Author YOU is for the emerging and birthed author and will be led by Judith Briles--the author of 31 books, the latest being Author YOU: Creating and Building the Author and Book Platforms and Snappy Sassy Salty: Wise Words for Authors and Writers. The needs for authors and writers are different at various times, yet the DNA is the same.
Author YOU is about how-tos, what-fors and whys.
Author YOU is about the education, mentoring of authors and writers in the fields of writing, authoring and publishing books.
Your answers are in the room. In the Circle. If you have a specific question about your authoring journey; publishing; social media for marketing, you will find it. Egos are left at the door. Think of Author YOU as a mini mastermind group with laser coaching attached--whatever your question is about authoring, books, publishing, the answer is in the room. You can't beat that!
A gathering spot has been created to schmooze with other authors on a monthly Saturday morning. At the beginning, each person is asked: What do you need today? You answer and the agenda is set. We all:
- brainstorm ideas;
- get a little feedback (sometimes a lot);
- ask questions about a book in the works or already published;
- figure out book marketing;
- hang with other authors;
- ditto for social media;
- get feedback on writing or an idea that's percolating; or
- whatever pops into your mind ...
... it just has to be authoring, writing and/or publishing connected. In other words ... get some help. There is NO set agenda ... what there will be as a stream of ideas and thoughts that will be shared and can be used to enrich your writing, your authoring and your success.
Cost: Free to begin. Eventually, a "donation" jar will show up to support the Meetup Organization annual fees.
Rules: This is a free exchange of ideas and questions--Is there a book in the works? Are you stuck? Curious about the various publishing options? Do you just need to hang and schmooze once in awhile with other authors? Ask your questions ... you'll get answers. And, this is a "pay it forward" group--we help each other along this path. If you sign up and have two "no-shows," you will be put on the waiting list for future slots-each gathering has limited space.
Author YOU Sound like a plan? Created in a "Salon" type environment--coffee, tea and water will be available. If you come, bring a snack to share with others. You show up between 9 and noon--sometimes for the whole time, maybe just an hour. Think of Author YOU as the old-fashioned quilting circle--in our case, it's more like the Authors Circle--and a vibrant one it is. Join us and share your words and work.