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RENEE’ LA VINESS…

Writing Workshops – jespiddlin.com/designingtheworldwithwords
On Facebook – facebook.com/Author.ReneeLaViness
On LinkedIn – linkedin.com/in/reneelaviness
On Amazon – amazon.com/author/reneelaviness
On Pinterest – pinterest.com/ReneeLaViness
On 4RV – 4rvpublishing.com/renee-laviness.php

TULSA AREA WRITING GROUPS…

Tulsa Area Children’s Book Writers – meetup.com/Tulsa-Area-Childrens-Book-Writers
Critical Ink – meetup.com/Critical-Ink
Fellowship of Christian Writers – fellowshipofchristianwriters.org
Tulsa NightWriters – tulsanightwriters.wordpress.com
Unbreakable Spines – facebook.com/groups/363503770436532
Society of Children’s Book Writers (Okla) – oklahoma.scbwi.org
South Tulsa Writers Meetup – meetup.com/writers-937

AREA CONFERENCES…

Ozarks Writers League – ozarkswritersleague.com/#!february/c1swn
NWAWW Free Conf. – veldabrotherton.com/events.htm
Mid-South Christian Writers’ Conference – midsouthchristianwriters.com
Read.Write.Share! Writers Weekend – www.eventbrite.com/e/readwriteshare-writers-weekend-2017-tickets-29558256541
MidSouthCon – midsouthcon.org
Called to Write Conference – calledtowriteconference.wordpress.com
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators – oklahoma.scbwi.org
DFW Writers Conference – dfwcon.org
Oklahoma Writers Federation, Inc. – owfi.org
Nonfiction Writers’ Conference – nonfictionwritersconference.com
Missouri Writers’ Guild – missouriwritersguild.org
Arkansas Writers’ Conference – arkansaswritersconference.org
White County Creative Writers – whitecountycreativewriters.org
Mid-South Book Festival – midsouthbookfest.org
The Successful Writer Conference – thesuccessfulwriterconference.blogspot.com
Ozark Creative Writers – ozarkcreativewriters.com
Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers – utulsa.edu/nimrod/conference.html
Heart of America Christian Writers Network – hacwn.org

TEXAS Workshops, Conferences, Groups – texasbooklover.com/p/texas-writers-workshops.html

OTHER GREAT STUFF…

4RV Publishing – Where you want to be published.

NaNoWriMo – This is a great annual challenge. Just write and have fun.

Recent Posts

Falling into the Publishing Industry

Did you start the new year on the right foot? I didn’t. I started 2017 on my left foot and two crutches.

A couple of days before the end of the year, I did the splits–unintentionally. For five days, I could not straighten my right leg. On that fifth day, a monster-size bruise showed up on the inside back of my thigh. The doctor said I had a severely pulled hamstring. Now, I walk with a crutch to remind me not to get in a hurry. When I rush, my leg threatens to throw me back on the floor. I don’t EVER want to do that, again.

If you are a writer in the OK AR TX KS MO area, you can’t afford to miss the upcoming Meet the Publishers! event on March 6th in Tulsa, OK. Designing the World with Words and Tulsa Area Children’s Book Writers are bringing SIX area publishers together to answer authors’ questions and offer tips from self-publishing to traditional publishing. (Click here for more information.) This FREE event is open to ALL writers. As usual, we are expecting an audience from multiple states, again.

Have you seen the latest publishing news? Tate Publishing and AWOC.COM Publishing  have sent their authors scrambling to find new publishers. Are you one of those authors? If you are, you can’t afford to miss the publishers event mentioned above. Don’t sign a contract with anyone else until you hear what the six experts have to say about the future of publishing.

I’ll be speaking at multiple events, this year. You can find me at the Read.Write.Share! event in Morrilton, AR, the Tulsa Genealogical Society meeting on March 20th, and the Arkansas Writers’ Conference  in Little Rock, AR. I also scheduled a number of writing workshops. I expect to find serious writers at all these events. See my schedule for a full list of places I plan to be.

I’ve decided to offer mobile writing workshops, this year. One person will receive free registration in exchange for organizing each event. Simple requirements must be met, of course. For more information, visit Designing the World with Words and click on the “Mobile Workshops” link.

Have you entered any writing contests, lately? If not, you should. You can’t win money and awards if you never submit your work.

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