Who We Are
We are writers. Passionate about our craft, we live to write. Writing is not just a hobby for us. We are professionals; we write to live and make part or all of our living as writers. We’re happy to share our work and our stories with you.
About the Blog
We are building a community of writers. As much as we love writing, it can be a lonely job. We are here to connect and help other writers connect. Together we share information, ideas and our experiences as writers.
We cover the business and craft of writing. Our range of topics is wide, from goal setting, planning and getting organized to personal branding and selling. We invite other writers to comment and share their experiences.
Our key goals are to help ourselves, each other and other writers plan better, write better, market better and sell work. We warmly welcome newcomers who are trying to break into the business. We are here to support anyone who is or aspires to be a professional writer.
… and yes, from time to time we are delighted to welcome guest posts. If you would like to share your expertise with our readers, please review our Guest Blogger Guidelines and then contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Depending on the time of year, it will take us anywhere from a few days to a week to get back to you. Thank you for your interest!
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This is great – looking forward to more posts!
Thanks Cortney – we’ll be posting at least 4 days a week so stop back often! …Susan
Thanks Cortney – For now we’ll be posting Monday through Thursday. We’ll try to post interesting links on Friday as well. Take care – Susan
You never cease to amaze me. Very cool new venture. Love to be part of it. You rock!
I’m very interested.
How do I link this to my FaceBook page?
Sasha, Great! Thanks to Lee we now have our “Share” button up. Take care, Susan
This is awesome! Can I be a part of it even though I don’t live in NH anymore?
Pug At The Beach
Delray Beach, FL
(formerly of Keene and before that Elkins)
Diana – of course you can! We would be delighted to have you. I’ll give your name and email to Wendy and she will add you to our distribution list. Hope all is well in sunny FL. It’s like summer up here – unbelievable plus fewer than usual black flies! Take care, Susan
What a wonderful idea for a group. I am very much interested in learning more and becoming part of the group. I am currently working on my 5th book, and I am always looking to learn and experience more.
I am so fortunate to have found your blog!
I love to write and have dedicated the past two years to learning as much as I can about the craft. I’d wager that I’ve spent half that time educating myself on the topics of agents, publishing and marketing. I had no idea writing a novel was more than just stringing sentences together!
I live in Peterborough and at times have felt very isolated from the rest of the writing world. I’m pleased to find a blog that shows the reality of the writing industry, and that people local to me have found success.
Looking forward to many new posts!
Maybe we’ll see you at one of our meetings in the fall?
Hi, nice to meet you !
Very interesting blog – puts my own to shame, but maybe I’ll get there some day.
Looking forward to coming back again and again and reading your interesting pieces.
Thanks for brightening up my snow-filled days here in Scotland, UK.
@scotiannightpoetry – Don’t put your blog down … it’s a very different beast & one that’s filled with beautiful images and stirring phrases. I’m a lousy poet myself, so I am full of admiration for anyone who pursues that particular writing deva with passion and courage.
Thanks for coming by – hope to see you around!
Thanks for the kind words of encouragement. Hope that you and yours have an enjoyable and peaceful holiday..
all the very best,
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Can someone tell me when your next meeting is? Can anyone attend?
Laura – We’re running as fast as we can but have not been able to get it together for face-to-face meetings. For now we are a cyber-community but may change that in the future. Thanks for visiting with us…Susan
Wanted to let you know that I think your blog is a great and enjoy reading your articles.
I also wanted to invite you to ping and tweet your blog for free with my website BlogBuzzer.com
I enjoyed you blg. I think I will start writting my journal. I had stoped for a while but your points are totally on target and so I should give it another try..http://compyropa.wordpress.com
We are launching a new Social Networking site for people who enjoy writing. Chainbooks.com will bring writers from all over the world together by writing books, one chapter at a time. I believe this is something you and your members may want to take part in. Please email me to email@example.com and I can send you more information. Thank you for your time and hope to hear from you soon.
I’d love to do a guest post for you. I’m a full-time writer who publishes under a half a dozen names in both fiction and non-fiction. My plays are produced in London, Edinburgh, and Australia, and my latest release is a romantic suspense from Champagne Books. You can visit my blog, Ink in My Coffee: http://devonellington.wordpress.com, or contact me at devon – at – devonellingtonwork – dot- com.
