Hey writers! If you’re a beginner looking for a nurturing environment in which to share your writing, or you’re a seasoned professional looking for a new source of feedback, please consider joining us. We’ll be at Olive’s on Ludlow at 2:00. Bring about seven minutes’ worth of material to read, $5 for the kitty, and more money if you plan to eat.
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Posted in General, Writing Life, tagged critique, editing, fiction, get published, manuscripts, process, punctuation, Sisters in Crime, Speaking engagements, style guides, traditional publishing, writing, writing workshops on September 15, 2012 | 3 Comments »
Today I’ll be talking with the Sisters in Crime of Columbus, Ohio (SiCCO). Don’t you just love that acronym?
We’re going to talk about how to get your writing in the best shape for submitting it to editors and agents (and contests, too!). I read some great stories and can’t wait to meet the authors. Some of the things we’ll be discussing are manuscript format, action verbs, punctuation and style guides.
For example, did you know that you’re supposed to put only one space at the end of a sentence and after a colon? Do you know when that standard changed? In the mid-1980s. Want to know why? Well, you’ll have to invite me to talk to your group to find out!
Hi folks! It’s that time again. We’re meeting this-coming Sunday at 2 p.m. at Olives at the Ludlow Garage in the Clifton gaslight area for our monthly “Writing Workshop Workshop.” For the uninitiated, our gathering is where you can learn the gentle art of critiquing other people’s work and having your own work critiqued in return. Bring about seven minutes’ worth of material to read or just come to listen to everyone else, and bring $5 for the kitty. We usually end by 4:30 or 5 p.m. All genres welcome; just remember that you’re going to be reading it out loud in a public place. (more…)
Last-minute notice! Operators are standing by! OK, no they’re not.
Today, August 5, at 2 p.m., we are holding our monthly Writing Workshop Workshop at Olive’s at the Ludlow Garage. If you’re interested in workshopping a sample of your writing, please come. If you’d like to hear some great writing, please come. If you’re thinking about writing, please come.
Bring seven minutes’ worth of material to read, $5 for the kitty and (most important) you.
Posted in General, Writing Life, tagged bookstore, critique, editing, fiction, get published, manuscripts, My books, nonfiction, reading, Sisters in Crime, Speaking engagements, Women Writing for a Change, writing, writing workshops on May 9, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
Editing a document for someone is a lot like dating: there is a relationship between the two of you. However, it is unlike dating in that no matter how much a friendship might develop, the relationship is still based on professionalism and one of you is still going to be paid.
Posted in General, Writing Life, tagged contracts and copyrights, editing, fiction, get published, manuscripts, marketing, My books, nonfiction, self-published book, Speaking engagements, Stephen Gillen, traditional publishing, Valerie J. Lewis Coleman, Write On! Workshop, writing class, writing workshops on January 16, 2012 | 1 Comment »
Thanks to everyone who came to the Write On! Workshop Cincy Style yesterday. Judging from the evaluations, and speaking for Val and me, a great time was had by all! And didn’t Colleen Zuber at the Refuge Coffee Bar serve us a great lunch? Steve Gillen’s presentation on Copyrights and Contracts (and all the extra tips he gave us!) is surely going to save many of us a lot of headaches.
For yesterday’s participants: did you feel as if your head was spinning and you couldn’t write fast enough? For those who couldn’t make it: are you kicking yourself now? Never fear! Sign up now for the Write On! Workshop that we’re holding in Dayton on March 31, 2012. See you there!
BY POPULAR DEMAND! You asked for it; here it is! An all-day writing workshop in Cincinnati. Wendy Beckman and Valerie Coleman present the Write On! Workshop Cincy Style. After holding several successful WOWs in Dayton, we’re holding one in Cincinnati on Sunday, January 15, 2012, at the Refuge Coffee Bar in Covedale. (more…)
Are you looking for a place to share your writing in an atmosphere of trust? Where you can get good, constructive feedback? Please join us for learning the gentle art of critiquing others’ writing and being critiqued. Bring seven minutes’ worth of manuscript and $5 for the kitty (more if you plan on eating!).
Please note that this month we will be starting a half hour earlier than usual.
Olive’s on Ludlow:
Cincinnati, OH 45220
That building has been many things. The last restaurant in that place was Uno’s. It is also known as the Ludlow Garage. They’re giving us a private room. If you arrive a few minutes early, you can try the all-you-can-eat buffet for $9.95, get yourself settled and then not worry about talking to a waiter!
Please let me know if you will be joining us — and feel free to invite a friend!
See you Sunday, December 18, at 1:30 p.m. at Olive’s!
Looking for a place to read your manuscript in a welcoming, warm environment with good food? Welcome to the “Writing Workshop Workshop“! We’ll be meeting at the Refuge Coffee Bar on Sunday, September 11, at 2 p.m. to share your writing and learn the gentle art of critiquing and being critiqued. Read more about it here. (Note the change of location!)