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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Conference Opportunities for All Genres

Only 85 days left to participate in a live in the conference I hoped to do a keynote for. That isn’t possible , but I hope my #SharingwithWriters subscribers and visitors will go. So many benefits! 

What is this event?
You've heard that if the first paragraph of your novel isn't strong enough, agents and publishers won't read the first page, let alone the first fifty. Now you can learn how to separate fact from fiction and remain true to your story. Learn to draft a first line that will grab an acquisition editor and announce your authority as an author. 
Now you can take advantage of a live read and critique at "Great Beginnings of Your Novel – Your First Line, First Pages."

This live workshop will cover first pages, first chapters, and first characters. This is a unique opportunity for you to learn how pros consider the merits of the material and the intent of the author, then offer improvements covering everything from glaring grammar errors to story-structure flaws to the overall storytelling and more

Bring six (6) copies of your first 2 pages. Selected works will be read aloud, so the audience can follow along and learn how an agent or publisher reviews a manuscript. Time permitting, they may suggest improving the samples.
The Panel of Experts
A panel of literary professionals, agents and professional editors will include: Howard Hendrix, Whitney Davis, Helga Schier, Marlan Warren, M. Todd Gallowglas, Marco Subias (M)
Where is it being held?
This live interactive workshop is being held at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles - Westside. Third Floor, 6161 West Centinela Avenue, Culver City, California, 90230-6306
DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles Westside
When?
This two hour workshop will be held in association with the GenreLA Writers Conference on Sunday March 31st, 10 am - 12 noon (door opens at 9:30am)
And it's Free or very Low-cost
The workshop is free to GenreLA Conference attendees; Non-registered authors may participate for only a $10 donation at the 9:30 am registration. 

Monday, March 11, 2019

Lois W. Stern Announces New Short Story contest ...


          ...and tells me all both new and experienced writers are welcome!            

 A SHORT STORY CONTEST: HELPNG WRITERS SUCCEED 

   Grab this Opportunity to be Published in the Award-winning Tales2Inspire Anthology Series: 

THEME: STRONGER TODAY BECAUSE . . .
MANY OF YOU WILL IMMEDIATELY THINK OF A TEACHER, BUT THAT TEACHER COULD BE SOMEONE IN OR OUT OF CLASSROOM, OR EVEN AN EVENT THAT IMPACTED YOU DEEPLY. 
Submit a moving story about that person or life changing event that impacted you deeply, and enter your story into the next Tales2Inspire contest. NO ENTRANCE FEES, this is an ‘Authors Helping Authors’ project. See all details at: www.tales2inspire.com/contest
DUE DATE: APRIL 15th 


                                           


GUIDELINES
* For guidelines on writing a winning story, CLICK HERE.
* To learn how to submit a story, CLICK HERE.
* To learn about winner rewards – What’s In it For You – CLICK HERE.
* To learn how stories are judged and how authors become part of that process. CLICK HERE.
* For post-judging editing support, CLICK HERE.


Whether you are new to Tales2Inspire or have been with us before, a quick review of our above Contest Guidelines will help you succeed. Then follow the  How to Submit page for step-by-step easy submission instructions.

                                                 



Lois W. Stern has been helping authors succeed since 2012 when she first created Tales2Inspire, an ‘Authors Helping Authors’ project/contest. She has now published seven books of amazing stories and works diligently to promote her winning authors.  She encourages Tales2Inspire newcomers to first download the FREE Tales2Inspire sample book, below. Not only is it a treat to read these stories, but it will give you a great idea of the type inspiring stories we like to publish.

Get a FREE sample book of 6 inspiring stories written by winners of these contests.www.tales2inspire.com/gift



MORE ABOUT THE BLOGGER

 Howard-Johnson is the multi award-wining author of fiction, creative nonfiction, and poetry. She is also a marketing consultant, editor, and author of the multi award-winning HowToDoItFrugally Series of books for writers including the award-winning second editions of The Frugal Book Promoter and The Frugal Editor. Her latest is in the series is How to Get Great Book Reviews Frugally and Ethically. Learn more on her Amazon profile page, http://bit.ly/CarolynsAmznProfile. Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers is one of her booklets--perfect for inexpensive gift giving--and, another booklet, The Great First Impression Book Proposal helps writers who want to be traditionally published. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including one she encourages authors to read because it will help them convince retailers to host their workshops, presentations, and signings. It is A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques (http://bit.ly/RetailersGuide). In addition to this blog, she helps writers extend the exposure of their favorite reviews at TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com. She also blogs at all things editing--grammar, formatting and more--at The Frugal, Smart, and Tuned-In Editor (http://TheFrugalEditor.blogspot.com)