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OCWI meets every 3rd Saturday of the month
Place: St. Luke's United Methodist Church
222 NW 15th Street,
Oklahoma City, OK[masked]st. floor, Room 130, (405)[masked]
(There will be signs and people to help you find the way)
Time: Coffee @ 10a, program @ 10:15a.m.
As OCWI president, I, Traci Ison Schafer, encourage you to join the club. OCWI consists of writers experienced in all genres, published, getting published, and new to the literary art. Each month, we invite speakers on different aspects of writing—getting published, marketing, submitting to agents, and the new world of publishing technology.
Since 1914, OCWI has contributed to literary achievement in Oklahoma and inspired the creative talent of its members. Today, we add to that desire and give fellow writers, of all ages and ability, a place to find support and companionship.
Membership is $25 a year. We welcome new members and their ideas. Perhaps you'll want to volunteer as a program chair or officer.
Join us. Guests are welcome. I know you won't regret it. I look forward to introducing myself at our next meeting: Traci Ison Schafer,[masked], email Oklahoma Writers' Federation, Inc (http://www.owfi.org/). (OWFI). For information on the statewide organization, contact Carolyn B. Leonard, email [masked].
THIS MEETUP HAS GONE ONLINE WITH ZOOM. TO GET LOGIN INFO FOR THE MEETING, PLEASE WRITE [masked], AND YOUWILL BE SENT LOGIN INFO. THANK YOU! Our Creative Quills writing group continues to experiment with writers exercises and work on our writing projects including books and short stories. Do you need a jump-start? Do you need to get over writer's block? Do you need people who understand? Do you need safe Beta-readers? Have you always wanted to write a book? Come get started with us! We have fun and are a safe and friendly group to begin and/or continue your writing. Come get some inspiration, and join the fun! We really do have a ball! This event is FREE. • What to bring a laptop or just paper on which to write and a pen or pencil • Important to know
Learn tips and tricks for getting your book written, finished, and ready for publication. Then how to publish? We'll find the best way for you! This class will not only help you finish your book but will help you write a query letter and prepare the manuscript for publication. Want to self-publish? We teach that, too! Make an e-book? Yes! Create a website or blog? Yup. Help add to your writer resume? We cover everything while saving you from committing flubs that could cost you money! Learn the secrets of the publishing industry, so you don't get taken! 8 week class from 6-9pm. If necessary, this class may end up going online, if COVID-19 presents us from being in the classroom. Class is $99 for 8 weeks. Veterans, senior citizens, & students MAY receive major discounts. Call[masked]. THIS CLASS CAN BE TAKEN ONLINE! Also, you can be from anywhere in the USA to take the class.
THIS CLASS WILL MEET IN THE CLASSROOM IN EL RENO ON THE CVTECH CAMPUS.
In this course, students complete plans by finishing and editing their books, preparing the manuscript for publishing and/or submission. We help those who want to self- (independently) publish. We also help you complete biographies, query letters, and press releases as well as put marketing plans in action. We are able to create full marketing kits, websites, blogs, and set up events. THIS CLASS IS A WORKSHOP WHERE WE MAKE THINGS HAPPEN. This class is meant to be a follow up from Class I, where we implement steps to get the book published, promoted, and sold. As such, each student may be at a different place in their work. We will work with each student where they need help to move them towards accomplishment. Computers will be used in the classroom.
CONTACT CVTECH TO REGISTER AT[masked]. CLASS IS $99 FOR 8 WEEKS. Si=ome students may be available for senior citizen or veteran discounts.
OBJECTIVES: Help students ready their book projects for submission.
Implement the publishing plan.
Create marketing plans and carry out specific projects, such as website and blog creation.
Implement promotion strategies such as public speaking and/or other passive marketing.
Complete their marketing and promotion kit.
Schedule and create events.
Text & Other Items Writer’s Market -The Most Trusted Guide to Getting Published ($29.99) by Robert Lee Brewer, various magazines. Flash drive.