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What happens when you try to tell that story, with Zita Podany

What Happens when you have a Story to Tell, with Zita Podany

First step:

Zita had a story to tell. But life, as it does, kept getting in the way. Then she read the back of an Arcadia book where it said “Write for Arcadia.” She looked on the website and decided to contact them with her ideas.

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Writers’ Mill Minutes 201708

Writers’ Mill Minutes  August 20th 2017

Despite the approaching eclipse, August’s Writers’ Mill meeting was well attended with 16 people present to learn about research, photographs, permissions and publishing specs from Zita Podany, author of VanPort in the Images of America series. Notes from Zita’s talk can be below. And our thanks to Zita and the library staff for the excellent use of technology. (One day I’ll have to learn how it’s all done!)

Walt, who will be speaking and using technology in October and December, handed around a “reading assignment” for us all. In case you weren’t there, Walt very highly recommends “To Sell is Human” by Daniel H. Pink; also “How to Publish your Book” by Jane Friedman. We should all try to read Pink’s book, or at least to look at it, before October’s meeting (which gives us lots of time).

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Meet the Author – Tim Applegate

Tim Applegate on Being an Author

Tim Applegate gives around four poetry readings per year, plus novel presentations, plus speaking engagements at writing groups such as Writers’ Mill. We were delighted to welcome him to our July 2017 meeting, and he assured us that writers’ group engagements were pleasantly lowkey and fun.

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Writers’ Mill Minutes 201706

Writers’ Mill Minutes June 18th Fathers’ Day 2017

Around 20 members attended Sarah Hall’s Fathers’ Day presentation of the DIY book launch and learned not only how to create a good book “product,” but also how to reach an audience, prepare that audience to receive and read the book, and how to use technology! Notes from Sarah’s talk will be included below.

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The Writers Life

Cleaning up some old posts. This one contains links on the writer’s life.

What does success look like?

https://www.goodreads.com/blog/show/545-how-the-girl-on-the-train-became-a-runaway-success

Taxes?

http://janefriedman.com/2014/06/18/author-taxes/

Your brain

http://indigoediting.com/April2015

Read your writing aloud

http://thrillofthequill.toastmastersclubs.org/

Need to revitalize your novel?

http://learnhowtowriteanovel.com/blog/2015/06/01/writing-quick-read/

http://blog.bookbaby.com/2015/06/7-ways-an-algorithm-can-help-you-write-a-better-novel/

Want to take a writing course (could cost real money though)?

http://learnhowtowriteanovel.com/product/whats-in-your-story-world/