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How to Break Writer's Block
Featured Speaker: Doug Setter How to Break Writer's Block This course is for anyone who has starred in frustration at a blank screen or sheet of paper with their words locked inside of them. The methods that Doug Setter has used has enabled him to write five books and 140 articles, earn a Bachelor of Science and complete five full marathons. He is a former kick-boxer, paratrooper and United Nations peacekeeper. Learn how to: • Dispel the myths of writers and writing. • Emotional baggage that impedes writing. • Start writing when you "don't feel like it." • Develop a writing "style." • Building writer's mental and physical stamina. • Rituals to bring inspiration. • Edit quickly. About Doug Doug Setter is a former paratrooper, United Nations peacekeeper, marathon runner and kick-boxing title holder. He holds a Bachelor of Human Ecology and is the author of Stomach Flattening, One Less Victim, Reduce Your Alcohol Craving, Simple Secrets to Handle Your Alcohol Better: Student's Edition and a Global award winning novel: Selo. His system for overcoming writer's block has enabled him to write books, run full marathons and advance from a "C" average high school student to a university graduate.Global eBook award for teen literature. Book links and website: Spotlight Author: Cynthia Sharp Cynthia Sharp is the author of the poetry collection, Rainforest in Russet, which quickly became a Canadian bestseller, and the ebook How to Write Poetry, as well as the editor of Poetic Portions, an anthology of recipes and poems honouring Earth Day. She’s been published and broadcast internationally in journals such as CV2, untethered and Lantern Magazine, among others, nominated for the Pushcart Prize & Best of the Net Anthology and places regularly in local poetry contests. She is a full member of The League of Canadian Poets and on the executive of The Federation of BC Writers. She is grateful to take part in YVR Authors evenings and especially thankful for the hard work of the organizers and volunteers who make these events possible. Rainforest in Russet is a mature exploration of spirituality and nature, the cycle of life and our place in the magnificent ecosystem of the Cascadia landscape. The poems offer lightness and compassion through seasons of loss and renewal, unafraid to touch the mystery of death with gentleness and acceptance. Print copies of Rainforest in Russet are available from Silver Bow Publishing & Amazon and of course, from the author in person: And the ebook version is available from Smashwords for only $5.99 USD: Links & Websites: Twitter @Cynthia_poet Instagram: The Zen of Poetry Website that accompanies my How to Write Poetry ebook: My Poetry Blog for a taste of free samples: Event Details: Doors open at 6:30 $10.00 cash at the door Contact Person: Melody Owen [masked][masked]

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This Meetup Group is focused on equipping aspiring and published authors to reach their goals in terms of building a brand around their book as well as marketing and monetizing their book.

We will be bringing in different guest speakers for our monthly meetups! We'll also have Book Tables with books from our YVR Authors community which you can purchase, trade for, or give away.

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