interview: Kevin Craig

Novelist, poet and playwright Kevin Craig, long known as KTC on Absolute Write, set some time aside for an interview, just days after release of his sixth novel, Pride Must Be A Place. Did you have a playlist for Pride Must Be a Place?  Absolutely, I did. I wrote over half of Pride at the … Read more

WriteOnCon 2018

WriteOnCon is a three-day online children’s book conference for writers and illustrators of picture books, middle grade, young adult, and even new adult. It was founded in 2010, and has become an annual event. This year the WriteOnCon online conference takes place on Friday, February 9th through Sunday, February 11th, 2018. You can see the … Read more

International Correspondence Month — InCoWriMo

International Correspondence Month (InCoWriMo) takes place in February. Basically, the idea is to hand-write and mail or deliver in person one letter, card, note or postcard every day during the month of February. Hand-written doesn’t have to mean cursive, by the way; those of us who print are welcome to participate just as much as … Read more

January 23 National Handwriting Day

Tuesday January 23 is National Handwriting Day (and, not coincidentally, John Hancock’s birthday). This day of celebration and outreach and engagement with handwriting was founded in 1977 by the Writing Instrument Manufacturers Association. Their motive was, understandably, to promote the use of pens, pencils and paper for writing, and hence their bottom line, but there’s … Read more

Post Server Migration: Do this For AW Forum Access

Everyone Should Do These Two Things Thing One: Clearing Cookies and Cache Make sure you know your Password and Username. Log off Clear Cookies and Cache Completely Quit your Web browser, closing all windows. Log back on to AW. Click the little box that says “Remember me?” on the top right of the AW window … Read more

Update the Second

Server Migration Update There are some glitches; we’re still fastening buttons on the tiny little hamster jackets. We hope to be up soon  but we aren’t sure yet and will keep everyone posted. We really appreciate your patience, and our volunteer Unix guy, Scott Hawkins. Contact Points *AW IRC Chat* AW’s amazing chat mods and … Read more

We’re Moving the Server Tonight

Monday Night the 8th of January AW Will Be Turned OFF at 10PM Seattle WA, US Time. We plan to turn AW back ON on Sunday January 14th, before Noon Seattle Time. Please Don’t Keep Checking to See If We’re Back We love you guys too, but every time you refresh you’re slowing things down. … Read more

Happy Fountain Pen Day

Inspired by National Fountain Pen day, we’ve created a new forum at the Absolute Write Water Cooler. Analog Tools is about those non-digital, non-computer tools we writers love to use, including fountain pen, other pens, pencils, paper, and typewriters.  Today is the sixth annual Fountain Pen Day, celebrated every year on the first Friday of … Read more