www.caroldegiere.com   Author Carol de Giere

For Writers

For Musical Writers

Writers and producers of musicals: be sure to visit my MusicalWriters.com site and the Musical Writerzine newsletter.

For other writers: recommended organizations

www.wnba-nyc.org/ --Much of what I've learned about publishing has come from attending meetings of the Womens National Book Association. (Link goes to the New York chapter site; there are others as well).

International Women's Writers Guild --International Women Writers Guild has conferences and workshops, including the annual summer conference at Saratoga.

StoryCircleNetwork - Online and regional network of writers who are especially interested in the stories we tell about our own lives.

NYC area classes, workshops, & seminars for writers

(See WNBA-NYC and IWWG links above as well)

Hudson Valley Writer's Center has a cute little place to meet in a wood-paneled old train station overlooking the Hudson River. They offer classes in memoir writing, creative nonfiction, and more www.writerscenter.org/

The New York Open Center always includes writing and creativity workshops on their roster of classes, including classes by Julia Cameron, chief guru of creativity.

For Connecticut, check out creative nonfiction and memoir classes at www.westportwritersworkshop.com

Sources of tips for writers

Here are some of the sites that I've found useful for writers: Find writing courses and seminars: www.mediabistro.com/courses/

Backspace is a site that offers articles, online forums, and a conference.

Writersbreak.com was named the best website for writers by Writer's Digest

www.absolutewrite.com/ is another site to which writers flock.

Books and Book Marketing - My friends or acquaintances

John Kremer's www.bookmarket.com/ I used to work for John, author of 10001 Ways to Market Your Book. He is a leader in book marketing.

Susannah Greenberg knows the PR world well!

Peter McCarthy is a book marketing expert who provides consultation services. I really appreciated his analysis of my sites and efforts.