by Meredith Maslich
If you subscribe to our mailing list, you might have noticed an absence in your inbox of late. The problem isn’t so much that we don’t have news to share. Instead, we’ve got SO much going on that we haven’t had time to put out a newsletter.
So I thought I’d take this opportunity to let you know what we’ve been working on so you don’t miss out on any releases or discounts. (And look for a newsletter to come out with follow-ups on a lot of this information in the next week. Or so.)
Before we get into specific dates (which I know you’ll want to immediately transfer to your calendar), I’d like to highlight a couple of really exciting things we’re working on.
First is our Writer2Author program. It’s built around a Facebook group of writers interested in talking about how to navigate the transition from sitting at their computers writing their books to getting out into the world as a published author and selling their books. Aside from sharing resources and information on a regular basis within the group, we also host a monthly “Virtual Happy Hour” called Whine & Wine, where we invite members to log on and share what’s frustrating them, what’s challenging them, or what they’ve achieved.
This month we had a great conversation about how we carve out time to write and how we get into the mood to write. We also talked about marketing challenges and goals. The conversation was fun and helpful, and for us introverts, it was the best kind of happy hour — one where we could hide behind our computers and just type out our conversations! 🙂 If you’d like to join the Writer2Author Facebook group, just click here and request to join. We’d love to have you!
Also coming out of the Writer2Author program is our first online workshop series. We’re going to have a combination of evergreen webinars you can purchase and download when it suits you, but we’re also going to have a semi-live six-week course called Writer2Author: Navigating the Journey. Each week will focus on a different aspect of mastering the transition and will consist of a webinar, supplemental materials, and some live group calls to discuss the materials. We’re almost ready to open registration, and we’re offering an early bird discount, so make sure you take advantage of it!
Now, onto dates and links with more information!
October 1: Trick or Treat! A Collection of Spooky Stories. Just in time for Halloween! Available in paperback and e-book. Featuring stories by PJ Devlin, Samantha Powers, Herta Feely, Courtney Privett, Troy Kurz, and Lucious Vaughn.
IMPORTANT DATES & EVENTS:
September 8: Registration opens for Writer2Author: Navigating the Journey (with an early bird discount of $50!)
October 3: Writer to Author: Panel Discussion at Fall for the Book. Join me (Meredith), Terri Huck, J.B. Lawrence, and Jessica Lyons for a discussion about challenges and strategies for navigating the transition from writer to successful published author. (FREE)
October 12: First day of Writer2Author: Navigating the Journey
October 17: Save the Date: Release party for Becoming Jonika, in Fairfax, Virginia. Watch social media, this blog, and the newsletter for details.
November: National Novel Writing Month!
Meredith Maslich is president and CEO of Possibilities Publishing Company. She is also on the faculty at Story District (formerly SpeakeasyDC), where she has been teaching the art of storytelling for more than eight years.