GrassRoots Networking Writers Networking for a Change

GrassRoots Networking Writers Groups is looking to help broaden and deepen relationships between business and the arts. The arts enrich life in many ways, they nurture creativity in children and bring together communities.

GrassRoots is dedicated to helping arts organizations and businesses reach their full potential by encouraging creative partnerships between the two.

"The possibilities are endless, the task is to identify and work with team players only" - Mark Barreres

Write With Love

Many times in life we make mistakes, have remorse for something we said or did to someone. The right words can be key to showing your true feelings, more than saying IM sorry. Here is where this can happen, You can choose from many different options. You will fill out a short form telling us your special needs in what you would like to express to that special someone. You will choose from many different fonts, background pictures, and framing options. We will create a custom poem to meet your needs. We will ship it out in a custom box that you will design to a look that suits you,or we can email it to that special someone and add music to it that you can choose, so when it opens up he or she can see and hear - The words from your heart.

Write With Love From Your Heart!

Dan Dutterer - Poetic Justice

Developing the Creative Imagination - Creating Confidence Through the Art of Poetry
Building Understanding With Words

Dan is focused on educating and entertaining students by showing them what poetry has to offer, through the magic of theatre and live performance. Dan finds fulfillment working with children (some would say he’s still a kid himself!) He believes that kids are able to absorb and understand an amazing amount, if one takes the time to explore the world of literature, poetry and art with them, on the appropriate level. Dan has offered his unique take on poetry in many places, such as the YWCA, Books-a-Million, the FENCE Foothills Storytelling Festival, Barnes & Noble, Dickens in the Village, the Montford Arts Festival, and schools across the southeast.

You may also call Dan Dutterer at: 828/250.9703
Asheville North Carolina

Finding Power and Potential in Thought - Improving Communication through Self Expression - Hearing what You feel -Improving communication with yourself and others - Listening to yourself - Expressing Yourself - Ideas in Operation - Imagination is more important than Knowledge - Putting Thoughts to the Test - Color outside the lines - Ideas in Progress - Putting Ideas in Progress - Putting Potential Ideas In Progress - Poetic Justice - Making Words Leap Right Off the Page - Painting with Words - Work Outside The Box - Putting Concentration on the Imagination - Ignite Your Ideas - Anything is Possible - Just Put Your Mind To It - Anything is possible - Just Put Your Mind To It and Make It Hppen - I have a Dream - What is your dreams

Heather Davis - Shenandoah Valley

Heather Davis is a writer and poet who lives in Front Royal, VA. She earned a B.A. in English from Hollins University and an M.A. in creative writing from Syracuse University. She attended the Bucknell Seminar for Younger Poets, and is a winner of the 1991 Hayden Carruth Poetry Prize at Syracuse University, a Larry Neal Writer's Award, and the 2007 Arlington County Moving Words Poetry Contest. She is the author of The Lost Tribe of Us, which won the 2007 Main Street Rag Poetry Book Award. Her poems have appeared in Beltway Poetry Quarterly, Cream City Review, Poet Lore, Puerto del Sol, and Sonora Review, among others. She is available to teach poetry and other forms of writing to large or small groups. She is also looking to start a writer's group and reading series in the Front Royal area. She serves on the coordinating committee of the Split This Rock Poetry Festival and is an active member of D.C. Poets Against the War. - You can contact Heather at

Jose Padua -

Jose Padua, of Padua Writing and Research, is a freelance writer in Front Royal, VA who is ready to help your business grow by telling just the right story in just the right words. Mr. Padua has extensive experience as a journalist, government contractor, and writer of poetry and prose. For the past 4 years he has written about health care, music, the arts, and international development. He especially enjoys translating technical jargon into catchy, easy-to-understand language and compelling human interest stories. Mr. Padua’s poetry and fiction have appeared in Bomb,, Exquisite Corpse, Another Chicago Magazine, and Up is Up, but So Is Down: New York's Downtown Literary Scene, 1974-1992. His features and reviews have been published widely. He has read his work at the Lollapalooza Festival, CBGBs, the Knitting Factory, and the Washington Project for the Arts.

