Category Archives: General

July Meeting at a Different Location!

!!! DIFFERENT MEETING LOCATION FOR OUR JULY MEETING!!!

Dear NightWriters and friends, our meeting on July 14th will take place at King David’s Masonic Lodge, 853 Marsh Street, San Luis Obispo.

At 6:30pm, our guest speakers Dave Congalton and Guy Rathbun will talk about how to score a radio interview to promote your book—and be invited back!Guy Rathbun

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We will hold our critique round table and writing workshop as well, starting at 5:15pm.

(Our usual location is unavailable to us in July. We will return to our usual location (United Church of Christ on Los Osos Valley Road) in August.)

http://slonightwriters.org/July-2015

Final Weeks for The Golden Quill Awards

With several weeks left in the Golden Quill Awards Writing Contest there is still time to have your stories and poems critiqued by a prestigious panel of judges before the July 15, 2015 deadline.

If you are a writer, you need a writing contest.

In a modern, highly competitive market, how can a writer attain essential credentials and achieve recognition?  A writing contest is a sure way to do just that!  And just consider the company you will keep.  Vince Gilligan, creator of Breaking Bad and writer for The X Files, got his start by winning a screenwriting contest.  Author Fanny Flagg (Fried Green Tomatoes and numerous other works) and actor, producer, writer Judd Apatow (Anchorman, The 40-Year-Old Virgin) both started by entering and winning writing contests.

The Golden Quill Awards is an esteemed, international writing competition, now in its 26th year, and is ready to give you the acknowledgment and exposure you deserve.

There are three substantial prizes up to $1,000.00 in three different categories, plus ten finalists awarded in each category.  Take your chance now.  Use the theme of Transformation in each entry and let your submission transform your life as a writer.

Please check out all the contest rules and submission guidelines at TheGoldenQuillAwards.com Check us out on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, and listen to the Podcast from the Dave Congalton show on 920KVEC.

https://twitter.com/GldnQuillAwards
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Golden-Quill-Awards-2015/1561133127493211

The Golden Quill Awards Writing Contest is run in conjunction with Cuesta College and the Central Coast Writer’s Conference (CCWC) and is sponsored by SLO Nightwriters.

The Golden Quill Awards on the Dave Congalton Show

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The Golden Quill Awards Contest Director, Tia Araminta, joined Dave Congalton on air May 22 at KVEC News Talk 920.

We went behind the scenes of the contest, learned more about the amazing judges, and heard about the mega-bucks being awarded in this year’s contest.

Dave and Tia talked about the community of writers on California’s Central Coast, SLO Nightwriters, and all about the upcoming Central Coast Writers’ Conference.

Listen to the podcast here!

http://920kvec.com/podcasts/congalton/05-22-15.mp3

Monthly Meeting

Tuesday January 13th 2015 5:15pm

Round Tables

We will kick off the New Year with a Critique Round Table featuring Terry Sanville and Mark Arnold, and a Scenes Presentation Table on how to vary your scene structures to make your stories come alive. This presentation will be a prelude to our first Writing Clinic in February 2015, that will focus on scene and scene structure. 

and at 6:30pm

Introducing Our Guest Speaker For This Evening: Doctor Kelly Moreno

A Duty to Betray:  Evolution of a Psycho-Legal Thriller

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Dr. Kelly Moreno is a psychologist, forensic examiner, and professor of psychology at Cal Poly State University. San Luis Obispo. He is also a psychologist in private practice and conducts Mentally Disordered Offender Evaluations for the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation. He has worked at psychiatric facilities in Wash., D.C., Utah, and California. He speaks regularly at regional and national psychology conferences and has over two-dozen publications on psychopathology and its treatment. He lives with his wife and daughter in San Luis Obispo, CA.  A Duty to Betray is his first novel.

Also starting this month you will be able to sell your books at our general monthly meetings. We will have a table set up for you to display, discuss and sell your books. Please note – SLO Nightwriters holds no liability in this process. All authors participating are responsible for their own money exchanges and for the security of their own funds and books. Your dues with the SLO NightWriters must be current in order to participate.

Location:

United Church of Christ (Congregational) of San Luis Obispo

11245 Los Osos Valley Road

San Luis Obispo, CA 93405


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See you tomorrow night!

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.

See you tomorrow night!

Tuesday, July 8, 6:30 pm

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

Author’s Fair

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.



 

5 days remain

Congrats to all who have entered the contest – there’s still 5 days left to get your entry in.

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The Four Minute Pitch

We are looking for a dozen members to pitch their books or blogs at our July 8th General Meeting.  We’ll provide an outline – you talk about your work. If you would like to be one of the twelve, email Jeannie@asilverthread.com .