—A Spanish/English language writer learned how to self publish.
—An aspiring short-story writer found the encouragement to go on.
—A journalist, who had returned from the Syrian-Jordanian border at 4 a.m. that morning, discussed interviewing military and homeland security people.
These three were among the nine writers who gathered during a Let’s Talk About the Business of Writing (LTABW) monthly meet-up October 3 at the Tick Tock Diner in midtown Manhattan.
LTABW meets the first Monday of every month from 6 – 9 pm in an area at the back of the diner. It’s led by NWU member Tim Sheard and is a gathering space where we share our experiences, and enjoy advice from veteran writers.
At our most recent meeting, we talked about the challenges of marketing our work and best writing practices, such as scheduling Twitter and Facebook posts to be released throughout a day, week or month.
Author Lee Christine Brownlee shared how she has been highlighting different poets on her website weekly, expanding her online presence from a place solely for her books, to one for poetry lovers of all kinds.
A woman eating a steak at the next table overheard us and asked, “Are you writers?”
Guilty as charged, we told her, and invited her to join us. She had recently released the first in her series of Young Adult “angel” novels, and found our marketing tips helpful. She also liked the camaraderie of NWU members, having met us at the Writers Digest conference a month earlier.
It was a fine night for writers.
Join us next month Monday, Nov. 7, 2016 from 6-9 pm. at the Tick Tock Diner, 481 8th Ave, New York, NY 10001. Please RSVP on our Facebook event page.