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Events and Opportunities

Ventura County Writers Club

by SusanDaffron on August 1, 2013

Ventura Breeze publisher Sheldon Brown will talk about how and why he founded the newspaper when he addresses Ventura County Writers Club. The meeting is at the Pleasant Valley Senior Center in Camarillo at 7:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public. Brown will share why, without any prior knowledge of writing or […]

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Three professional editors from the region will take part in a panel discussion titled “Working with a Professional Editor” at the July 9 meeting of the Ventura County Writers Club. Club president Kate Sexton will moderate the session. Joining the panel are Greg Elliot, author, editor, screenwriter, and writing professor at UCLA; Tammy Ditmore, professional […]

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APSS Annual Conference

by SusanDaffron on June 29, 2013

Discover how to sell more of your books in large, non-returnable quantities at the First APSS Annual Conference on November 8 – 9, 2013, at the Wyndham Hotel in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. For more information, go to: http://www.spannet.org/. This is the organization formerly known as SPAN.

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Open call for mystery stories

by SusanDaffron on June 29, 2013

We had so much fun with The Killer Wore Cranberry back in 2010, and The Killer Wore Cranberry: A Second Helping in 2012, we have to reset the table this year with The Killer Wore Cranberry: Room for Thirds. As in the previous anthologies, all the stories contained within must be about murder and mayhem […]

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PIPW Writers’ Weekend

by SusanDaffron on June 1, 2013

The website for PIPW Writers’ Weekend: Glendale is now live. I have created a special password protected page for SPAWN members to register with a deeper discount than advance registration. Here is the website: www.pipwwritersweekend.com SPAWN members will find the SPAWN password in the June edition of Market Update. (Note that the password is case […]

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Salt Cay Writers Retreat

by SusanDaffron on June 1, 2013

Karen Dionne is cofounder of the writers community Backspace, and organizer of the Backspace Writers Conference held in New York City for the past nine years has a new venture that promises a terrific opportunity for both published and not-yet-published authors who wish to take writing to the next level by working one-on-one with New […]

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New England Crime Bake conference

by SusanDaffron on June 1, 2013

New England Crime Bake 2013, the 12th annual mystery conference for writers and readers, will be held November 8, 9, and 10, at the Hilton Boston/Dedham, Massachusetts. The event is sponsored by the chapters of New England Sisters in Crime and the Mystery Writers of America. For more information, go to http://www.crimebake.org/index.htm

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Write for Magazines class

by SusanDaffron on June 1, 2013

WRITE FOR MAGAZINES, taught by Linda Formichelli START DATE: Sunday, June 9, 2013. Lessons are sent out Sunday and Wednesday. The class also includes two 45-minute group calls (both Basic and Premium students are invited): The first is Thursday, June 6 at 8 pm EST; the second is on Tuesday, July 2 at 8 pm […]

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Contribute to a Novel

by SusanDaffron on April 25, 2013

Opportunity for Writers from SPAWN member Raven West Be a contributing author to the sequel to Red Wine for Breakfast for only $2.99! Bourbon for Brunch takes place 25 years after Red Wine for Breakfast ended and follows the story of the two main characters, Jenny Reed and Johnny King. The main plot involves political […]

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Ventura County Writers Club

by SusanDaffron on April 25, 2013

Attend the Ventura County Writers Club May 14 meeting to hear Patricia Fry, author and publisher, discuss her “gentle” perspective on marketing your book. The insights you will gain on book promotion will be invaluable. “Writers will finally understand the concept of book promotion for fiction, nonfiction, and children’s books,” said Ms. Fry. “I will […]

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