11.3.14 – Upcoming Events in the Writing World

THIS SATURDAY: Kathy House at Standley Lake Library

What: Are You an Innie or an Outie?
Who: Littleton Writer’s Thursday Night member Kathy House
When: This Saturday, November 8th, from 1:00 to 3:00 PM
Where: Standley Lake Library, 8485 Kipling, Arvada

More Information: Come visit with our own Kathy House to learn the ins and outs of how your natural attitude influences your writing. You’ll even learn how to exploit the extravert/introvert dynamic for inherent character conflict. Writers are good observers, but can an extravert really understand an introvert or vice versa? Find out what motivates your opposite type and discover how to make your characters to ring true. Introverts, come prepared to share your darkest secrets. Extraverts, just be yourselves!!

November 18th – Pike’s Peak Panel Discussion

What: Marketing Panel: What You Need to Know About Marketing, Book Launches, and Platform Building
Who: Sue Mitchell, Deb Courtney, Jessica McDonald, Jennie Marts, and Ashley Bazer
When: Tuesday, November 18, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
Where: Carnegie Room, Penrose Library, 20 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs (parking on street and in parking lot at meters is free after 6:00 PM)

More Information: Marketing is a vital skill for any writer. What types of marketing work? How do you put together a press kit? When is the right time to begin building your platform? How do you throw a successful book launch? These questions and more will be answered by our panel of professionals and published authors. This will be primarily a Q&A.

December 11th – Rocky Mountain Mystery Writer’s of America Holiday Reading

What: Mystery and Mistletoe Holiday gathering, book sale and readings
Who: Mystery Writers of America – Rocky Mountain Chapter
When: Thursday, December 11th – 6:00-9:00 PM
Where: The historic Denver Press Club, 1330 Glenarm Place, Denver

More Information: Join the Rocky Mountain Chapter of Mystery Writers of America December 11, 2014 at the Denver Press Club for Mystery and Mistletoe, a holiday showcase of twenty mystery writers. There will be festive mixing and mingling and writers will read a brief selection from their latest book. Authors include special guest emcee Helen Thorpe, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author John Johnston, and multiple awards winner, including the Colorado Book Award and the Chicano/Latino Literary award, Manuel Ramos.

Be Sure to Check Out the RMFW November Newsletter!

Littleton Writers is well represented in this month’s newsletter for Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers.  Kudos to Charles Senseman for a terrific article on “How You Know if Your Writing is Good Enough?”  And Congratulations to Kevin Wolf and Janet Baltz for Colorado Gold Contest winners’ profiles.  Joan Johnston did a terrific presentation on writing the series, and the write up by RMFW Publicity Chair Tracy Brisendine included photos of our own Martha Hussain and ZJ Czupor.  Way to be active and build those platforms, Littleton Writers!