Whew! It’s hot! Summer is definitely in full swing in much of the world. Things are really heating up here at the Working Writer’s Club, too.
Here’s what’s going on this week:
First, our critique groups are organizing manuscript rotations for July. Our rotation groups are small – just 4 per group. That way, each member of a rotation group gets to submit a manuscript for critique once a month and only has to critique one manuscript per week from other group members. This gives each writer plenty of time to work on his/her own writing each month without getting bogged down with too many manuscripts to critique.
Our critique groups are set up according to genre/audience. We have the following groups right now:
Children’s Picture Books
Children’s Nonfiction Books
Children’s Magazines (fiction and nonfiction)
MG (Middle Grade) Novels
YA (Young Adult) Novels
Adult Nonfiction (books and magazine articles)
Romance Novels and Short Stories
Magazine Query Letters
Next…every Tuesday we feature a short article here at our site in our Topic Tuesday post. This Tuesday’s topic is Getting Some Writing Done During The Summer. Irene Roth will give tips in this post, so please check back here at www.workingwritersclub.com tomorrow.
Next….every week we offer a live writer’s workshop via teleclass for club members. These workshops are recorded, so club members can listen to the replays whenever they want, too. This week’s live writer’s workshop will take place on Thursday, June 28, 2012, at 4:00 p.m. CDT. Here’s the scoop on that:
Topic: Tips for Writing Better Nonfiction
Instructor: Melissa Abramovitz (Melissa had 4 new nonfiction books released this month)
Class Descripton: If you want to sell nonfiction books or magazine articles, your manuscript has to be better than other submissions the editor receives. Yes, editors have a greater need for nonfiction than for fiction, and your chances of selling nonfiction are therefore greater than your chances of selling fiction are. But editors still will not buy boring or substandard nonfiction!
In this teleclass Melissa Abramovitz will present tips for writing better nonfiction that sparkles and sells. You will learn and discover:
*How better prep work contributes to writing better nonfiction
*Tips for creating the sparkling sentences and powerful paragraphs that make better nonfiction
*Special tips for beginnings, middles, and endings that will hook and keep readers reading your nonfiction
*How revisiting and revising are essential for writing better nonfiction
* Answers to your questions about writing better nonfiction
Finally…our Facebook Friday’s Freelance Writers’ Chat takes place at 1:00 p.m. CDT on Facebook this Friday, June 29th. The topic for this week’s chat will be How to Make a Living as a Writer. Come chat about this topic with us and share your tips (or challenges) for making a living as a writer.
That’s all for now!
Have a super week!