Meeting: April 11, 2015

Join author Sara Humphreys for a fun, lively chat about writing, getting published, and balancing family with work. She’ll share the good, the bad, and the ugly of being a romance writer in today’s ever-changing world of publishing. Bio: Sara Humphreys is a graduate of Marist College, with a B.A. Degree in English Literature & Theater. … Read more

Meeting: March 7, 2015

Creating Realistic Characters Our scheduled speaker is unable to attend our meeting due to a family emergency, we are going to take the opportunity to share our own ideas about how to create characters! Amanda Torrey, program director, will begin by sharing strategies, tools, and techniques she has discovered for building characters from the inside … Read more

Meeting: January 3, 2015

Oh My Blog!! Are you puzzled by the concept of blogging? Do you have a blog but have the distinct feeling no one is looking at it? Do you face the thought of a blog tour with dread, because you can’t think of what to write about over the course of 20 or more articles? … Read more

Meeting: December 6, 2014

Lisa Cheever: The Author and the Librarian Relationship In this workshop, Lisa Cheever will describe the author and librarian relationship. She will discuss strategies that authors can do to raise their visibility/chances of name recognition within libraries. Lisa will explain how libraries choose the books they add to their shelves, and ideas for fostering the … Read more

Meeting: November 1, 2014

BJ Hill: There’s an App for That: Technology That Can Make You a More Productive Writer Taught by someone who is both an I.T. professional and a freelance writer, this meeting will cover practical computer solutions you can apply to your craft. Topics will include how to make your files accessible across devices, how to … Read more

Meeting: October 4, 2014

Ashlyn Chase: Writers Be Crazy, Secrets of the Creative Mind You always knew you were a little different from so-called normal people right? Did you ever wonder why some of those normal types just didn’t seem to ‘get’ you? Or why a group of writers can sit in a box of rocks, and a good … Read more

Meeting: September 6, 2014

Barbara Keiler: The Writer’s Journey In “The Hero’s Journey,” Chris Vogler outlines the nine stages a hero goes through to get from the beginning to the satisfying conclusion of a story. In “The Writer’s Journey,” Barbara discusses how our journeys as writers parallel the journeys of the heroes and heroines we create, and also how … Read more

Meeting: June 7, 2014

Jeanne Paglio: Promotion Daunted by promotion? As creative people, we tend to dislike stepping out of our comfort zone to bring our work to public attention. Cursing over Facebook and shying away from Twitter because you aren’t comfortable with either of them or how they can work for you, you can take a stand and … Read more

Meeting: May 10, 2014

Estate Planning for Authors Have you ever thought about what will happen to your stories after you’re gone? What about your website, social media accounts and contracts with digital distributors like Amazon and Smashwords? At our May meeting, Gin Jones will share the basic steps you can take to protect your intangible assets after you’re … Read more

Meeting: April 5, 2014

Mary Rubino, CH: Visions, Vision Boards and Hypnosis: Tools for Success Ever think of your mind as a tool? An ally that can learn to help you achieve your highest potential? Join Mary Rubino, Certified Hypnotist, as she guides you through this process of using vision boards to create your ideal vision and put you … Read more