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Publishing – there’s so many questions!!

Publishers Panel

Publishers Panel is scheduled for NightWriter’s September Meeting. Brian Schwartz, Jason Matthews, Jeannie Bruenning and Randy Ross will be prepared to answer your questions as well as offer their points of view on the current state of publishing. Join us Tuesday, September 9th at 6:30 at the Unitarian Universalist Social Hall. Come prepared with questions and our Publisher’s Panel will provide answers.

Unitarian Universalist Social Hall

2201 Lawton St. (near Corner of South & Broad) San Luis Obispo, CA
Brian Schwartz: Kindle Expert

http://www.epubconversions.com

Jason Matthews: Teaches a video course on self-publishing

https://www.udemy.com/how-to-make-market-and-sell-ebooks-all-for-free/

Jeannie Bruenning: Silver Thread Publishing

www.asilverthread.com

Randy Ross

Marketing Specialist @ The Parable Group

Round Table 5:15 – 6:15
Critique Table: Terry Sanville will be available to listen and give feedback. For those wishing to be critiqued, please bring 2 copies of your work – one for you and one for those critiquing.  Observers are also welcome. If you would like to observe the critiquing process, join the group, watch, and learn.

Write it Right: Susan Tuttle continues the 6-month series on writing. Bring your notebook and ideas and get ready to write.

September General Meeting

Publishers Panel

Publishers Panel is scheduled for NightWriter’s September Meeting. Brian Schwartz, Jason Matthews, Jeannie Bruenning and Randy Ross will be prepared to answer your questions as well as offer their points of view on the current state of publishing. Join us Tuesday, September 9th at 6:30 at the Unitarian Universalist Social Hall. Come prepared with questions and our Publisher’s Panel will provide answers.

Unitarian Universalist Social Hall

2201 Lawton St. (near Corner of South & Broad) San Luis Obispo, CA
Brian Schwartz: Kindle Expert

http://www.epubconversions.com

Jason Matthews: Teaches a video course on self-publishing

https://www.udemy.com/how-to-make-market-and-sell-ebooks-all-for-free/

Jeannie Bruenning: Silver Thread Publishing

www.asilverthread.com

Randy Ross: Marketing Specialist @ The Parable Group

Round Table 5:15 – 6:15
Critique Table: Terry Sanville will be available to listen and give feedback. For those wishing to be critiqued, please bring 2 copies of your work – one for you and one for those critiquing.  Observers are also welcome. If you would like to observe the critiquing process, join the group, watch, and learn.

Write it Right: Susan Tuttle continues the 6-month series on writing. Bring your notebook and ideas and get ready to write.

August Meeting

Tuesday, August 12, 6:30 pm

Formatting your eBook – Jason Matthews
What would you do if you knew how to format and upload your own manuscript to Amazon? Jason Matthews is going to walk us through that very processes using a real manuscript. Join us Tuesday, August 12 at 6:30. Formatting MS Word documents, uploading and viewing ebooks in Preview Mode; from start to finish, Jason will guide us through the process.
Unitarian Universalist Social Hall
2201 Lawton St. (near Corner of South & Broad)
San Luis Obispo, CA

Round Table 5:15 – 6:15
Critique Table: Terry Sanville will be available to listen and give feedback. For those wishing to be critiqued, please bring 2 copies of your work – one for you and one for those critiquing.  Observers are also welcome. If you would like to observe the critiquing process, join the group, watch, and learn.
Write it Right: Susan Tuttle continues the 6-month series on writing. August topic is Point of View. Bring your notebook and ideas and get ready to write.

July’s Round Tables

Tuesday, July 8

Round Table 5:15 – 6:00 

Critique Table: Terry Sanville will be available to listen and give feedback. For those wishing to be critiqued, please bring 2 copies of your work – one for you and one for those critiquing.  Observers are also welcome. If you would like to observe the critiquing process, join the group, watch, and learn.

Write it Right: Susan Tuttle begins a 6 month series on writing. Her first topic is Settings. Bring your notebook and ideas and get ready to write.

 

July Meeting

Author’s Fair

Tuesday, July 8

Round Table 5:15 – 6:00

Critique Table: Terry Sanville will be available to listen and give feedback. For those wishing to be critiqued, please bring 2 copies of your work – one for you and one for those critiquing.  Observers are also welcome. If you would like to observe the critiquing process, join the group, watch, and learn.

