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

Meeting: March 1, 2014

Cynthia D’Attilio: Writing under the Skin: going beneath the surface of your character’s experience Have you ever gotten a rejection letter (or a review) that reads something like: “The writing is solid, and your characters are well-drawn, but I just didn’t fall in love with it”? After cursing the writer of the letter/review out, did … Read more

Meeting: January 4, 2014

Dawn Quesnel, CPCC, PCC: Taming Your Whirlwind Life Do you feel like you are always running? Are you tired of feeling like people walk all over you? Sick of feeling obligated to say yes, too much, or you commit to things you later regret? Take care of your life, you only have one! In this … Read more

Meeting: December 7, 2013

Stacy Juba: How To Turn Your Author Blog Into A Powerful Marketing Tool Topics include: Evaluating How to Get the Most From Your Blog – Effective plug-ins, widgets, spam control, and security measures Syndication – Syndicating your blog through sites such as Amazon, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Feedburner, and other outlets Writing Compelling Content – Writing … Read more

Meeting: November 2, 2013

Judy Roth: The Art of Self-Editing Our manuscripts are our babies. We give birth to them and nurture them along. By the time we’ve finished that first draft, we are nearly as invested in our words as we are in our own children. We are also a little too close, making it hard not only … Read more