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Thursday, February 05, 2015

Tony Todaro Extends SharingwithWriters Readers Invitation to Success

This is the only conference quite like this so I thought I'd pass the invitation along my SharingwithWriters subscribers and visitors.  It's not too late to register and it's supremely affordable. (Read that frugal! )  And yes, I'll be there on Friday with an indepth hour on improving dialogue and avoiding humiliation by making errors with punctuation--the kind that keep you from getting past the gatekeepers who have the power to say "yay" or "nay" to your manuscript.

By the way, they partner with LA's famous Sportsmen's Lodge for special rates on accommodations. And our weather is gorgeous! (-:  
New Story Conference
This is your invitation straight from Tony Todaro, Director of Big Story Writers Conference in Los Angeles.

“Please join  fellow writers at the Big Story Writers  Conference , an event  uniquely focused to help define the elements of  virtually any story concept or plot you  envision and develop it a truly BIG STORY  with the potential to become a best-seller or  hit movie.
“During three days of  workshops, you will learn how to fine-tune and  master your skill sets to produce the best  structure for a work of fiction, non-fiction,  screenplay, short story, or poetry, as well as  how to write a solid book proposal, draft a  great query letter to agents, develop a synopsis  or story bible that reflects your voice as an  author, and more.
“This  educational and inspirational conference will  include dozens of guest speakers, veteran  educators, industry experts, publishing  professionals, noted writers and best-selling  authors on four simultaneous tracks focused on  the craft of writing the BIG  STORY.Writers of all levels and  genres will benefit from this  event.

The Big  Story Writers Conference offers ProCritiques™ with professional  editors, and  Masters ProCritiques ™ with agents and  publishers looking for new talent. This is a  terrific opportunity and cost-effective way to  receive one-on-one  constructive, professional feedback on your  novel or screenplay, and increase your chances  for success as an author now and in the  future. We also  offer ProConsultations, which are  opportunities for authors with completed,  polished manuscripts to pitch  literary agents and publishers at no extra  cost. We even offer an  informative seminar with the "agents du jour"   to help you prepare for your live meeting  later that day.

We look  forward to your joining us for this educational  and inspirational event for writers of all  genres and disciplines.

Continued success with your  writing,
Tony N  Todaro
West Coast Writers  Conferences
Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The Frugal Editor: Put Your Best Book Forward to Avoid Humiliation and Ensure Success; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including 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. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor .


  1. I wish we had more conferences like this on the East Coast.

  2. A www, come on, Diane! You know you need a break from East coast weather!! We'll have lunch.

  3. There is still time to take advantage of preregistration discounts for this important event for writers. And it's being held in the San Fernando Valley, where the weather is balmy and there's NO SNOW! So come join us. We even have a great deal at the iconic Sportsmans Lodge, so after the conference, you can enjoy Universal Studios and City Walk!

  4. Anonymous10:25 AM

    Come spend the weekend and learn from dozens of industry experts on how to improve your writing. And of course, Carolyn will appear!

  5. An update! When you go online to register or e-mail Tony, be sure to ask about his lovely Valentine special. You treat yourself to a weekend of learning and bring your Valentine free. BTW, critique group partners and and former writing teachers can be your valentines, too. Imagine how surprised they'd be!


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