The event is free and there will be tables for businesses, individuals, and organizations that support regional writers, including proofreading, editing, cover designs, formatting and layout, ghostwriting, book research, dialog, memoir writing, coaching, and book production. You can also learn about pitfalls and scams.…
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.…
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
Check out Bob’s newest book, Fighting Vietcong in the Rung Sat, at the Military Writers Society of America (MWSA). Bob has submitted it for review and a possible award. There are many societies, contests, and awards available for new authors, short stories, fiction and non-fiction alike. We will collect our own accolades here and add to our resources.
Sign up soon for Bob Worthington‘s Writing as a Business seminar. Bob will discuss tax matters, business formation, audits, and meticulous record keeping! The event will be January 22, 2022 (Saturday) from 2 to 4 pm in the 1st floor west end lounge of Building E in Good Samaritan Village. Bob Worthington is a professional writer, former university business professor and former business consultant for the Small Business Administration.
To sign up, watch for an email and contact Bob directly for a spot.…