10 posts in category Workshops

Affordable workshops related to the craft and business of writing. See the Workshops page for more info.

3/15 WORKSHOP—"Journalology" with Terry Tierney

SPECIAL EVENT: Journalology: Submitting Your Work to Literary Journals 3-5p.m. at our meeting location in Preservation Park. At our next monthly meeting, we have a unique offering in lieu of our 4pm CRAFT GROUP. Craft group leader Terry Tierney will be offering a 2-hour, hands-on workshop on the literary submission process to kick-start our club's new identified goals of supporting writers in this crucial task. PRICE: Included with meeting: $10 public/$5 members More info here. Lit...

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FREE Audiobooks Workshop Nov 14th, Featuring Becky Parker Geist

Becky Parker Geist has produced over 200 audiobooks and she shares her expertise in our November workshop. Learn key aspects of the audiobook production process so you can make the right choices when it comes to publishing an audiobook.

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9/23/19 – Mini-WORKSHOP with Kathy Meis of Bublish

Help Your Audience Find You Tips for Writers on Book PositioningA Dessert Discussion with Bublish Founder + CEO Kathy Meis Monday, September 23, 20197:30 p.m. - 9 p.m. Lungomare Restaurant, Jack London Square (map) Join us for a casual conversation with a leading light in the new book industry. Kathy Meis is passionate about helping authors break through the noise. Come hear her advice for creating a  strong marketing foundation at any stage of writing your book—from first draft to ...

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See You Tomorrow! Start the Year Right with a Marketing Plan.

Is your writing poised for flight this year? There are still a few spots left in tomorrow's Marketing Calendar workshop with Karma Bennett! Hello Writers, We're gearing up to start a year of great support for writers! Don't miss tomorrow's planning workshop!  A Workshop for Writers: Create a Marketing Plan with Karma Bennett A few last minute details: 1) TIME CHANGE - the event will go from 11-2pm, not 3pm as stated in the flyer. This won't affect the length of the presen...

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WORKSHOP 1/5/19: "Create a Marketing Plan" — Start Your New Year Right!

Sign up for our Workshop January 5th, at Preservation Park in Oakland. January is the time of new beginnings, so we're starting the year off with a workshop that will give you the chance to make this the best year ever. If you've fallen behind in promoting your work, get clear on your goals to get ahead! Walk Out of This Workshop with Your Own Personalized Marketing Plan for 2019  This is no mere lecture but a fully detailed planning session with time to work on your own plan....

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January’s Write Angles

Here is January's Write Angles for your enjoyment. Note: although both the workshop and speaker flyers (pages 8 & 9) list the dates as being in 2012, both dates are actually in 2013. Sorry about that. We are actually advertising events that are happening in the future and not writing about the past! Write Angles January 2013.pdf

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Dave Sawle to Present Workshop on Developing Your Publishing Platform

“Developing Publishing Platforms with Help from the Four-Step Method” is designed to develop a publishing platform for writers to assist in book publishing, promotion, and sales.

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February 4 WORKSHOP – “Writing from the Male Point of View” with Sascha Illyvich

Learn to write from the Male Mindset, as cross-gender writing can be difficult but an important process to understand for a writer of any genre, particularly romance.  Sascha Illyvich started writing twelve years ago, releasing poetry and an occasional short erotica story before focusing on fetish romance, paranormal romance, and various subgenres.  His erotic romances have been listed under the Night Owl Romance and Road to Romance’s Recommended read list, as well nominated for a CAPA by ...

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November 5 – Nonfiction: News vs. Research – mini-workshop with Dennis Evanosky

East Bay historian and newspaper publisher Dennis Evanosky will contrast the role of the journalist with the role of the nonfiction writer. He will address the differences between the deadline-driven reporting of news for a newspaper and the longer-term, research-driven writing for a non-fiction book. He will also speak about receiving unsolicited articles for the newspaper, and how writers can best earn a spot on a newspaper page. He will suggest best practices for writing and submitting news ...

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Truth or Lie: Writing on the Cusp of Memoir and Fiction – Linda Joy Myers – May 8th

Since Oprah scolded James Frey, writers have been concerned with defining their genre. They worry about hurting the family, whether their memories are “right,” and also express concern about what to include—should they mention secrets, lies, and the dark stories that they’ve been taught should not be told, or be silent? What stories whisper in your ear, what stories do you want to write…even if no one reads them? In this hands-on workshop, we will draw upon writing exercises, such as ...

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