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May TypeRider is here!

The May, 2016 TypeRider is now available. It’s another information-packed issue edited by Lynda Exley. You’ll find reports of district activities with informative speakers, Betty Webb’s article on pesky subplots, and loads of upcoming writing events and more.

Patricia Brooks to speak May 18 – Rim Country

Rim Country APW Chapter meeting will be held Wednesday, May 18th, Noon, at a NEW LOCATION: the Majestic Rim Retirement Living 310 East Tyler Parkway, Payson AZ. Patricia Brooks will be speaking on Write the Memoir You’re Afraid to Write.  This is a free event, open to the public. No RSVP required.
Patricia Brooks

Patricia Brooks

 

In an encouraging and insightful presentation, Patricia L. Brooks will help you capture your untold story that must be told.  Through her presentation:  “Write the Memoir you’re Afraid to Write” she will share with you how to write this memoir to your own satisfaction so you can face your fears, get past the facts and conquer the story’s emotional truth.

 With tips and techniques from her daring new second memoir, Three Husbands and a Thousand Boyfriends, Patricia will inspire you to take the necessary steps to keep a working journal, write weekly goals and make no excuses about what you write.  She will stimulate your creative talents by showing you how to break through your silence, find your voice and give yourself permission to tell your story.
The workshop Objectives are to:
  • Understand the real Theme of your memoir
  • Learn to dig deep to get to the Soul of the story
  • Discover the Depth and Challenge of your memoir
The workshop Benefits are:
  • The Ability to reveal layers of your Heart and Hope
  • The Willingness to receive Insights and Wisdom
  • The Capacity to seek Personal Transformation
Hope to see you all there.

Author Jan Cleere to speak to Central District April 1, 2016

APW member Jan Cleere from Tucson discusses her new book, “Never Don’t Pay Attention: The Life of Rodeo Photographer Louise L. Serpa,”Cleere Jan Author Pic at the monthly APW Central District meeting. Jan will talk about what it took to write her proposal for the book as well as share her chapter outlines submitted to the publishers. Also, she will reveal what it takes to market a book in today’s publishing world. Bring your questions and writing friends.
Friday, April 1, 2016
10 a.m.-noon
Registration starts with coffee and pastry at 9:30 a.m.
Shepherd of the Hills United Church of Christ, 5524 East Lafayette Blvd., Phoenix.
(Building is at the end of the parking lot.)
Free to APW members. Non-members $10 paid ahead or $15 at the door.
Please RSVP: apw.reservations@gmail.com or call Barbara Lacy 480-620-1358
Lunch follows at nearby Kitchen 56 from the menu/ separate checks.

April 2016 TypeRider

The April, 2016 issue of TypeRider is here. As usual, it is loaded with articles and upcoming writing events. Find summaries of past district programs and descriptions of upcoming ones. The Payson Book Festival is on track for July 23 and you can find out how to participate. You’ll want to read Betty Webb’s article, “Me and My Shadow Self,” and how to make your writing more appealing to the reader. Improve your craft by marking and attending some of the many events listed in the Calendar section that will be offered this spring.

Arizona Professional Writers Offers Workshop for Aspiring Self-Publishers

Arizona Professional Writers is offering “What’s New in Self-Publishing,” a two-hour workshop for writers to hear from the experts and gain useful tips about this emerging publishing genre. The workshop will be held on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2016 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Shepherd of the Hills United Church of Christ, 5524 E. Lafayette Ave., Phoenix, Arizona. Registration with breakfast pastries and coffee starts at 9:30 a.m.

“What’s New in Self-Publishing” will feature a panel of industry experts, beginning with Linda F. Radke, president and founder of Five Star Publications, Inc., and author of The Economical Guide to Self-Publishing and Linda F. Radke’s Promote Like a Pro, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the traditional, partnership and self-publishing arenas and serves as a publishing consultant.

Other panel members include:
  • Connie Cockrell, a self-published author of 13 books who has been included in five anthologies and EverydayFiction.com after her daughter challenged her to write in 2011.
  • Linda Smock, a retired elementary school teacher and children’s author who has self-published seven picture books on CreateSpace and Kindle in the last year. The books feature characters based on animals in her household and neighborhood.
  • Brenda Warneka, an editor and writer, who has edited a variety of books, including the APW anthology “Skirting Traditions: Arizona Writers and Journalists, 1912-2012.”

Following the workshop, attendees are invited to meet for a no-host lunch at Kitchen 56, 3433 N. 56th St., Phoenix, Arizona.

Barbara Lacy, Phoenix Central District Director, states, “For over 50 years Arizona Professional Writers has offered writing workshops. Now we want to help emerging self-publishers achieve their goals.”

The workshop is free for members of Arizona Professional Writers and $10 for the public.

Please register in advance with an email to apw.reservations@gmail.com with a credit card or mail a check to: Barbara Lacy, 5425 E. Mockingbird Lane, Paradise Valley, AZ 85253. For more information, contact Barbara Lacy at 480-620-1358.

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First TypeRider of 2016!

Thanks to editor Lynda Exley, our January, 2016 issue – the first of 2016 – is here! Read about the December holiday parties and an intriguing article, “Do words, gemstones have anything in common?” by Marion E. Gold. Three APW districts are holding meetings this month so be sure to mark them on your calendar. You’ll find several APW members presenting elsewhere and many writing events to inspire you and add to your knowledge coming up this month and beyond. If you are considering participating in the 2nd Payson Book Festival, read more about it and act soon before all available author tables are gone! Information on the NFPW Communication Contest is also included.

November, 2015 TypeRider is here!

Read the information-packed November, 2015 issue of the TypeRider. Lots going on in the districts and many writing events coming up. Catch up with members too. Thanks, Lynda Exley, our hard working editor, for another great issue!