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

Friday, May 27, 2011

Summer Intern Wanted

Lorraine Pintus, an international author, speaker, and writing coach, is looking for a summer intern.  Lodging is provided in a beautiful Colorado mountain setting near Colorado Springs in Lorraine’s home. The intern would learn from Lorraine and work for 2 months for about 10-15 hours each week. Hours are flexible. (If desired, the intern can look for other part time work).

Length of time: June through July, 2011
Location: 15 miles north of Colorado Springs, CO

  • Social media: Execute messages via Twitter, Facebook, Linked-in and other networking sites. Create and place Facebook ads in connection with different books.  Market through social media a series of 10 short videos.
  • Media: Write press releases and set up interviews for radio/TV/newspapers in connection with upcoming conferences/speaking engagements.
  • Research: Research for future books Lorraine is writing and research placement opportunities for current books/articles.
  • Product fulfillment: Fulfill orders for about 9 different products
  • Conference/Speaking engagements: Organize and execute speaking events for author.
  • Design/write publicity materials: Includes brochures, flyers, web copy. Also, help write scripts for 16 4-minute inspirational audios on related to health and women’s hormones.
  • The ideal candidate must have a passion for God, a teachable spirit, excellent communication skills, and a desire to learn the writing/publishing/speaking business. Knowledge of Word, Publisher, Powerpoint, and Social Media is preferred.
While no monetary compensation is provided, the candidate will receive no less than 10 hours of coaching from Lorraine (a $750 value). This is tailored to the individual needs of the intern and can include anything related to the writing/speaking/publishing industry (book proposals, magazine writing, marketing, speaking, etc.)  1,000 square feet of private living space will be provided in Lorraine’s mountain home.
To apply:  Send a cover letter stating why you would be interested in this opportunity. Attach a resume which lists your skills and abilities and email it to Lorraine Pintus at lpintus at gmail dot com.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

MAY FREE Writing Workshop: Edit Your Life: Setting Realistic Writing Goals

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Edit Your Life: Setting Realistic Writing Goals
When: Monday, May 9, 2011
Location: Stone Chapel, 280 East Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Time: 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

How far along are your 2011 New Years writing resolutions? Will the rest of the year slip away before you feel good about your writing goals? Scoti Domeij takes a fresh look at questions and stumbling blocks all writers -- beginning, intermediate and professional writers -- experience. To implement Peter Marshall's wise advise, "Small deeds done are greater than large deeds planned," this workshop helps you:  
  • Identify the insecurities, obstacles, excuses and time wasters sabotaging your writing dreams
  • Evaluate the next’s steps you need to take to achieve your writing dreams. 
  • Set realistic, achievable writing objectives
  • Create your make-time-to-write plan. 
This interactive workshop will help you walk away with personal, achievable writing goals. Bring a pen, paper and your calendar, plus any questions for the Q & A.
Speaker: Scoti Domeij