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Writers Roundtable – October 2019

Writers Roundtable 

Tuesday, October 8th, 2019

from 6:30-7:30PM 

(inside the Coffee Press at Paseo Verde Library in Green Valley Ranch)

 

Topic: “Setting Goals and Anticipating Hurdles for 2020″

(Strategies to anticipate the challenges to your 2020 writing goals)

Expanding on last month’s pursuit of publication discussion, this month we are giving members and guests the opportunity to talk about what they are working on and identify challenges to their publishing goals for 2020.  We all get energized talking about our work. But sometimes we avoid discussing the hurdles we must overcome to reach our lofty, or even our more humble writing goals. Writing is a solitary art only when you are putting words to the page. To take a book to market it takes a village. This meeting will serve as a forum to articulate our goals with each other and discuss any areas we are unsure about.  Whether you think you need help with story structure, polishing your manuscript, editing, cover design, layout, finding an agent or publisher, setting up your own publishing company, marketing, public speaking or anything else, identifying what we’re unsure about or need help with enables us to find the resources we need in order to achieve our goals. It will also help WSN plan specific programs in the coming year to help you on your journey. So join us at our next WSN Roundtable. You’ll have the opportunity to discuss your current projects with the group, get feedback from your fellow writers and discuss strategies for getting published in the new year.

We look forward to seeing you for good coffee and collaborative conversation!

Moderated by Eric James Miller.

(free for WSN Members and first time guests / $5 non-members)

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Writers Roundtable – September 2019

NOTE: WE ARE MEETING THE THIRD TUESDAY THIS MONTH

 

Tuesday, September 17, 6:30-7:30PM

(the THIRD Tuesday of the month this month)

inside the Coffee Press at Paseo Verde Library in Green Valley Ranch

Topic: “Life, Literature and the Pursuit of Publication”

(Building the confidence to send your work out into the world!)

Do you have work that’s ready for a readership? Need an extra jolt of motivation to get you to send it out there? Join us at our next WSN Roundtable.  Bring in one story or essay you would like to see published in the coming months and be prepared to discuss it with the group. You’ll have the opportunity to read a passage, get feedback from your fellow writers and discuss target markets for your work. We look forward to seeing you for good coffee, great conversation and your next writing credit!

Moderated by Greg Blake Miller.

 (free for WSN Members and first time guests / $5 non-members)

WSN's roundtable discussions are informal, but informative. Everyone will have the chance to share their thoughts and
ask questions about various aspects of being a working writer.  As always, the conversation is likely to
morph and evolve in different directions depending on what everyone brings to the table with their favorite cup of 
elixir.

We look forward to seeing you for compelling conversation and great coffee!

 

Free for members and first-time visitors,

$5 for non-members.

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2019: June Writer’s Roundtable

Tuesday, June 11, 6:30-7:30PM

(inside the Coffee Press at Paseo Verde Library in Green Valley Ranch)

Topic: SELF-PROMOTION!!!

John Pirillo has been publishing mystery-adventure and sci-fi titles on Amazon since 2014. He is going to discuss recent changes he has noticed in the world of Amazon and other book sites, discuss his experience, look at a few other successful self-published authors and and provide a hand-out of links and resources he finds useful. Everyone will be invited to join in on the discussion and share their own self-promotion ups and downs.  This promises to be an open, honest and insightful conversation!

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2019: May Writers Roundtable

This one is a little different, but should prove interesting:

“Analogue Writing About a Digital World”

How do we portray a screen-based world in our fiction and nonfiction?

Moderator Greg Blake Miller is going to bring some essays (including a great one by Oliver Sacks)
to discuss and as always we invite attendees to share examples of artful portrayals of the modern wired age
(such as “Black Mirror” and the recent movie “Searching”).

