Writing can be a lonely vocation. Writers’ conferences and workshops can be invigorating, inspiring and an investment in your career as an author. There’s a multitude opportunities for writers to engage with other authors, meet agents, learn the ropes and network. I’ll be using this space, periodically, to alert you to recommended writer’s events.
Bruce McAllister Workshops
Writing coach Bruce McAllister is a master at helping authors find their voice, polish their work, and navigate the path to publication. His workshops, held in Southern California, are highly regarded.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
GETTING YOUR NOVEL WRITTEN AND PUBLISHED IN 2009
A Workshop in Choosing the Novel That’s Right for You, Getting It Written, and Using the Guerilla Tactics the New Book-Publishing Marketplace Demands
Saturday, May 2, 2009
MEMOIR, BIOGRAPHY, SELF-HELP, TRAVEL, NATURE, BUSINESS AND EVERY OTHER KIND: WRITING AND PUBLISHING YOUR NON-FICTION BOOK IN 2009
A Workshop for Writers of Non-Fiction Books of All Kinds
More info >>>Bruce McAllister
Nuts & Bolts Author’s Workshop
Join me and my colleagues, author Maralys Wills and editor Jami Carpenter for a practical workshop full of tips, tricks and “lay of the land” advice on writing, editing and getting published. Best, it’s free! Download a workshop flyer here.
April 4th, 11 AM to 3 PM
Clark County Library
1401 East Flamingo Road, Las Vegas
Publishing Basics – How It All Works
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Las Vegas publisher Carolyn Hayes Uber will explain the basics of the publishing industry from the big New York publishing houses to smaller independent presses to the scary world of self-publishing. Find out how to evaluate your options, whether you need an agent, and what to expect during the publishing process. More info >>>Carolyn Uber
Polish Up That Manuscript!
12:45 PM – 1:45 PM
Veteran author Maralys Wills incorporates both solid tips and a fresh sense of humor in her advice to writers. Sparkling manuscripts are the result of self-editing and careful polishing. She will share tricks of the trade to elevate your manuscript from good to publishable. More info >>>DamnTheRejections
The Mechanics of Editing
2:00 – 3:00 PM
Professional editor Jami Carpenter explains why every author needs an editor. How do you find the right editor, what are the different types of editing? Should your manuscript be edited before submission to agents and publishers? Learn how to ensure a happy and productive author/editor relationship and more. More info >>>RedPenGirl
Las Vegas Writers Conference
Sam’s Town, Las Vegas
Join writing professionals, agents, industry experts and your colleagues for three days in Las Vegas, Nevada, as they share their knowledge on all aspects of the writer’s craft. This popular conference offers great opportunities to meet (and pitch) agents and publishers as well as hone your craft with an outstanding faculty.
More info >>>Las Vegas Writers Conference