Back row: Muriel Dubois, Barbara Turner, Kathy Deady, Andy Murphy
Front row: Diane Mayr, Janet Buell, Sally Wilkins
HOW TO BUILD, MAINTAIN, AND IGNITE YOUR WRITERS' GROUP
IIs your writing or illustrator group in a rut? Want to be in a funky new
groove? We'll show you how to retool and refocus your group. We'll
explore how to identify your group's strengths, principles, and goals, and
how to turn them into a business plan/mission statement the whole group
can implement. We'll cover ways to keep your group connected and
moving forward. You'll leave with a plan of action and plenty of ideas on
how to ignite and refocus your group for maximum effect.
IT'S NOT VANITY: THE DECISION TO SELF-PUBLISH
Technology has made self-publishing a viable option for today's writers,
yet it is not a decision to be made lightly. Write Sister Muriel Dubois and
book designer/illustrator Lisa Greenleaf will take participants through the
process of self-publishing a book and present examples of self-published
books, as well as reasons for and against going this route.
WRITING NONFICTION FOR CHILDREN: WHY AND HOW
Any publisher of children's books will tell you that fiction submissions
vastly outnumber nonfiction submissions. The Write Sisters will show
you why you should consider nonfiction, the markets for nonfiction,
and how to go about writing in this rewarding genre.
LEARN FROM THE SISTERS
Is your organization looking for speakers? Contact the Write Sisters and we will be happy to design a program to fit your needs. Below is a sampling of the Write Sisters' programs.
WOMEN OF GRANITE: 25 NEW HAMPSHIRE WOMEN YOU SHOULD KNOW
The Write Sisters discovered a number of interesting women in researching and writing their book, Women of Granite: 25 New Hampshire Women You Should Know. Many of these women were unknown to them at the start of the project, and are unknown to the public in general. Come learn who these women are, why they've faded from the public consciousness, and why you should know about them.
SO YOU WANT TO WRITE FOR CHILDREN? PROMISES AND PITFALLS
Between them, the Write Sisters have published more than a hundred books--from picture books to nonfiction to novels. They will let you in on the promises
and pitfalls of writing and publishing for children. To be discussed will be: audience, types of children's books, how to get started, how to submit your manuscript (and what to expect once you do), and more.
PICTURE BOOK WRITING
A picture book is like a good marriage--it's a 50/50 proposition. Words and the illustrations must work together equally. The Write Sisters will introduce you to
a number of picture books and will help analyze what works and what doesn't.
With this basic knowledge in hand, you will be prepared to write a picture book of your own.