Mark Your Calendars for These Important December Dates!

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(click to enlarge)Wow! It’s hard to believe that the year is almost over!  For those of you who have been attending our meetings over the past year, you can certainly attest to the change in focus and growth of the both the WIN! and WIN!2 writers’ group meetings.  By the end of December, we will have held at least 35 meetings for the year of 2013.  Over half of our regular attendees have completed their manuscripts in the genres of play writing, fiction, non-fiction and children’s literature.  CONGRATULATIONS to Rosemary, George, Tom and Michael. We know how hard you worked to meet your goals. 

Please reserve the following dates on your December calendars:

Tuesday, Dec. 3       WIN! W.G. Mtg.                        Prater’s

Saturday, Dec. 7   Book Signing, Michael Paul  Prater’s

Noon – ???

Tuesday, Dec. 10   WIN!2 Christmas Party        City Hall

                                        1:00PM – 3:30 PM 

Tuesday, Dec. 17    WIN! W.G. Mtg.                         Prater’s

 

Merry Christmas!

Happy Hanukkah!

Happy Holidays!

Happy Thanksgiving!

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Each of the WIN! attendees wish all of you a Happy Thanksgiving celebratory holiday.  Whether traveling or not, please stay safe, warm and dry.  Details for the next WIN! meeting are below.

Upcoming WIN! Meeting Info 

Day:                       Tuesday, December 3

Time:                       10:30AM – Noon

Place:                     Prater’s Main Street Books

Please bring your current WIP, pen/pencil

& paper, and Muse Notebooks

Write it Now!

“Writing a Novel Series: Tips for Developing Spin-Offs and Sequels”

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“If you move people emotionally, you sell books.”

“However, many factors make a reader rush to her favorite retailer to purchase your spin-off or sequel. Some of these factors (like market trends, cover art, or your book’s position on your publisher’s list) may be completely out of your control.

Let’s look at a few factors that an author can control . .  .  “  For more, visit:  http://bit.ly/17OVgiz

Upcoming WIN! Meeting Info

Day:                           Tuesday, December 3

Time:                          10:30AM – Noon

Place:                         Prater’s Main Street Books

Please bring your current WIP, pen/pencil &

paper, and Muse Notebooks

Write it Now!

 

 

 

Harper Lee Sues Her Hometown

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From Deep South Magazine, “Late last month, news came out that To Kill A Mockingbird author Harper Lee is suing her hometown museum for its ability to profit from her work. Located in the old courthouse where Lee would sit and watch her father at work, Monroe County Heritage Museum is a must-see during any literary pilgrimage to Monroeville, Alabama. For a town that has always celebrated its hometown author, the museum is a tangible place to see the root of her inspiration and pick up a few souvenirs. It’s no secret that Monroeville has relied on its connection to Harper Lee andMockingbird to draw tourists and maintain a healthy economy, but if anything the town has shielded Lee from the public eye, not exploited her.

At age 87, she seems to feel differently now – or maybe it’s just her attorneys who do. The suit (case No. 1:13-cv-490) was filed October 10 . .  . “   For more, visit: http://bit.ly/1cY3ecy

Upcoming WIN! Meeting Information

Day:                            Tuesday, December 3

Time:                          10:30AM – Noon

Place:                         Prater’s Main Street Books

Please bring your current WIP,  pen/pencil

& paper and Muse Notebooks.

 Write it Now!

 

Just a reminder . . . “Funds for Writers,” Newsletter by C. Hope Clark

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Hope Clark,author Funds for Writers

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Funds for Writers

From Hope Clark’s newsletter, “Funds for Writers,” “Competitions – JULIE SUK PRIZE FOR BEST POETRY BOOK http://www.jacarpress.com/submit/ — $10 ENTRY FEE. Submissions accepted through December 31, 2013. Jacar Press is pleased to announce the first annual competition for the $500 Julie Suk Prize for Best Poetry Book. The award competition is open to any poetry book published by an independent press in 2013. All books published by a literary, university, non-profit or self-publishing press are eligible. Full length and chapbook accepted. Send two copies of the book. The winner will be announced in April, 2014. In addition to the $500 award, the winner will be invited to visit North Carolina for a reading and workshop.” For more, visit:  http://bit.ly/1adF7al

WIN! Meeting Info

Day:              Tomorrow, Nov. 19

Time:              10:30AM – Noon

Place:            Prater’s Main Street Books

Please bring your current WIP, pen/pencil

& paper and Muse Notebooks.

This will be the last writer’s group meeting

opportunity for November. 

Write it Now! 

21 Sources for Writing an E-Book (When You Have No Idea What You’re Doing)

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“You know you should publish an ebook. It’s done wonders for other bloggers and entrepreneurs. But the process seems so overwhelming — and where will you find the time? Here are 21 tips and resources that will help you get started, keep you motivated, and help you navigate the trickier parts of the ebook publishing process:”  For more, visit: http://bit.ly/1bLax6z

Upcoming WIN! Meeting Info

Day:                         Tuesday, November 19

Time:                        10:30AM – Noon

Place:                        Prater’s Main Street Books

Please bring your current WIP, pen/pencil

& Muse Notebook

This will be the last writer’s group meeting for November.

Write it Now!

10 Essential Tips for Writing Antagonists

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Image “ I find that beginner writers have often not thought through the role of the antagonist in their novels. Sometimes they don’t even have an antagonist. This is a problem when you have to write 80 000 words and your protagonist does not have an adversary.   For more, visit:  http://bit.ly/166nvdu

Upcoming WIN! Meeting Info:

Day:                           Tuesday, November 19

Time:                            10:30AM – Noon 

Place:                           Prater’s Main Street Books

Please bring your current WIP, pen/pencil

& paper, and Muse Notebooks

This will be the last writers’ group meeting in November. 

Write it Now!