Banner photo: last winter (but it's coming round the bend, winter is)
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 (this site for the most part showcases more visual things). I'm a member of AWP, SCWBI, ISA (and formerly Willamette Writers - I miss them so much having moved coasts). I can't say recently anymore, but I joined Straw Dog Writers Guild here in New England. The greatest thing ever was finding a Friday writing group at the library in Greenfield (but they meet at Main Street GCC now -issue with the meeting rooms) and the group, which is totally drop in, is the absolute best because it 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 few years writing has become a full time daily habit. I wish I could be more cohesive but I'm involved in poetry, short stories (new to screenplays!) + various book projects. I keep busy. I'm now in Massachusetts (having left the west coast after more than a decade). I worried about missing the ocean but the mountains are home now and I love it. I feel at home in this small welcoming community.
I come to be where I am 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 now that I'm here. Consider yourself invited to use the contact form to reach out and tell me about workshop and craft possibilities.
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