Want a conference that is intimate, with easy access to editors and publishers and agents? The Ozark Creative Writers Conference in Eureka Springs Arkansas fits that bill to a tee. Scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, October 10th through 12th.
Check out their website. I am scheduled to present a workshop on formatting for Kindle Ebook publishing. Other terrific writers will share their knowledge, there will be an agent and editors there as well, so polish up your pitches.
I obtained my book contract at an OCW conference, with The Wild Rose Press, winner of the Golden Apple this year from Romance Writers of America, and have continued to receive contracts for books with them since. Two are published and another is scheduled for early 2014. I’m working on the second in the Victorian series and have no doubt it’ll be published there too.
Attending conferences like this one are a must for today’s writers. Check it out and register now. See you there.
Writing and Publishing Your stories The Easy Way
THE ARKANSAS WRITERS WORKSHOP PRESENTS ITS ANNUAL FREE CONFERENCE
SATURDAY, MARCH 9 9 A.M. TO 4 P.M. AT
OZARKS ELECTRIC, 3641 W. WEDINGTON DR, FAYETTEVILLE, AR
TAKE EXIT 64 OFF I 540, GO WEST ABOUT A MILE ON THE LEFT
WE ARE PLEASED TO PRESENT THE IN-DEMAND AND POPULAR FIVE SISTERS OF THE TRAVELING PEN FRESH FROM THEIR SIX-WEEK LONG GIG AT FAYETTEVILLE PUBLIC LIBRARY
THE MORNING SESSIONS ARE:
PAM FOSTER — SENSE OF PLACE: MAKE ‘EM SMELL THE COFFEE
CLAIRE CROXTON AND JAN MORRILL — CHARACTERIZATION: WHOSE HEAD ARE YOU IN / INTERVIEWING YOUR CHARACTER
RUTH WEEKS AND LINDA APPLE — THE EDITING PROCESS: TRIMMING THE FAT FROM YOUR STORY / THAWING WRITER’S FREEZE
FOLLOWING A HEARTY LUNCH AROUND NOON THE AFTERNOON SESSIONS WILL BEGIN
VELDA BROTHERTON — WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOUR BOOK IS WRITTEN: WHAT TO DO AND WHERE TO GO
DUSTY RICHARDS — HIS POPULAR WRITING 101
LUNCH IS ON YOUR OWN. WE ASK THAT YOU EITHER BRING SOMETHING OR BUY A LUNCH TICKET AT THE DOOR FOR $7.00 AND REMAIN IN THE BUILDING. WE DO APPRECIATE YOUR NOT LEAVING AND RETURNING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE AFTER-LUNCH SESSIONS.
A SCHEDULE OF THE PRESENTATIONS WILL BE AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. TABLES FOR AUTHORS TO SELL BOOKS WILL BE PROVIDED.
Saturday, September 15 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Ozark Folkways four miles south of Winslow, Arkansas on Scenic Highway 71
We’ll begin our day on top of the Boston Mountain by sharing coffee and some homemade breakfast bread. Then we’ll get to work.
These workshops are held twice a year and are meant to help beginning and experienced writers stay up to date on the writing and publishing world. Bring your computer and expect to write all day. Whether you wish to work on an existing manuscript or create something new, it doesn’t matter.
Lunch is on your own. We go as a group to Grandma’s, about a mile down the road. Grandma doesn’t take credit cards, but will take checks or cash. Or you can brown-bag it.
Cost of the workshop is $25, a portion of which goes to Ozark Folkways, a nonprofit organization that supports the arts in our area.
You may register by calling 479-634-3791 or 479-634-3151 and you will be told where to send your check. The class is limited to 20 as I like to work with each and every one as needed. See you there.