Meeting: April 1, 2017

Newsletters That Sell Books Jeanne Paglio We all have websites, we’re working to increase our reader base, and wonder why it isn’t happening as fast as we’d like. We email newsletters and announcements without realizing that by tweaking a few words in your subject line means the difference between someone opening your email or hitting … Read more

Meeting: March 4, 2017

Writers have a lot of tools in their toolboxes, but one tool we don’t often reach for is “theme.” Understanding the themes of what we’re writing can help to focus and unify our stories and elevate our books in quality. Themes are the underpinning and the afterglow of our books. This workshop will help explain … Read more

Meeting: November 5, 2016

Developing Character Motivation with Barbara Wallace Motivation is the glue that holds together Goal and Conflict. It’s also the key to deeper characters. This session examines motivation and looks at how writers can peel back the layers to create characters – both primary and secondary – that resonate with readers. Award winning, best-selling author Barbara … Read more

Meeting: October 1, 2016

Researching Micro-History: The Convincing Details of Daily Life with author Jennifer Hallock How do you write authentic characters who are nothing like you? Through lots of research, of course. But beware—flat descriptions from encyclopedias won’t cut it because they reflect only the most common experience. The best characters are the outliers—our unusual, precocious, and maybe … Read more

Meeting: September 10, 2016

Meditation, Visualization, & Affirmations for Writers Meditation can bring down your stress level, help to lower your blood pressure, and open the door to your creative energies. Join Liberty Blake as she explores the world of Meditation, Visualization, and Affirmations. Liberty Blake, author of the Boundless Billionaire series, has extensive experience with New Age Philosophy … Read more

Meeting: June 4, 2016

Finding a Market Niche for Your Book Business with J.M. Griffin What is a market niche and how do you find one? Instead of wandering aimlessly through cyber space, think long and hard about who you want to read your books, and then how to get them to do so. While it isn’t easy, because … Read more

Meeting: May 7, 2016

SYNOPSIS IN A SNAP A Workshop by Annette Blair This is a unique tool for organizing your ideas into a “Story of your Story.” For the indie published, it’s a point of reference for your blurb, your cover, your writing and promoting. It’s also a needed tool if you want to Legacy publish. Handouts are … Read more