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Writers' Corner Programs

1:30
PM

How To Create an Audiobook

Sunday, February 01, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Audiobooks are a growing segment of the independent book market. Authors have many viable options available to produce and distribute their own audiobook. Author H.D. Smith will present the steps necessary to creating an audiobook. #writers

7:00
PM

Writing Workshop: A New Perspective on Viewpoint

Thursday, February 05, 2015 at Alafaya Branch

Why POV Is Confusing, and How We Can Think Clearly About It Point of View is the channel through which the reader experiences a story, so getting it right is crucial. Yet POV slips are among the most common errors editors see in new writers' manuscripts. Editor Kristen Stieffel will help writers separate character from grammatical person to help readers understand how to deliver an engaging story, regardless of which pronouns are used. #writers

6:30
PM

Let's Write That Book: 12 Reasons the World Needs Your Message

Thursday, February 12, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Author Daniela Gabriele presents twelve reasons the world needs what you're writing and how to push through the barriers to getting it done. #writers

4:00
PM

OCLS Writers Group

Sunday, February 15, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Join your fellow writers for critique, discussion, and camaraderie. #writers

2:00
PM

Writing Workshop: Character Development and Motivation

Saturday, February 21, 2015 at Windermere Branch

What makes your character do what they do? What stops them? Author and Writing Coach, Vicki M. Taylor will discuss what it takes for a reader to understand your characters. She will show you how to get to know and build your characters throughout your story. #writers

6:30
PM

Writing Books for Fun, Fame and Fortune!

Wednesday, February 25, 2015 at Southeast Branch

In these difficult economic times, it's actually easier than ever to write and publish a book. If you have knowledge that could relieve someone else's pain, solve their problem, or show someone else how to get ahead, then you are ready to write a book. Learn simple methods to establish your expertise to develop a steady income while doing what you love to do from, book coach, and speaker, Rik Feeney. #writers

6:30
PM

Writing Diverse Characters

Thursday, February 26, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Do you want to write about characters whose race, culture, religion, or sexual orientation differ from your own, but are worried about getting it wrong? In this workshop, Creative Writing Professor Tof Eklund will provide tips on writing convincingly and authentically about characters of diverse backgrounds. #writers

4:00
PM

OCLS Writers Group

Sunday, March 08, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Join your fellow writers for critique, discussion, and camaraderie. #writers

6:30
PM

Tax Tips for Writers and Freelancers

Tuesday, March 10, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

What are the tax issues surrounding income earned from freelancing? What does the Internal Revenue Service allow? What deductions send up a red flag? Will you be audited? Accountant Robyn Weinbaum will provide tax advice for writers and freelancers. #writers

6:30
PM

How to Find a Literary Agent

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

If you have a book-length work of fiction or creative nonfiction that you'd like to sell to a commercial publisher, an agent is crucial. Literary representation will increase your chances with editors, who rely on agents to present manuscripts that are polished and marketable, and that match their interests. Join author Jaimie Engle to learn how to research and query literary agents. Then join us on March 12th at 6:30pm to learn how to perfect your query letter. #writers

6:30
PM

Writing Workshop: Create an Attention Getting Query

Thursday, March 12, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Have you written a great book? It doesn't matter if you've written the next New York Times Bestseller if no one gets to read it. That is why the query letter is so important. In this workshop, Author Kathryn J. Bain will go paragraph by paragraph, explaining what to put in your query, what to leave out, and why it's so important. Learn how to craft a great query that will get the attention your book deserves. #writers

7:00
PM

Social Media for Authors

Wednesday, March 25, 2015 at Herndon Branch

Whether you publish with a major house, a small house, or on your own, you're hearing the same thing: social media is a must for authors who want to be successful. Book publicist and author Sarah Nicolas will present social media strategies for authors, both published and aspiring. Attendees should have a basic understanding of Twitter and Facebook. A suggested prerequisite is our Facebook, Twitter and More! class. #writers

6:00
PM

Fiction Writing Basics: The First Step to Becoming a Bestseller!

Monday, March 30, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

If your imagination runs wild at the possibilities of monsters, romance or adventure, you have the mindset of a fiction author. Embark upon the path of a bestselling author by learning how to build your creative ideas with author, book coach, and speaker, Rik Feeney. #writers

6:30
PM

Back Up Your Data

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Your hard drive might crash. Thieves might steal your laptop at a café. At times like these, having a secure, up-to-date backup of your hard drive can be a lifesaver. Join Diana Uricchio, CEO of OXO Digital Organizing, to learn practical strategies for backing up your data, including personal files, work documents, and photos. #writers

4:00
PM

OCLS Writers Group

Sunday, April 12, 2015 at Orlando Public Library

Join your fellow writers for critique, discussion, and camaraderie. #writers

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