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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.


Writing Snippets Episode Thirteen: Tristi Pinkston 3 Cozy Mystery

Ava hosts as Tristi explains what a cozy Mystery is compared to a non-cozy. She also gives us an insight on where she gets her ideas. Discover why your characters may come across as hormonal. This is the third and final interview with Tristi this year, and wish her all the best success. Remember, Tristi is a freelance editor with a good reputation. To see her authorial services click here.

This is the LAST chance to enter the contest to win a free signed book. Just comment on this post. Winners will be announced April 1st 🙂


Writing Snippets Episode Eleven: Meet LDS Author Tristi Pinkston

LDS published writer of 6 novels  Tristi Pinkston shares  insights into her daily life being a wife, author, editor, blogger and homeschooling mom to her four children. Not to mention the one item NOT to use in your funeral potatoes. Ava Mc’s this podcast. Trust us, if Tristi can find time to write you can too!

Here is a short bio of Tristi
With her crisp writing style and attention to detail, author Tristi Pinkston has won the hearts of readers the world over with her historical fiction and now with her cozy mysteries.

(about 20min)

We are having a GIVEAWAY!!! Leave a comment to be entered for a chance to win Tristi’s charming cozy mystery  Secret Sisters – did we mention she signed it?? She so did.

The Secret Sisters is the first novel, Dearly Departed is the second and the third will be released in August 2011.

Here you can find Tristi’s author services, editing  your manuscript with even a very cool virtual book tour option.

Tristi mentioned her favorite homeschooling curriculum company American Education Publishing.