Saturday, May 28, 2011

Another EXTRA at Dallas MWSWA June 4th Workshop


Join us for our June 4th workshop ""Rise out of the Slush Pile" with Steve Miller. Steve is published in multiple genres and also an editor at Lilley Press and MindFlights. When wearing the hat of editor, he slogs through stacks of submissions, which is known in publishing as the "slush pile." He writes a short critique for writers on every manuscript he rejects, and he helps decide which stories to accept. Hear common problems that keep writers from being published, and find out why a few stories with problems do rise above the rest from the slush pile.

The Dallas MWASW group meets the first Saturday of each month at Texas Land & Cattle, 812 South Central Expressway, Richardson , TX 75080 . Meeting time is 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. There is a $5.00 door fee, cash only. All who attend are invited to remain for lunch.

Something extra: Workshop following lunch: Writing 101

Time: 1:00pm-2:00pm Fee: $10.00

This workshop will address the needs of our beginner/intermediate writers as well as act as a fundraiser, since the instructor, our very own LaRee Bryant, has generously volunteered her time and experience. This month she will discuss the different types of publishers--from the traditional, to self-publishing and everything in between.

LaRee is the author of 7 historical novels and 2 non-fiction books, and has recently finished the second book in a new cozy mystery series. She's been a writing teacher and professional editor for over 20 years and has served on the boards of several national and local writers' organizations, overseeing committees such as "Agents Standards of Practice" and "Published Authors Network."

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