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
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.

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Recent Posts

Winning, Publishing, and Speaking

Wow. August may have been slow to pass, but everything since then has been so rushed and busy we have had trouble keeping up.

August 20th, Gene had his heart attack. Since then, he has been going to cardiac rehab three times a week, and he is about to have a surgery to clean out his carotid arteries, which are seriously clogged. We definitely appreciate everyone’s prayers.

I recently published a book for folks who are recording their blood pressure. It has pages to keep your medical info, including blood type, medical issues, medicines, family medical history, emergency contacts, insurance info, doctors and pharmacy, etc. It is a great tool to use regularly and take to the doctor’s office or hospital. While Gene was in the hospital for his heart attack, the nurses were kind enough to fill out our log pages without being asked. They knew it mattered to us and we had those papers handy. So, those forms are now part of my book. Here’s a link:
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We just returned from the Ozark Creative Writers Conference in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, where we saw many friends we love spending a weekend with every year. I represented 4RV Publishing at a table on Publisher’s Row and in the Publishers Panel. I also took a few pitches from some very talented authors. My husband sat around the corner selling my new Blood Pressure Diary books.

I entered twelve contests and won five awards at the OCW conference. That’s nearly 50% of my entries. If you’re a writer, I encourage you to enter contests and work hard to win.

Congratulations also go to Shelley Ann Richter, who won my Middle Grade Fiction for Boys contest. She submitted a very good story.

This Saturday, I will be holding a workshop on Writing Believable Dialogue at the Nienhuis Community Center, at 51st and Lynn Lane, in Broken Arrow. More info: http://jespiddlin.com/designingtheworldwithwords/believabledialogue-2017-1.html

I will be discussing the O. Henry “Twist” at the FREE 2nd Annual Craft of Writing Mini-Conference, sponsored by the Tulsa NightWriters Club. It will be a one-day event on October 28th, at the Martin Regional Library (2601 S. Garnett Rd.) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. I hope to see you there. We have some very good speakers lined up. Hurry to get registered! Time is running out. More info: https://tulsanightwriters.wordpress.com/2017-craft-of-writing-mini-conference

NaNoWriMo is coming in November. Will you be writing? I’m planning on it.

See you soon!

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