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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 – long URL
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
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

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

The Whirlwind of 2017

I apologize for being absent for half the year. I have been working on a lot of stories, including some of my own. I’ve also been to some exciting events, this year.

In May, I spent a weekend with a couple of friends at the OWFI Conference, in Oklahoma City. We had so much fun! I hope we are able to share a room again, next year.

The next week, I was honored to be a presenter for the second annual Read. Write. Share! Writers’ Weekend in Morrilton, Arkansas. I critiqued short works which had been submitted and shared some of the finer points with those in attendance. What a powerful weekend! I’m looking forward to next year’s event.

In June, I presented a session about the Secrets of Writing for Children to a room full of interested writers at the 73rd Annual Arkansas Writers’ Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas. I hope to speak at this event again. I also represented 4RV Publishing at a vendor table and took a few pitches.

October will find me at the 51st annual Ozark Creative Writers Conference in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. I’m hoping to submit a good number of contest entries, and for the third year, I am sponsoring the Middle Grade Fiction for Boys contest. I’ll also be representing 4RV Publishing in Publisher’s Row for the second year.

As always, Gene and I have dedicated much of the summer to our grandchildren. They are growing like weeds and have become great helpers with bigger projects.

I bought a Kool Kart four-wheel surrey (pic below) from International Surrey Co., this summer. When the weather permits, Gene and/or I (and sometimes a grandchild) take off riding for our health. When I spend time on the surrey, my blood pressure stays much lower. I slept for most of a month while it went down. As much as I enjoy my time on the surrey, I look forward to having a small engine installed to help me climb the steeper hills when I need to go to town. If you check out the website and decide to purchase a vehicle from the company, please tell them I sent you. That motor is not going to be cheap to build, and I get a check for every sale I help happen.

Due to numerous requests to put a class or two online, I’ve promised to work on that project. I’ve also set up a traveling workshop for groups within a 200 mile range. Check out the website for more information. I’m also taking an occasional short story or children’s story to edit on the freelance side. No novels at this time. Sorry.

I’ll do my best to write sooner, next time.

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