2021 Writer in Residence - Tina Radcliffe
Posted on 04/15/2021
2021 Writer in Residence: Tina Radcliffe - May - July 2021Glendale Public Library is hosting an online Writer in Residence, who can provide instruction to aspiring authors through Zoom video conferencing. Get free expert advice on your writing by scheduling a thirty-minute one-on-one appointment, or attend a workshop to learn new skills in craft and publishing. All experience levels are welcome. Meet with our Writer in Residence and get on your way to starting, finishing, polishing, or publishing your own story. 

Registration is required for all of these workshops and consultations conducted through Zoom video conferencing. Follow the links below to register through our online calendar. Questions? Email Kathy at kcurley@glendaleaz.com. To download a printable flyer, click here.

A freelance writer for over twenty years, Tina Radcliffe has written 15 novels for Harlequin. She is a Romance Writers of America Honor Roll member whose novels for Harlequin have won the Holt Medallion and landed on the Publishers Weekly bestseller list. Besides her novel-length fiction and independent publishing releases, Tina has sold over three dozen short stories to Woman’s World magazine.  

Originally from Western New York, she left home for a tour of duty with the Army Security Agency stationed in Augsburg, Germany and ended up in Tulsa, Oklahoma. While living in Tulsa, she spent ten years as a Certified Oncology R.N. before heading to Colorado as a library cataloger. She currently lives in Arizona, where she writes fun, heartwarming romance. Visit her website at www.tinaradcliffe.com.

This project is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives & Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State, with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.


May 8 - July 29
Thursdays, 4-6 p.m.
Saturdays, 3-5 p.m. 

Meet via Zoom with our Writer in Residence for writing advice or manuscript review. Sessions are limited to 30 minutes at a time and one session per week. Our Writer in Residence cannot accept manuscripts to be read outside of the session.  Please visit our library's online calendar of events to register.


  • Creating Compelling Scenes
    Saturday, May 8, 1-2:30 p.m.
    Click here to register for this virtual workshop.
    Elmore Leonard once said, “Try to leave out the part that readers tend to skip.” This workshop will show and tell how to craft page-turning scenes. We’ll talk scene structure, episodic writing, and tips to take your writing from tepid to terrific.
  • Literary Devices to Make Your Writing Shine
    Saturday, May 22, 1-2:30 p.m.
    Click here to register for this virtual workshop.
    No matter what genre of fiction you write, you should be employing literary devices to pump up your writing. This workshop will discuss some of the basic literary devices every writer should be familiar with and how to use them effectively. We’ll cover flashbacks, the rule of three, foreshadowing, point of view, and more.
  • Top Ten Self-Editing Tips
    Saturday, June 5, 1-2:30 p.m.
    Click here to register for this virtual workshop.
    Are you ready to submit your manuscript? In order to stand out against the numerous submissions sliding into editor and agent inboxes, your novel must sparkle. This workshop will cover top ten tips along with tools to shape up your finished product. 
  • Do You Need a Literary Agent?
    Saturday, June 19, 1-2:30 p.m.
    Click here to register for this virtual workshop.
    At what point in your fiction or non-fiction career should you consider literary representation? This workshop will cover: 1. What can a literary agent do for you? 2. The different types of literary representation. 3. Resources for finding the perfect match. 4. How to query an agent. 5. Signing on the dotted line and more.
  • Social Media for Writers
    Saturday, July 10, 1-2:30 p.m.
    Click here to register for this virtual workshop.
    Social media can stress out writers of fiction and non-fiction who prefer to hide behind the computer monitor creating. However, a social media presence translates to visibility and visibility can translate to book sales.  Let’s break down the most popular platforms and discuss which you need to be on and how to make social media a valuable and painless process instead of a time-suck with little return on investment.  
  • Side Hustle Strategies for Writers
    Saturday, July 24, 1–2:30 p.m. 
    Click here to register for this virtual workshop.
    Let's talk writer side hustles—writing and writing-related gigs aside from your novel or nonfiction pursuits. Side hustles provide not only income and writing credentials, but also expanded audience exposure for unpublished and published authors. This program will discuss how to repurpose your writing, passive writing opportunities, and other income-generating leads that you may have walked right by.