Tuesday, August 19, 2008
October 18-19 (Weekend)
Big Apple Conference
Open House: Meet the Authors/
Meet the Agents (Sunday)
58 Park Avenue (at 38th Street),
New York City
Register online via PayPal
View & Download Program
Hudson Valley Writers' Center, Sleepy Hollow, NY (near Tarrytown--an easy commute from NYC or CT)
Call 914-332-5953 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, August 18, 2008
Westport Writers’ Workshop
SPECIAL ONE-TIME EVENT
How To Write an Irresistible Nonfiction Book Proposal
with Lucy Hedrick
To secure an agent and publish a nonfiction book, an author must first submit a well-written, compelling, and polished book proposal. Learn the industry standards for a professional book proposal - the sections, the contents, the page length -- plus the art of the query letter and how to find an agent. Each section will be discussed in detail, and participants will leave with a proposal outline, a sample agent submission log, and online resources every writer must know. Space is limited so that each writer's book concept can be discussed in detail.
Lucy Hedrick is the author of Five Days to an Organized Life (Dell, 1990), 365 Ways to Save Time, (William Morrow, 1992), 365 Ways to Save Time With Kids (William Morrow, 1993), 365 Ways to Save Money (William Morrow, 1994), and Get Organized in the Digital Age (NAL, 2002). These five titles sold more than 200,000 copies and were translated in to eight languages. She has parlayed the contents of her five best-selling books into corporate training seminars and work as a product spokesperson.
As Founder and President of Hedrick Communications, www.lucyhedrick.com, Lucy coaches authors on how to write non-fiction book proposals.
Saturday, Sept. 20
9 a.m. to 12 noon
32 Webb Road, Westport
MAXIMUM ENROLLMENT: 9
HOW TO REGISTER:
Log on to www.westportwritersworkshop.
For questions or more information contact Jessica Bram at (203) 227-3250 or jessica@
Wednesday, August 13, 2008
Grounding Your Fiction and Memoir in the World
Hudson Valley Writers' Center, Sleepy Hollow, NY
(an easy commute from CT)
One-day workshop, Friday, September 12, 10-4
$120 ($115 for returning students)
Anton Chekhov wrote, "Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.” Writers face a big problem when they try to bring their true or fictional stories out of memory, ideas, emotion, and backstory and place them in believable time and space.
Learn five techniques to create a container of setting, suspense, feeling, and momentum that will keep your reader engaged. Full of great writing exercises, this one-day workshop will help you fine-tune your ability to "show, don't tell."
Bring 3 pages of your own writing-in-progress and a book from a published writer you admire.
Mary Carroll Moore is the published author of 12 books in nonfiction, how-to, and memoir and over 300 essays, articles, interviews, poems, and short stories; her first novel will be published in 2009. She teaches creative writing for The Studios at Key West, American Penwomen, Borders Bookshops, Hudson Valley Writers' Center, and The Loft Literary Center. Her blog, How to Plan, Write, and Develop a Book, offers free weekly writing exercises.
By Adele M. Annesi
Here is a listing of the latest and greatest Web sites.
This site has is a great place for writers interested in freelancing, screenwriting, playwriting, writing novels, nonfiction, comic book writing, greeting cards, poetry and songwriting. This site has everything for writing, including markets and agents – and it's all free.
Agent Query offers the largest, up-to-date searchable database of reputable, established literary agents on the Web. All the information is free.
C. Hope Clark’s Funds for Writers
This site specializes in grants and lists paying contests and markets. It offers paid and free newsletters, especially by C. Hope Clark – very helpful for freelancers.
Doollee.com is a free online guide to modern playwrights and theatre plays that have been written in or translated into English since 1956. It also has a great database that includes literary agents.
This site features tips on writing better fiction, improving your writing, getting published, and promoting and marketing your fiction. There are hundreds of free articles on writing fiction and novels, a free newsletter filled with writing tips, a free community writing forum and more.
Freelance Writing Jobs
This site is chocked full of freelance gigs and has a special section for blogging jobs. Freelance Writing Jobs began in 2005 to help writers, especially work-at-home parents, find decent paying jobs. It's one of the top online communities for freelancers.
Originally designed as a resource to help first-time authors with beginning marketing skills, OnceWritten.com now spotlights new voices in fiction, helps entry-level writers get started and provides a community for new authors to promote themselves and their books.
This amazing site has free listings of poetry markets, contests, reviews and news available through its monthly e-zine.
ShawGuides began in 1988 as a publisher of global guides to educational travel and creative career programs. It now offers free online access to the unabridged, continually updated content of schools, courses, camps, high-performance programs, writers conferences and workshops in photography, film and video workshops, not to mention language vacations, cultural travel programs, and artists' and writers' residencies and retreats. Go anywhere in the world, and learn at the same time.
Monday, August 11, 2008
With Jessica Bram
8 Mondays, 7 to 9:30 p.m.:
Sept. 22, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 10, 17, 24
(Exit 28 off Merritt Parkway)
$450 for 8-week session.
MAXIMUM CLASS SIZE: 8
For questions or more information see www.westportwritersworkshop.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Intensive Journal Workshop
New Fairfield, CT
The Intensive Journal method is an integrated system of writing exercises that can help you get in touch with the many different facets of your life. Gain insights about relationships, major events, body/health, dreams, meaning in life and so much more.
The method can also help stimulate your creative process. It has been endorsed by leading writing organizations and writers such as Hannelore Hahn, Judy Collins, Donald Spoto, etc. Use the method to overcome writers' block, crystallize a writing project, connect with your life - raw data for autobiographical writing, etc.
The method was created by Ira Progoff, Ph.D. and has been taught internationally for 40 years by personal and spiritual growth centers, writing guilds etc. Progoff was a recognized depth psychologist, author and university professor who studied the processes by which creativity occurs within a person. He then mirrored those processes in creating the Intensive Journal method so that the average person can lead a more creative and meaningful life. His award-winning book, At a Journal Workshop, is the primary book for the program.
For more information, see www.intensivejournal.org (See the section on how it can benefit writers.)
The workshop will be held at the Great Hollow Conference and Wilderness School, located on a 890 acre wildlife preserve in New Fairfield, CT. For information and to register for the workshop, contact Ananda Wilson at 209 Pascoe Dr., Southbury, CT 06488. 203-558-6745 email: email@example.com the cost is $195 for this 12 hour or two day workshop.