{From Blogpost to Bookshelf} Come Talk with Me About How You can Go from “Blog to Book”

From Blog to Book talk

At some point weeks ago here at RedWhiteandGrew.com I mentioned that I would dedicate time this summer to talking about writing.

Ta-da! Now I have two events lined up on that front. One is a panel, the other is a workshop. (Look for me to post about an online workshop soon, too, here at RW&G.)

Authors and Social Media Panel
Wednesday, May 22, 2013
7:30 AM to 9:00 AM
The Egg & I Thousand Oaks (Stone Oak)

MORE information with map and RSVP via Facebook

Have you written a book and wondered how to use social media to get the word out, market your work and increase sales?

Do you have a blog topic that keeps folks coming back for more post after post? What if you wanted to turn that blog into a book? Could you do it?

This month we have two authors who have successfully used social media to take their work to the next level using social media.

Lisa Thibault Pietsch is a local author who used smart tactics to get the word out and promote her book series: “Task Force 25”. Lisa has also taken her knowledge and translated it into workshops and teaching session. We’re thrilled to have her jon us to share some of her keys to success as well as some of her lessons learned.

Pamela Price is an award-winning blogger who has turned her passion for homeschooling and victory gardens into a lifestyle blog. Her blog caught the attention of a publisher which landed her a book deal. Pamela will share her story and tips for success in her session titled “From Blog Post to Bookshelf: One Writer’s Journey.”

How to Write Your First Book
Saturday, June 15, 2013
Parman Library (Stone Oak)
10 AM – 11:30 AM
No RSVP required

What’s the difference between a published author and someone with a great book idea? The published author integrates writing into her “regular” life, consistently uses basic organizational tips, effectively utilizes resources (including social media and the library!), and grasps the realities of the industry.

Topics include:

• Strategies for building the “habit” of writing into your busy life (technology, scheduling)
• Using social media both to write and to promote your work
• Organizational tips
• Resources and support
• How to keep up the momentum
• Options for publishing
• When to seek an agent

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