I’m on Cape Cod rather than New Hampshire — does that matter? 😉
Devon – It’s taken a while but you can now find our guest blogger guidelines above. Looking forward to hearing from you. …Susan
I just found this site…what a great community! I’m a newcomer to NE and live in the Upper Connecticut River Valley. I’m no professional, but I love to write.
So glad to have you here! 🙂
What a fun project!
It IS fun, but – shhhh! – don’t tell! 😉
I will check back regularly! Thanks.
Thanks, Tracy. We look forward to seeing you soon!
So glad to have found your blog! I hope you don’t mind but I linked your blog to mine under Blogs to Visit. I love coming here!
Glad you found us. Many thanks for the link! …S.
I just wanted to let you know that I think your header picture is beautiful. Those pumpkins look so happy!
Thank you so much. If you like you can see more of my photographs on my photo blog – http://www.susannye365.wordpress.com. Take care, S.
Hi! I’m just starting my own blog and I’m very glad I found this site because I wrote to live too by preparing environmental reports for industries, but now I would like to explore new writing opportunities.
Welcome – good luck with your new adventure. Take care, Susan
This is fantastic! Kudos!
Thank you. Glad to have you here! 🙂
Just wanted to say how much I love your blog. Always great posts. Thank you so much for challenging and encouraging me as a writer.
That’s just what it’s all about – challenging and encouraging! Happy we’re fitting the bill. 😉
this is the true life
I listed you as one of my fifteen recently found blogs in my acceptance of the Versatile Blogger Award – thus giving you the award, too. I view it as an opportunity to let people know about blogs they might not have found otherwise. And your blog is one I definitely enjoy following. Keep up the great work!
I love your blog. I nominated you for the Versatile Blog Award. You can read more about this award on my post, which will go live tomorrow morning by 5.
Kate Dover, NH
Thanks so much, Kathryn. That’s very kind of you. I love your cat’s names … an eclectic combination of flavors to be sure. Did their personalities match their namesakes? 😉
I love dis and will like to be part of it. How?
dpeacemakers – thanks for stopping by. Feel free to subscribe to the blog and join in the conversation. We love comments. We also welcome guest bloggers. You can now find our guest blogger guidelines above. Looking forward to hearing from you. …Susan
I’m a aspiring writer and I am thrilled that I have found your blog. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.
You’re so welcome. Glad to have you here!
Stumbled upon the professional writers….glad I did. Will be back for more.
We look forward to “seeing” you! 🙂
I am not a great writer or anything.. but I enjoy writing! I write about all sorts of things I see around me but mostly about life and relationships.. and I feel the act of putting down what I feel and see in words gives me greater insight about my world.. But writing is a lonely hobby and its nice to have a blog like yours for company and guidance.. its a great initiative.. will keep coming.. thanks!
So glad to have you here. Writing is SO valuable – not just for the end product, but for the process. Glad to hear you enjoy that part as well as your finished work. We look forward to seeing you around the blog! 🙂
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This is great! What a wonderful idea for a blog. As someone who is a youthful writer I appreciate all this insight. I’d love it if you considered allowing me to guest post! Here’s an example of what I’ve written on writing in the past…
I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Thanks for reaching out. That’s a fun post! If you’d like to reach out to me via Twitter (@suddenlyjamie), I’d love to connect.
I can’t believe it: synchronicity keeps working wonders! I am in the middle of “writing” a novel, and I’m a little stuck right now. Well, tremendously stuck, maybe because I haven’t fully moved into my apartment yet, and I’m balancing three jobs. Just the other day I was thinking, if only I could find a group of writers (like I had back when I lived in NYC) to share thoughts, discuss the creative process, how to create interesting characters without the use of dialogue but through body language and strange quirks…
I’ve always wanted to a be a writer, but I was too chicken to do anything about it. It would be so helpful if someone could share with me their tips re: breaking into the business. It’s my only New Year’s Resolution: to get something (anything) published. I’m interested in fiction, but I would also love to do write pieces for magazines that I love, and hopefully, one day, get an article published in The New York Times?
I contacted the Jennifer Lyons Agency and was told that all you have to do is submit three chapters of your novel, in order for a literary agent to consider it? Is that true? I thought you had to have the whole novel ready and then find an agent. I have a copy of the Writer’s Market here, but I have no idea how to write a good cover letter that grabs an editor’s attention.
