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New Meetup: Writers Cruise November 7th - 14th 2010

From: Michele S.
Sent on: Thursday, February 25, 2010 1:35 PM

Announcing a new Meetup for Sacramento Writers Who Mean Business (TM)!

What: Writers Cruise November 7th - 14th 2010

When: Sunday, November 7,[masked]:00 AM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

November 7-14, 2010
M Communications and 3L Publishing invite all writers to join us on the first
annual 3L Publishing Writer?s Conference and Caribbean Cruise. This seven-day
conference will be hosted on Royal Caribbean?s Freedom of the Seas. Writers from
across the country will gather to learn the secrets to successful writing that gets
published from authors and experts in the field.

Workshops
How to Write a Book that Sells
It takes more than a good story or idea to write a top-selling book. In
this seminar, learn from 3L Publishing executives what they look for in
a manuscript ? marketability, originality, great story or concept, and
quality writing. This seminar discusses:
*How to write winning queries and synopsis that sells
*What is the selling process? Do I need an agent?
Moderators: Michele Smith and Michelle Gamble-Risley, respectively
CEO and President of 3L Publishing, LLC, and authors of SMASH: A
Smart Girl?s Guide to Practical Marketing and Public Relations.

If I Can Write a Book So Can You!
Are you an accountant, manager or even chiropractor by day who longs
to write a book? Do you lack the skills? Meet new author Dr. Lance
Casazza, a chiropractor in Northern California, who wrote Be the Hammer
Not the Nail, as he provides inspiration and advice on using his
book?s 110 tools for success. In this seminar you will learn:
* New attitudes, habits and beliefs that serve your success
* How to use inspirational tools for success to help you make a plan
to write your book
Moderator: Dr. Lance Casazza, author of Be the Hammer Not the Nail.
Killer Writing Talent ? How to Build Your ?Writer?s Muscle?
Not all of us possess natural writing ability. In fact, most of us have to
build up our writing ?strength? with a lot of practice, dedication and
persistence. The class teaches:
* Tips and tricks to exercise and flex those writing skills
* How to self edit, tighten and ?brighten? your work

Moderator: Catharine Bramkamp, author of Don?t Write Like You Talk:
A Smart Girl?s Guide to Practical Writing and Editing.
The Art Part ? Graphics and Illustrations that Sells
Illustrations for children?s books and book covers play an integral
role in successful sales for the casual book buyer. A beautifully illustrated
children?s book or an eye-popping book cover attract browsers
to read more and take that next step to read the back cover. In
this seminar you?ll learn:
* Elements to illustration
* How to decide or hire an illustrator

Elements to a great book cover design
Moderator: Erin Pace, graphic designer for 3L Publishing
Leverage the Publishing Process
Different kinds of publishing models exist ? from traditional New York
publishing to publish on demand (POD). This seminar teaches:
* Different business models ? pluses and minuses
* Which business model is for you
Moderator: Michelle Gamble-Risley, president of 3L Publishing, and
Michele Smith, CEO of 3L Publishing.
Tips to Hire a Winning Publicist

So you write a book. Now what? No one can buy what they don?t
know exists. This seminar explains:
*The value and purpose of a strong public relations campaign for
books
*What to look for when you hire a publicist
Moderator: Michele Smith, CEO of M Communications and 3L
Publishing.

OH NO! I Have to Network? Get Over Your Dread
Now you have a published book and you have to promote it; but
perhaps you?re the shy type or you dread networking. Learn how to
empower yourself and become a networking expert. Learn how to:
* Learn winning skills and strategies to become an effective
networker
* Basic media coaching secrets
Moderator: Adrienne Graham, founder and CEO of Empower Me!
Corp., a media, publishing and professional networking company
for women.

Cost of the all-inclusive Writer?s Conference is $1,250 per person
(cabin upgrade costs can be paid separately) and includes room,
meals and cost of the workshops and seminars (airfare is separate).
Sign up begins January 1, 2010 and ends March 26, 2010 at which
time prices for individual signs ups are subject to change. Space
is limited so please, click here to reserve your cabin. A deposit of
$500 is required to hold each cabin. Cruisers who wish to invite
friends or family to join them are only required to pay $500 per
cabin. Our travel agent Elisa Taylor from World Less Traveled will
explain price breaks for companions who do not intend to participate
in the conference. Sign up today while space is still available by
e-mailing Elisa Taylor at [address removed] or sign up at http://www.3Lpublishing.com
3L Publishing Writers Cruise

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/Sacramento-Writers-Who-Mean-Business/calendar/12709281/

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