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September 2014 Writing Show: How to Meet Your Public: Networking for Writers

September 25th, 2014

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Thursday, September 25, 6:30 pm

Join James River Writers and Literary Agent Paige Wheeler for the September Writing Show— How to Meet Your Public: Networking for Writers.

Networking, online and in person, is more important than ever in the publishing industry. There are valuable opportunities to talk to authors and pitch agents at conferences. But what makes a good pitch, and can you launch it if you run into an agent in the bathroom? What if you are an introvert who really only feels comfortable with cats? Or an extrovert who inadvertently frightens people? Who are you online, and does it matter? Literary agent Paige Wheeler from Creative Media Agency Lit has the answers to these questions and will tell us the good, bad, and brilliant ways to behave ourselves in public and online. Whether you are just starting to write or are meeting an agent at the James River Writers Conference next month, this show will give you an edge.

Come early at 6:00 and have some snacks and show off your networking skills. Secret judges will be watching, and the best networker will have the opportunity to send an agent their first pages. (more…)

Editing Master Class with Erica Orloff

September 10th, 2014

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On December 6, 2014, Erica Orloff will teach a Master Class that will help you take your work to the next level!

From the Drawer to Publication: The Recipe for Editing and Polishing Your Manuscript

You’re struggling through a seemingly endless edit. Perhaps you have one of those manuscripts “in a drawer” (or under the bed or stored on your old laptop), or maybe you have 50,000 unpolished words from a recent month of crazed novel writing. You want to do something with it—submit or indie publish—but you know it’s not quite “there” yet.

Then this is the Master Class for you.


James River Writers Conference 2014: Thanks for Coming!

September 10th, 2014


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Visit our 2014 James River Writers Conference Home Page to learn all about the engaging speakers, informative panels, and hands-on Master Classes we brought to Richmond October 17-19! Thanks to everyone who made 2014 such a wonderful event.

Stay tuned for 2015. We’re already planning a great 13th conference.