Write it Right: Susan Tuttle begins a 6 month series on writing. Her first topic is Settings. Bring your notebook and ideas and get ready to write.

 

BBQ 6:00 – 6:30

In celebration of summer, Tom Snow will be BBQ-ing us. Eating begins at 6:00.

 

Author’s Fair 6:30-8:30

NightWriters Member’s publications will be on display throughout the evening. You are invited to bring copies of your published work for display. Bloggers are invited to bring an 8.5×11 screen shot of their home page to display on our Bloggers Table.

Jason Matthews begins our evening with instruction on setting up an Author’s Page on Amazon. Following his presentation, we will hear from a select group of members who will be pitching their work.

See you tomorrow night!

Round Table Discussions begin June 10th 5:15 – 6:15 

Round Table Continues! A time designed for critique, learning and discussion; Each month a new topic, each month a chance to connect to fellow writers.

June’s Topics:

Critique Table: Terry Sanville and Susan Tuttle will be available to listen and give feedback. For those wishing to be critiqued, please bring 2 copies of your work – one for you and one for those critiquing.  Observers are also welcome. If you would like to observe the critiquing process, join the group, watch, and learn.

Getting to know Google +: Jason Matthews will be leading a workshop on understanding and using Google+. Bring your computer (and extension cords) and we’ll walk through the process together.

Round Table Discussion Tuesday, June, 10th 5:15 – 6:15 (prior to our monthly meeting). Food and beverages welcome!

 

Myths about the business of writing…

Myths about the business of writing have proliferated in the digital age.  Books and seminars that tell you how to “Make Money with Ebooks!” and “How I made a Killing on Kindle” lead new writers to think writing for a living is easy.

It’s not. But you can if you love what you do and you’re willing to do the work. 

Anne R. Allen will talk about the bad advice, misinformation, and scams you need to ignore if you want to launch a successful writing career. 

SLO NIghtWriters

June 10, 2014 @ 6:30pm

Unitarian Universalist Social Hall

2201 Lawton Street (near corner of South & Broad)

San Luis Obispo, CA

 

Bad Advice New Writers Should Ignore

Tuesday, June 10, 6:30 pm

Unitarian Universalist Social Hall
2201 Lawton St. (near Corner of South & Broad)
San Luis Obispo, CA

 

Bad Advice New Writers Should Ignore

Misinformation about the business of writing has become part of our general culture. From Ernest Hemingway’s self-mythologizing to tales of fictional writers like Jessica Fletcher and Richard Castle, we’ve been shown a romanticized—and mostly untrue—picture of what it’s like to be a writer.

That’s partly because a person sitting alone in a room at a keyboard isn’t the stuff of great drama, and also because there are thousands of businesses—some legit, but some not—that make money off fledgling writers’ dreams.

The indie revolution has brought a whole new twist to the myth-making. Books and seminars that tell you how to “Make Money with Ebooks!” and “Make a Killing on Kindle” lead new writers to think writing for a living is easy.

But the truth is, writing for a living has always been hard. If you love it, that won’t stop you for a minute, but if you believe there are shortcuts, you’re going to set yourself up for disappointment—and present a target for scammers.

Anne R. Allen will talk about the bad advice, misinformation, and scams you need to ignore if you want to launch a successful writing career.

Anne R. Allen Bio

Anne R. Allen is a bestselling mystery author and well-known publishing industry blogger.  She’s the author of the hilarious “Camilla Randall Mysteries” and three other comic novels. 

She is represented by Pam Van Hylckama Vlieg of Foreword Literary and has co-written a guidebook for new authors, How to be a Writer in the E-Age: a Self-Help Guide with Catherine Ryan Hyde.

Anne’s weekly blog, “Anne R. Allen’s Blog…with Ruth Harris” was named one of the Best 101 Websites for Writers by Writers Digest. She shares the blog with NYT million-copy bestseller Ruth Harris.

Anne is a long-time resident of the Central Coast and now lives in foggy Los Osos, which she says has “the perfect climate for writing”.

