A Note from Paula

Dear Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative Community, It has been a privilege and honor to have co-founded and led SBWC for the past eight years. I am grateful to have connected … Continue reading A Note from Paula
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An Interview with Joyce Derenas

oyce Derenas, a long-time participant in our SBWC community, just released a new novel: Becca’s Kiss: Murder and a Broken Heart in Alaska. We recently had the opportunity to talk … Continue reading An Interview with Joyce Derenas
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Workshops for Anyone with the Writing Bug

The purpose of creative writing is to use imagination and originality to tell a story with strong written illustrations through poetry, short stories, novels, or even music with the writing … Continue reading Workshops for Anyone with the Writing Bug
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Message from SBWC Board

As COVID-19 continues to affect the lives of those who are part of the Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative community, and as cases have begun to rise again during the state’s … Continue reading Message from SBWC Board
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A Writer’s Thoughts

How a Fiction Writer Might Consider COVID-19: 1. What is the story you want to tell? Every writer begins with this question. Whether it is a fictional story or true, … Continue reading A Writer’s Thoughts
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An Interview with Christian Reifsteck, SBWC Poet and Writer

Recently, SBWC’s Winona Winkler Wendth interviewed SBWC poet and writer Christian Reifsteck. Christian’s work has appeared in various publications, including Still Point Arts Quarterly, Ekphrastic Review, The Copperfield Review, The Wayfarer, and Written River. He … Continue reading An Interview with Christian Reifsteck, SBWC Poet and Writer
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Music and Lyrics, An Interview with Nancy Beaudette

The third weekend in April 2019, on Saturday the 20th, SBWC will host its first fundraiser, where Canadian songwriter and musician, Nancy Beaudette will perform in the evening after facilitating … Continue reading Music and Lyrics, An Interview with Nancy Beaudette
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Recovering The Past, with Mary Fuhrer

On March 16, I’ll lead a workshop for SBWC on researching characters from early New England. Most everyday people left scant evidence of their daily lives, so recovering their stories … Continue reading Recovering The Past, with Mary Fuhrer
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Play Writing, with Carolyn Mitchell

The last weekend in October 2018, the River’s Edge Arts Alliance hosted its Pop-Up Play Festival, where local writer, Carolyn M. Mitchell’s, Table for Three, had its world premiere with ten … Continue reading Play Writing, with Carolyn Mitchell
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More from John Bell – Narrative Voices in Non-Fiction

When we write fiction, we have a lot of choices in narrative voices. At my workshop earlier this month, I broke down those choices into six different parameters and discussed … Continue reading More from John Bell – Narrative Voices in Non-Fiction
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Panning For Gold: Talking Memoir with Paul Hertneky

Seven Bridge Writers’ Collaborative is honored to host Paul Hertneky—journalist, screenwriter, and the author of the much praised, Rust Belt Boy: Stories of an American Childhood—on Saturday, April 21, for the workshop, Memoir: … Continue reading Panning For Gold: Talking Memoir with Paul Hertneky
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Making History – Some Thoughts on Writing Historical Fiction, by Ursula Wong

Recently, I was on a panel discussing ‘Writing From History’ when someone in the audience claimed that historical fiction dilutes facts in order to tell a story. I think it’s … Continue reading Making History – Some Thoughts on Writing Historical Fiction, by Ursula Wong
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Bridging Writers – Some Thoughts on Theme in Fiction, with David Daniel

The essential elements a writer of fiction must grapple with early on in the process of telling a story are plot, characters, point of view, and setting. As a story … Continue reading Bridging Writers – Some Thoughts on Theme in Fiction, with David Daniel
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An act that does… An Interview with James B. Nicola

The best playwrights have much to teach us about navigating life, but also about the craft of writing. On Saturday, October 21, SWBC welcomes James B. Nicola, for Suspense on Stage and … Continue reading An act that does… An Interview with James B. Nicola
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Writing From History – A Special SBWC Upcoming Event

Geoff Hunt cover art  for The Hundred Days, by Patrick O’Brian   This summer I have been rereading Patrick O’Brian’s Aubrey and Maturin novels, all six-thousand-five-hundred-and-seventy-odd pages of them. These twenty-one novels, … Continue reading Writing From History – A Special SBWC Upcoming Event
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Still Growing…

