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Finding a Hook for Your Book: Gaining an Edge on Publicity
Posted by: Coronado Arts 2 years, 2 months ago

Presenter: Lynne Kennedy

Your book is special.  It is unique.  It is you.  How do you convince the world of readers that they want to read your book?  By finding a hook-- a broad brush concept for your book, or series of books, and a fine-tuned angle appropriate to one specific book. Then, use these “hooks” to advance your publicity efforts, et voilá, book sales! With a Masters’ Degree in Science and more than 28 years as a science museum director, Lynne Kennedy had the opportunity to study history and forensic science, both of which play significant roles in her novels. She has written four award-winning historical mysteries, each solved by modern technology. Her latest book, “Pure Lies,” just won the San Diego Book Awards for Best Published Mystery, Sisters in Crime.  Her earlier books earned BRAG Medallion Awards and the Rocky Mountain Fiction Award for best mystery.  She blogs regularly and has many loyal readers and fans.  Visit her website at lynnekennedymysteries.com

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Writing Techniques by George Galdorisi
Posted by: Coronado Arts 2 years, 2 months ago
Writing Friends

Happy Sunday, and welcome to another edition of "Writing Techniques."

We all likely share the common desire of wanting to take our writing to the next level. But it's a challenge.

Our guts tell us that reading more is one way to accomplish this. And this article helps explain why.

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The Nuts and Bolts of Self-Publishing
Posted by: Coronado Arts 2 years, 2 months ago

Presenters: Tina Erwin and Laura Van Tyne; Chrystal Pointe Media, Inc.

Even if your manuscript is not finished, it is time to be thinking about publishing your book. What makes a great book cover? When should I start marketing? What else do I need to know? This session will start to guide you through the steps of self-publishing and ensure that you retain all of your rights and royalties.

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Writing Techniques: Point of View
Posted by: Coronado Arts 2 years, 2 months ago

Presenter Cornelia Fey

Point of View (POV) is one of the most powerful and most confusing tools in the creative writing tool box. As in real life, expressing different points of views skillfully adds depth and dimension to any story. This workshop will introduce the different types and effects of various points of view. Participants will receive a writing prompt of a scene involving several characters. Each participant will be assigned a different character from the scene, which will enable them to write from their character’s point of view. We will then read the completed one-page perspectives aloud, to hear the scene unfold in the voices of all the participants. No preparation necessary, but please come prepared to write and read!

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The Secrets to Designing a Website that Sells Books
Posted by: Coronado Arts 2 years, 2 months ago

Coronado Writers Workshop - October 3, 2015 

Presenter - Jeniffer Thompson

At the core of Internet Marketing is your website - is yours the best it can be? Is there something missing, but you’re not sure how to fix it? In this class you’ll learn what’s trending online, what’s new in Internet Marketing, and how to develop a strategy to engage with your audience and influence action.

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Call for Visual Artists: Art Exhibition & Sale at Celebrate Oz! Saturday, October 17, 2015
Posted by: Coronado Arts 2 years, 2 months ago

CALL FOR VISUAL ARTISTS: ART EXHIBITION & SALE AT CELEBRATE OZ!

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Coronado Writers' Workshop Keynote Speaker Ron Carlson
Posted by: Coronado Arts 2 years, 3 months ago

Registration for Coronado Writers Workshop is open. This year's keynote speaker is Ron Carlson. Carlson's newest novel is "Return to Oakpine." His short stories have appeared in Esquire, Harpers, The New Yorker, the Atlantic Monthly, and other journals, as well as The Best American Short Stories, The O'Henry Prize Series, The Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Norton Anthology of Short Fiction and other anthologies. They have been performed on National Public Radio's "This American Life" and "Selected Shorts." "Ron Carlson Writes a Story," his book on writing, is taught widely. he is the author of two books of poems, "Room Service" and "The Blue Box." he has been awarded a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, the Cohen Prize at Ploughshares, the McGinnis Award at the Iowa Review, the Aspen Literary Award, and his novel "Five Skies" was One Book Rhode Island in 2009. Mr Carlson is the Director of the Graduate Program in Fiction at the University of California, Irvine.

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Coronado Writers' Workshop Registration Opens Today!
Posted by: Coronado Arts 2 years, 3 months ago

Coronado Cultural Arts Commission is pleased to announce the 2nd Annual Coronado Writers' Workshop scheduled for Saturday, October 3, 2015 from 8:30 am to 7 pm. The workshop is being held at Coronado High School located at 650 D Avenue. Cost for the Workshop is $80 for early birds who register before September 10th. After registration is $100. Registration includes lunch and a wine reception at Coronado's local book store Bay Books.

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