 

Round Table Discussions begin June 10th 5:15 – 6:15 

Round Table Continues! A time designed for critique, learning and discussion; Each month a new topic, each month a chance to connect to fellow writers.

June’s Topics:

Critique Table: Terry Sanville and Susan Tuttle will be available to listen and give feedback. For those wishing to be critiqued, please bring 2 copies of your work – one for you and one for those critiquing.  Observers are also welcome. If you would like to observe the critiquing process, join the group, watch, and learn.

Getting to know Google +: Jason Matthews will be leading a workshop on understanding and using Google+. Bring your computer (and extension cords) and we’ll walk through the process together.

Round Table Discussion Tuesday, June, 10th 5:15 – 6:15 (prior to our monthly meeting). Food and beverages welcome!

 

 

Bad Advice

June’s meeting is coming quickly. Join us Tuesday, June 10th @ 6:30

Bad Advice New Writers Should Ignore

Misinformation about the business of writing has become part of our general culture. From Ernest Hemingway’s self-mythologizing to tales of fictional writers like Jessica Fletcher and Richard Castle, we’ve been shown a romanticized—and mostly untrue—picture of what it’s like to be a writer.

That’s partly because a person sitting alone in a room at a keyboard isn’t the stuff of great drama, and also because there are thousands of businesses—some legit, but some not—that make money off fledgling writers’ dreams.

The indie revolution has brought a whole new twist to the myth-making. Books and seminars that tell you how to “Make Money with Ebooks!” and “Make a Killing on Kindle” lead new writers to think writing for a living is easy. 

But the truth is, writing for a living has always been hard. If you love it, that won’t stop you for a minute, but if you believe there are shortcuts, you’re going to set yourself up for disappointment—and present a target for scammers.

Anne R. Allen will talk about the bad advice, misinformation, and scams you need to ignore if you want to launch a successful writing career.

Anne R. Allen Bio

Anne R. Allen is a bestselling mystery author and well-known publishing industry blogger.  She’s the author of the hilarious “Camilla Randall Mysteries” and three other comic novels. 

She is represented by Pam Van Hylckama Vlieg of Foreword Literary and has co-written a guidebook for new authors, How to be a Writer in the E-Age: a Self-Help Guide with Catherine Ryan Hyde.

Anne’s weekly blog, “Anne R. Allen’s Blog…with Ruth Harris” was named one of the Best 101 Websites for Writers by Writers Digest. She shares the blog with NYT million-copy bestseller Ruth Harris.

Anne is a long-time resident of the Central Coast and now lives in foggy Los Osos, which she says has “the perfect climate for writing”.

SLO NIghtWriters

June 10, 2014 @ 6:30pm

Unitarian Universalist Social Hall

2201 Lawton Street (near corner of South & Broad)

San Luis Obispo, CA

 

 

 

 

General Meeting – Tuesday, May 13th

Creating and Writing Strong Characters is the topic for SLONightWriter’s May Meeting. Local Author and Speaker, Teri Bayus is our guest for the evening.

Teri is a Business Owner, Screenwriter, Teacher, Food and Film Columnist, and Keynote Speaker. Selling her first screenplay in 2000, she has worked as a script doctor on many motion pictures. Along with a weekly column in the Tolosa Press, she writes for regional travel magazines and teaches classes to enhance both business and personal goal aspirations.

Join us Tuesday, May 13th at 6:30 at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 2201 Lawton Ave, San Luis Obispo.

 

Round Table Discussions begin May 13th 5:15 – 6:15

 May marks the beginning of NightWriter’s Round Table Discussions. A time designed for critique, learning and discussion; Each month a new topic, each month a chance to connect to fellow writers.

May’s Topics:

Critique Table: Terry Sanville and Susan Tuttle will be available to listen and give feedback. For those wishing to be critiqued, please bring 2 copies of your work – one for you and one for those critiquing.  Observers are also welcome. If you would like to observe the critiquing process, join the group, watch, and learn.

Setting up your Facebook page: Jason Matthews will be leading a workshop in setting up a facebook page. Bring your computer (and extension cords) and we’ll walk through the process together.

Round Table Discussion Tuesday, May 13th 5:15 – 6:15 (prior to our monthly meeting). Food and beverages welcome!