For Writers…

Here at BookGirlTV, we share reviews of books worth your time and life-changing resources for writers.

If you want to be inspired to write, improve your craft, and/or get published, please join one (or both!) of these two free, weekly guided writing workshops on Zoom.


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Tessa hosts two free, weekly workshops for the Westport Public Library, but these are OPEN TO ALL WRITERS, from any town or country.

The first and third weeks’ workshops include a submission party. Bring your story or essay and Tessa will find 15 – 20 suitable markets for your work. Many writers have been published using her simple system, including first-timers!


Tessa Smith McGovern is the host of BookGirlTV and an award-winning, Amazon-bestselling writer who has taught writing for 23 years (since 2011 at the Writing Institute, Sarah Lawrence College, NY).

Tessa says: “Here’s how it works: we chat about our writing week for the first few minutes and people ask questions, then I share prompts and first lines which writers can use, tweak or ignore. The time can be spent on new words or world-building, revising – anything at all – doesn’t even have to be creative writing. Then we’ll write for about 40 minutes, and in the last 10 mins, we’ll discuss an element of writing to help you improve your craft. I love to meet new writers so please stop by!”

When? Every Tuesday from 12pm-1.30pm ET and every Wednesday from 7 pm – 8.30 pm ET.

Where? On Zoom

Who? Tessa Smith McGovern for the Westport Library

How Much? FREE! (sponsored by the Westport Library in CT, USA, but open to all, whatever town or country you live in.)


I hope to see you soon!