Mission Statement: We are a group of committed authors at all stages of writing and publishing growing our brands and living out loud! We have created monthly workshops of Inspiration, Passion and Purpose to help you reach your next level ! We would love you to join us here AND join us THERE! Whether you have finished writing your book or just thinking about writing, this group is for you! From the idea to the finished product, there are decisions to make and steps to take. Don’t be like Alice in Wonderland who didn’t know where to go. Have you heard the expression, “If you don’t know where you are going, you are going to end up somewhere else?” Publishing is not just writing, it is preparing yourself for success. “Cat: Where are you going? Alice: Which way should I go? Cat: That depends on where you are going. Alice: I don’t know. Cat: Then it doesn’t matter which way you go.” ― Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland
Mission Statement: We are a group of committed authors at all stages of writing. Whether you are just beginning your journey, or if you have a completed manuscript and are ready to seek the service of an agent and publisher, we are dedicated to helping you find the right path. Under the leadership of Janet Lifshin (4authorsbyauthors.com) and the mentorship of Mark Spivak, we have been guiding local writers since summer 2015.
Everyone is welcome, whether your goal is publication or simply self-expression, provided you have a seriousness of purpose about communicating in written form. Here’s how the group works:
We meet roughly every third Sunday at the Barnes & Noble on Congress Ave. in Boynton Beach. Dates will be posted on this website.
Prior to the meetup, you are required to send a writing sample to Mark at [masked] . Don’t worry if you don’t consider your work to be polished or professional---everyone starts somewhere.
During the meetup, you’ll receive a one-on-one evaluation and critique, with suggestions on how best to proceed for the future.
A donation of $5 is requested to meet the costs of maintaining our presence on the Meetup website.
This group is intended for people who want to become better writers, and that promotion of services or commodities is prohibited.
We look forward to seeing you.
About Janet (the “Ha-Ha Lady”): Founder and children’s book author Janet Lifshin decided to create a forum where writers could enjoy their participation in a community dedicated to their success. She works with many children’s programs in the local area, and has sponsored yearly conferences where members of 4authorbyauthors.com can network and gain inspiration.
About Mark: Mark Spivak is an award-winning professional writer with numerous credits: two non-fiction books, one published novel, and hundreds of newspaper stories, magazine pieces and blog posts. He is the former wine writer for The Palm Beach Post, and currently the Wine and Spirits Editor for the Palm Beach Media Group. Mark has a degree in literature, and is committed to helping writers in all forms and at all stages of their development.