It’s never been a better time to be a writer! Here are some resources I’ve found helpful on my own road to becoming an author…
Kindle Direct Publishing https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/signin
Cover art: The Scarlette Rugers Book Design Agency http://booksat.scarlettrugers.com/
Roxanne McHenry (courses & e-books on internet marketing for authors).
(Click on ePub 101 above to sign up for notification when course regisration opens!)
Kindle Select https://kdp.amazon.com/self-publishing/KDPSelect
Resources in my fine state of Montana
The Authors of the Flathead (Weekly meetings & a yearly conference)
The Authors of the Flathead “Writers helping writers!” www.authorsoftheflathead.org
24th RIVER WRITERS’ CONFERENCE: Saturday & Sunday – September 27th and 28th 2014 in Kalispell, Montana. For more information contact: The Authors of the Flathead P.O. Box 7711 Kalispell, MT 59904-711 (406) 881-4066
Montana Romance Writers Conference – October 4 & 5th 2014 in Bozeman, MT Montana RWA
Flathead Valley Community College courses I’m teaching this season:
The Write Business (6 weeks)
Develop the business skills necessary to help your writing career succeed! Whether you aim to be an indie author, find or keep a traditional publisher, freelance, blog, serialize your non-fiction or fiction, or take Hollywood by storm, you are an entrepreneur. In addition to the creative work of writing, you need to track finances, prioritize key resources and activities, identify and utilize avenues to get to your readers, and build the support of an unofficial but highly effective board of directors.
Mondays Oct 6 – Nov 10 3 – 5:30 p.m. $249
Editing Tips & Tricks(1 session)
No one wants to be responsible for a piece of writing riddled with errors, but we often read and re-read a document not sure what we’re even looking for. Armed with specific editing tools, you can sign off on more polished writing in less time. Leave with a checklist to shift your focus from merely reading to quickly and accurately spotting and fixing writing and grammatical errors.
Novel Challenge (5 weeks)
Celebrate National Novel Writing Month with fellow writers and take a big bite out of your novel in 30 days! First class meeting in October will be to strategize our attack. The weekly November classes will be to discuss the craft of writing and the challenges of keeping the words flowing for all thirty days of November. When we have reached our goal, we’ll spend the last evening celebrating and looking ahead to revising.
Mondays Oct 27-Nov 24 6-8:30 p.m. $74
For more information and to register, click on FVCC…
Technical help for formatting e-books for Kindle & print books for CreateSpace:
Ron Glick, author of both fiction and non-fiction, works with writers to publish both e-book and print on demand.
Resources for Screenwriters:
Standard software: Final Draft
Formatting also available with Scrivener
Free software: Celtx
www.sydfield.com For both his book on screenplay basics and available templates to download.