Archive for April 2nd, 2008

Dear Fellow Writers (April 2008 Issue)

Christina KatzTime to spring forward!

What are you doing this Spring that’s new and different for your writing career?

Once the Spring cleaning is done and the taxes are paid and everyone has had a ball over Spring break, there’s only one thing left on the list. And that’s to start something new that energizes you and helps bring your writing career to the next level.

I’m cooperating by announcing a new blog, “Christina Katz Recommends.”

If you’ve been a longtime subscriber, I bet you’ll recognize some of the names over there. If the success of other writers inspires you, you will definitely want to check it out.

If you are a former student of mine and you are interested in writing book reviews (typically books on or about writing or writers that you procure for free as “a review copy”) for this site, please contact me at and let me know.

I often receive requests to write for my zines, but columnist selections are made by September of each year for the entire next year. So review-writing is a great way to get your pen in the door, so to speak.

In further news, Managing Editor Sage Cohen is expanding her class offerings to include Personal Essays That Get Published. I’m pleased that Writers on the Rise now offers a total of seven classes.

SEVEN! Count ’em:

1. Writing and Publishing the Short Stuff
2. Targeting Your Best Writing Markets
3. Pitching Practice
4. Platform Building Basics for Writers
5. Craft a Saleable Nonfiction Book Proposal
6. Poetry for the People
7. Personal Essays That Get Published

You can learn all about them over at the good ol’ classes page.

What other types of classes would you like to see offered through Writers on the Rise?

Please e-mail me at and let me know.

And finally, if you live in Oregon, you might be interested to learn about the Northwest Author Series that I created and host in Wilsonville, Oregon. It’s not new, but I feel like we’ve finally hit our stride, so I’m starting to shout it from the rooftops just a little bit more. You can sign up to get on that newsletter list at:

Hope everyone has a new win-win-win project to launch this spring!

In the writing-for-publication spirit,

Christina Katz
Editor and Publisher

Christina Katz, author of Writer Mama, How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids, is working on her second book for Writer’s Digest Books, Get Known Before the Book Deal, Use Your Personal Strengths to Grow an Author Platform. She has also written over two hundred articles for magazines, newspapers, and online publications and has appeared on “Good Morning America.” Christina is a popular writing instructor who has taught hundreds of writers over the past seven years. She blogs daily at The Writer Mama Riffs and is publisher and editor of two zines, Writers on the Rise and The Writer Mama. More at

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