By the way, I love New Hampshire. That was just a random thought. My dream is to retire in New Hampshire, surrounded by pine trees, snow, dogs, and horses. A girl can dream….
Thank you for creating this blog.
Thank you for sharing your story and thoughts. Glad to have you here.
And thanks for the ideas for future blog posts – your questions are excellent ones!
Unlike most writers, I never had any intent/desire to specifically become a writer. I was encouraged by others I respect who do write, personally and/or professionally. Now, I write because I enjoy it.
Writing for the joy of it is the best reason of all.
Love the site and would love to do a guest post as a fellow author. I have two books, historical mysteries that were best sellers with Simon & Schuster and have recently struck out in the indie world. My newest book, The Stand In is set in 1957 Hollywood and based on a true story told to me by a movie mogul. http://www.amazon.com/The-Stand-In-ebook/dp/B006M3YH0I It’s getting great reviews, but I love connecting with other writers and readers. http://www.bradgeagley.net
Thanks for coming by, Brad, and for sharing your links. I love a little noir. 😉
Just followed you on Twitter. Looking forward to keeping in touch. We’re not quite ramped up on a guest posting process, but stay tuned to the blog – we’ll share more details soon.
Hello. I’ve enjoyed following your blog so much that I decided to nominate all of you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! I hope you’ll accept and pass this to others. Here is my post:
Thank-you for keeping the blogosphere a beautiful place!
Thank you so much, Cathy. That’s lovely of you and I really enjoyed the post over on your site. 🙂
Hi Jamie. I was happy to nominate all of you. You have such a wonderful site! I look forward to further posts! – Cathy 🙂
I am awarding you with the Versatile Blogger Award! Well deserved! I have been following your blog for some time now and truly enjoy your writings. Fridays are now a day to look forward to as I enjoy my first cup of coffee over your musings. The info about how to proceed with the award is on my latest post: http://annahergert.wordpress.com/2012/03/20/another-day-another-award/
Congratulations! Happy to pass it on to you!
Thank you kindly for including us as one of your favorite “Versatile Blogs.” With so many of us contributing to this blog, it’s not surprising, right? Really enjoyed your list of other nominations – many places to explore!
Absolutely – your team truly deserves the descriptive “versatile”.
I just started blogging to get myself back into writing more. I do work free-lance (on and off) but want to do it more. Thanks for doing this blog and maybe you’ll ask me to guest-blog too at some point.
You’re so welcome. Happy to have you here and glad to know you’re getting back into writing.
How lucky am I? I too am just getting my feet wet again after some 20+ dry years and I happen to bumble my way onto your site. What an inspiring group of creative minds! Thanks for sharing your insights & encouragements. I hope I can do the same for someone one day.
So glad to have you here & that you’ve found some inspiration on our digital pages. We look forward to learning more about your writing journey.
Well, I figured out that writing is a matter of keep practicing like dancing. The writers are doing wonderful jobs or thinking for those who are not thinking critically. I’ve learn t so much things through writing, reading etc. Conversely, further action is needed to be taken anyway. Thanks.
I just found you through Chris Donner. I am looking forward to following your blog. I hope that my blog can continue to evolve and improve. Your wonderful tips will certainly help me in that endeavor. http://believeanyway.wordpress.com
I hope you don’t mind me posting this here!
You’ve been nominated for The Versatile Blogger Award!
Hi. I’ve nominated you for a Versatile Blogger Award! (And I nominated you because David McGowan also nominated me!) http://lazylauramaisey.wordpress.com/2012/05/04/been-nominated-for-a-pardon/
I’m currently writing the story to what I could only describe as best suited to a graphic novel. Do any of you have experience in the economy of writing for a comic or graphic novel? I’m not your typical author, but that’s where I thrive – outside of the PTA and carpool to school and activities! I’m also wanting to get connected with a potential artist. It’s a quick read and I’m more interested in pushing the story forward rather than a more romanticism approach to writing. I’m too busy to get wordy!
What a fantastic site. After years of writing pretty much just for myself, I am starting to take steps to share my work with others. THIS looks like a great place for motivation and inspiration!