To contact Mr. Padua about his freelance writing services or readings, email him at

Online Writers Resources

Writing-related Organizations - Writing-related Organizations
Canadian writing organizations
Writing Links - Northern California
The Associated Writing Programs

Children's Book Writers Cafe - MSN Group
Children's Writers and Illustrators - Yahoo! group
Comedy-Screenplays - feature length comedies - Yahoo! group
DorothyL - for mystery readers/writers
Freelance Mailing List
The Hollywood Camerata - writers and filmmakers - all levels
Internet Writing Workshop: variety of writing subjects
Mystery Writers' Forum
National Association of Science Writers - public mailing lists
Novels-L - crit list for novelists
SCRNWRIT - for screenwriters
SFF.NET news groups
techwr-l - for tech writers - enroll
Washington [DC] Independent Writers - e-mail list
World-Building List
Writer's BBS Forums

Lists of Maillists and Listservs
Yahoo! Groups on writing or writers
Writers Write list of Writers' Groups

Eratosphere Poetry & Writing Workshops
Gazebo - Critters
Asian American Writers' Workshop - NYC
Association of Writers and Writing Programs
The Workshop - Cacoethes-Scribendi - email critique/discussion list
Hatrack River Writers Workshops
Critique Circle - online writing workshop. FREE.
Dark Echo -
Writers Workshop
Forward Motion -
Various fiction workshops
Internet Writing Workshop - various types of writing
Online Writing Workshop for Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror -
Yahoo! -
ThePoetryCafe - not archived
Preditors & Editors -
Writing Workshops writing forum
SFNovelist - for hard science SF
Writer's groups and workshops - with an SFF focus
The Short Story Group
The Sonnet Board
WordTrip - online community for writers
The Writer's BBS -International Writers Community
Writers Village - fee.
The Writing Bridge - poetry, fiction, nonfiction, more
The WELL Community

Writers' Retreats
AAC: ART/OMI International Artists' Colony
Anderson Center Red Wing, MN
Caldera - at the edge of Blue Lake, OR.
Constance Saltonstall Foundation Ithaca, NY
Djerassi Resident Artists Program Woodside, CA
Fine Arts Work Center - Provincetown, MA
Headlands Center for the Arts Sausalito, CA
Hedgebrook - for women writers. Whidbey Island, WA.
The Julia and David White Artists' Colony Ciudad Colón, Costa Rica
Lannan Foundation Residency Program Marfa, TX
Mesa Refuge Resident Program Point Reyes Station, CA
The Millay Colony for the Arts Austerlitz, NY
The Ragdale Foundation Lake Forest, IL
The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow Eureka Springs, AR


ShawGuides, Inc. | Writers Conferences & Workshops
Alliance of Artists Communities
John Hewitt - Writer's Resource Center
Directory of Writers' Colonies
NCW--Writers' Colonies

Writing Groups Critiquing
Towse -
Northern California writing groups and other resources
The 6' Ferret Writers' Group -
Starting a Group
The 6' Ferret Writers' Group -
Critique Guidelines
Andrew Burt -
Critiques - Diplomacy
Andrew Burt -
Critiquing the Wild Writer
Rich Hamper -
How To Deal With Critiquing
Amy Sterling Casil -
Hardcore Critique Advice
Dark Echo Writers Workshop -
Critiquing Suggestions
Victory Crayne -
How to Critique Fiction
How to Succeed in an Online Writing Workshop

Collective Creative Marketing - Creative Business Networking

Finding People That Are Willing To Work Together!

GrassRoots Networking is all about people that want to help others and are willing to share and connect others. Our hand picked group of business networkers help one another make the right connections and grow the GrassRootsnetwork on a local level. We all grow your business, finding opportunities to make a living despite the hard times in which we live. The key is to keep in touch with other team players, sending referrals and building your local network of GrassRoots Networkers. - Mark Barreres SEO

Being a team player requires individuals to have certain characteristics:

1. Being prepared to listen
2. Being prepared to share ideas
3. Being prepared to accept criticism and to act on it
4. Being prepared to help others in the team - even if it is not your immediate role
5. Being prepared to expect others, and yourself, to question, be questioned and to be persuaded by different views, opinions and ideas...

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