17. January 2013 · Comments Off on Three Opportunities to Kick-off Your Writing Year
Emma Walton Hamilton

Emma Walton Hamilton

I am excited to share three amazing opportunities available to you this month that are sure to get your writing year off to an explosive start.

First, NYT bestselling, award-winning author Emma Walton Hamilton will conduct a multi-day query critique session, January 23-25, on the 12 x 12 Membership Forum. Little GOLDen Book and Shel SILVERstein members will be able to submit one query for Emma’s review and comment, with LGB member queries taking priority if there is not enough time to get through all the queries. Those of you who have attended Emma’s similar sessions during WriteOnCon know how invaluable her feedback is and how much you learn, even from her comments on others’ queries. But you have to be a 12 x 12 member, so sign up today and don’t miss the chance to get your query in shipshape for submissions in 2013.

Emma is also offering a special deal for 12 x 12 members interested in joining the Children’s Book Hub. Details will be provided next week on the Membership Forum.

Second, my friend Karen Robertson, a pioneer author of storybook apps, has joined two other authors and coaches to create a

Karen Robertson

Karen Robertson

unique workshop for authors on how to take advantage of the marketing, promotion and publishing opportunities in the digital age. It’s called Author Success 2013, and it’s designed for published, self-published and unpublished authors of fiction, nonfiction and children’s books — either printed or digital.

The workshop itself will be a paid, half-day virtual event on January 28th, but you can sign up for more information for FREE and get three introductory videos from the instructors at no cost. I watched Karen’s “Living the Dream” video yesterday, and it was 30 minutes of pure inspiration! I have no doubt that the next two complimentary videos will also be full of tips and encouragement. It’s worth signing up just for those.

I’ll be attending the live event on the 28th too, and I hope some of you will join me.

Hey Girl, I'll see YOU in Florence!

Hey Girl, I’ll see YOU in Florence!

Third, I am down to the LAST TWO spaces in my Writer’s Renaissance Retreat, taking place April 7-13 in Florence, Italy. If you are interested, you should register before they are gone. This is going to be a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, and one that will stoke the creative fires of your writing long after you return home.

Do you know of other writing events or opportunities that can help people kickstart 2013? Please share in the comments.

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