Writing Workshop Series.
If you missed our recent writing workshops, held in Florida, we all
had an outstanding time and wanted to thank everyone who attended.
What fun events.
writing workshop series
Landres, a Simon & Schuster editor for more than seven years,
now works as an editorial consultant and engaged writers with
her outstanding book proposal tips at WordSmitten's Writing
Workshop Series in 2007.
St. Petersburg Times Book Editor Margo Hammond discusses the
writing process at WordSmitten's Writing Workshop Series
to sit, who to see, and what fun with writers and editors,
at the workshop
margo hammond and denise mccabe
Got my workshop badge,
my writing goals and objectives,
okay, I'm rolling up my sleeves and getting ready to write.
early for our next workshop to be eligible to win a free copy
2008 Writer's Market Deluxe Edition
and meet Jane Friedman, editorial director of Writer's Digest
Roy Peter Clark
"Thank you for
a great writing conference."
do you mean,
I have to go home?"
I take the cat with me?"
speakers at our November 3, 2007 workshop included:
Peter Clark, (Writing Tools) :: Roy conducted a session in
writing, adding to his reputation as a remarkable piano and metaphor
Peter Clark, vice president of journalism's notable Poynter
Institute, is an author of many books on writing. Roy has taught writing
at every level--to school children and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors--for
more than 30 years. Mr. Clark has spoken about the writer's craft
on The Oprah Winfrey Show, NPR and Today;
at conferences from Singapore to Brazil; and at news organizations
from The New York Times to the Sowetan in South Africa. He
is the author of "Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for
Every Writer," his recently released book from Little, Brown
Braden, author of The Architecture of Leisure ::
She is conducting a session in research methods for non-fiction
writing. Her book about Florida's historical and legendary hotels
built by Henry Flagler and Henry Plant began as a thesis and is published
by University Press of Florida. She is
assistant professor of art history at Auburn University and is considering
Western tourism as a new topic.
Manning, Manhattan book publicist responsible for campaigns
that helped put five books on The New York Times bestseller
list: On the Wealth of Nations and Eat the Rich by
P.J. O'Rourke, Charlie Wilson’s War by George Crile,
Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden, and Ship of Gold in the
Deep Blue Sea by Gary Kinder. The company has publicized five
additional books by O’Rourke, as well as Bowden’s Killing
Pablo and Guests of the Ayatollah. Other Grove Atlantic
authors handled by Scott Manning have included Norman Mailer (Portrait
of Picasso as a Young Man), Jon Lee Anderson (Che Guevara:
A Revolutionary Life), Tim Flannery (Throwim’ Way Leg,
The Eternal Frontier, The Weather Makers), Tom Clavin
and Bob Drury (Halsey's Typhoon) and Merrill Markoe (Merrill
Markoe’s Guide to Love).
Fantle Shimberg is an award-winning author of 21 books
and more than 200 magazine
and newspaper articles. Her most recent books are Another Chance
for Love (Adams
Media), Blending Families (Berkley), and The Complete
Single Father (Adams Media) and
she also is author of WRITE WHERE YOU LIVE:Successful Freelancing
at Home (Writer's
Digest Books). Her
television appearances include the TODAY show, CNN's SONYA LIVE IN
A.M. CHICAGO and she co-hosted WFLA-TV's WOMEN'S POINT OF VIEW for
years. She has been a speaker at the national ASJA meetings in New
York City, at
numerous medical professional seminars, and taught "Writing for
Publication" for two
years at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa. Shimberg has conducted
workshops at the Suncoast Writer's Conference, Florida Business Writers,
Communication, and Florida Freelance Writers' Conference.
Sullivan, editor of WordSmitten.com, has written
for more than ten years in digital media, was a newspaper columnist
for West Hawaii's daily newspaper, and published and edited monthly
magazines for both literary and corporate institutions. Kate hosts
a weekly radio program, "About
the Books" broadcasting every Saturday on WTIS-AM and weekly
on NPR affiliate, WFSU-FM 88.9 Tallahassee. More Talk Radio and Podcast
Networks coming soon.
practical writing workshops
give you the tips to:
Write in your pajamas. Freelance from home.
Great tips to get started.
• Research your topic for a manuscript - be innovative.
• Recognize a story's lead (lede) and thesis - what is this?
• Write a compelling query letter to a magazine editor.
• Identify resources for both commercial and literary magazines;
• Find a literary agent who is best for your writing style.
• Tips on getting visible - book promotion, what works,
what to avoid.