Banner photo: last winter (now here)
ABOUT C. D. FINLEY writing (& some illustration)
I am a writer (period). And when I get stuck, I revert to doodler.
I love to write. I love to draw. Certainly I love to read. I 'm working a variety of creative writing projects. I'm a member of AWP, SCBWI, ISA (and formerly Willamette Writers - I miss them so much having moved coasts). I can't say recently anymore. I've been here over a year. Straw Dog Writers Guild is a great writers group in New England. The New England chapter of SCBWI is pretty awesome too. And I was lucky enough to find a weekly writing group (formerly at Greenfield library) which meets at GCC's Main Street campus. The Friday group (totally drop-in) is curated-led by Joahanna Whitney, a local poet, and it has the loveliest people in it, myself included.
While writing is how I process life (and reading and drawing) it is also how I make sense of (ahem) me. In the last decade writing has become a full time daily habit and includes poetry, short stories (new to screenplays!) + various book projects. I keep busy. I left the west coast after having fallen in love with the fog and the Santa Cruz area. I worried about missing the ocean, but mountains are home now and I love it. Since I'm from the east originally, it's like coming home after having been away, and I feel comfortable in this small welcoming community. Grateful.
I arrive (now) as a writer-artist via a circuitous route: Fine Arts major, Marketing major, Creative Writing major. With a substantial background in marketing, advertising and web, my present focus is simply writing with some doodling.
I very much welcome introductions to the art and writing climate, culture and possibilities in Western Massachusetts. Consider yourself invited to use the contact form to reach out and tell me about workshop and craft possibilities, authors showcases, local readings and things like that.
My Twitter name is @Coastalwrite penned when I lived near the coast. Now I live near mountains but since I'm known as as "Fin" it makes sense I suppose. Most postings are about writing but not always. I have opinions about everything.
All photographs and artwork on this website are under copyright.
© 2018, C. D. Finley
© 2018, C. D. Finley