Links

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
Annual Free Conf. – facebook.com/events/320903948412112
Mid-South Christian Writers’ Conference – midsouthchristianwriters.com
Read.Write.Share! Writers Weekend – facebook.com/ReadWriteShareRetreat
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
Siloam Springs Writers Conference – Siloam Springs Writers Guild News
White County Creative Writers – whitecountycreativewriters.org
Mid-South Book Festival – midsouthbookfest.org
The Successful Writer Conference – thesuccessfulwriterconference.blogspot.com
Rose State Writers’ Conference – rose.edu – long URL
Ozark Creative Writers – ozarkcreativewriters.com
Nimrod Conference for Readers and Writers – utulsa.edu/nimrod/conference.html
Heart of America Christian Writers Network – hacwn.org
Tulsa NightWriters Club Annual Conference – tulsanightwriters.wordpress.com

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.

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Meet the Publishers! this Thursday!

It’s that time again, folks. Can you believe this is the fourth year? This Thursday, March 15th, at 6:00 PM, a panel of publishers will address your questions, followed by an opportunity to visit and view their products. Learn about different types of publishing: traditional, hybrid, vanity press, and self-publishing.

This year, there will be two publishers from Arkansas, two from Oklahoma, and two self-publishers. There will also be swag bags containing helpful information for your publishing needs.

As always, this free, informative event is sponsored by Designing the World with Words and Tulsa Area Children’s Book Writers. For more information, please visit the event website at http://www.jespiddlin.com/publishers-2018 or contact Renee’ at meet-the-publishers@jespiddlin.com

For those who don’t know, I resigned from 4RV Publishing in January. After four and a half years with the company, it was time for a change, I suppose. We took on a lot of extra medical bills last year, due to my husband’s heart attack and having both his carotid arteries cleaned out. I needed more freelance editing jobs to help us out. I am a firm believer that everything happens the way it does for a reason. So, this is part of my forward momentum. I have been very pleased at how fast new jobs have come in. Thank you for your trust and support.

Not too long ago, I pitched and submitted a children’s picture book to a publishing company in Arkansas. I was offered a contract and I’ll have more info on that next time I write.

This year, I won’t be offering as many workshops, but I will be available for mobile workshops and as a speaker for writing-related events. Find my full conference schedule and become one of my Conference Stalkers at https://reneelaviness.com/events.

Are you planning to submit your story to a publisher, soon? Have you put it through a critique group to get their input? What about a beta reader or an editor? Here is a little help. Click here to download my two-page Story Checks file and use it to tighten and polish your story before you submit it. Good luck with all your contest and book submissions, this year!

Don’t forget to drop in at 6pm, this Thursday… (Click to visit website.)MeetPublishers-2018-BusCardAd2-mini

 

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