  In 2010 my friend and fellow writer, Mary Dowling walked in to our beloved local library, the Thayer Memorial Library in Lancaster, Massachusetts, and suggested to the equally beloved Assistant Director, Nancy … Continue reading Still Growing…
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Grabbing Santa by Ursula Wong

“It’s been a hard year, kids,” said Sylvester as he helped Johnny on with his jacket. “There just isn’t any money for presents.” Sylvester didn’t want to admit he only … Continue reading Grabbing Santa by Ursula Wong
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Writing for the Young Adult Audience, Tips from Stacey Longo

Any genre requires research into both the audience you intend to reach and current market trends. Writing young adult fiction, however, can add layers to this challenge. What’s trending? Currently, historical … Continue reading Writing for the Young Adult Audience, Tips from Stacey Longo
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Building a Mystery Novel, Insights from Dale T. Phillips

Many people enjoy reading mysteries or watching mystery stories on television or in film. They remain popular, and are a great way to escape, to match wits with a problem … Continue reading Building a Mystery Novel, Insights from Dale T. Phillips
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An Interview with Hank Phillippi Ryan, author of “The Murder List”

Hank Phillippi Ryan, an investigative reporter for Boston’s WHDH-TV and author of 11 best-selling thrillers, began a tour in September with her latest, “The Murder List.” Her legal thrillers include … Continue reading An Interview with Hank Phillippi Ryan, author of “The Murder List”
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What a Musical Taught Me about Writing, by Paula Castner

On Saturday, April 20th, SBWC will host a full day of workshops, exploring the writer’s craft through drama and song. James Nicola, published poet and dramatist, will host a workshop … Continue reading What a Musical Taught Me about Writing, by Paula Castner
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WCV: Radio for Your Eyes, an Interview with Sally Cragin and Jeff Van Amburgh

The third weekend in April 2019, on Saturday the 20th, SBWC will host a full day of workshops, exploring the writer’s craft through drama and song. In the evening, SBWC … Continue reading WCV: Radio for Your Eyes, an Interview with Sally Cragin and Jeff Van Amburgh
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Playing the Audience, an Interview with James Nicola

The third weekend in April 2019, on Saturday the 20th, SBWC will host All the World’s a Stage, where poet, author, and dramatist, James Nicola will facilitate a workshop, Playing the Audience: … Continue reading Playing the Audience, an Interview with James Nicola
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The Raw Material of Life: Memoir Writing, with Mary Bonina

Mary Bonina Some years back as a new MFA student in creative writing, after just being assigned to work with fiction-writer Mary Elsie Robertson as a faculty mentor, I sat … Continue reading The Raw Material of Life: Memoir Writing, with Mary Bonina
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Three Hundred Words, with Ray Tatten

I didn’t plan to write anything. But when my daughter, KT, was eight, she opted for horseback riding, and I found myself at a pink, picture-postcard stable where I watched her … Continue reading Three Hundred Words, with Ray Tatten
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John Bell on Narrative Point of View

Narrative point of view,  like a tree’s vast root system, feeds and shapes a story. It is a complex element of fiction that involves many important questions, including, as Jane Burroway … Continue reading John Bell on Narrative Point of View
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Free Fall – by Winona Wendth

On November 22, 2013, I rolled into a familiar parking space. I had been sitting there fifty years ago when an announcer crackled and hissed through an AM car radio … Continue reading Free Fall – by Winona Wendth
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Stories That Bring You Joy: An Interview with Jennifer Morris

On Saturday, January 20th, Seven Bridge Writers Collaborative will be hosting the award-winning writer and illustrator Jennifers Morris for the workshop, Writing Wtih Pictures: The Role of Illustrations in Picture Books. Jennifer has … Continue reading Stories That Bring You Joy: An Interview with Jennifer Morris
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Video youtube Post

A professional context it often happens that private or corporate clients corder a publication to be made and presented with the actual content still not being ready. Think of a … Continue reading Video youtube Post
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Three reasons why English spelling

A professional context it often happens that private or corporate clients corder a publication to be made and presented with the actual content still not being ready. Think of a … Continue reading Three reasons why English spelling
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An Interview with Ursula Wong

Ursula Wong is a retired engineer who writes gripping stories about strong women struggling against impossible odds to achieve their dreams. Her work has appeared in Everyday Fiction, Spinetingler Magazine, and the … Continue reading An Interview with Ursula Wong
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