Showing posts with label advice for writers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label advice for writers. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Tara Lynne Groth, to teach Book Publishing and Marketing class in Hayesville, NC, on Sat., August 22, 2015

In this class, Tara Lynne Groth, will explore different publishing services, basics of a writer's platform, and how to spread awareness of your writing without having to 'sell, sell, sell,' your book.  The class will be offered at the Hayesville Library, Saturday, August 22nd, 2015, at 10:00 AM. Tara Lynne Groth is the founder of Asheville Writers and is a full-time freelance writer. She recently finished instructing a 10-week course on Book Marketing for Duke University's OLLI continuing education program. Before starting her writing business she worked as a marketing manager and director of public relations. She speaks at events around the country on publicity and digital marketing. She is the force behind the popular blog Write Naked, at: Please contact Glenda Council Beall for further information at :

Friday, August 8, 2014

"Writers on the Writing Process," an Interview with Karen Paul Holmes

A chance meeting on Facebook results in a San Fransisco writer interviewing a Netwest member. 

Writer, Laura E. Davis, who lives in San Fransisco, and Netwest Rep for Georgia, Karen Paul Holmes, met through an international women's writers' group on Facebook. Learning of Karen's new book, Untying the Knot, Laura offered to interview her for the series called "Writers on the Writing Process."  Read the interview here

The Lake Chatuge view that inspires Karen Paul Holmes to write
Untying the Knot is available on Amazon in paperback and Kindle, and also at City Light Bookstore in Sylva, NC.

On August 9, Karen Paul Holmes and Co-Netwest Rep, Rosemary Royston, will be the featured readers at Writers' Night Out in Blairsville. Rosemary also has a new book, Splitting the Soil (available on Amazon and from Finishing Line Press). The two poets plan to try a new approach to their reading: They will pair their poems in some logical/artistic way and read them alternately, rather than each poet reading alone. The event takes place at the lovely Union County Community Center at Butternut Creek Golf Course (map here). Food and beverages (including alcohol) are available for purchase at 6 pm during the social hour. An open mic follows after the reading. Sign up at the door to read 3 minutes of prose or poetry. Writers' Night Out takes place on the second Saturday of every month.

Friday, January 2, 2009

Peg Russell's Favorite websites for Writers

Peg Russell of Murphy, NC is a writer I often turn to when I need information found on the web. At my request she sent a list of some of her favortie sites for writers and some for general interest.

GOOD ONES site has contests, conferences, places to publish, etc. (Gulf Coast Writers. org)
database search for publishers of poetry, short stories, novels
free newsletter with articles and poetry markets
free newsletter, too many ads, but good market info
where to check out scams, slow payers, etc.
free newsletter, too many, but good market info, too chatty
free newsletter, Angela Booth sells her stuff, but
advice articles are light, good to review advice

free newsletter, not a writer newsletter, but fascinating information about plants in history, folk beliefs, etc. General information
http://http://http// free newsletter about current forensic news in USA and abroad
Thanks, Peg

If any writers who read this blog would like to share some of your favorite sites for writers, please send them to
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