I’ve nominated you for a few awards. I always enjoy reading your posts! 🙂
I’ve nominated you for the Inspiring Blogger Award – please collect it from my blog – mandyevebarnett.com
Hey there I had awarded your blog with liebster blog award.. for details please contact :
Hey guys! I was wondering if you could read and give me some input on some of my stuff.
Hello ladies, I nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Check out my post in which I mentioned your blog for how to accept it. Keep up the awesome blogging. http://danielbeanwriterfilmmaker.com/2012/09/06/straight-from-mumbai-india/
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Hello ladies of NH writers network. I have a question I’d like to ask to see if you’d like to answer it in a future blog. Is this a good place to leave it? I tried to email it to firstname.lastname@example.org, but I got a bounce back. Thanks!
Sorry about the bounce back, Heather.
Yes – this is a great place to leave a question. We look forward to hearing how we can help!
Thank you! Wendy also contacted me, so she has my question for the group. Thanks so much for your response!
I have been following your blog for about a year now and get so much enjoyment from your dedicated writing. I have nominated you for the Blog of the Year 2012 Award. Should you choose to participate please visit my blog (where I blogged about it today). If not, I understand – please know that you are appreciated! Anna http://annahergert.wordpress.com
I am a writer who currently lives in Tennessee, and I read your blog faithfully. You have inspired and encouraged me in so many ways. I wanted to thank you by nominating you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award! You can find your nomination and requirements at http://wp.me/p1StdW-ky.
So glad I found this blog– think I can learn a lot from it. Looking forward to reading more! 🙂
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Enjoyed reading your blog and will be following to learn more!
still waiting for update, nice blog
This is exactly what I was looking for! I need some encouragement and advice to keep my passion going. I let writing fall to the way side for way to long.
More fellow writers!! :)) Hope to read from you guys soon..
What a great idea and what a nice community. Wondering how I can be a part of it, if at all. I live in India. I also blog and post every day. If inclined, do read the story of the awakening of a spent nation, written in verse at http://www.nirbhayasindia.com
What a lovely blog, I can’t wait to browse through your articles 🙂
What a wonderful idea for a blogsite. Wow! I shall be back! Alienora
I love your blog so much that I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. http://darsword.wordpress.com/2013/08/12/versatile-blogger-award/
Wow! I found some great information on your blog! Thanks
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Great blog! ¡Un blog fantástico! Saludos desde España.
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I’ve nominated this blog for a Sunshine Award! Check it out http://forwhomthegearturns.com/2013/12/20/sunshine_award/
You have been nominated for the Liebster Award! 🙂 Have a great day!! http://aprillwood.wordpress.com/2014/01/27/monday-musings-a-well-read-woman-has-been-nominated-for-yet-another-liebster-award/
I’m looking forward to spending time with your blog and your writers – I think it is a wonderful idea and format you have here.
Always writing in my head… so many stories (and tips) coming out of my high school classroom – eventually books will emerge. For now, plenty of blogging…. I’m glad to have found you! 🙂
Good to be part of this community. Thank you for the interesting tips and sharing of experiences.
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I so am interesting to be writer but my english is needed proving more than now, hope to win this but have to take time for learning more also.
Hi there!! I have nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. Here is a link to the details. Enjoy!!
Just found your site and look forward to reading more. I am a writer on the seacoast, and would love to connect with other writers. Thanks for facilitating this wonderful community of ours!
What a fantastic idea! Writing can get so lonely and frustrating! Having a place to connect with other authors, people who also live to write, is great! I can’t wait to explore this blog.
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I nominated you for the Very Inspiring Blogger award! YOU ARE AWESOME!
I have nominated you for a Very Inspiring Blogger Award–check out my post to find out about it. It takes a bit of work, so I won’t be stressed if you don’t want to follow along.
I can see from the comment above me that someone beat me to it…that actually seems right.
Hi there! I have been so inspired with your work that I have nominated you for an award! Thank you so much for sharing your entries and thoughts!!
2 things caught my eye today: your archived blog post on 21 blogging tips from Verve. Guest blogging guidelines.
Much to absorb, much to evaluate. Looking forward to joining your band.
