AT A GLANCE–OCC GENERAL MEETING â€“ November 8, 2014
9:00-9:50 am: Doors Open
Ask-an-Author â€” Jackie Diamond & Pat Wright
Do you have a question that a published author can answer? Then plan to come to the meeting a little bit early. Each month one or two published authors host an informal round table discussion group and you are welcome to sit in.
Critique of the Month â€” Debra Holland & Laura Drake
Free for OCC Members Attending the Meeting–Monthly Critique Drawings! Print out your FIRST chapter and bring it to the monthly meeting! Then add your name to the list of critique hopefuls, located at the membership table.
10:00 a.m.Meeting begins; Announcements
10:30 a.m.Morning Workshop: P.A.W. Members
Â·All Things Publishing (Self and Traditional) â€“ What are the steps?Deciding what to do yourself versus buying out, etc.
Â·Getting Started – Ideas, setting up a manuscript, conquering POV, plot points, etc.
Â·Mmmm Marketing (including Social Media) – The must haves, nice to haves and leave behinds
Â·Becoming a Professional Writer – Overcoming blocks, managing time, managing money, etc.
Various P.A.W members will be leading discussions and sharing tips and information on the topics listed above. Tables will be marked by topic; just pick one and pull up a chair!
11:30 a.m.Lunch Break
To order a delicious box lunch from the Corner Bakery in Brea, Click here.
12:15 p.m.Meeting resumes: Chapter Business, etc.
12:45 p.m.Afternoon Speaker: Beth Yarnall
â€œAuthorpreneurs: Using Multiple Publishing Avenues to Build a Careerâ€
The term Hybrid Author gets thrown around a lot, but what does it mean? Why would an author want to pursue more than one publishing option? What are the benefits and drawbacks? How does pursuing multiple publishing avenues influence author income? In this one-hour workshop weâ€™ll explore the pros and cons of traditional, digital first, and self-publishing and how an author can use two or even all three avenues to build a strong career and broad reader base.
Best selling author, Beth Yarnall, writes mysteries, romantic suspense, and the occasional hilarious tweet. A storyteller since her playground days, Beth remembers her friends asking her to make up stories of how the person `died’ in the slumber party game Light as a Feather, Stiff as a Board, so it’s little wonder she prefers writing stories in which people meet unfortunate ends. In middle school she discovered romance novels, which inspired her to write a spoof of soap operas for the school’s newspaper. She hasn’t stopped writing since.
For a number of years, Beth made her living as a hairstylist and makeup artist and even owned a salon. Somehow hairstylists and salons seem to find their way into her stories. Beth lives in Southern California with her husband, two sons, and their rescue dog where she is hard at work on her next novel. For more information about Beth and her novels please visit her website- www.bethyarnall.com.
2:00 p.m.Meeting concludes.
Next monthâ€™s meeting will be on Saturday, December 13, 2014
A Day With Lynn Lorenz
Morning:â€œFront-End Load Your Manuscriptâ€
Afternoon: â€œPlotting by the Seat of Your Pantsâ€
November Online Class: â€œ
â€œThe Amazon Booksellerâ€™s Toolbox: Everything You Could Possibly Want to Know about Selling Books on Amazonâ€¦ and Then Someâ€