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Twitter Chat with Kristen-Paige Madonia on September 5

August 30th, 2012

Kristen-Paige Madonia

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Wednesday, Sept. 5 from noon to 1:00 PM EDT, author Kristen-Paige Madonia will be available through Twitter to answer questions about writing and her recently-released novel, Fingerprints of You. This is the fourth in a series of Twitter chats with publishing professionals who will participate in James River Writers’ 10th annual conference on Oct. 20-21. (more…)

Howard Owen

August 30th, 2012

What JRW Means to Me

Howard Owen

 

 

 

 

 

 

Howard Owen is the author of 10 novels and is the business editor of The Free Lance-Star in Fredericksburg.  His first novel, Littlejohn, was written in 1989 when he was 40 and published in 1992. His latest novel, Oregon Hill, was published in July 2012.

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The Elements of Edits: From Rough Draft to Published

August 30th, 2012

The Writing Show

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Recap

Pencil by Melanie Carter

Video and PDF

Pencil Aimee Agresti Shows Red Ink Behind Debut Novel

Description

The panelists will discuss:

  • The editing process of a debut novel from rough draft to published book, and
  • Editing techniques and how to avoid common mistakes.

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Why Ibrahim Kurtulus Writes

August 15th, 2012

Ibrahim Kurtulus

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We received this email from Ibrahim Kurtulus, an associate professor at the VCU School of Business and a member of James River Writers. In it, Ibrahim explains why he writes.  (Melissa Gay, a JRW website contributor, edited the message for clarity and length.)
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Twitter Chat with Agent on August 9

August 6th, 2012

Ayesha Pande

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Thursday, Aug. 9 from noon to 1:00 PM EDT, Ayesha Pande will be available through Twitter to answer questions about her experiences as an agent and editor. This is the third in a series of Twitter chats with publishing professionals who will participate in James River Writers’ 10th annual conference on Oct. 20-21. (more…)

I Tweet, Therefore I Am: Building a Platform and Finding Your Voice

August 5th, 2012
Christina Dick, Marc LaFountain, and Doug Moran

Christina Dick, Marc LaFountain, and Doug Moran

The July 26th Writing Show, “I Tweet, Therefore I Am: Building a Platform and Finding Your Voice,” explored the evolving world of networking and social media. The focus of the evening was how online platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Tumblr can elevate and support an author’s experience, sales, or readership. (more…)