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Writing Workshop Series: Oh, the Fun That You Missed.
These are the exciting writing events from the 2007 Series.

WordSmitten's Writing Workshop Series.
If you missed our recent writing workshops, held in Florida, we all had an outstanding time and wanted to thank everyone who attended. What fun events.

Editors Discuss Book Proposal Tips

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Margo Hammond Discusses Writing at WordSmitten Media, Inc.

Marcela Landres, a Simon & Schuster editor for more than seven years, now works as an editorial consultant and engaged writers with her outstanding book proposal tips at WordSmitten's Writing Workshop Series in 2007.
Former St. Petersburg Times Book Editor Margo Hammond discusses the writing process at WordSmitten's Writing Workshop Series
Writing Registration


where to sit, who to see, and what fun with writers and editors,
at the workshop

  editors margo hammond and denise mccabe

Writing Workshop Mascot

    editors margo hammond and denise mccabe

WordSmitten's Mascot - Algonquin Hotel Hamlet's Cousin?
Got my workshop badge,
my writing goals and objectives,
okay, I'm rolling up my sleeves and getting ready to write.

Historic University of Tampa campus

  Free Copy of Writer's Market for First 50register early for our next workshop to be eligible to win a free copy of the
2008 Writer's Market Deluxe Edition
and meet Jane Friedman, editorial director of Writer's Digest Books

(retail value: $49.99)


Making Connections with Writers

Writing Tools by
Roy Peter Clark

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"Thank you for
a great writing conference."

"What do you mean,
I have to go home?"

"Can I take the cat with me?"


































Recent speakers at our November 3, 2007 workshop included:
Roy Peter Clark, (Writing Tools) :: Roy conducted a session in writing, adding to his reputation as a remarkable piano and metaphor man.

Author Roy Peter ClarkRoy Peter Clark, vice president of journalism's notable Poynter Institute, is an author of many books on writing. Roy has taught writing at every level--to school children and Pulitzer Prize-winning authors--for more than 30 years. Mr. Clark has spoken about the writer's craft on The Oprah Winfrey Show, NPR and Today; at conferences from Singapore to Brazil; and at news organizations from The New York Times to the Sowetan in South Africa. He is the author of "Writing Tools: 50 Essential Strategies for Every Writer," his recently released book from Little, Brown and Company.

Susan Braden, author of The Architecture of Leisure :: She is conducting a session in research methods for non-fiction writing. Her book about Florida's historical and legendary hotels built by Henry Flagler and Henry Plant began as a thesis and is published by University Press of Florida. She is assistant professor of art history at Auburn University and is considering Western tourism as a new topic.

Scott Manning, Manhattan book publicist responsible for campaigns that helped put five books on The New York Times bestseller list: On the Wealth of Nations and Eat the Rich by P.J. O'Rourke, Charlie Wilson’s War by George Crile, Black Hawk Down by Mark Bowden, and Ship of Gold in the Deep Blue Sea by Gary Kinder. The company has publicized five additional books by O’Rourke, as well as Bowden’s Killing Pablo and Guests of the Ayatollah. Other Grove Atlantic authors handled by Scott Manning have included Norman Mailer (Portrait of Picasso as a Young Man), Jon Lee Anderson (Che Guevara: A Revolutionary Life), Tim Flannery (Throwim’ Way Leg, The Eternal Frontier, The Weather Makers), Tom Clavin and Bob Drury (Halsey's Typhoon) and Merrill Markoe (Merrill Markoe’s Guide to Love).

Elaine Fantle Shimberg is an award-winning author of 21 books and more than 200 magazine
and newspaper articles. Her most recent books are Another Chance for Love (Adams
Media), Blending Families (Berkley), and The Complete Single Father (Adams Media) and
she also is author of WRITE WHERE YOU LIVE:Successful Freelancing at Home (Writer's
Digest Books).
Her television appearances include the TODAY show, CNN's SONYA LIVE IN L.A.,
A.M. CHICAGO and she co-hosted WFLA-TV's WOMEN'S POINT OF VIEW for five
years. She has been a speaker at the national ASJA meetings in New York City, at
numerous medical professional seminars, and taught "Writing for Publication" for two
years at Hillsborough Community College in Tampa. Shimberg has conducted writing
workshops at the Suncoast Writer's Conference, Florida Business Writers, Women in
Communication, and Florida Freelance Writers' Conference.

Kate Sullivan, editor of WordSmitten.com, has written for more than ten years in digital media, was a newspaper columnist for West Hawaii's daily newspaper, and published and edited monthly magazines for both literary and corporate institutions. Kate hosts a weekly radio program, "About the Books" broadcasting every Saturday on WTIS-AM and weekly on NPR affiliate, WFSU-FM 88.9 Tallahassee. More Talk Radio and Podcast Networks coming soon.

WordSmitten's practical writing workshops
give you the tips to:

• Write in your pajamas. Freelance from home. Great tips to get started.
• Research your topic for a manuscript - be innovative.
• Recognize a story's lead (lede) and thesis - what is this?
• Write a compelling query letter to a magazine editor.
• Identify resources for both commercial and literary magazines; great directories.
• Find a literary agent who is best for your writing style.
• Tips on getting visible - book promotion, what works, what to avoid.

Register for WordSmitten's March 2008 event. Click here to register online.


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