Wednesday, August 3, 2011

This Won't Take But a Minute of Your Time!

August. The writing life slows down. It's the time of year agents and publishers shut down for a little R&R. The Library thins out as the members leave for the country (and I don't mean Brooklyn). Maybe you're vacationing, maybe you're taking a little break from writing. But I'm here, planning The Writing Life programming for Fall and beyond and I'd love to know what you think about the following topics. Could you help me out by leaving a comment below or better yet, send me a postcard! from whatever fabulous place you're at. Oh, and I am ALWAYS open to suggestions.

Organizing your work - tips, tricks, and tools for keeping your notes in line

Using the collections at NYPL - NYPL librarians talk about the collections and resources available to scholars and writers

Social Networking for Writers Redux - we had a very popular program in the Spring 2010, but it might be time for a refresher

Getting Published WITHOUT an Agent

Overcoming Writer's Block - strategies and stories

Finding and Applying for Grants and Prizes

Ebook Basics - publishing and publicizing your book for the ebook market


  1. Using electronic resources available through NYSL.

  2. Hi Carolyn,
    Thanks for holding down the fort in these dog days. All the topics you listed would undoubtedly be both interesting and useful but my own top choices are 1) Organizing Your Work, as I spend half my time looking for older notes on this or that part of whatever I'm working on or discovering bits I've forgotten about (the laptop decidedly does NOT help in this regard for some unknown reason) and 2) Finding and Applying for Grants and Prizes, for obvious reasons! Cathy T.

  3. thanks for the feedback! come on, everyone else, please weigh in!