Glad I stumbled across your blog. Look forward to getting acquainted! Thanks
I love writing! I hope to some day have a network of writers to call friends! Thanks for all the helpful tips
Very interesting site! 🙂
Feel free to check out my writing about publishing: http://publishinginsights.org
I enjoy reading this blog! I am always looking on here for advice. It has given me so many inspiring tips for writing. So, I’ve nominated your blog for the Very Inspiring Blogger Award. You can find out the rules by clicking here: https://funnydogmoments.wordpress.com/2014/12/30/nominated-for-very-inspiring-blogger-award/
Congrats & Happy New Year!
Hi – how do I get on your email list? Lots of great info here. Thanks
Hello there this is a start to a children’s story I am writing and would love it if I can get some feedback if you have the time!
Your website is a little bit confusing to navigate. A quick change of navigation on where to start reading would be a great help.
I am relatively new to blogging and came across your blog by chance. Coincidently, I am just about to go on holiday to Canada/New England. I live to write but sadly don’t write to live! Looks like I will find your blog really useful.
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This is an awesome blog site and an inspiration to me.
I’m a writer too. I’m working on a fiction thriller titled “Becoming Ruby”. I’ve started promoting it by creating a Facebook Author’s Page and have a website on Google http://www.mariannescott-writer.com. I’m also starting my own blog to get feedback on some of my writings – http://www.mariannescottwriter.wordpress.com. I’d be honoured if anybody replies.
I’ll be following to see what I can learn. All the best to aspiring writers / authors out there.
Enjoy your blog!
I recently got nominated for the Liebster award and thought you deserved it too! Cool part is you get to ask whoever you nominate questions and yours has been a brain I’ve been wanting to pick for awhile 🙂
Can’t wait to read your answers
I’m still considered a young aspiring writer but one of these days I would want to be like you awesome ladies. I hope that one of these days I can make a living off my writing. (If I can’t my mum is expecting me to become an engineer.)
I’ve nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award: https://inklingstime.wordpress.com/2015/08/09/the-blogger-recognition-award/
I hope you don’t mind. It’s okay if you prefer not to act on it. If anything it’s my way of telling you that I really like visiting your blog.
Thanks for being a wonderful blogger!
I enjoyed visiting your blog! Check out the link below to my newly created blog.
Just found this I’m looking forward to reading some of your posts
I just stumbled on this blog and I’m really glad I did because I’m a new blogger looking for writing advice and this look like the perfect place to get it.
My this is a good blog and I see you have already been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award but that doesn’t stop me from nominating your blog again here http://expatinbacolod.com/blogger-recognition-award/
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i think this is a great blog with great stories.. you should really go on! im a writer myself too, it would be really appreciated if you check out my blog… still my 3rd day! 🙂
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hi .. even i love writing and i really like your writings … i write writing not just because its my passion but also because I feel better by writing .
I read your blog because of your use of language. Don’t you find that those in competitive and serious positions are drawn toward use of language, whether it be as a reader or writer?
I’m very excited to be following this blog! I write/teach/and create theatre in the New England area so I found the right place.
What a neat venture!
Ola indiquei seu blog ao Premio Dardos!
Hi! Interesting concept. Will follow!
Just realized my site was not connected to my name when i post! this has been corrected… I did not even know that “Living to Write and Writing to Live” was something that was in others hearts.. I am so happy that i found this site! I started blogging to live again… because the after affects of cancer treatments, and other battles that I have shared emptied me… Daily I have to write (instead of react) to get through situations… I do not know how I i survived without doing so up to this point… Thank you for this site… Thank you so much…
This is amazing
My name is Douglas. I live in the Southeastern Maine area. Being that I am both a writer (albeit, a painfully unpaid, unpublished and utterly unknown one, unfortunately) and a resident of the Seacoast Maine/New Hampshire region, I would like very much to join your esteemed group.
However, as I am currently in quite an indigent state, such things as dues or membership fees, or any other form of monetary payment, are quite beyond my present means.
As such, I was wondering if you happened to furnish impoverished scribes like myself with some form of financial assistance, extending perhaps even the point of the waiving and nullification of said introductory fees. if so, I would be very interested and greatly appreciative.
Or, if perhaps this is not possibility, is a beneficent capability somewhat beyond the powers of your organization, then if you could please inform me of various other, equally local, analogous associations that might be able to provide me with the aid for which I am seeking.
Thank you very much, and please respond at your earliest possible convenience.