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Road Map to Writing Your Book in 2013–Your Plan!

Hi there Red Wheelbarrow Writers. We had a great call discussing how to create a plan to get your writing done.

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Worksheet here: 2013 Writing Planner

 

Note: We had a brief interruption in the conversation when the phone went dead. Fast forward for about a minute and the workshop picks up again.

Road Map to Writing Your Book in 2013

Do you want to join our “Road Map to Writing Your Book in 2013” group? It’s free! And it’ll be fun.

Here’s what you’ll get:

Phone Conference Call to Help You Create Your Goals! The first thing you’ll need to do to move forward in your writing this year is to create reasonable, achievable goals. Cami will be offering a one-hour complementary workshop on how to create goals and identify benchmarks that contribute to success. All you have to do to participate is call into the bridge line on Wednesday, January 30 at 7pm (PST) to get help in creating your writing goals and the benchmarks along the way that will help you know you’re making progress. At the call-in time, just dial: (512) 400-4807, and the code is 8745197#. You may want to have the goals sheet handy that we passed out at the Writers’ Resolutions workshop. Here it is again. (There will be regular long-distance charges for the call.)

Connect with Each Ohter on the Google Group Created for You :You will be invited to a group discussion on Google. This is a place that only members can log into (so you have to get invited, don’t forget) to communicate with one another to talk about their struggles, ideas, strategies… whatever! Google is fabulous AND sometimes a little hard to get into. Here’s how:

  1. Log into your google/gmail account (if you don’t have one, sign up–it’s free
  2. Go to www.google.com.
  3. At the top of the screen you’ll see a black strip with several options.
  4. Click on “More.”
  5. Then click on “Even More”
  6. Now scroll down to “social” and you’ll see “groups.”
  7. Click on that.
  8. On the right side of your screen, you’ll see your group.
  9. OR–try this link once you’ve been added to the list: https://groups.google.com/forum/?hl=en&fromgroups=#!forum/rwb-novel-writers

Connect with Each Other on the Google Group Created for You: You’ll also be invited to this group, as well. You’ll find it the same way as you find the group, but at step 4, click “Drive” instead of “More.” You’ll see the document under “Shared with me” on the left side of your screen.

Come to RWB Happy Hours! 

We meet in the lobby of the Pickford Film Center the first Saturday of every month at 4pm. Bring something to read that you’re working on (no more than 5 mins) and some money to pitch in for drinks/snacks. This is a great way to celebrate the fact that we’re working writers!

One-Day Workshop on Revising Your Work: This is an option you won’t want to miss. You’ll get instruction from award winning novelist, Laura Kalpakian regarding what to look for in revising your work. Details will be forthcoming (date, time, location, cost), but we are shooting for May. Stay tuned.

June Check-In Meeting at Village Books: Also in the works is a free check in with everyone in the group in June at Village Books. We’ll keep you posted about date and time on this one as we get closer too.

December Celebration: Yes, we’ll be celebrating progress! And you should come no matter how far you’ve gotten or which of your benchmarks you hit on time. Details TBD.

Let’s get it done this year, writers! Email Cami with questions: clostman@live.com. And sign up below to get on the “Road Map to Writing Your Book in 2013.”