Talking About Writing!

I am currently a part of an exciting writer’s group at Delaware County Community College, where fellow professors and other aspiring writers meet once every other week. I started the group by utilizing a model established by professor, editor, author, and stage producer Ken Bingham, who has been running these kinds of workshops for more than two decades out of Temple University and The University of the Arts.

The primary function of the group is to exchange pieces of fiction, usually in rough draft, and hold them open to discussion, suggestion, and group criticism. We also “guest facilitate” and different members have opportunities to run the show and feature a subject before we get to the work at hand. On the 29th, we are set to discuss manuscript presentation and submissions. Cool stuff!

My favorite part of these kinds of clubs is the team element. Writers live in a lonely world sometimes, and having people to bounce ideas off of is wonderful, like therapy. We all have bold ideas waiting to be realized, and it is awesome to have a safety zone where behind the scenes we can help each other manicure the manuscripts so to speak.

I also enjoy the group dynamic because it so fits the spirit of this blog. Come to The Author’s Graveyard! Pick a plot! Put up a marker! Etch something into the stone!

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About maronovitz2015

Michael Aronovitz published his first collection titled Seven Deadly Pleasures through Hippocampus Press in 2009. His first novel Alice Walks came out in a hardcover edition by Centipede Press in 2013, and Dark Renaissance Books published the paperback version in 2014. Aronovitz’s second collection, The Voices in Our Heads was published by Horrified Press in 2014, and The Witch of the Wood, came out through Hippocampus Press in early 2015. Aronovitz’s first young adult novel Becky’s Kiss will be appearing through Vinspire Press in the fall of 2015 and his third hard core adult horror novel titled Phantom Effect will be published by Night Shade Books in the fall of 2015. Michael Aronovitz is a college professor of English and lives with his wife and son in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania.
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