Thursday, February 20, 2014

International Writing Round-up

What's going on in the international writing world? Thanks for asking. Here is a list of the latest from Writer Abroad.

IndieReCon, a free online conference designed to help any writer or author who is curious about independent publishing, will be held February 25-27. Register at

Has the rise of confessional blogs made it harder to publish personal essays? Find out in an interview Writer Abroad did with Susan Johnston over on The Freelance Strategist about personal essay writing in the age of oversharing.

Looking for books about Switzerland or expatriate life? Last week Writer Abroad recommended ten great ones over on her other blog, One Big Yodel.

What authors are earning? Writer Abroad recently discovered and was amazed at the difference between what independently published authors are making as opposed to traditionally published ones. See the report for yourself—indie authors out-earn traditionally published authors in all categories but one.

Finally, the London Author Fair will be held February 28. The one-day event features seminars, workshops, one-on-one collaborator hubs, a live PitchUp! literary agent submissions event, and networking.

Any news you'd like to share? Leave a comment.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

More Writing Workshops in Europe This Spring

Europe is the place to be a writer this spring and summer. 

Coming up in Amsterdam, Amal Chatterjee and Jane Draycott will host a creative writing weekend March 14-16. If the two plus days of sessions led by experienced writers and teachers don't inspire your writing, the setting of central Amsterdam–surrounded by bookshops, the canals, and history–will.
Parisian caf├ęs will be ready to welcome
a group of international writers in June

In Zurich, spots for the Zurich WritersWorkshop (May 23-25) have been filling fast. So fast, that the fiction section now has a waiting list. But there are a few openings remaining for Writer Abroad’s From Hobby to Career: How to Make a Living as a Writer section. This course is perfect for those wanting to learn more about writing for magazines and newspapers, personal essay writing, copywriting, and more. 

Finally, Paris. The week-long Paris Writers Workshop will be held June 22-27 at the American University of Paris. More information, including faculty, will be announced soon.

Any other writing workshops going on out there? Leave a comment.


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