August Meeting

Join us for an evening with Ann McGinnis as she discusses how to Sell Your Book to Millions!

Ann McGinnis writes about characters that let their egos and sense of justice rule their lives, while they protect the public from serial killers and unthinkable crimes. Of course, Ann's characters always find a way to blow off steam -- romantically!
As a writer, Ann comes from the world of action/thrillers and screenwriting. She has two scripts currently in development. A third script, about a spunky FBI analyst, is the basis of "Scarlet Revenge" and main character Caycee Scarlet. It is the first book in a series, with Book 2 “Scarlet Envy” coming out in May 2014.

Sell Your Book to Millions!
Whether you're self-published, sold to a traditional or indie publisher, or in the midst of your journey to becoming a working writer, you need to cultivate one skill RIGHT NOW -- FAN-BASE BUILDING! The world of publishing is changing, but one thing remains the same… you have to find your audience to sell books. The good news: anyone can become successful at building a fan-base. Plus, it's never too early to develop this skill. In fact, the sooner the better. Ann McGinnis will share her experience building a romantic suspense fan-base. You will leave her talk with tools to get started on a path to selling a million books! It doesn't happen overnight, but like the proverbial journey of a million miles, it starts with one meeting.

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  • M. L.

    Maybe they're celebrities and don't want the attention or spies from the RJ.......

    September 3

  • Carole M.

    Just wondering:
    I notice two other people who attended that aren't mentioned as having been there.
    Is this because they forgot to sign inn when they paid their $5? Some other reason?
    Also. How appalling that I did NOT get a "Good to See You" sticker. I may sulk for days.

    August 22

    • tyler z.

      Well, at the right side of this very page, it says: 62 people went to the August meeting. And under that is a list of names - right under the words "62 went." it's already been established that not everybody who went, has their name listed there. It's already been established that some people were not even asked for their names. (Like me!) So, no, everyone is NOT asked for their names at the door. So my next question is: When the names of the walk-ins are compared to the member list, then what happens? Is there a secret handwritten book of walk - in people, whose names are not added to the list on the right there? If someone came and paid, and is not on that lsit online, then I would say, yes indeed, rsvp - ing online is necessary, and people should be informed of that fact each and every time. Please.

      August 27

    • tyler z.

      That is, rsvp-ing online is necessary, if one wants to be able to submit to the anthology.

      August 27

  • Dana L. P.

    This was my first meeting and I was very impressed with how well it was organized and presented. I especially liked that there was a greeter, Joyce N., to welcome the new people, and that she was friendly, informative, helpful, asked and answered questions with a caring attitude. Haven't published anything, yet, but with support, who knows? Stranger things have happened! Enjoyed talking with you, Monica L. See you next month.

    1 · August 24

    • M. L.

      It's amazing how much in common writers have and what we learn from each other

      August 27

  • Carole M.

    Re: M. Lewis wanting to invite Stephen King!
    Hey! You're a certifiable smart aleck!
    I WANT to read your work!

    August 21

    • M. L.

      I wrote a 120 page book about my life because I wanted to sneak in some horror medical stories out of Hawaii in one chapter. Over 200 interested people bought it . Now a reality in the U.S. "DANCING MY WAY TO SANITY" Now everyone writing about it...even movies....like...THE GIVER.....Never promoted book.....had many threats over it...now 2 years old.....only publishing social satire/self help now in papers.....

      August 24

  • M. L.

    I was a first timer...nice turnout and informative but way too much work to sell a book! I thought I was headed for airport stores but independent books thrown out.....no room....some of my favorite books were purchased in airport bookstores....now only bestsellers....Think I'll just try and sell a cartoon to the NewYorker for $30,000...See you next month................ a lazy Monica Lewis

    August 24

  • Patricia K.

    Special thanks to Richard Warren for being a terrific host and guiding light of the Las Vegas Writer Group.

    1 · August 22

  • Patty S

    I am also not listed as having attended. I thought maybe it was because I was a first timer? I did sign in. Glad I was not alone! :)

    August 22

    • Richard W.

      Patty - you ARE listed as having attended.

      August 22

    • Patty S

      Thanks, Richard. I did not see it before, but then again, that was before I had my coffee, LOL!

      August 22

  • Joyce H.

