Great News. WNC lives on.

Great News. WNC lives on.

Great News. WNC lives on.

Dear Writers and Readers:

Nita here—one final time.

Thank you to the many people who showed interest in helping Write Now Columbus (WNC) continue. I so appreciate the care and concern expressed for my 20-year endeavor. A few comments brought me to tears. Gratefully, we have a plan to continue!

Beginning with the March 2023 issue, Theresa Garee will publish Write Now Columbus!

Tami Kamin Meyer will remain involved and several new faces will join the team.

Together they will turn their vision into reality. Rather than badly summarize their ideas and plans, I’ll let Theresa, et al, share that in future emails.

Theresa is a business woman, an author, a wife, and a mom. She’s used to juggling wriggly things. I’m confident that WNC subscribers, and WNC itself, will be in good hands.

Thank you forever and always to Shannon Jackson Arnold for generously trusting me, more than twenty years ago, with the small but mighty email list that became Write Now Columbus.

Thank you to Tami for helping keep WNC alive for the past several years.

Thank you to each and every subscriber for more than two decades of interest, input, and support. It’s been an honor and a privilege to serve you.

And thank you to Theresa for taking the risk to step into this role, and to the new folks she will introduce later.

With that, I’ll show myself out.

~ Nita
Nita Sweeney, retired publisher of WNC
(c) 2023, all rights reserved





The Future of Write Now Columbus

The Future of Write Now Columbus

The Future of Write Now Columbus


Nita here, cutting to the chase.


After twenty years publishing Write Now Columbus, it’s time for me to step down and for a new publisher to step up.

Is This You?

The ideal Write Now Columbus (WNC) publisher is someone with strong central Ohio ties who runs a writer-centric business. It might be an editor, publisher, coach, or marketing expert who serves writers and readers.

Or, it might be a writer looking for a community service project. That’s how I began. I knew I would be able to publicize my own events and help other writers while doing so.

WordPress and email newsletter experience would help, but a passion for the central Ohio writing community is the main requirement. I can teach you the rest.

Full Disclosure

I’ve always considered WNC my “community service” project rather than a business. As a result, current expenses exceed donations and sponsorships. I will fully disclose all this information to anyone interested in taking on the work.

Tami Kamin Meyer, the WNC volunteer editor, is willing to continue to be involved. However, she’s not available to assume responsibility for the entire newsletter alone.

Bottom line:

What’s Next?

Tami and I will publish a February 2023 newsletter. After that, unless someone steps up, we will put it to bed.

Neither of us want Write Now Columbus to end, but it’s had a fabulous run. Twenty years is a long time!

On January 1st, 2003 when I sent the first issue of “Write Now,” the monthly email newsletter that would become Write Now Columbus, I had no idea how long I would continue. Shannon Jackson Arnold, the original publisher, graciously gave me her email list of central Ohio writers when she moved from Ohio to Wisconsin. Tami Kamin Meyer was on Shannon’s original email list.

In 2020, when I began to look for someone to take over WNC, Tami eagerly responded. My first book had been published and the second was in the works. I no longer had time or energy to manage Write Now Columbus effectively. Tami volunteered to write the essay, convinced me to accept sponsorships in addition to donations, and secured quite a few. I’m forever grateful to her!

And, of course, I’m grateful to each of YOU for opening and clicking and reading and replying month after month after month for TWENTY YEARS! Thank you for letting us be of service!

Why Now?

As some of you know, back in September of 2022, I had a cardiac episode. It has resolved, but there’s nothing like a serious medical issue to rearrange your priorities.

Plus, two decades is a long time to keep something going. Twenty has a nice ring to it. It seems like the perfect time to put a bow on my tenure.

To be honest, since 2018 when I entered a contract for my first book, I haven’t given WNC the attention it deserves. With my mental health issues, it takes every ounce of “work” energy I have to be a successful author, leaving little for WNC. Thank you again Tami for stepping in.

