From finalizing a manuscript to crafting a professional-looking cover, from learning how to navigate the common publishing channels to the ever-changing book marketplace, this comprehensive workshop will be packed with practical tips to help self-publishing authors get their words out to the world. Workshop presenter Laurie Boris is the author of four novels and editor of many more, including three Amazon bestsellers.
Fee: $10 (at door; includes reference materials)
When/where: The Golden Notebook Bookstore, Woodstock, New York, Sunday, January 26, 2014 from 1:00 to 3:00.
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Melissa is just an average thirteen-year-old with a semi-average life until she moves into a nineteenth-century farmhouse.
There she discovers that the house is haunted by two ghosts – one good and one evil. With the help of her stepsister, they unravel an age-old mystery and solve an unsolvable crime; one that was never in tended to be solved. Evil hauntings attempt to prevent the girls from discovering the truth. It’s a race against time and a battle of wits to see which will prevail – the living or the dead.
As a writer, I have occasion to be caught by surprise by this thing called writing. Even after writing for most of my life, there are things about it that remain as fresh as the day I set down my first sentence.
This is the story about just such a thing.
Back in July of this year, I took a road trip with my wife across the American west. From California to Arizona to New Mexico to Colorado, we drove. From there, we headed north through Utah and Wyoming and Idaho into Washington. We ended the trip with a drive south along the coast.
This drive south reminded me of a woman I had recently interviewed for my podcast and I considered the landscapes I had recently witnessed and continued to enjoy as I pieced a story together in my head. I find driving is great for this kind of exercise. Even with my focus turned to the road, with music blasting on the radio, I can grab a minute here and there extracting puzzle pieces of a narrative from my brain until I have constructed a story I enjoy. Continue reading “A Merchant of Moments”