"National Writers Union" Archives

Writing Process Blog Tour

Posted on 24 May 2014 (0)

Earlier this month, on the National Writers Union book forum, I wrote that that all blog tours seemed to be expensive scams. I was mistaken: Sue Katz author of Lillian’s Last Affair, available on Amazon, responded that she was participating in a writer-organized Writing Process Blog Tour that is no scam; nor does it involve […]

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Reconciled to Jargon (View)

Posted on 04 April 2011 (2)

Several years ago, when I sat on the diversity committee of the National Writers Union, we asked anyone attending our caucus to introduce him or herself as either a “person of color,” an LGBT person, a person with a disability — or an ally of one or all of the above. I happily introduced myself […]

Join the National Writers Union

Posted on 23 March 2010 (0)

If you write for love, if you write for money, if you write for both, you need to be a member of the National Writers Union (ww.nwu.org) and our Boston Chapter (www.nwuboston.org). You can get advice on negotiating fair terms for your written work (free contract reviews). When a publisher or other employer doesn’t meet […]

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Howard Zinn, dead at 87 (View)

Posted on 28 January 2010 (0)

Howard Zinn died Wednesday, January 26, 2010. When I think about why Zinn is so important to me, I think of how he often describes his own experience, his own complicity, his own gradual understanding of “what’s going on” (eg as WWII Air Force bomber, bombing people he couldn’t see, including the first napalm drops […]

Tip Sheet on Getting Paid

Posted on 23 June 2009 (1)

You’ll probably get a go-ahead for an article by phone. Make sure you ask — is this an assignment, or will I be writing on speculation? If it’s an assignment, you’ll want to know, before you get off the phone,

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