About


Always Wanted to Write is a writing studio located at the Delavan Center, an arts and cultural hub two blocks west of historic Armory Square in Syracuse, NY. AWTW offers online writing workshops and writing critique groups.

AWTW founder Linda Lowen is a book reviewer for Publishers Weekly. Her micro nonfiction has been published in the New York Times and in “Tiny Love Stories: True Tales of Love in 100 Words or Less” (Artisan Books, December 2020).  Her writing advice has appeared in The Writer and Writer’s Digest magazines. A creative nonfiction instructor for the Downtown Writer’s Center in Syracuse, NY, she’s the founder of AlwaysWantedToWrite.com which offers online writing classes. She also teaches through Writers in the Mountains, the Hobart Festival of Women Writers, and Oasis Lifelong Learning.

Linda has presented at writing conferences from the Chautauqua Writers’ Festival to HippoCamp, the annual nonfiction conference of Hippocampus magazine.

A successful freelance writer for nearly two decades, AWTW founder Linda Lowen has written over 2500 pieces of online content for the New York Times Company, MSN.com and MSN Living.

Linda has won regional and national awards for her print, online and broadcast work. She is the editor of Hopeful Grateful Strong, a collection of essays by first-time writers on surviving cancer.

Links to work published online is at LindaLowen.com