Media, Ojai Wordfest, Press Releases, Social Media, Susan Hellman

Working with the Media & Chula the Salsera Dog

     How do these two topics relate? You'll see at the end of the blog.     The last workshop I attended at Ojai's Wordfest was given by Susan Hart Hellman, a freelance writer and an editor. She knows how to put on a presentation, it was at the Casa Barranca Winery. We received a… Continue reading Working with the Media & Chula the Salsera Dog

blogs, Ojai Wordfest, Pat Fry, Promoting your book, Publishing

"The 10 Best Ways to Promote Your Book"-Part 2 of Wordfest workshop.

     Yesterday I talked about the first half of Pat Fry's workshop. Today I'll list her 10 ways to promote your book and include some information from other sources that fall into Pat's listed categories. By now the newbie writer knows that promoting (selling) their book can be more difficult than writing their novel.… Continue reading "The 10 Best Ways to Promote Your Book"-Part 2 of Wordfest workshop.

Agents, Ojai Wordfest, Pat Fry, Publishing, Self Publishing, Writers conferences

"Simple Steps to Successful Authorship" workshop-Ojai Wordfest

     Laptop, coffee, pajamas, more coffee....that is some of what it takes for me to sit my butt in the chair and write. So say you are now finished with your manuscript (MS), one, three or ten years later. How do you prepare that MS for publication? Pat Fry of S.P.A.W.N (info below) has… Continue reading "Simple Steps to Successful Authorship" workshop-Ojai Wordfest

Ojai Wordfest, using social media, writing conferences

On the road to Ojai Wordfest-Part 1

     What a gorgeous day to take a ride to Ojai, CA. After the rains, the hills are a deeper green, the ocean a bluer blue, and the fresh snow on the Topa Topa mountains a whiter white. I'm on my way to three free, or almost free, Ojai Wordfest workshops.      This is… Continue reading On the road to Ojai Wordfest-Part 1