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484. TIP OF THE WEEK – From Writers Readers. com ~ The Community of Independent Authors!

From Jerry D. Simmons WritersReaders.com

TIP OF THE WEEK
Phil Harris is an author, nationally syndicated columnist, and talk show host. His advice to writers: Let your inner self be your guide, think from the heart, never force your writing. Visualize and be passionate about your writing.
Don’t prepare yourself for rejection, this is a mindset. Have faith in what you write and know that people will love it. Keep a positive attitude. Read Phil’s blog at http://philipharris.blog.com

If you want to share a tip with writers and authors, send me an email
jerry@writersreaders.com .

IS YOUR BOOK BEING HEARD ABOVE ALL THE OTHERS IN A CROWDED MARKETPLACE?
This is but one of the topics that will be discussed Saturday May 12th, Mustang Library, 90th Street & Shea, Scottsdale. An event you do not want to miss. Four experts in the areas of Publicity, Retail, Editorial, and Marketing will be offering valuable information to writers.

Click HERE for details. Don’t miss this opportunity.

FREE WRITTEN EVALUATION BY EXPERTS
Everyone who purchases a May 12th Seminar ticket before March 31st will receive a free written evaluation of their book, sales materials, marketing plan or whatever they choose, by professionals Jerry has worked with previously in New York. This is A ONE-TIME OFFER.

ALL THE WAY FROM JOHANNESBURG
That’s right, an author friend of mine who lives in South Africa has rearranged her US schedule so she can attend the May 12th Writers Seminar, I just had to tell everyone.

TIPS FOR WRITERS
There is hope, the future of publishing has a pulse, young adult readers are buying books in record numbers. What does this mean for the Independent Writer? Click the link The Next Generation is Buying Books

AUTHOR PROFILE
Let me introduce a member of our global Independent Writing Community. Andy D. Kemp is an artist, sculptor, photographer, and writer living in Brittany France. He states on the links page of his website, “One of the hardest things for Independent Writers is getting themselves noticed.”

Andy’s current projects include a series of short stories for children titled “Wizbon Magic” to be released on CD, a poetry and picture book “Just A Little Rainbow,” and two other books “Bristol Fashion in Bombay,” and a fictional story titled “Dubois Door.” He also does illustration and graphics, commissioned artwork and photography for books, CD covers, for organizations and private clients.

When you visit Andy’s website you’ll notice a pleasant visual experience because he uses what is called BLV. The reduced screen glare which allows pictures to appear deeper in color and the written word is more readily absorbed. His website can be found at www.beauxreflets.com .

You may contact Andy by email andy.beauxreflets@aliceadsl.fr

JOIN THE COMMUNITY
If you’ve signed up for Jerry’s free newsletter list and want to be included in the New Community of Independent Writers and Authors beta test beginning April 2nd, just send an email jerry@writersreaders.com .

RECENT TIPS FOR WRITERS
Don’t be fooled by guarantees from so-called publishing experts & develop a strategy and focus on specific markets. It takes time, read more, click the links How to Create a New York Times Bestseller, & We Want It Yesterday.

BIG CHANGES IN PUBLISHING
Publishing in this country is destined for change, read more at the following:
The Perfect Time
Trust in the Community
Changing The Face of Publishing
Community of Independent Authors

APRIL 2ND IS THE DATE
That is when testing begins for this exciting new community of
Independent Writers and Authors! Read this 5-part series.
Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5 .

SOLVE YOUR PROBLEM IN ONE DAY
At The Threshold Workshop will show you how, contact Larry Barkin at
480-752-9234 or for more information click At the Threshold Workshop .

MONEY AND TIME SAVING ADVICE
If you are trying to make decisions about your book and how to publish, talk to me first. Don’t make the wrong decision, waste time and spend money needlessly. Talk to an expert in publishing. Send me an email jerry@WritersReaders.com and we’ll discuss your project.

A FRIENDLY REMINDER
TOMORROW, Wednesday March 28th, National Association of Women Writers will be meeting at Café Carumba in Old Town Scottsdale at 5:30 to 7:30 pm. The speaker will be Literary Publicist Lynn Wiese Sneyd. The address is 7303 E. Indian School Road, Scottsdale. Please RSVP Patricia L. Brooks via email at particia@plbrooks.com or call 480-250-5556.

10th ANNUAL ARIZONA BOOK FESTIVAL
Saturday April 14th, two special events will take place. PITCHAPALOOZA and AMERICAN HERITAGE DICTIONARY DEFINE-A-THON. For more information click the link AZ Book Festival .

IMPORTANT EVENTS CALENDAR
The Business Side of Publishing – Three nights beginning Thursday April 12th in Albuquerque. Click the link for details.

Sell That Book – Saturday April 14th, Tucson – Publishing Workshop with Literary Agent Appointments. Click the link for more info.

Knock-Your-Socks-Off Publicity Workshop – Saturday April 21st, limited number of participants, click link, scroll down the page for details.

Writer & Author Seminar – Saturday May 12th, four recognized experts talk about Publicity, Retail, Editorial, and Marketing. The only time in 2007 these four will appear together

Annual Writing Contest Call for Entries – Society of Southwestern Authors, $10 per entry, deadline May 31st, click link, scroll down the page for details.

WRITE NOW 2007 – Sisters in Crime Summer Conference, July 28th, click link for more information.

NEW WEST VALLEY WRITING GROUP
The West Valley Reader’s Writing Group is a continuation of the success of its predecessor workshops. Since 2002, three generations of writing groups have seen no fewer than (8) of its writers publish. This year it has begun a new concept for a writing group: reading because the most successful authors believe the best writers are the best readers. The group is open to proactive novelists/memoirists with completed manuscripts and facilitator approval. The number accepted is capped lower than other years, and is expected to close out soon. Plans for another section are underway. Meets once a month. Free! Details visit its 10-age website:
www.NewCactusQuills.com .

BOOKS & MORE
INSIDE The Business of Publishing – Going out of print! Last few remaining copies available. Click link.

What Writers Need to Know About Marketing – Get all the facts, plus over a dozen actual marketing plans for books from the major publishers. eBook, click the link.

What Writers Need to Know About Publishing – New revised and expanded edition, available soon, get your $5 discount today. Click link for details.

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