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Opportunities for Writers in Our Neck of the Woods

There are several conferences and workshops coming up in Utah along the Wasatch Front over the next few months. The first of them happens tomorrow!

Wednesday, January 11th:

Caleb Warnock’s Annual FREE writing class is on Wednesday 🙂

Hello all! This year’s annual free writing class will be on Wednesday. Our hot topics this year will be Publishing Trends 2012, and “The Anatomy of a Successful Book Signing.”

Speakers this year will be Nebula-winner author Eric James Stone, national bestselling author Caleb Warnock, Tristi Pinkston, author of the addictive “Secret Sisters” series, Chrissy Ross, author of the hugely popular and hilarious “To Mormons With Love”, and Loraine Scott, author of the beloved “Summer Winter Mystery” series. Caleb Warnock will present his Publishing Trends 2012 (his 2011 blog on this topic went viral worldwide), and 14 ways to create success with book signings. After all the speakers, Caleb will give feedback on first pages for anyone in the audience, time permitting. If you wish to get feedback, bring one copy of the first page of your manuscript. This event is free, and sponsored by the American Fork Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Come and jump-start your writing for 2012 🙂

This year’s free writing class will be from 6:30-9:30 on Wednesday, Jan. 11 in the upstairs room at Historic American Fork City Hall, 30 North Church Street (50 East) in American Fork. Questions? Email Caleb Warnock at calebwarnock@yahoo.com.

Saturday, January 21st:

iWriteNetwork presents their Winter Workshop, all day long in Provo, UT. $30, lunch is provided.

Hands on classes will be taught by authors Canda Mortensen, Tristi Pinkston, Greg Park, Rebecca Shelley, and Cindy Hogan.

For more information, visit their website: iwritenetwork.com

Thursday, February 9th-Saturday, February 11th:

Life, the Universe, and Everything 30: The Marion K. “Doc” Smith Symposium on Science Fiction and Fantasy.

After nearly 3 decades at BYU, this long-running symposium moves to its new home, Utah Valley University. For a bargain price you can spend 3 days attending panels and workshops on writing, the publishing industry, and science fiction and fantasy in general. Learn from a wide variety of authors and other industry professionals.

This year’s guest of honor is James A. Owen, author of the Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica. Special guests include the whole team from the Writing Excuses podcast, authors Brandon Sanderson, Mary Robinette Kowal, Dan Wells, and Howard Taylor.

For more details, visit their website.

Saturday, March 3:

A Live Critiquing Workshop presented by the Precision Editing Group.

The Precision Editing Group is a company made up of author/editors who offer professional manuscript editing services.

The workshop will consist of small group critiques of 15 pages of your manuscript, with a member of Precision Editing Group leading each critique group.

Learn more here.


WS 30: Caleb Warnock 3 first page critique part 2

This is our last interview with Caleb Warnock and again we hear Caleb’s eagle eye for critiquing first pages. Ava, and Alice go next (Lillian was sick this night and feels bad she missed out on the harsh critiques) Ava and Caleb have an interesting discussion on using a youths voice in an adult novel- and how not to make it a middle grade book. Caleb goes right for Alice’s first line and calls it boring. Find out why…

Thanks for coming on the podcast, Caleb. We look forward to a rematch (bring your first page next time, lol)

He will give four free online writing lessons to everyone who sends him an email to calebwarnock@yahoo.com by July 31 2011. And also, leave a comment to be entered to win a signed copy of his book! Just as before, each comment counts towards one entry- so comment often. Also, if you post on other websites, facebook, twitter or blog about us that also gives you extra entries.


WS Ep 29: Caleb Warnock 2 first page critique part 1

Okay people, here is your chance to see what Caleb can do to a first page. Each of the Writing Snippets Crew who attended this podcast brought their first page of one of their novels. Today we get to hear about Lauren’s and Nichole’s. We learned a lot and I know you will too. Especially the parts about choreography and emotion. Also, for those of you writing YA, Caleb explains the trend that is so in force right now that you would have a hard time getting published unless you follow it. By the way, how is your narrative voice?

He will give four free online writing lessons to everyone who sends him an email to calebwarnock@yahoo.com by July 31 2011. And also, leave a comment to be entered to win a signed copy of his book! Just as before, each comment counts towards one entry- so comment often. Also, if you post on other websites, facebook, twitter or blog about us that also gives you extra entries.


WS 28: Caleb Warnock interview

Alice interviews Caleb Warnock. Caleb has quite a padded job resume’,  as he will tell you in the podcast, everything from writer to teacher and even running his own press. He even has time for organic gardening and chicken raising. The garden got Ava and Lauren very excited.

He also talks about why he turned down an agent, some of is past students who have made it onto the new york times best sellers list (Hush, Hush anyone?) and Nebula winner, Eric James Stone, He also mentions why his masters degree in writing did not teach him become a commercially successful writer.

The Forgotten Skills of Self-Sufficiency used by the Mormon Pioneers. Will be released next month.

He will give four free online writing lessons to everyone who sends him an email to calebwarnock@yahoo.com by July 31 2011. And also, leave a comment to be entered to win a signed copy of his book! Just as before, each comment counts towards one entry- so comment often. Also, if you post on other websites, facebook, twitter or blog about us that also gives you extra entries.