Things I have found while doing research. Thought you might be interested…
https://newauthors.wordpress.com/ For unpublished authors. By unpublished authors.
2) SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE FOR THE WINTER POETRY & PROSE GETAWAY
Six scholarships are being offered for first-time participants of the 23rd Annual WINTER POETRY & PROSE GETAWAY, January 15-18, 2016 in the Atlantic City area. Recipients may choose from workshops in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, memoir, screenwriting and more, including special advanced sessions with Stephen Dunn and Thomas Lux. In addition, the conference also offers open mics, tutorials, talks, sunrise yoga, dancing at the Getaway Disco and writerly camaraderie. Deadlines are Nov. 15 and Nov. 30, 2016.
3) Awards, Grants and Fellowships http://www.writersandeditors.com/awards__grants__fellowships_57698.htm
4) Seeking New and Unique Voices
5) Universal Pictures’ Emerging Writers Fellowship
The Emerging Writers Fellowship is an exciting program at Universal Pictures that is designed to identify and cultivate new and unique voices with a passion for storytelling. We are looking for talented screenwriters who have the potential to thrive, but don’t have access to or visibility within the industry. …
6) Writers Mentoring Program http://diversity.cbscorporation.com/page.php?id=23
Making an Impact: In its eleven years, a total of 70 emerging diverse writers have graduated from the CBS Writers Mentoring Program. 33 careers have been launched. The goal of the program is to positively impact the presence of diverse writers throughout the industry.
How it Works
There are many different paths writers can follow to get their first foothold in being hired in television. As part of its ongoing commitment to create additional access for writers of diverse backgrounds CBS’ Diversity Institute has launched a different kind of writers program which highlights one of those paths….
- Shannon Hernandez|Posted 03.17.2015 | Small Business
Publishing a book that helps you build a larger platform and become more visible in your brand is a great idea if you are looking for growth and bigger opportunities. I am forming friendships with authors around the world. That, is priceless! Read Whole Story
And finally for today:
MAKE GOOD WRITING BETTER
Teach Yourself to Write
If you want to write better, keep reading. If you’re happy writing Armored Prose, ride your computer mouse somewhere else. Writing is sacred ground. Don’t mess around.
To write better, you must practice. Push yourself, write every day, using a timer, pen, paper, pencil, laptop, desktop, or PDA. If you want to write better faster, focus on your verbs.
Did you learn about verbs in First Grade? Did you hate Parts of Speech? Do you remember zoning out on Ablative Absolutes and Clausal Conditionals? Shove that experience to the side. Today, this moment, you’re a grown-up humanoid aching to be a writer, so you write every day and while you read, you focus on verbs in well-written novels. Here’s an example, read this aloud: