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

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Wonder, Light and Awe

Springs Writers will not meet during December. During this dark season of wonder and lights celebrate, "The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The LORD is the refuge of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?" (Psalm 27:1) May you experience the awe of God’s grace, peace and joy.

Plan now to attend. 
Don’t miss Beth Vogt’s January writing workshop kicking off our Spring Writing Intensive, How to Write a Book Proposal

FREE January Writing Workshop: Pitch It!
When: Friday, January 18, 2013
Time: 6 pm - 8 pm, Friday, December 18, 2013
Location: Mardel's, 5964 Barnes Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80922

Workshop Description: Want an editor to catch the vision for your fiction or nonfiction manuscript? Discover how to write a tightly-written pitch sheet— a one-page condensation —of your book proposal. Beth Vogt helps you understand how and why this excellent must-have marketing tool gives publishers the information they need in order to evaluate and buy your project.

Speaker: Beth K. Vogt is a national speaker and author of Baby Changes Everything: Embracing and Preparing Motherhood after 35. Her message provides women with a “whole family” perspective to recognize how a late-in-life pregnancy affects other relationships. Beth is the author of Baby Changes Everything: Embracing and Preparing for Motherhood after 35. Beth earned a journalism degree from San Jose State University. Beth’s debut novel, Wish You Were Here, was published by Howard Books in May 2012.  
Beth's second romance novel, Catch a Falling Star, will be available May 7, 2013. Her publishing credits include: MomSense, Discipleship Journal, Virtue, The Christian Communicator, and Crosswalk.com. She is also a contributor to Chicken Soup for the Soul: A Tribute to Moms and The Mommy Diaries. Visit Beth’s website and blog at www.bethvogt.com

Spring Writing Intensive: How to Write a Book Proposal
Writing assignment: for those participating in the Spring Writing Intensive. Using Beth's insight, write your pitch sheet. On January 26, bring six copies of your pitch sheet to Panera Bread. We’ll brainstorm, pitch and review our pitch sheets with each other.
Location: Panera Bread, University Village, 5230 N. Nevada Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80918
Date: January 26, 2013
Time: 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM

Writing Intensive Description: Writing a nonfiction or fiction book proposal intimidates and overwhelms most writers. But it’s far easier to put your passion on the page when you understand what the publisher needs to see if your book is a fit for their publishing house. Whether you’ve written two chapters or your entire book, you must write a book proposal to pitch to an editor.

This ongoing, interactive workshop will break down a book proposal in manageable steps — no matter how busy your life. We’ll introduce step-by-step — from beginning to end — each component of a book proposal, plus encourage and support you as you write your proposal, one step at a time. This ongoing workshop will help you:
  • Identify your target audience and write a pitch sheet.
  • Understand every component required by publishers for your book proposal.
  • Write your book proposal in doable small steps.
  • Learn how to receive and offer constructive feedback in a focus group to polish your book proposal. 

When this writing intensive ends, you'll have a book proposal to pitch.