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    • 27 Feb 2021
    • 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EST)
    • Via Zoom - link will be sent

    Regular Meeting

    IN THE CLOUD VIA ZOOM

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    9:00 - 10:00 Board Meeting

    10:00 - 10:50 Success Stories, Introduction of new members, Officer reports.

    11:00 - 12:00 Morning Program,

    Getting Rid of the Parts Readers Skip (1 hour)

     Dan’s all time favorite writing quote comes from the late NYT bestselling author, Elmore Leonard: “In your writing, try to leave out the parts readers skip.” Leonard was a master at self-editing, a critical skill for writers hoping to get published or grow an audience today. Dan decided early on to make this a priority in his books. No blah-blah-blah parts. He credits the cultivation of this skill for much of his writing success. Dan’s 23 novels have received over 12,000 Amazon Reviews (avg. 4.7 Stars) That’s an average of 550 reviews per novel (some have over 1,200).


    GLVWG Host is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

    Topic: GLVWG Board and General Meeting Plus Dan Walsh - Getting Rid of the Parts People Skip
    Time: Feb 27, 2021 09:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Join Zoom Meeting
    https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89948222863?pwd=TUpIdkgzdDhVMFpUb3VzNll0TDdkZz09

    Meeting ID: 899 4822 2863
    Passcode: 485069

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    Afternoon Workshop

    How to Create a Successful Fiction Series (1.5 hours)

     Without a doubt, readers prefer books that come in a series (vs a stand-alone). The reason is obvious: if they loved the story and the characters in your first book, they want to spend more time with them. Of Dan’s 23 published novels, 17 are part of a series (his 6 stand-alones were at the request of his publisher). In this session, Dan shares all the essentials he’s learned to write the kind of novel series that force readers to keep reading one book after the other (then move on to another series when they’re through).

    Date: Afternoon Program, February 27,
    Time: 1:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

    Zoom meeting link and password will be sent when you register.

    Member Free

    Non-member: $15

    REGISTER HERE

    Bio:

    Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of 23 novels (all available on Amazon), including The Unfinished Gift, Rescuing Finley, When Night Comes and The Reunion (now being made into a feature film). Over 1 million copies of Dan's books are in print or downloaded. They've received over 12,000 Amazon reviews (4.7 Star Avg). He's won both the Carol and Selah Awards multiple times, 4 of his novels have been finalists for RT Reviews Inspirational Novel of the Year.

    Reviewers often remark about Dan's rich, character-driven storylines and page-turning suspense (even with his more inspirational books). He's been writing full-time since 2010. He and his wife Cindi have been married 44 years, have 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren. They live in the Daytona Beach area, where Dan grew up. You can follow him on Facebook, read his blog, sign up for his newsletter, or preview his books by visiting his website at http://www.danwalshbooks.com.

    • 27 Feb 2021
    • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM (EST)
    • Palmer Library and Zoom meeting
    • 2
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    GLVWG

    Afternoon Workshop

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.


    How to Create a Successful Fiction Series (1.5 hours)

     Without a doubt, readers prefer books that come in a series (vs a stand-alone). The reason is obvious: if they loved the story and the characters in your first book, they want to spend more time with them. Of Dan’s 23 published novels, 17 are part of a series (his 6 stand-alones were at the request of his publisher). In this session, Dan shares all the essentials he’s learned to write the kind of novel series that force readers to keep reading one book after the other (then move on to another series when they’re through).


    REGISTER HERE



    You must Register to attend this workshop.

    Zoomlink will be sent with your Confirmation email.

    Members: FREE

    Non Members $15

    REGISTER HERE

    Bio:

    Dan Walsh is the bestselling author of 23 novels (all available on Amazon), including The Unfinished Gift, Rescuing Finley, When Night Comes and The Reunion (now being made into a feature film). Over 1 million copies of Dan's books are in print or downloaded. They've received over 12,000 Amazon reviews (4.7 Star Avg). He's won both the Carol and Selah Awards multiple times, 4 of his novels have been finalists for RT Reviews Inspirational Novel of the Year.

    Reviewers often remark about Dan's rich, character-driven storylines and page-turning suspense (even with his more inspirational books). He's been writing full-time since 2010. He and his wife Cindi have been married 44 years, have 2 grown children and 4 grandchildren. They live in the Daytona Beach area, where Dan grew up. You can follow him on Facebook, read his blog, sign up for his newsletter, or preview his books by visiting his website at http://www.danwalshbooks.com.

    • 03 Mar 2021
    • 6:50 PM - 9:15 PM (EST)
    • Zoom to the Cloud!
    • 6
    Register
    The Writers Cafe
    Open to the public and free.

    Any person under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to attend this or any other GLVWG event.

