Monday, February 27, 2012

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

This is a lovely short animated film for anyone who loves books or libraries! It won the Oscar for the Best Short Animated Film.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Catholic Writer's Guild is Looking for Editors

The Catholic Writer's Guild is creating a database of editors to provide for its members. You don't need to be Catholic to be listed, but you need to be supportive of Catholic writing. If you would like to be included, please fill out this survey:

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Are You Tarcher/Penguin's Next Top Artist?

One of my favorite books on nurturing creativity is The Artist's Way by Julia Cameron. To celebrate the 20th anniversary of its publication, Tarcher/Penguin Books is offering a National Creativity Competition!

It is open to any writer with an unpublished fiction or nonfiction manuscript and there are no entry fees. The deadline is March 2nd. Find out more at

Register for the FREE Online Catholic Writer's Conference

Just a reminder that the Catholic Writers Conference Online is March 17-31 at This is a free online writers conference covering everything from writing to publishing to marketing. We will have the workshop section, where you have a week to work in forum on various topics, from March 17-24. March 24-31 will be devoted to one-hour informational chats. Remember, the conference is here for you--you can attend as much or as little as you wish and your schedule allows.

If you have NOT attended in the past two years, then you need to register before March 1. Registration is easy. Go to and click on Register in the banner area (lower left of the banner, above the menu.) (Please note that being registered with the Catholic Writers Guild does not automatically register you for the conference. They are two different websites.)