One of the great pleasures of writing in longhand is the sense of self it gives the writer, of authenticity. The words you write down in longhand look like no one else’s. They are as singular as a snowflake. This can be very encouraging for writers who don’t feel they have an authentic voice, a […]
“Patty Dann has collected 25 years of teaching experience in this generous book of advice to writers. She delivers a series of prompts that open up tiny worlds of memory and feeling. If God is in the details, God is here.”—Betsy Lerner, author of The Forest for the Trees.
“Seamlessly blending writing wisdom with memoir, The Butterfly Hours promises to spark not only your writing, but also your heart. This book is a testament to why writing continues to be one of humankind’s most essential superpowers.”—Laraine Herring, author of Writing Begins with the Breath and On Being Stuck.
“If all books could be this wonderful! From the first page, I fell in love with Patty Dann’s warm, witty, sound advice and the glimpses into her own life. Refreshingly modest and gently profound, The Butterfly Hours is a treasure—and the perfect present for all who feel they have memories to share. Brava, Patty Dann. I so loved this book.”—Elinor Lipman, author of The View from Penthouse B and I Can’t Complain.
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New York Writers Workshop hosts three-day Pitch Conferences in New York City for writers of Non-Fiction and Fiction. Each Conference is offered twice a year, in the Spring and Fall. Learn more.
It’s a Busy Couple of Months for New York Writers Workshop Authors… — In August, three new books appear, followed by one in September and three in October: …more »
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