see home page for the upcoming lineup
January - Ash Bishop - "How To Write A Good Antagonist”
February - Lisi Harrison - “Author’s Journey Series”
March - R.D. Kardon - “Writing A Page-Turner”
April - Tina Mai, Poet - “Storytelling: The Power of Words, Initiative, and Community”
May - Lisa Cupolo - “Building Tension and Surprise in Short Stories”
January - Matt Coyle - "The Right Way to Write a Series”
February - Sheila Lowe - "Reading Between The Lines on Your Path to Publication"
March - Sheri Fink - "Adventures in Independent Children’s Book Publishing for Fun and Profit"
April - Joe Ide - "Writing The Killer Crime Novel"
May - Joe Donnelly - "Writing Sucks, but to Have Written is the Best: Navigating the Long Road to Have Written"
June - Alicia Doyle - "Author's Journey Series"
July - Jennifer J Chow - "Writing Cozy Mysteries for Modern Readers"
August - Gustavo Hernandez - "How Setting Amplifies Writing"
September - Kaira Rouda - "Author's Journey Series (Interview)"
October - Anne Cleeland - "How To Quit Your Day Job"
November - D.J. MacHale - "If You Can't Stand The Heat...Stay In The Kitchen and Write About It"
December - Holiday Special Event - "Member Open Mic 2-Minute Readings"
January - Jason Anspach - "Making Your Brand the Star of the Show”
February - Dr. Seth Wagerman - "Using Psychology to Master Character Development"
March - Pam Sheppard - "What Is A Comp and Why Is It So Important?"
April - PJ Colando - "I Write Funny And So Can You"
May - Deborah A. Lott - "Writing About Trauma"
June - Dennis Crosby - "Marketing In The Covid Era"
July - Jeri Westerson - Author's Journey
August - RD Kardon - "Incorporating Technical Expertise without Losing the Reader"
September - Gayle Carline - "Rhythm, Pace, and Amusement"
October - Jasmin Iolani Hakes - "We Are What Happens to Us"
November - Joy Lanzendorfer - "Writing A Historical Family Saga"
January - Judy Reeves - "Tell Me A Story: Using Fiction Techniques to Craft Compelling Memoir or Nonfiction"
February - Nancy Lynée Woo - "Surprise the Line: Poetry for All Writers"
March - Susie Schaefer - "Finish Your Book: Everything You Need to Know About Self-Publishing”
May - Maddie Margarita - “How to Handle Media Interviews and Book Readings"
June - Kali Wallace - "Writing Effective Description and Atmosphere"
July - Joan Gelfand - "You Can Be A Winning Writer: The 4 C's Approach to Author Sucess"
August - Kim Dwinell - "Creating the Graphic Novel"
September - Cherie Kephart - "Soul Therapy: The Spirit of Writing"
October - Patrick Coleman - "Writing Across Genres"
November - Maggie Downs - "Writing A Memorable Memoir"
December - Our Members - Open Mic 3-Minute Readings
February - Janet Simcic - “Turning My Travel into Fiction”
March - Gwendolyn Womack - “Intuitive Writing: Strengthening Your Sixth Sense At The Keyboard”
April - Greta Boris - “Choosing Your Characters’ Personality Types”
May - Anne Cleeland - “Have You Found Nemo? Turn Your 1st Draft Into An Engaging & Cohesive Page-Turner”
June - Ara Grigorian - “Story Beats: Your Story’s Heartbeat”
July - Sarah Dupree (Personal Brand Photographer), J.L. Hendricks (USA Today Bestselling Author),
September - Matt Pallamary - “Guerrilla Marketing”
October - Nancy Cole Silverman - “Concept To 1st Draft In 6 Months: Guide To Expediting The Writer’s Process”
November - Christopher Lentz - “Location, Location, Location: Using Iconic Historical Places In Fiction”
■ D. P. Lyle
■ Lisa Napoli
■ Carolyn See
■ Andrew Tonkovich
■ Nick Cole
■ Denise Hamilton
■ J. Ryan Stradal
■ Martin J. Smith
■ David Putnam
■ Diane Vallere
■ Claudie Suzanne
■ Christopher Lynch
■ Laurie Stevens
■ Mike Foley
■ Jill Amadio
■ Lee Ann Krusemark
■ Helen Sedwick
■ Katie Mayberry
■ Larry and Lorna Collins
■ Amy Friedman
■ David Congalton
■ Alison Singh Gee
■ Nancy Spiller
■ ...and many more
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