Memoir Q&A

In our upcoming summer session, one of PWN’s newest instructors, Marissa Elliott, is teaching Memoir, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ET, for six weeks on Wednesdays, starting July 13. We “sat down” with Marissa to find out her experiences with the genre.

Flash Q&A

In our upcoming summer session, PWN instructor and PWN’s Debut Review podcast co-host Courtney Harler is once again teaching Flash Fiction & Memoir. We sat down with Courtney and asked her a few questions about this exciting genre.

Captivated by Music

Music. Some writers love to write to it, to have inspirational tunes playing while they pound their keyboards (computer keyboards, that is). Some writers cannot listen to music while they write, they love it so much it’s too distracting. Some writers get inspired by music, they admire the thoughtful poetic lyrics. And some writers create playlists for their books, songs that represent a scene from their novel or a feeling from their memoir. 

Q&A with Book Revision Lab Developer Greg Phelan

Q: Before we jump into discussing Book Revision Lab, can you tell us a little bit about yourself and how you’ve come to be a part of Project Write Now. 
A: I live in Fair Haven, New Jersey, with my wife and two sons and dog, Luna. Jennifer Chauhan, Allison Tevald, and I founded Project Write Now to be the writing center we always wished we had growing up and as adults. Before we started PWN, I didn’t know anyone near me who was a writer. Now I have dozens of writer friends.

Healing Through Writing

Last year, I didn’t make it to my Shangri La cabin for the October splendor. There were good reasons why it didn’t happen. But still, I felt bereft, missing mother nature’s extravagant color spread in upstate New York. Sure, there are leaves where I live in New Jersey. But not the expanse of rolling hills I grew up with.

Captivated by Natural Spaces

From Ralph Waldo Emerson to Barbara Kingsolver, writers have been known to use nature to connect with their creativity and spark their muse. In celebration of spring, we asked our team members to share with us their favorite out-of-door spaces either to write in or to rejuvenate their writing spirit. 

How Wild Nature Feeds My Writing

Last year, I didn’t make it to my Shangri La cabin for the October splendor. There were good reasons why it didn’t happen. But still, I felt bereft, missing mother nature’s extravagant color spread in upstate New York. Sure, there are leaves where I live in New Jersey. But not the expanse of rolling hills I grew up with.

Spring Cleaning Checklist for Your Writing

It’s that time of year again. Something about the change of season combined with warmer weather motivates us to purge our closets and deep clean our bathrooms. You know what else could use some sprucing up? Your writing. 

If you’ve got a piece that just needs a little polishing, we’ve put together the write checklist to help you “spring clean” your work …