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Friday , August 18 , 2017
Resources for Writers and Other Creative People

Below is a calendar of upcoming events, meetings and happenings that are relevant to writers in the Sierra and Northern California. Please send submissions to which will be added to the calendar (at the sole discretion of the website committee.)  

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Conferences / Classes / Events
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Writing Tips / Tools / Theory

Writing: Five Common Mistakes
Posted by Patrick Witz on 7/24/2016 1:40:25 AM

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Writing: Many Characters Should Be Gray
Posted by Patrick Witz on 7/24/2016 12:46:42 AM

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Writing: Never "Name" an Emotion - Show vs Tell
Posted by Patrick Witz on 7/24/2016 12:13:59 AM

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Writing: Showing vs Telling - What's the Difference?
Posted by Patrick Witz on 7/23/2016 11:39:33 PM

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When you buy a book...
Posted by Eva Dunn on 6/29/2016 4:09:07 PM are buying more than a story.

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Posted by Patrick Witz on 3/2/2016 6:07:00 PM

Writer's Conference Editing Tips
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The Writer's Diet
Posted by David Loofbourrow on 2/25/2016 4:22:26 PM

Here is a great on-line tool that lets you know if your writing is too "fat". It will show you where you can trim some words and streamline your prose.

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Publishing / Marketing / Contests
Contests Contests
Free Legit Contests
Posted by Patrick Witz on 7/5/2015 2:11:00 PM

Free Writing Contests - Be Cautious of Contest Scams
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Publishing Publishing
Placer Gold Writers Ink Starts Kickstarter Funding Campaign
Posted by Patrick Witz on 9/15/2016 12:24:00 AM Crowd Source Publishing Campaign Begins September 15, 2016 and runs through October 15, 2016 to Fund Publication of New Anthology
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To ISBN or not to ISBN
Posted by David Loofbourrow on 3/17/2016 1:48:00 PM

What we learned about ISBN that kept us from going crazy - and from making a big mistake.

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