9 Must-have Tools for Writers Conferences
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9 Must-have Tools for Writers Conferences

It’s summer, time for writers to recharge our cerebral batteries. That could mean reading, going on field trips, spending time with online PLNs, or taking calls from family members who usually end up at voice mail. For many, it means attending conferences like Writers Digest Conference August 12-14 and the Writers’ Police Academy August 11-14 (this … Continue reading

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12 Take-aways from WordCamp Orange County

This past weekend I attended the fifth annual Orange County California two-day geek WordCamp. These are affordable tech-centric events  held all over the country where WordPress experts share their knowledge in 50-minute sessions (or three-hour workshops) on how to better use your WordPress website or blog (that’s the connection to my writing–I have four blogs … Continue reading

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38 Tips from Digital Publishing Conference

On October 12-13, I attended the Digital Author and Self-Publishing Conference, hosted by the Greater Los Angeles Writers Society (GLAWS). I immersed myself in everything to do with digital publishing, digital authorship, social media, digital books–all that writing stuff that isn’t Main Stream Agents and Publishers. I learned so much, I can’t possibly organize it … Continue reading

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17 Tips on How to Market Your Books Online

I have experimented with online book marketing over the past few years with mixed results. When I heard about a seminar on this topic in my Poynter’s Newsletter, I decided it was time to hear what the professionals had to say. Just to be clear, prior to the San Diego conference entitled 21st Century Book … Continue reading

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How to Hook Agents–SCWC Shares Idea–II

This latest iteration of So. California Writers Conference again exceeded my expectations. It was run by knowledgeable people, taught by caring presenters and peopled with energetic writers. In short, it was three days of a positive, motivating environment that rekindled my writing fires.

I attended many seminars, met with agents and editors to assist me in my writing, met a few i**** I’ll be happy to forget (one particular person: you know who you are), and learned a lot on topics like queries, characterization, marketing my books, managing my time, and more. Continue reading

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Self-Pub or Not? What SCWC Writers Conference Said–I

This latest iteration of So. California Writers Conference again exceeded my expectations. It was run by knowledgeable people, taught by caring presenters and peopled with energetic writers. In short, it was three days of a positive, motivating environment that rekindled my writing fires. I attended many seminars, met with agents and editors to assist me … Continue reading