Friday, July 16, 2010
Speech for Writers’ Group
This is an outline of the speech topics I plan to cover for the Fond du Lac Writer's Group next month.
How I got started as a writer
Grade school poem submitted to Highlights by an English teacher.
Dabbled in poems and short stories for fun
Degree from UWO in Journalism. Public Relations/Advertising
Free lance writer of business and dog articles for online companies
Wrote resumes, ad copy, & website content
Entered First Chapters contest on Gather.com (motivated me to finish a book I had started)
Book had been started 10 years prior to try to make sense of my childhood
Revised it as a children’s book “Rudolph, a Child’s Love Story”
Camaraderie of other writers on Gather encouraged and motivated me to improve my skills
Some Publishing Options
Self Publishing AKA Vanity Press
POD (Print on Demand) Publishers
Traditional Main Stream Publishing
How I Promote My Books
Pin for hat or shirt
Vinyl lettering for car window
Writing more books
An interesting comment on my book cover
An attractive and lively cover,
with just the right measure of
organic green and noble blue
the lettering style adds
like curvilinear thoughts
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