And, it hurts to see the untapped potential in WNC. It deserves fresh eyes and energy.


Please CONTACT US with any questions and we will do our best to answer them right away.

All my best,

~ Nita
Nita Sweeney, publisher
(c) 2023, all rights reserved

Write Now Columbus – December 2020

Write Now Columbus – December 2020

Dear Writers:

January 2021 will mark eighteen years for Write Now Columbus. Since the day Shannon Jackson Arnold generously offered me her email list when she moved from Ohio to Wisconsin, I have worked to create a comprehensive calendar of central Ohio events, and a resource for central Ohio readers and writers.

My husband and sister have helped, and I hired a researcher a few times, but for the most part, I’ve done this alone.

That’s about to change.

Welcome Tami!

Please welcome Tami Kamin Meyer who, as sweet coincidence would have it, happens to be a long-time Columbusite, a writer, and an attorney like me! Although, Tami still practices law and I don’t.

Tami, one of Shannon’s original subscribers, has cheered Write Now Columbus from the sidelines since its inception. Here’s her bio:

When Tami Kamin Meyer moved to Columbus from her native Cincinnati to attend Capital University Law School in 1986, she was not a fan of the capital city. Despite her initial reservations, Columbus has “grown on me like a vine,” she says.

The mother of two sons, one a sports journalist and the other studying journalism in college, Kamin Meyer has been a freelance writer, editor and content creator since 1981. Her byline has appeared in a myriad of publications, including Forbes, MarketWatch, Next Avenue, Cannabis & Tech Today, Your Teen, Ohio Magazine and Columbus Monthly.

Licensed in Ohio, the state’s federal court and the US Supreme Court, Kamin Meyer is a solo practitioner representing clients in personal bankruptcy, probate and family law matters.

She is Marketing/Communications Chair of the American Society of Journalists and Authors and is a member of the Columbus Bar Association’s Board of Editors.

I’m excited to welcome her as editor. I will remain as publisher. Stay tuned as we work out the details.


It being December and it being a pandemic, the calendar shows only eight events. Independent bookstores and local venues continue to struggle with no in-person activities and an abundance of competition for online happenings.

Please continue to support our central Ohio literary organizations. With a vaccine on the horizon, we hope one day soon for the return of in-person options. In the meantime, we need these organizations to stay afloat. They require our support to do so!

Thurber House recently made their situation public. It’s dire. Without help, it may close.


Also, please support independent bookstores. We’ve created this WNC Bookshop to help.

Nita’s News

Ed’s health crisis earlier this year, combined with the pandemic and the divisive national climate, prompted me to take a hard look at how I could be most helpful to others. I’ve written more about that in my author newsletter, Nita’s News.

Sign up for Nita’s News, for wellness tips and all of my author updates.


If my spin on emotional health and well-being interests you, please join my Facebook group, Mind, Mood, and Movement. I offer writing practice, mindfulness meditation, movement, and occasional challenges as wellness tools. Expect the random unicorn too, because, well, I love unicorns!


Friday, December 18th at noon PT / 3pm ET – Brave Women: Revelatory Memoirs with Marlena Fiol and yours truly. In this discussion hosted by the San Francisco Chapter of the Women’s National Book Association, Marlena and I will explain what prompted us to overcome difficulties and why we chose to write about it. Register early as spots are limited.


Depression Hates a Moving Target and You Should Be Writing continue to receive positive reviews. If you enjoyed either book and haven’t had a chance to leave a positive review or rating on your favorite site, I’d love it if you would. If you already did, thank you!! I had no idea how important reviews were until my first book came out.


Instead of watching me reinvent the wheel, head over to Chuck Wendig’s “Gifts for Writers.” My favorite?

Give Them Some Oxygen: Seriously, we’re all trapped in our houses, buy a writer a plant.”

Don’t forget! Books make great gifts!


No. I’m not doing a Youtube Live—yet. But if I can help in some way, please reach out. Email is always the best way to reach me.

Take care and be well.

~ Nita

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