    Remember:

    Put Something on Paper

    THEN:

    Come to the Writers Cafe and get instant feedback about your work. All levels are represented from new writers to seasoned professionals.

    If you would like a Read and Critique, bring about 500-700 words to read to the group and get instant feedback about your work.  Any genre, fiction or non-fiction, poetry, screenplays or memoirs are all welcome.

    500-700 words is 2+ pages TNR 12 point font, double spaced, 1" margins all around.

    We will be limited to 11 readers.  You can still join the meeting, but only the first 11 to register will be able to read their work. There will be a waitlist, so have something available to read in case someone doesn't show up.

    Readings will be 10 minutes (more or less).

    700 words takes about 5 minutes to read, so be wise how you use your 10 (more or less)minutes.

    Total registration will be limited to 20, because more than that would be impossible to manage.

    We will be using Zoom, and you will get an invitation via email when you register, and again the day of the Cafe.

    Zoom is pretty easy to use, though it does have a lot of features.

    (No, we don't care if you wear an old sweatshirt!)

    There are many Zoom tutorials on YouTube, so you should be able to find one that works for you.

    At the Cafe you will be expected to handle your own session.

    Be sure to enable your video, anyone joining without video will be kicked off.

    Meeting will start at 6:50. Be prompt!

    For security reasons meeting will be LOCKED at 7:10!


    Schmooze with fellow writers and meet some GLVWG members.   


    Writers Cafe meets at The Cloud via Zoom!


    • 25 Mar 2021
    • 8:00 AM (EDT)
    • 28 Mar 2021
    • 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • On Zoom
    Register
    ALL ON-LINE via Zoom!

     

    March 25, 26, 27, 28 2021

    Thursday, March 25

    Two Half Day Seminars
    Tim Esaias
    Via Zoom
     
    Morning - 8:30-12:00

    What to Put In & What to Take Out:

    How to remove meaningless stuff
    from your prose, and put content back in.

     
    12:00 - 1:25 Break
     
    Afternoon - 1:30-4:00

    Selected Elements of Style

    Style makes or breaks your chance of a sale. How to understand Style and make it your servant.



    Friday, March 26


    Full Day Writing Development Workshop
    J. D. Barker

    8:30 am - 4:00 pm
    12 Noon Break Included

    Submit your novel in advance to have it critiqued by this number one international best selling author. Obviously not all submissions can be critiqued, but he will ask for volunteers, and choose a number of works at random if no one is willing.

    One of the best ways to improve your writing is to have a mentor read and critique your work. Almost as good, and sometimes even better, is to hear the critique of other folks work and compare it to how you responded to the writing. 

    This is a rare and not-to-be-missed opportunity to improve your craft by having a world renowned successful author share his expertise with you.


    March 25, 26, 27, 28 2021

      Member and Students Non Member

    Thursday:

    $30

    $40

    Friday:

    $30

    $40

    Saturday & Sunday:

    $40

    $50

    All 4 Days:

    $75

    $95


    ALL ON-LINE via Zoom!

    Saturday, March 27 Overview

    Six Fifty Minute Sessions
     Time Via Zoom
     

    8:30 - 9:20

     

    Harrison Demchick

    It's the End of the World as We Know It
    and I Feel Fine:

    Why character consequence and reaction are necessary for conflict and tension.

     9:45 - 10:35  

    Tim Esaias

    Getting Combat on the Page:
    Putting military theory into practice.
    Hands-on session.

    11:00 - 11:50  

    Harrison Demchick

    Bad Math, or How
    Right and Left Brain Work Together:
    Why logic is so important to the magic
    of creative invention.

    12:00 -  1:25  Break
    1:30 - 2:20  

    Tim Esaias

    Don't be a Bobble-Head:
    Avoiding those story-killing cliche reactions

    2:45 - 3:35  

    Harrison Demchick

    The Blueprint, or Building the Perfect Draft:
    How a well constructed outline
    helps craft a stronger story.

    4:00 - 4:50  

    Tim Esaias

    Those First Few Lines:
    Four ways to start your story, we'll try them out
    on your current project.



    Sunday, March 28 Overview

    Fifty Minute Session and
    Interview with J. D. Barker

    1:30 - 2:20

     

    Crossing Genres: From Indie to Traditional
    Every Dirty Little Secret You Need to Know!

    J. D. Barker

    2:20 -  1:25 Break
    2:45 - 3:45
    Interview with J. D. Barker

    Your questions answered!

    Submit through the J D Barker QuestionLink
    in your registration confirmation email


    March 25, 26, 27, 28 2021

      Member and Students Non Member

    Thursday:

    $30

    $40

    Friday:

    $30

    $40

    Saturday & Sunday:

    $40

    $50

    All 4 Days:

    $75

    $95

     

    ALL ON-LINE via Zoom!

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