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Use Active, Not Passive Voice: A Tip From Judy Reeves

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Blog, Craft Talk, Fresh Ink | Comments Off

Your Brain on Verbs How easy to use was. How that word just slides off our fingertips and onto the page as we merrily write along. Maybe the word actually resides in our fingers and shows up as automatic writing. Maybe it asserts itself like our heart, an involuntary muscle. Though in was’s case, there’s not much muscle involved. Was is a weakling of a verb. So is its present tense form, is. Both versions are forms of the verb to be. (Count how many to be forms I...

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04/21 Scrivener Informal Drop-In Tutorial Session

Posted by on Mar 24, 2015 in Events, Readings & Special Events | Comments Off

Bring your laptop and your Scrivener program (there is a free 30 day trial you can download) and come to an informal session of work and question time.  We’ll have a laptop with a projector screen set up so we can answer questions and show techniques.  Come with questions and your program.  $5.  Drop in–no registration required.  Come anytime during the session.  Informal tutoring and question/answer time.   Kim Keeline is a college teacher of...

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07/11 The Comic Toolbox: How to be Funny Even if You’re Not with John Vorhaus

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Classes, Events | Comments Off

It’s that “how to be funny even if you’re not” part, isn’t it? Intriguing… beguiling… slightly befuddling. But let’s face it, even if you are funny (and guess what, nobody’s not) who among us couldn’t stand to be funnier still? And who among us wouldn’t be prepared to invest a day in our scriptwriting, screenwriting, novel writing or stand-up comedy career when a master of the craft comes to town? With these and other rhetorical questions in mind,...

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05/24 Marrying Traditional Marketing with Social Media Marketing with Cathy Scott

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Classes, Events | Comments Off

Cathy identifies the best platforms, demographics and methods for marketing and selling your book. She’ll guide you in how to build your author brand on social media platforms while promoting your book the old-fashioned way via brick-and-mortar book signings and events and exploring unique venues.   Cathy Scott, a Los Angeles Times bestselling author, investigative journalist and blogger for Psychology Today, has written 11 books. Her work has appeared in New...

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05/03 Publishing Methods Pros and Cons with Cathy Scott

Posted by on Mar 23, 2015 in Classes, Events | Comments Off

In this class, you will learn about independent (self) publishing vs. traditional publishing and the pros and cons of both: In this workshop, Cathy, based on personal experience, describes the best tools and resources for turning your manuscript, whether fiction or nonfiction, into a published book (ebook and/or paperback). She covers topics such as how to come up with an idea, how to research it, how to turn it into a book, and whether to release the book yourself or...

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