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Writers Roundtable – January 8, 2019

Tuesday, January 8, 6:30-7:30PM

Topic: Social Media And You

Join us as we talk about building and maintaining an effective author platform using social media. 
Starting with what is an author platform? we will look at many creative and effective ways to build, 
grow and maintain one. This discussion will NOT just be about how to build a website or capture emails 
for your next marketing campaign. However, websites, blogs and other social media tips and strategies will 
definitely be part of the discussion. We will also be talking about marketing yourself as an expert witness 
and paid speaker among other things. This is an excellent opportunity to see and hear how other authors 
have done it and at the same time bring your real world questions and challenges to the table!  

Our discussions are informal, but informative. Everyone will have the chance to share their thoughts and
ask questions about various aspects of being a working writer.  As always, the conversation is likely to
morph and evolve in different directions depending on what everyone brings to the table with their cup of 
elixir.

We look forward to seeing you for compelling conversation and great coffee!

 

Free for members and first-time visitors,

$5 for non-members.

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Writers Roundtable – November 13, 2018

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 from 6:30-7:30PM Writer’s Roundtable 

Inside the Coffee Press at Paseo Verde Library in Green Valley Ranch.

This month’s conversation starter: “Platform Building” 

Join us as we talk about building and maintaining an effective author platform.

Starting with what is an author platform? We will look at many creative and effective ways to build, grow and maintain one.

Our discussion this month will be led by marketing guru Ned Barnett.

This discussion will NOT just be about how to build a website or capture emails for your next marketing campaign. However, websites, blogs and other social media tips and strategies will definitely be part of the discussion.

We will also be talking about marketing yourself as an expert witness and paid speaker among other things.

This is an excellent opportunity to see and hear how other authors have done it and at the same time bring your real world questions and challenges to the table!

(free for WSN Members and first time guests / $5 non-members)

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PAINTED STORIES XI – “CHILLS”

PAINTED STORIES XI

“Chills”

November 3rd, 2018

at Joe Maxx Coffee House

500 E. Windmill, Las Vegas, NV

(conveniently located in-between the 15 and 215 freeways!)

Featuring Authors

Tonya Todd

Larry Johns

Oksana Marafioti

 

Painted Stories XI Chills

 

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Writers Roundtable May 1, 2018

 “Writing About Movies: The Art of Turning Pictures Back Into Words.”

We live (and have lived for a long time) in the age of the image. We can’t help talking and writing (and writing and writing …) about the images we see on screens big and small.

How do we describe what we see without descending into dry summarizations that lose the magic of the visual?

How do we describe films in a way that is as vibrant as the films themselves, sparking thought without lapsing into the banality of thumbs-up/thumbs-down verdicts?

On a deeper level, how do we write about and use the culture of the image in our own nonfiction and fiction?

Join us at 6:30 p.m. May 1 at the Paseo Verde Library’s Coffee Press Cafe for good conversation and great coffee! Moderated by Greg Blake Miller. WSN members free, guests $5.

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Writers Roundtable: April 3, 2018

“Dreaming of Elsewhere and Otherwise: The Art of World-Building in Fiction and, Yes, Even Nonfiction.”

The art of creating finely-tuned detailed environments inform, contain and motivate the arc of your story and the actions of your characters.

World-Building is almost exclusively invoked in discussions of fiction, and most often fantasy. But how might the notion be useful for writers of nonfiction as they cobble together the contexts and sensory textures of past lands and times?

Bring an example of world building you think works, or doesn’t work, particularly well. Or, feel free to bring brief excerpts from your own work to share.

Free for WSN members, $5 for guests.

We look forward to seeing you at the Coffee Press inside the Paseo Verde Library!

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PAINTED STORIES “CHILLS”

Come join us for another edition of PAINTED STORIES this October!

The theme will be “Chills” so it’s going to be a little spooky, a little wintry and a lot of fun.

Currently accepting submissions from interested authors and artists.

WHEN: Sunday, October 22 from 2-4PM

WHERE: TBD

COST: Free for WSN Members, $5 for non-members and guests

 

CHECK BACK FOR THE AUTHOR AND ARTIST LINEUP!

 

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