For Writers…

Here at BookGirlTV, we’ve always focused on helping people write (more). Many of our videos on this website and our YouTube channel feature top authors sharing their best writing tips.

Now, thanks to the lovely folk at the Westport (CT) Library, we’re able to link to two free, weekly guided writing sprints and Q &A/Submission Parties hosted by Tessa Smith McGovern.

Tessa is an award-winning, Amazon bestselling writer who has taught writing for 22 years (since 2011 at the Writing Institute, Sarah Lawrence College, NY). For more information, please see the About Us page.

Stay accountable with our two free, guided weekly writing sprint/workshop. (Sign up below.)

Tessa hosts two free, weekly workshop for the Westport Public Library, featuring Writing Sprints to Prompts and an AMA (“Ask Me Anything”). This is like a write-in but with extras…think of it as her office hours where you can ask her anything about writing, publishing or marketing your stories.

The first and third Tuesdays include a 30 minute Submission Party. Bring your story or essay and together we’ll walk through the steps to submit it for publicaiton.

Tessa says: “Here’s how the writing sprint goes: we chat about our writing week for the first few minutes and then I share prompts and first lines which people 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 50 minutes, and in the last 5 mins we’ll discuss writing goals and obstacles (and tips to overcome them) for the coming week, which will include submissions to journals and publishers. 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.)

How to get the links? Sign up at the Westport Library’s Eventbrite page.

I hope to see you soon!