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New Beginnings, Left Turns

April 18, 2022 by in category Ages 2 Perfection Online Class, Online Classes tagged as , , , , ,

New Beginnings, Left Turns

Presented by: Kathryn Jane

Date: May 1 – 31, 2022 (one month)

Pricing: A2P Member fee: $15

Non-A2P Member fee: $30

About the Workshop: 

Staring at a blank screen is unproductive. Let me teach you how to get past the roadblocks, get your hands back on the keys and fill that screen with words. Learn useful tactics for digging yourself out of a metaphorical hole, for taking your story a whole new direction, or for making a tiny change that will open up something you hadn’t yet thought of. This workshop will provide you with tools and exercises to help you—or your reluctant muse—climb out of the ditch and back up onto the road.

About the Presenter:

Kathryn Jane, author, artist, and coach, loves to share her knowledge and experience in a wide variety of workshops designed to assist others on their journey from idea to publication and successful marketing. Her own publishing career has included everything from novels to short stories and a variety of genres including Women’s Fiction and Romantic Suspense. 

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The Bethlehem Writers Roundtable 2022 Short Story Award Extended Deadline

March 31, 2022 by in category Contests, From a Cabin in the Woods by Members of Bethlehem Writers Group, Writing Contest tagged as , , , ,
A bird on a tree branch

Good news for procrastinators!

Deadline for the Bethlehem Writers Group short story contest, “An Element of Mystery”, has been extended.

Contest Deadline is now April 30, 2022.

The theme is An Element of Mystery (broadly interpreted).

BWG is seeking never-published short stories of 2,000 words or fewer. 

First Place will receive $250 and publication in the upcoming anthology: An Element of Mystery: Sweet, Funny, and Strange Tales of Intrigue or in Bethlehem Writers Roundtable.

The final judge of the 2022 Short Story Award is New York Times best-selling author Kate Carlisle.

Here is the link for more information on the 2022 Short Story Award. Scroll down for the entry form.

Books from Bethlehem Writers Group, LLC

Bethlehem Writers Group, LLC

The Bethlehem Writers Group, LLC (BWG), founded in 2006, is a community of mutually supportive, fiction and nonfiction authors based in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. The members are as different from each other as their stories, spanning a range of genres including: children’s, fantasy, humor, inspiration, literary, memoir, mystery, paranormal, romance, science fiction, women’s fiction, and young adult.

See the schedule of meetings and events here.

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The Double D’s: Dynamic Description & Delicious Dialogue

March 23, 2022 by in category Ages 2 Perfection Online Class, Online Classes tagged as

Presented by: Laurie Schnebly Campbell

Date: April 23, 2022, 9AM PT, 10AM MT, 11AM CT, 12PM ET

Pricing: A2P Member fee: No Charge

Non-A2P Member fee: $10

About the Workshop: 

Everyone tends to be better at writing one of the big D’s. (If you’re fabulous at both, you don’t need this session!) What kind of dialogue makes your characters real? What kind of description works best for your voice? No two writers will use the same techniques for these key elements, but having new tools to choose from can make writing description and dialogue easier and more fun…not only for you, but for your readers as well.

About the Presenter:

Laurie Schnebly Campbell loves giving workshops that draw on her background as an advertising copywriter, a counseling therapist, and a romance novelist who beat out Nora Roberts for “Best Special Edition of the Year.” Her favorite books are those created in the classes she teaches for, with 51 first sales so far.CLICK TO SIGN UP

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Indie Author’s Guide to Indie Editors

March 21, 2022 by in category Ages 2 Perfection Online Class, Online Classes tagged as

Presented by: Jen Graybeal

Date: April 18 – 29, 2022 (two week)

Pricing: A2P Member fee: $10

Non-A2P Member fee: $25 

About the Workshop:

Editors are the not-so-secret sauce that help authors take their book to the next level. Everyone knows you need one, but finding the right editor for your project can be a challenge. Jen Graybeal is a book coach and indie editor has worked with indie published romance authors for years. In this course she is sharing the top ten things you need to know about finding, hiring and working with freelance editors.

About the Presenter:

Jen Graybeal (she/her) is a book coach, freelance editor, and author cheerleader working exclusively with romance authors. Her encouraging feedback, creative approach to problem solving, and gently-applied tough love inspires clients to take their books and business to the next level. She has a degree in English, an ever-expanding TBR, and a furball assistant that is usually on her lap. Visit her website for client testimonials at or follow her on Instagram: @JenTheEditor.


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The 2022 Book Buyers Best Contest

March 20, 2022 by in category Contests, Published Contest tagged as , , ,

Hurry! The 2022 Book Buyers Best (BBB) Contest, sponsored by the Orange County Romance Writers (OCRW), closes on March 31, 2022, but it’s not too late to enter if you act quickly. The BBB Contest is for published writers of traditional or indie romances that are novella- or novel-length and were published in print or e-novel format during 2021.

Non-refundable entry fee: $25 for OCRW members; $35 for entrants who are not OCRW members. We have nine categories. We invite you to submit to our contest (and tell your published writer friends about it, too).

Even if you’re not entering one of your books into the contest, you’re invited to be one of our judges. It’s a fun experience to be introduced to the writing of published authors you don’t know. Follow this link to learn about contest categories and rules, entry form and fee, past winners, and call for judges:

Please email us if you have any further questions at

Thanks, Nancy Brashear and Cathleen Armstrong, BBB Coordinators

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