Delaware Dangerous!

I’ve been corresponding with Lela Gwenn, an event organizer for a writer’s retreat that allows a writer to experience encounters with fist, blade, or gun, in a controlled and safe environment under the experienced supervision of self-defense and weapons instruction professionals. I’ve long been a big believer in writers getting our hands dirty, if we’re going … Read more

Heads Up, folks!

You guys know I don’t endorse very many contests. But this is well worth looking at: Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition $2000 Awaits Winners of Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition Writers of short fiction are encouraged to enter the 2010 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition. The competition has a twenty-nine-year history of literary excellence, … Read more

Backspace Writers Conference

Just a reminder to those of you thinking about attending Backspace Writers Conference in May, you’ll get an early registration discount if you register before February 1. (In the interests of full disclosure, Backspace does advertise with AbsoluteWrite on occasion, but this is not a paid post, and I’ve personally heard really excellent things about … Read more

Get the Most From a Conference

By Patricia S. Baker Each year, thousands of aspiring writers flock to writers’ conferences bearing< suitcases, manuscripts, and high hopes for enhancing their writing careers. One of them might be you! Given that a considerable emotional and financial investment has been put into this endeavor, how can you optimize your chances for a successful experience? … Read more