CALENDAR OF EVENTS:
UPCOMING FALL MINI-CONFERENCE
November 8, 2014: “How To Finish Your Novel “with SARAH CORTEZDaunted by characters who won’t cooperate inside your plot? Foiled by narrative arcs that don’t end, lost their tension or, worse yet, fail to deliver reader satisfaction? Come to the Houston Writers Guild, November Fall Mini-Conference session conducted by award-winning teacher/writer/editor Sarah Cortez to learn tips used by professional novelists in these exact situations and more.
Don’t miss this opportunity to learn how to get your novel finished.
Come get pumped up and ready to make this mini-conference your person success.When: Saturday, November 8, 2014 – 9:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m. Who: Everyone Where: Hilton Houston Westchase at 9999 Westheimer Rd., Houston TX 77042-3802 Price: $50 members/$60 nonmembers/$30 student members. Box lunch will be included.
As an added bonus, Megan LaFollett , Editor with Charter House Press will offer a limited number of practice pitch sessions. Sign up TODAY for one-on-one feedback. $15 members $20 nonmembers
FREE WORKSHOP FOR MEMBERS
Happy Holidays from Houston Writers Guild!
To show our appreciation for your continued support in HWG our December workshop will be FREE to members.
December 13, 2014: “Software Will Save your (Writing) Life: Using Scrivener Effectively” Presented by Sharon Morse and Jessica CapelleThink Microsoft Word is sufficient for your manuscript? Wondering if you need specialized creative writing software? Downloaded Scrivener but not sure where to start? Using Scrivener but want to take it up a level? Regardless of where you are, Jess Capelle and Sharon Morse will help ease you out of your comfort zone and see how much easier your writing life can be with Scrivener, whether you’re starting from scratch on a new project or importing an existing one. They’ll cover how Scrivener can help with every step of the writing process from brainstorming to formatting for e-books, demystifying the program and helping you get the most out of it. Jessica and Sharon will cover basic and intermediate level tips for both PC and Mac. While previous knowledge of Scrivener is not a requirement for this presentation, please visit http://www.literatureandlatte.com/scrivener.php and read a little about the features and download a trial version of the software. We will be doing live demonstrations during the presentation which you’ll be able to follow along with on your own computer. When: December 13, 2014 – 12pm – 4pm Where: Looscan Library at 2510 Willowick Houston, Texas 77027 Price: Free
About the Presenters: Jess Capelle writes YA and MG fantasy and sci-fi. Her zombie short stories have been published in the anthologies UNDEAD IS NOT AN OPTION (2011) and UNDEAD: UNCENSORED (2012). She currently serves as a co-founder of Houston YA/MG. Sharon Morse writes young adult novels. She is represented by Saba Sulaiman of Talcott Notch Literary Services, and serves as the web coordinator for Houston YA/MG.
March 28, 2015 Workshop
Presenter: Kathleen M. Rogers
Short presentation about writers journey, how you acquired agent and experience
Pitch Practice – via Skype
Agent Jeanie Loiacono
More information coming soon!
SPRING CONFERENCE – 2015
The Houston Writers Guild Annual Agents & Editors Conference, voted best in Texas!
April 24-26, 2015: Special Guest Jane Friedman, co-founder and publisher of Scratch
Preparation for the Spring Conference is underway!
April 24, 2015: Pre-Workshop – Christie Craig
April 24, 2015
New York Times Best Selling author, Christie Craig, will present.
Time 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
April 25, 2015: Key Note Speaker Jane Friedman
April 25, 2015
Keynote Speaker/Special Guest
Jane Friedman, co-founder and publisher of Scratch.