“An Inspiring Group of Writers” was originally posted on the blog of Kathryn Mattingly and used by permission from the Author.
Saturday, September 20th I will be speaking at an Inspire Christian Writer’s Social Media workshop from 9am to noon at Peace Lutheran Ministries, 924 San Juan Road, Sacramento, California. I am sharing the stage with Kathy Boyd Fellure, a fellow author and IW friend.
Want to meet other writers in the community? Well, here is your opportunity. You won’t meet a more intellectual, creative, or supportive group then those who actively participate in Inspire Writers, founded right here in Sacramento by Beth Thompson.
This organization is making amazing waves of positivity and productivity, helping writers network with other writers, hone their craft, and become experts in their field. Annually publishing their own themed anthology and holding ‘inspiring’ conferences that boast best selling speakers and top notch agents in Christian publishing is to mention just a few of the opportunities they offer.
Workshops, including this one coming up September 20th are another way in which IW’s help writers become accomplished professionals of their creative trade. Already published? As an author, new or seasoned, you cannot find more cutting edge information or a more caring support group in what can be a very isolated profession.
IW newsletters are always informative and motivating. Their cheering section for your accomplishments is like none other, and their dedication to helping writers excel at writing, publishing, and marketing is unsurpassed.
Not a Christian? Intimidated or turned off by that title and its connotations?
You needn’t be.
This organization is not out to convert you, and you do not have to be a member to take advantage of their many excellent and varied activities. You don’t even have to be a writer. You only have to show up! Their fees are always minimal and fair. This workshop, for instance, is only $15 for non members.
I am a published author with a mainstream, traditional publisher (Winter Goose Publishing) and have found IW to be just as pertinent for me as for my fellow Christian publishing writer/author friends.
Winter Goose Publishing does have a Christian division (Hallway Books) but my work is not published through that division. Nor do I wish it to be. I prefer to be a light in a dark world, and although my work is not always well received among mainstream readers, nonetheless, it is food for fodder.
So regardless of your belief system (or because of it) come and hear the answers to these questions below that I am hoping to make fun and easy at the Inspire Writer’s Social Media Workshop:
- Want to begin a blog but you’re unsure of how, where, when, why, and what (most importantly) to write about?
- Want to build or remodel your website but aren’t sure what image to project, slant to take, or message to send your audience through your widgets and words?
- Want to get some articles, personal commentary, or short stories published on the Internet, or in print, but don’t know how to begin?
- Want to build (or begin) your platform on FB, Twitter or LinkedIn, and interconnect it seamlessly with your website and blog?
- Want to learn all about Pinterest? (Kathy Boyd Fueller will be addressing Pinterest, and I can’t wait to learn about it!)
Then this workshop is for you, and I hope to see you there, because meeting new writers is always the best part of these events.
Bring your laptop or similar devise if possible. Or just bring yourself, with or without a pen and notepad. You are the most important thing you need to bring!Social Media Workshop September 20th 9am to noon Peace Lutheran Ministries 924 San Juan Road Sacramento, California —
Kathryn is the author of Benjamin, selected as a New Century Quarterly Finalist, and the short story collection, Fractured Hearts, housing all of her award winning short fiction along with new, previously unpublished stories. Her work can be found at all major booksellers and through Amazon.
Kathryn is associate faculty for University of Phoenix at their Sacramento Valley campus where she teaches academic and creative writing, literature, and visual arts in the Humanities Department.
Her next literary suspense novel, Journey, will be released in 2015.
Personal blog and website: http://kathrynmattingly.com Edgy Words Unleashed
Amazon author page: http://www.amazon.com/-/e/B00EILN6YE
WGP page: http://wintergoosepublishing.com/authors/kathryn-mattingly/
Inspire Christian Writer’s website: http://inspirewriters.com