Monday, April 30, 2012

Sinclair Writers Workshop – AKA Come See Me (please)

So this Friday I have been invited to present at my very first writers conference. To say I’m excited would be a disservice to the art of understatement. I’ve wanted to do this for a very long time. I love talking about writing nearly as much as I love the act itself. And I’m beyond thrilled that Sinclair Community College has extended me this invitation. And I want to offer a big thanks to horror-writer extraordinaire Tim Waggoner for suggesting me.

If you live near the Dayton, Ohio area and are interested in attending, here is the session I will be presenting:

Breaking into the Young Adult Market, From Draft to Query:

In this session we will discuss what makes a novel “young adult” and how to engage with the online YA community, including agents and editors. Next, we will finish up with a look at effective query letters. Session will include handouts and some hands-on exercises for developing your pitch.

To find out about the other sessions as well as times, click on Sinclair Writers Workshop2012 Program.

And here’s a link to the online registration for the conference, which at only $25.00 is incredibly affordable. They also will have walk-in registration on Friday.

And finally — just for kicks — here’s a fun newspaper article about the event. Yes, I am thrilled that my name is in the paper, especially for something so fun. You know, as opposed to a crime report or obituary (keeping thing in perspective is my motto).

Happy Writing!

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  1. Oh my gosh that's so cool! Public speaking makes me feel faint, but I'm glad you don't have that problem haha. I wish I could attend! I would be the person holding the giant sparkly banner.

    1. Oh, that would be great, but it would be even BETTER if you were presenting the session with me. We have to make this a future goal. Don't worry about the public speaking. It's super easy with a partner. :)

    2. That terrifies me, but if it's with you, then DEAL! :D

  2. Very cool opportunity, congrats Mindee!

  3. YEEY, Mindee! I would so be there to support you if I weren't so far away!

    Lori, I get nervous too! Although I tend to babble ;)

    1. Gosh, some day you'll have to plan a trip to the States. But I get nervous too, at first, but it's still fun. I have to try not to talk too


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