Patty Cole's chapbook "A Way I Sing" will soon be published by Main Street Rag. Congratulations to Patty.
The scheduled release date is September, and it will sell for $8.00, but it is available on an advance order from the MSR online bookstore for $4.00. Here are the links:
We are having a small get-together to celebrate her hard work and good fortune.
Wednesday, July 8, 12:30 at Carolina Brewery. If you can join us, please contact Carol Phillips at (firstname.lastname@example.org) who is making the reservations.
Sunday, June 14, 2015
At our June meeting, attendees were asked to suggest areas they would like to discuss. Here are the suggestions:
Electronic publishing and distribution
Are agents necessary?
Why do writers need a "platform" i.e. blog, webpage, etc.?
How do you build an audience before you publish a book?
Cutting edge marketing ideas?
Crazy ideas you might read but won't (or can't) write
How to write a query letter--from an EXPERT?
Character description that doesn't take over the rest of the story.
How much description is good, and guidelines for writing effective description.
Strategies for polishing a "finished" manuscript. How do professional editors line-edit and proofread.
Who do you write for--yourself or someone else?
Should you write in an existing genre or invent a new one?
How to maintain pace and velocity in a story, but not get bogged down in back story?
How best to insert a back story?
How best to include maps , illustrations in a novel--or not?
What do you think?
Posted by The Resident Curmudgeon at 6:17 PM