Bucks County Writers Workshop




“Art stands on the shoulders of craft, which means that to get to the art you must master the craft.” (Ann Patchett)

NEXT MEETING APRIL 29

Since 1999 the independent, non-profit BCWW in historic Bucks County, PA, has advanced the power of the written word in fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction in a friendly, supportive atmosphere. It does not work with poetry. The BCWW's only aim is to critique members' writing with the goal of publication. Membership -- for adults -- is limited but not exclusive. Newcomers with a serious writing interest and background are welcome as space permits. There are no dues or membership fees, but, annually, members have a modest assessment to pay for the required insurance and room costs beyond our control. Potential members must be within a reasonable driving distance of Doylestown, PA. The BCWW meets twice monthly, year round in Doylestown, center of Bucks County's renown literary heritage. Read about Bucks County's fabulous literary history HERE.

Currently, the BCWW is over-subscribed and we've begun a waiting list. Openings do occur, however. Don't give up.
email: Don Swaim

click Stylebook to read

  BCWW Facebook Group page HERE

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WORKSHOP NEWS
Publishing efforts by BCWW members
click here


BCWW IN THE NEWS:
  • Bucks County Writers Workshop Marks 14th Year in 2013: Bucks County Herald
  • "The Good Earth" 2009 article about Bucks County writers: Bucks Living Magazine




  • HOW TO READ A SCREENPLAY
    with an addendum by Daniel Dorian
    click here


    BOOK BEAT
    online audio interviews with the best-known writers of three decades, author updates, and more
    click here

    BCWW STUFF

  • Workshop News
  • BCWW on Facebook
  • Stylebook
  • Critique Schedule (members only)
  • Member Submissions
    (members only)
  • Member Address List (members only)
  • Archives (All the articles on writing ever posted on the BCWW Site by date -- open to all)
  • Photo Gallery
  • BCWW Instant Literary Quiz
  • Errata (back issues)
  • Stuart Cummings Ripley
  • Bucks Living Magazine
    (2009 article about the BCWW)


    BCWW SPECIAL
    WRITING PROJECTS

  • 2012: “Literary Haiku”
  • 2009: “Ghosts”
  • 2009: “Six Word Story”
  • 2006: Stuart C. Ripley
  • 2005: Raymond Carver
  • 2004: O.Henry
  • 2003: “The Yellow Bus”


    WHERE WE MEET
    ST. PAUL'S CHURCH
    84 E. Oakland Ave.
    Doylestown, PA 18901
    215-348-5511


    WRITING TIPS

  • BCWW Stylebook
  •  How to Format
  • Eight-Point Checklist
  • Alan Shils on Writing
  • Tom Swifties
  • Elmore's Writing Tips
  • First Five Pages
  • Screenplay Elements


    SITES FOR WRITERS

  • EWAIATP: amusing agent list
  • Writers' Tool Box
  • ABE Books: out of print books
  • Arts & Letters
  • Project Gutenberg


    DISCLAIMERS

    Opinions expressed on this site do not necessarily represent those of the editor, the BCWW, or its members.

    Not associated with the former Writers Room of Bucks County, its successors, or any other organization

    The BCWW is not affiliated with church, school, library or any other entity. We are not religious. We are not educators. We are not political. We are writers.




    BCWW
    PO Box 1232
    Doylestown, PA 18901
    Editor Don Swaim

  • PC Magazine's BEST OF THE INTERNET cites Don Swaim's Wired for Books. 11/20/07 issue

    SOME OF DON'S SITES
    WCBS Appreciation Site   Book Beat: The Podcast   Wired for Books   Radio Days   Aspinwall HS Class of 55   Ambrose Bierce Site   Bucks County Writers Workshop   Errata   Steinbeck in Bucks Co   Pennsylvania Sunsets   Growing Up in WW 2   Don's Houses: Where I've Been   Fighting the Hun in WW I   Official Stuart Cummings Ripley Site   Swaim Name in History   The Swaim in America   The Swimsuit Issue




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