    I'm thankful to Ann McGinnis for opening my eyes to think about blogging.

    August 22

  • Will D.

    It was a good meeting but why am I not listed/pictured below as having attended?

    August 22

  • Carole M.

    Great meeting.
    Anne McGinnis had a lot of good, practical advice about getting exposure for our writing.
    She said a couple of things I didn't want to hear...like calling the timeof death for the real-world bookstore. Sad...but seems to be sadly true.
    I appreciated the clear directives for acknowledging the realities of writing today. Good tips for establishing an internet blog-presence.
    Good Stuff!

    August 21

    • Patty S

      I was a first timer last night and really enjoyed the evening. I was happy to hear that I'm already doing some of what Ann was talking about (Facebook and blog), but I also learned some new tips. It is sad to know places like B&N might be gone soon, but I do feel there will always be those "old" bookstores with the old books, out-of-print books, etc--those kinds of bookstores are fun to explore (when you can find them, LOL). I look forward to future meetings!

      August 22

  • Will D.

    I agree with Marian. It may seem petty to a writer who has just poured out his/her soul that the reader should get hung up on the mechanical edits but that is the reality. Another thing that blocks my reading flow is the misuse of particular words, words that are often and easily confused by the casual writer but that should be clear to a regular writer. You know the ones...they're, there, and their; you're and your; etc. English sure isn't an easy language!

    August 18

    • Eric & L.

      Indeed. Telling a good story, in any language, is the implicit bargain every writer makes with his or her audience. Oral tradition thrived for millennia prior to the Gutenberg Press for a reason - mechanics of language.

      1 · August 21

  • Richard W.

    Great meeting. Thanks to all who came out and thanks to Ann for a great presentation.

    August 21

  • M. L.

    53 coming to meeting? Someone invite Stephen King ? Will there be a dress code now ?! Will there be a valet?

    1 · August 21

    • Diane C.

      Although I believe Richard has volunteered to valet.

      1 · August 21

    • Sandy V.

      I've been there when there were around 70 present. We were packed like sardines!

      August 21

  • Sara B.

    Sorry I can't make it tonight guys. I was going to come up until about two hours ago, but I've been up since 4:30 working in my classroom since 7:00 and I'm absolutely beat. Hope to get used to my new sleep wake schedule by next months meeting. Take notes for me!!! :-)

    August 21

  • Carole M.

    Reading Will's comment, I was relieved to notice I'm not alone in my "Fingernails on a Chalkboard" response to words used incorrectly.

    August 20

  • Inge-Lise G.

    What a great subject! I'd love hear Ann McGinnis, but I'm still out of town.

    August 18

  • M. L.

    I find it interesting when someone reads a few pages of my social satire, the first thing they notice is the punctuation, not the content. Guess it helps me in the long run.

    July 19

    • Marian

      you know, I believe that is one reason why grammar and punctuation are so important..if the reading doesn't flow like speech in the head of the reader--it is an interruption like these errors that can kind of ruin what could be a grand tale. In my opinion :)

      August 17

    • M. L.

      Thank you....something to digest....

      August 18

  • Patty S

    This will be my first meeting, and I'm very excited to be attending and meeting fellow writers! See you on the 21st!

    August 16

  • Joyce H.

    Looking forward to the 21st.

    August 16

  • Consy M.

    I will miss the next meeting but I am a featured columnist in the Downtown Zen magazine. My column is called "Living Zen". I am a Feng Shui practitioner, Astrologer and designer helping to create balance in our world...and city.

    August 16

  • Will D.

    I have a question about the upcoming Anthology competition. I would like to submit a story but I am having trouble finding specific info about this online. I have attended the last three meetings and will be continuing to attend, so on that basis I believe I am eligible. I understand the theme is "A Quest" and that it must take place in Las Vegas. Can someone clarify the length and to whom it should be submitted, as well as any other requirements? Thanks.

    Also, by way of introduction to my writing, please have a look at the YouTube video link promoting all my books, including the new one, "The Billionaires Club", which has just become available. I will be bringing a few free copies to the next meeting. http://youtu.be/JBt6Aq2z0yE

    July 29

    • Richard W.

      a PDF version of the file has been added.

      July 29

    • Will D.

      Thanks, Richard, for the very speedy response! I now have the document and will submit a story.

      July 29

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