Rim Chapter’s November meeting features J.A. Marlow, author

marlow-ja-author-picOn Wednesday, November 16th, at noon, the Rim Country District of the Arizona Professional Writers will meet in the Majestic Rim Living chapel. Majestic Rim is located at 310 East Tyler Parkway, Payson. The meeting is free and open to the public.

After a short business meeting, we will present the featured speaker, J.A. Marlow. Marlow writes across many genres, including science fiction, young adult, romance, and others.  A private pilot with several years of flying experience in Alaska, J.A. Marlow enjoys adding to stories a touch of the mystery and exotic nature of the land sometimes called “the last frontier.” Popular series include “The String Weavers,” ” Salmon Run,” and “Redpoint One.” She can be found at http://jamarlow.com/.

Her presentation is titled Cover Design and Branding. Creating a good cover is more than a pretty picture with text. We will go over a few of the elements of good cover design with an aim towards using covers to increase and boost the writer brand. Highlights include font choices, genre expectations, basic designs, contracting for cover creation, and what is cover branding.

Don’t be left out. Cover design is critical for every author’s book.

Contact Program Manager, Connie Cockrell if you have any questions. Pre-registration is not required.

The November TypeRider is here!

Read all about the State Conference happenings plus summaries of chapter meetings in the November 2016 issue of the TypeRider. You’ll find tips on blogging from the October meeting of the Colorado Chapter, several types of poetry you’ve probably never heard of from the write up of Rim Country Chapter’s October meeting and key websites for hashtags from Raleigh Pinsky’s afternoon presentation at the State Conference. Also included is the calendar with listings of local writing events and more. Don’t miss it!

October 2016 TypeRider

Another issue of the TypeRider is here. Click on October 2016 to view the latest issue. Get details and registration form about the State Conference to be held October 15 in Scottsdale. Inside are also reports on chapter meetings, an article on lyric poetry by Liz Mastin, Patricia Myer’s Paris Journal #4 and many upcoming writing events. Check it out!

September, 2016 TypeRider is here!

The September, 2016 issue of TypeRider is now available for your reading pleasure. Read all about the upcoming State Conference and our exciting program presented by two nationally known speakers, Ric Hinkie and Raleigh Pinskey. If you’re not a member, find out how you can join now and your dues are good through the end of December 2017. You’ll also find information on both upcoming and past events held at the chapter level plus a boatload of upcoming writing events.  Also, in this issue, Betty Webb takes a journey though her pen drawer – yes, that’s right – to track her writing journeys. And Patricia Myers shares her Paris Journal from this summer. Liz Mastin tells us about the meaning and value of metaphors in writing poetry.

APW State Conference, October 15, 2016

We are pleased to announce the Arizona Professional Writers State Conference for 2016.

Theme: “Thrive as a Writer, Don’t Just Survive”
When: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016, 9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Where: Scottsdale Camelback Resort, 6302 E. Camelback Road, Scottsdale, AZ
For more information: Call 480-620-1358

Open to the public, conference workshops are targeted to writers and those in the communication field.  See Registration form for meals and payment options.

Presented by Arizona Professional Writers (APW),  a non-profit statewide organization of professional women and men in the communications field, in conjunction with the APW Annual State Conference and general meeting.

SCHEDULE
9 – 9:30 Registration and coffee.

Ric Hinkie

Ric Hinkie

9:45 a.m.“Fast Forward Your Career to Thrive as a Writer” by Ric Hinkie, nationally known speaker and senior business leader, author of  Fast Forward Your Career, a book based on career success principles gleaned from interviews with 60 highly successful professionals from Apple, T-Mobile, Holmes Corporation and other organizations. Whether an employee or an entrepreneur, discover how to manage your own brand rather than let others determine your future.

 

Raleigh Pinskey

Raleigh Pinskey

10:30 a.m. “How Are You Taking Charge of Your Destiny” by Raleigh Pinskey, author of six books about self-promotion, including 101 Ways to Promote yourself  and Creating Gladitude, a life enrichment series. Find out what may be holding you back and how to find a success path to achieving your goals.

11:45 a.m. Lunch, with program honoring success of outstanding APW members, new officers and a brief general meeting.

1:15 p.m. “Maximize your Biz-Ability with Viz-Ability” by Raleigh Pinskey, president of The Raleigh Group, who will show how to use social media and other methods to put your name and products in front of your target audience over and over  again. Her client history includes the first Chicken Soup for the Soul book, performers Sting, Paul McCartney, Herbie Mann plus many authors and speakers. ind out how to use effective digital media tools to expand your sphere of influence, boost book sales and create new income streams.

3:15 p.m.   Closing comments and networking.

REGISTRATION

Download and print the Registration form. Reserve your seat by sending an email to apw.reservations@gmail.com. The print and mail this registration form with check payable to Arizona Professional Writers, to Sheila Roe, 10800 E. Cactus Road, #10, Scottsdale, AZ 85259. If paying by credit card, complete the form, scan and email to apw.reservations@gmail.com.

Download and print the APW State Conference 2016 Flyer with the above information and schedule.

August, 2016 TypeRider

Get a wonderful recap, complete with many photos, of the Payson Book Festival held July 23 at Gila Community College in Payson, AZ in the August, 2016 issue of TypeRider. Patricia Myers shares her Paris 2016 Journal. Betty Webb tells the how she got her idea for Llama of Death. It’s quite humorous! Plus lots of writing-relating activities that are coming up are listed in the Calendar. Take a peek!

Betsy Batish scholarship awarded

From the Arizona High School Rodeo Association

Rodeo queen, Betsy Rice Batish (Photo from the Arizona High School Rodeo Association)

The first Betsy Rose Memorial Scholarships were awarded at the a banquet on June 11 for the Arizona High School Rodeo Association. Betsy’s parents attended and her husband, Lt. Colonel Paul Batish (U.S. Air Force), presented the gifts. Both recipients plan to attend Arizona colleges or universities next year.

Betsy Rice Batish was a member of National Federation of Press Women, and won numerous writing awards from this organization between 2000 and 2014. She was an artist, photojournalist, Equestrian and Rodeo Queen and she can be remembered at www.betsyrose.org. She passed away September 2015 from cancer at the young age of 37.

Read the article in the July 8, 2016 Payson Roundup.