Please join LCW’s Karen Ray for the next LCW writer’s seminar. Here’s the scoop:
Have you ever thought about sharing your story? Do family and friends tell you, “You should write a book!”? I believe each person’s unique history deserves to be remembered and shared with others. My goal as a personal historian, memoir coach, writer, and editor is to help preserve those life stories. When faced with a whole lifetime of memories the task can seem daunting. However, capturing one’s life stories can be an enjoyable, easily accessible project when broken down into easy steps and given some inspiration for how to start.
Come join us in an interactive workshop on writing your story. My goal is to empower you with the tools to begin writing or recording your own unique memories and experiences. This can be an immensely rewarding writing project. Ask yourself, if not now, when?
Date: August 27 Time: 2 – 3:30 p.m. Place: Good Sam’s, Building E (first floor West lounge), 3045 Buena Vida Circle.
I’ll share some simple tools and ideas for recording your memories and drawing out your story. This will be an interactive one hour seminar, followed by a half hour question and answer session, during which I’ll provide handouts with take away information. Even if you’re an experienced writer you might learn something new, and gain a different perspective, while having a bit of fun on a Saturday afternoon.…
Six hearty souls ventured out in the heat to participate in the branding workshop presented by George Pintar
The participants requested answers to three questions
What is the definition of branding?
How do you brand your book?
What are the benefits of branding?
Using the Socratic teaching methodology, mind mapping, and attendee participation the three questions were answered. Below is the summarization that culminated in the two-hour informative and fun-filled event.
Please join George Pintar, President Emeritus of Las Cruces Writers, for his upcoming seminar on branding your writing business. The seminar is Saturday, July 23rd from 2-4 PM at Good Samaritan Village, Building E (first floor West lounge), 3045 Buena Vida Circle.
Topics to be covered:
Selecting your brand and voice
A planning calendar
Matching brand to content
Questions and information to share
What to Bring:
A 2022 calendar with room to write
Note paper and favorite pen or pencil
An open mind
Water if you get thirsty
This workshop has been designed for writers who want to go beyond just writing and also write as a business or to sell books. There is a difference.…
Please join me for my upcoming seminar on self-publishing. The seminar is Saturday, June 25th from 2-4 PM at Good Samaritan Village, Building E, 3045 Buena Vida Circle. I will also stream the seminar via Zoom (invitation will go out to members email list a day before).
This class is designed for writers of all skill levels who have an interest self-publishing their books. The goal will be to discuss why a writer self-publishes and the skills that are be needed to do so. Next, I will survey different levels of self-publishing, from assisted services to full do-it-yourself. The primary focus of the seminar, however, will be self-publishing a book from soup to nuts, including obtaining ISBN codes, formatting a manuscript, creating cover art, ordering a sample, and sitting back and enjoying the small pleasure of success.
I (Mark Davis) will host a seminar on Saturday, May 28th from 2-4 PM at Good Samaritan Village, Building E, 3045 Buena Vida Circle. I will also stream the seminar via Zoom (invitation will go out to members email list a day before).
Reaching audiences and selling books online is very 21st century, but don’t expect that if you build it they will come! In this seminar, I will give an overview of online marketing approaches and the idea of a “digital platform” that is designed to assemble an audience using a variety of tools.
This class is designed for writers of all skill levels who have an interest in marketing and promoting their books online. The goal will be to survey the available channels for reaching your audience and do a few deep dives on the technical aspects of those online systems. While some of the details may be technical, the presentation will provide both a primer for those hoping to do-it-yourself and options for those looking for assistance.
This seminar dovetails with George Pintar’s planned July seminar, Branding Your Business.
Topics to be covered:
The idea of a “digital platform”
Examples of platforms
Hybrid models: marketing online and in person
Goals of platforms
A zoo of possibilities: Twitter, websites, Goodreads, Instagram, Facebook, oh my!
LCW’s own Efrem Carrasco will host a seminar on Saturday, April 23, 2022 from 2:00 pm – 4:00pm.
The goal of all writers is to continuously improve their writing
Before you submit your manuscript to the publisher, you want to make sure your work is concise, tight, structurally and grammatically correct, and meets the three criteria—Flow, Clarity, and Understandability. This class is designed for writers of all skill levels who wish to advance to the next level. Who Should Take This Class?
Unpublished novices who desire to become good fiction/nonfiction writers.
Published writers who desire to improve their writing craftsmanship.
You Will Learn:
The Concepts and Misconceptions of Editing and Writing
Proper Manuscript Format
Proper Formats of Writing
How to Write Stronger Sentences
Choosing the Right Words
Dos and Don’ts of Writing
Common Writer Mistakes—and how to avoid them.
Efrem Carrasco, Instructor
Only 15 seats available. This is a stress-free class. It’s neither a Workshop nor an English Grammar class.
REQUIREMENTS: Bring Paper and Pen—for notes and practice writing.
LOCATION: Good Sam, Building E, 3045 Buena Vida Circle
Join Susan Brontly, DACC Instructional Librarian, to learn advanced methods in internet research on 26 February 2022 (2-4PM) at Good Samaritan Village, Building E. Note this seminar is for members only and you should RSVP with Bob Worthington. Here’s an overview:
· Where you find resources depends upon what type of writing you do · Types of resources writers might need · Internet safety · Google Power Searching · Databases available to NM residents · Locations of information on the internet · Success stories & challenges · Q&A