One of the things I love about speaking is the opportunity to meet my readers. I hope you can join us for one of these events!
September 24, 2015
Writing Workshop Celebrating F. Scott Fitzgerald’s 119th Birthday
9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
The Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum, 919 Felder Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36106
Workshop 1: The Composition of a Masterpiece: How F. Scott Fitzgerald Wrote and Revised The Great Gatsby (9:30 a.m.–10:30 a.m.)
Studying F. Scott Fitzgerald’s composition and revision of The Great Gatsby reveals his careful craftsmanship as well as his genius. Learn how Fitzgerald polished his prose and how the novel achieved its structural greatness as he revised and rewrote major sections in the galley proofs.
Workshop 2: The 5 Ps of Publishing: How to Plan, Pen, Polish, Publish, and Promote Your Book (11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.)
Have you always dreamed of being a writer? Do you have information and expertise you want to share with the world? Do you aspire to see your very own book in print? Learn how to plan, pen, polish, publish, and promote your book.
Lunch at the Museum (12:00 p.m.–1:30 p.m.)
Workshop 3: Getting it Right: How to Polish Your Writing (1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.)
Like it or not, people judge you by your writing. Moreover, today’s publishers and literary agents expect writers to submit clean, polished manuscripts. Learn how to avoid the most common writing mistakes that could hold you back.
Pre-registration required. For more information, visit thefitzgeraldmuseum.org/events.html
September 24, 2015
Workshop for Busy Moms
3007 Jasmine Rd, Montgomery, AL 36111
Hostesses: Misty Vermillion & Beth Johnson
Light refreshments will be served.
Just Say No! Overcoming Interruptions & Distractions
You’re deep in conversation with your teenager when the phone rings. You’re doing some work for a business client when your fifth-grader suddenly has an urgent math question. How do you decide what gets your attention at any one time? Mary Jo Tate, an international book editor and homeschooling mom of four boys, will share her strategies for saving your sanity and overcoming interruptions and distractions.
RSVP: Misty 334-414-3622 (text)
October 16–17, 2015
Ramada Plaza, Kill Devil Hills, NC
Just Say No To Interruptions And Distractions
You’re deep in conversation with your teenager when the phone rings. You’re working for a business client when your fifth-grader suddenly has an urgent math question. How do you decide what gets your attention at any one time? Interruptions hinder our productivity, make us frustrated and irritable, and confuse us about what’s really important. In this session, you’ll learn how to handle the most common types of interruptions, how to find balance between being accessible and setting boundaries, how to train your children to be responsible and independent, and how to determine whether to ignore an interruption and focus on the task at hand or to recognize an interruption as a God-given opportunity to serve someone who needs you.
Pre-registration required. For more information, visit 2to1conference.com/2015-event/
November 11, 2015
Teleclass, 3:00 p.m. Eastern
National Association of Independent Writers and Editors (NAIWE)
How Do You Do It All? Balancing Family Life and Home Business in the Real World
Details coming soon. For more information, visit naiwe.com