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Self-Editing - Alison Taylor-Brown

  • From First Draft to Finished Manuscript in 12 Steps
  • Reviewing and Applying all the Writer's Tools

$45 for the all day workshop.  Special discount for all 5.

September 5, 2015

Time: 10 am - 4 pm

Rogers/Bentonville: Whole Hog Cafe

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It isn’t just social media anymore - you are developing a platform to share your message and attract the right customer, publisher,investor or visitor. Tying together social media, blogging, and brand development you will walk through all the elements you need to get yourself noticed. We will cover the basics of what a platform is and how you craft yours - helping you through exercises to cast away what isn’t serving your brand. We will cover brands that are rocking their platform on every media and those that are sorely lacking to help you see the difference. Tools, tips and tricks will be part of this session - be prepared to take notes and walk away know what you want to do to develop your platform.

September 12, 2015

Time: 9 am - 2 pm

Rogers/Bentonville: Whole Hog Cafe

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How to Make the Most of a Moment: Slowing the Pace to Enhance Your Narrative - Marian Szczepanski

Learn how to deepen characterization, increase tension, and fuel your plot with greater complexity by strategically slowing the pace with "quiet," low-activity scenes and passages of description, rumination, remembrance, decision-making, and flat-out awe.

Optional afternoon extension: Students will bring 5-10 pp. of work-in-progress (additional hard copies for every participant) to read aloud, followed by group discussion and constructive critique.

September 19, 2015

Time: 9 am - 12 pm

Eureka Springs: The Village Writing School

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Embracing Shameless Self-Promotion: How to Be Your Book's Best Publicist - Marian Szczepanski

Learn how to build a buzz for your small press or self-published book without hiring a publicist: identify target market(s), budget for travel, create publicity materials (including social media platforms), pitch venues, solicit reviews, brainstorm creative presentations, reach out to book clubs, and hone your instincts for detecting fresh marketing opportunities long after the launch.

September 26, 2015

Time: 10 am - 1 pm

Rogers/Bentonville: Whole Hog Cafe

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Blog Right - Get on Track with Blogging - Jackie Wolven 

New to blogging? Think you want a blog, but aren't sure why you would have one. Have a blog and want to know how to get the most out of it? This session is for you! Learn the basics of blogging, SEO, branding, voice and all the pieces of the blogging puzzle. After this day-long session, you will have your blog on track and know where you want to go.

October 17, 2015

Time: 9:30 am - 1:30 pm

Rogers/Bentonville: Whole Hog Cafe

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