“You fail only if you stop writing.” Ray Bradbury
June 1st, Speaker on Synopsis Development
Molli Nickell, Guest Speaker, Wednesday, June 1st, 7:00 PM at Barnes & Noble N. Dale Mabry
Bring a printed copy of your 350 word synopsis to the TWA June 1st meeting and take advantage of a “cold reading” from The Publishing Wizard, Molli Nickell. She’ll demonstrate the agent “quick-read” reaction to illustrate how the biz works from the other side of the desk. This means she’ll stop reading when any synopsis veers off track. Make sure yours doesn’t. Stick with the five-paragraph format that’s explained on a private link on Molli’s website.
Former publisher Molli Nickell has been in the publishing for 30+ years. She’s edited books, acquired manuscripts, authored books and articles, designed projects, presented keynotes, and led workshops for publishing giants including Time-Life, Better Homes & Gardens, Simon & Schuster, HarperCollins, The ABA (American Booksellers Association), and the SCBWI, (Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators). Currently, as The Publishing Wizard at www.getpublishednow.biz, she evaluates and edits manuscripts, and teaches writers how to write submission materials: query letters, synopses, and first pages. Molli offers an ever-expanding resource for low-cost tutorials, created to help writers achieve their goals of: agent/contract/shelf space at Barnes and Noble. Check them out at MolliMart.
July 6th, Speaker on Marketing and Sharpening Our Tech Skills
Also on July 6th — Following Alycea Snyder’s presentation, join us. You might be a winner! ” Free Book lottery.”
Our dear poet and friend, Doctor Jack Robinson, will be very much missed. A sweet man and a talented haiku poet, he left us with many precious memories.
Tribute to Jack Robinson
You leave us, haiku builder
They’ll bring your name back
Lucky the haikus
Shaped by your creative mind
Yea to what they say
On your way good friend
Carrier of great stories
Haikus sing to you. Helen Merchan
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