We’re Going Live!

The O.C. Writers Monthly Update

Winter is officially over. Now is the time to emerge from our caves, crawl out of our burrows, and resurrect our writing lives. AT O.C. Writers, we’re celebrating this resurgence with LIVE events throughout the county!

Here’s the calendar for April:

Monday, April 9, 5:30 to 7:00 PM – Polish Your Words Workshop at the Foothill Ranch Library.

Joe De Ladurantey, Megan Haskell, and Greta Boris are teaming up to teach you how to get your work in tip top shape before you send it off to agents, editors, or hit the publish button. We’ll be covering critique groups, beta readers, working with editors, and self-editing techniques.

Thursday, April 12, 1:00 PM – Writing Book Descriptions that Sell with Bryan Cohen.

Learn how to craft a killer hook for your book. Whether you’re pitching or published, this online webinar will teach you how to attract an audience. (We’ll be sending a second email with more details and a link to join the webinar soon.)

Saturday, April 14, 9:00 AM to 12:00 – Writing Productivity for Plotters and Pantsers at the 1888 Center in Orange.

This 3 hour intensive workshop is designed to help you write faster and better. You’ll leave with a week-long calendar mapping out your ideal times to write, a Plot Menu spreadsheet for your work in progress, and a solid set of tried-and-true resources you can use to improve your writing productivity. Register soon! Cost is $60 to attend, and seating is limited.

Monday, April 23, 11:00 – 11:30 – The Monday morning Write In is going LIVE on Facebook.

Can’t make it to Patch Coffee for our weekly event? No worries. We’re coming to you. Join us in the O.C.Writers Facebook Group for a great writing discussion.

Thursday, April 26 – Keep your eyes on your email for the Sven/Nevs new monthly YouTube show!

Our own Sven Davison and his alter ego Nevs will be debating the pros and cons of offering free books to resurrect your series. If you missed last month’s show here’s the link.

Coming in May

Save the date: Wine, Women, and Words – A Ladies Day Out

Saturday, May 12, 2018 at Giracci Vineyard and Farms (note the date and location change)

Mark your calendars and join us for author panels, book signings, wine tasting, and more! Participating authors and further details to be released soon.

Every day in May is Ladies Day at O.C. Writers. We’ll be focused on Women authors, the unique challenges women writers face, writing female characters, women who’ve inspired you, Mom, and apple pie. Submit your articles to Megan by April 28th. Be sure to review our submission guidelines before sending.

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