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Featured Writing Workshops, Retreats & Conferences
Odyssey Writing Workshop
June 4 - July 13, 2018
Saint Anselm College, Manchester, NH, USA
Since its inception in 1996, Odyssey has become one of the most highly respected workshops for writers of fantasy, science fiction, and horror. Top authors, editors and agents serve as guests, and 59% of graduates go on to professional publication.
Women’s Writing Retreat
Hosted by Tammy L. Coia/TLC Writing Workshops and Retreats for Women
May 28 - June 4, 2018
Wishing for somewhere warm? Where you will write with women just like you? All you need to do is arrive and Tammy and Elena our Greek guide will take care of everything!
The Creative Writer's Workshop
Established 27 years and renowned by international writers, The Creative Writer's Workshop will show you how to create, develop and write your novel and memoir so that it hops off the page! Explore your inner world of writing with Author & Book Writing Coach Irene Graham on Ireland's Wild Atlantic Way. Go home motivated knowing how to complete your story and your book.
The Creative Writer’s Workshop - Fiction Writing Retreat with Irene Graham
The Creative Writer’s Workshop & George Mason University, USA
The Creative Writer’s Workshop - Memoir Writing Retreat with Irene Graham
The Creative Writer’s Workshop - Private Writing Classes with Irene Graham
The Creative Writer’s Workshop & The Memoir Writing Club
The Creative Writer’s Workshop - Book Writing Coach Irene Graham
The Creative Writer’s Workshop - Work-in-Progress Workshop with Irene Graham
Hosted by Idaho Writers Guild
May 4-5, 2018
Boise Centre, Boise, Idaho, USA
Two-day writing conference in downtown Boise, Idaho, including award-winning authors, agents, editors, pitch sessions, manuscript evaluations, workshops, writing contests, and more.
Las Vegas Writer’s Conference: Full-Day Workshop with Jane Friedman
Hosted by Henderson Writers' Group and The Las Vegas Writer's Conference
Sunday, April 22, 2018
Tuscany Suites and Casino, 255 E Flamingo Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89169
Jane Friedman is a well-known and highly respected expert in the publishing industry. In addition to being a columnist with Publishers Weekly and a professor with The Great Courses, Jane maintains an award-winning blog for writers at JaneFriedman.com.
During her intensive Sunday workshop, Jane will present a full day Master Class on Author Platform that will cover topics such as ...
Hike, Bike & Write
Hosted by: College of the Atlantic Summer Programs
July 1-7, 2018
College of the Atlantic, Bar Harbor, Maine, USA
Join us at College of the Atlantic’s summer writing workshop for nonfiction authors. Participants will workshop 10-to-20 pages over the course of the week with four additional weeks of feedback via email from the instructor. You will visit spectacular Acadia National Park with a local naturalist to find inspiration for personal essays, literary travel pieces, and more.
Featured Professional Services
Cara Stein, Author Coach
I’m a Certified Professional Coach and an experienced bookwright. I can guide you through the process of finishing and publishing your book, from beginning to end. I love helping people achieve their dreams and make their mark on the world, and there’s no better way to do that than by publishing a book.
I specialize in nonfiction, though I'm not limited to it. I provide copy editing, proofreading, indexing, fact-checking and research, and can sometimes be talked into digitizing material. I generally use the Chicago Manual of Style. I'm also familiar with AP, APA, and SBL style. I'm committed to meeting my deadlines (your deadlines), whatever it takes.
Sue Toth Writing and Editing Services
I am an accomplished editor with more than 25 years of experience. I can help you with developmental editing, copy editing and proofreading. I can also help you format your manuscript for electronic and print publishing.
AMW Résumé Service LLC
Custom résumé writing and related services is our specialty. As an AMW client, you will receive a comprehensive interview to discover your skills, knowledge, experience, capabilities, and even employer preferences. This information is then translated to your customized résumé that will attract the right employer for the right job and right compensation.
Professional Freelance Editor/Proofreader
I am a full-time professional freelance editor (copy, line, and technical editing) and proofreader since 2000, editing a wide variety of material (including technical documents; scientific/medical research journal articles; manuscripts/textbooks; finance/investment reports, funds/markets briefs, and investor literature; corporate communications, white papers, regulatory reports, and marketing material; academic documents; K-12 STEM and postsecondary e-learning materials; bio/autobiographies; and ESL documents).
On the Bookshelf ...
Writing as a Path to Awakening
by Albert Flynn DeSilver
“Writing as a Path to Awakening: A Year to Becoming an Excellent Writer & Living an Awakened Life” from Sounds True, September 2017.
The brand new book from Albert Flynn DeSilver
Stories, dynamic meditations, and innovative writing exercises to spark creativity and spiritual awakening
A children's picture book that the whole family will enjoy. Come along with Emily, and explore the ABC's of God's wonderful plan of salvation.
Rebecca Kendall has a life any nineteen-year-old would envy: musical talent, love, romance, and a promising future. When a tragic accident erases her past, present, and future, Rebecca’s life turns into turmoil and irreconcilable loss. Becca faces her new life alone, angry, depressed, and DEAF. Becca wants nothing but a song, but will her dream survive such insurmountable odds? Will she ever take another chance at love? Only a mysterious stranger can answer those questions.
In Search of Kinship: In the tradition of Terry Tempest Williams, Gretel Ehrlich, and Linda Hasselstrom. A universal story of the modern search for roots and traditions, In Search of Kinship offers a deep initiation into the process of connection to place and the resilience that rootedness offers. As she and her family face heartbreak and ultimately prevail, Lambert finds balance in the one unbending link to the future: the land itself. Emotionally powerful, lucid and insightful, In Search of Kinship is a moving portrait of our ultimate kinship with the land.
"How to Write Heartfelt Letters to Treasure: For Special Occasions and Occasions Made Special" (246 pp). Award-winning comprehensive reference showing how to write over 150 types of letters of appreciation, including both personal and workplace occasions. Appendix includes 15 demographic lists of 72 powerful positive words each, to help you describe who you're writing to; famous quotes to include in your letter; and sentence jumpstarts. Foreword by Peggy Post, director of The Emily Post Institute. $19.99 softcover, $9.99 ebook, at all major online retailers.
Fig is a coming of age story of a girl by the same name of the book as she grows up under the shadow of her mother's schizophrenia in rural Kansas during the 1980s. Simon & Schuster, 2015. Fig won the Colorado Book Award for Young Adult Fiction in 2016 and was chosen as a 2015 NPR Best Read of the Year.
Pittsburgh's longest-running literary conference with a strong focus on science fiction, fantasy and horror
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