Hot Stuff: What’s new and upcoming at O.C. Writers

Independently Wealthy? Exploring the Alchemy of Self-Publishing

by Megan Haskell

Hot, Hot, Hot

Phew! It’s HOT out there! I can’t even walk my dog after 11am without worrying about his paws on the cement. Luckily, this month at O.C. Writers we’re all about beating the heat with hot tips and cool events. The blog is going to be chock-full of great ideas, everything from hot tips on character development, to writing sexy scenes, to striking while the iron is hot.

PLUS here’s what’s going on LIVE and IN-PERSON!

  • August 19th – Learn how to write a brilliant short story from award winning short story writer and regular O.C. Writers blog contributor Jeff Michaels. This FREE workshop will be held at the Foothill Ranch library from 10:30 to 12.
  • August 27th – Drink wine, have fun, and support our local authors! Another Murder, Mystery and Mayhem event is coming up at A Stone’s Throw Winery in San Juan Capistrano. This month I’ll be reading an excerpt from my fantasy series, The Sanyare Chronicles, and we’ll hear from Anthony Award Winning author Matt Coyle! (More info coming soon)
  • Put your “back to school” plans on the calendar: The Southern California Writer’s Conference is coming to Irvine September 22 – 24. Greta and I will be teaching a course based on our upcoming book, Aspiring to Author: A guide to your publishing career.  Join the O.C. Writers newsletter and get a $25 discount off full admission to the conference. We’ll see you there!

Next Month

Memory or lesson, teacher or student, September always brings us back to school. If you have a great idea to share, email me! Submissions are due Saturday, August 26. Visit the submissions page of the website for all the details.



Megan Haskell, Author

Legend has it, I was born with a book in my hands. Thirty-ish years later, I’m a stay-at-home-mom who prefers a good story over doing the dishes. Only now, I’m building my own fantasy worlds! I’m the author of the Amazon best selling series,The Sanyare Chronicles, and Program Director of O.C. Writers. You can find me on my website at www.meganhaskell.comFacebook, and Twitter.


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One thought on “Hot Stuff: What’s new and upcoming at O.C. Writers

  1. Very excited to see what is planned for this month!!! Thank you so much for always sharing such invaluable content!

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