Whether you’re trying to sell your first book or your fortieth, the road to publication is never an easy one to navigate. Let Liberty States Fiction Writers guide your way. A multi-genre organization, the Liberty States Fiction Writers is dedicated to the education and support of all fiction writers. We provide workshops, networking events and promotional opportunities to aid both published and yet-to-be published writers.
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December 14 – Holiday Party
December 14th is our annual holiday party! The party will commence at 11 am and end whenever Anne tires of us taking over her humble abode. This is a Members Only event.
Directions are in the Members Only section and will also be sent to the e-mail loop.
As always, party goers will eat whatever is brought by the attending members! Have a wonderful and happy holiday season and get ready for another exciting year in 2014.
January 11 Write It Forward Workshop
The Liberty States Fiction Writers Write It Forward Workshop takes place at the Jamesburg Senior Center, located at 139 Stevens Ave. in Jamesburg, NJ.
For members? FREE! But you still must register to save yourself a seat. Hurry, though! You must sign up by December 15, 2013 to reserve a spot. Space is limited.
After December 15, this special event opens to Non-members for registration at a cost of $50 (includes catered lunch).
Check-in starts at 9:00, and the program runs from 9:30 – 12:25. At 12:30, we break for lunch. The program resumes at 1:15 and runs until 2:30.
A scrumptious catered lunch is available for only $15. Checks are due by:
December 25, 2013.
Please make your checks out to: Liberty States Fiction Writers and send your checks to:
Liberty States Fiction Writers
PO Box 2914
Westfield, NJ 07090
You can also brown bag your lunch.
KICK OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH A YES!
Dream of seeing your words in print? Do you want to build a successful publishing career?
2014 could be THE year!
What better way than to plan your writing year – and career – with New York Times bestselling author Bob Mayer and romantic suspense author Jen Talty.
ABOUT THE WRITE IT FORWARD WORKSHOP:
Write it Forward: From Writer to Successful Author
Join Bob Mayer and Jen Talty for a special presentation focused on author development, business planning, and understanding the latest developments in publishing with a focus on the digital revolution.
Bob and Jen will discuss basic principles taken from Write it Forward: From Writer to Successful Author – a holistic approach encompassing goals, intent, environment, personality, change, courage, communication, and leadership that gives the writer a road map to become a successful author. Write It Forward integrates the creative side with the business end of publishing. In today’s fast-paced publishing age, it’s a challenge for a writer to write, market and promote that writing (whether traditionally or self-published), and stay on top of publishing news, technology and trends. It can be mind-numbing and paralyzing. Where do you – the author – begin, and what path should you travel?
There are many roads to Oz, and Oz means many different things to different people.
This workshop also covers what Bob and Jen call the 3 Ps: Platform, Product & Promotion. Understand your unique Position as an Author. This will help authors make informed decisions on which publishing route, whether it be traditional, self or hybrid. Also included is a discussion on Marketing and Discoverability. How do readers find you in the wild west of publishing?
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS:
BOB MAYER: Bob Mayer is a West Point Graduate, Former Green Beret, CEO of Cool Gus Publishing and a NY Times Bestselling Author. He has had over 50 books published. He has sold over four million books, and is in demand as a team-building, life-changing, and leadership speaker and consultant for his Who Dares Wins: The Green Beret Way concept, which he translated into Write It Forward: a holistic program teaching writers how to be authors. He is also the Co-Creator of Cool Gus Publishing, which does both eBooks and Print On Demand, so he has experience in both traditional and non-traditional publishing. For more information, please go to: http://www.bobmayer.org/
JEN TALTY: Jen Talty is the co-creator and COO of Cool Gus Publishing with NY Times Bestselling Author, former Green Beret and West Point Graduate, Bob Mayer. Jen is also the author of sexy, edgy Romantic Suspense. Her website is: http://jentalty.com/
If you are an LSF Writers member with an upcoming release and would like to be a featured author, please e-mail us using the contact form in the Members Only section.
As a reminder, if you are a LSF Writer Member and have a 2013 and/or 2014 release, please send your cover and a short book blurb to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are a Published Author, please send your photo and a short bio to email@example.com so we may prepare our 2012 Author Spotlights.
The Liberty States Fiction Writers welcome pre-published writers at all levels as well as e-published, small press and traditionally published authors.
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