Springs Writers provides a FREE conference-quality workshop the first Monday of each month (except December, July & August) from 6:00–7:45 pm, Woodmen/Academy Hobby Lobby Classroom Room [against back wall behind "Employee Only" double doors], 6950 North Academy, Colorado Springs, 80918

Thursday, November 5, 2009

November FREE Workshop: What’s Missing from Your Writing Toolbox? Get the Power Tools You Need to Power Edit Your Manuscript

When: November October 9, 2009, 6:30p.m.–8:00 p.m.
Where: Stone Chapel, 280 East Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Workshop Description: Do you want to push your writing to the next level? Do you want publishers to take you seriously?
  • Kris, a prolific, beginning writer, has no clue how to self-critique or edit.
  • Kelly, an intermediate, published writer, submits self-edited articles with obvious sloppy, editorial faux pas.
  • Kyle, a published and experienced writer, doesn’t recognize lazy writing habits that drive critique group members and editors crazy.
What do they all have in common? Their writing toolbox lacks crucial power tools to ramp up their writing from good to great. Scoti Domeij’s jam-packed workshop includes:
  • Top 10+ must-know ways to develop the skill of self-critiquing to edit your manuscript—tomorrow.
  • Self-critique/editing checklists to polish your manuscript—next week, next month, next year.
  • Discover quick fixes for common and not-so-common mistakes
  • Learn 2 easy ways to flip dull, passive sentences into active, powerful copy.
  • Find out 3 user-friendly tips to figure out your most common writing errors and how to fix recurring problems.
  • A valuable list of online resources and recommended books to further your writing and editing skills.
  • An interactive critique and editing time to mark your WIP (work in progress).
Bring 1-2-3 pages or your entire WIP, colored pencils or highlighters and one blood-red pen. And don’t forget a little extra spit to shine your rough draft to polish ready for submission.
Speaker: Scoti has used her writing, editing and research skills to write educational curriculum for Standard Publishing, David C. Cook, Rainbow Publishers, Christian Ed Publishers, Harvest House Publishers, Precept Ministries International, Focus on the Family, Gospel Light Publishers, and The Association of Christian Schools International.
As Senior Research Assistant/Art and Editorial Production Coordinator for the 27-part film series entitled That the World May Know. Scoti also wrote Favorite Bible Heroes and co-authored: Wrong Way, Jonah! with Kay Arthur. Her stories were included in The Mommy Diaries: Finding Yourself in the Daily Adventure edited by Tally Flint (Revell) and Christmas Miracles by Cecil Murphy and Marley Gibson (St. Martin’s Press). She’s written over 300 articles, some of which have appeared in The New York Times, Contemporary Christian Music, Family Life Today, School Daze magazine, Southwest Art, Bookstore Journal, Single Adult Ministry Journal, The Orange County Real Estate Digest, World Report, Get Up and Go, Charlotte Parenting, Focus on the Family magazine, and other parenting magazines. Currently, Scoti, the Colorado Springs Single Moms Examiner, writes a daily column for www.examiner.com and a monthly Solo Parenting column in Colorado Springs Kids magazine

Find out more about Scoti:
New! Springs Writers Critique Group
Springs Writers will offer a critique group opportunity on one Saturday each month at Scoti Domeij’s home. Writers will receive feedback on their manuscripts and also learn how to critique other writer’s manuscripts. Dates and details will be available soon.
Please note: Springs Writers does not meet in December to help you enjoy the holidays with a little less stress.
Snow Policy: If School District 20 closes, the evening workshop will be cancelled. If the school district is not closed, we will make our decision to cancel a workshop by 3:00 pm and email the Springs Writers E-News subscribers. You may also call 719-548-9723 for snow closure information.