Forthcoming Meetings

Date Range View

23 September 2017   -   23 December 2017
23 September 2017   -   23 December 2017
  • Thursday 12 October 2017 at 19:30

     

    “How small can you go?” – A workshop on writing Flash and Micro Fiction with Tracy Fells

     

    Fancy scooping $20,000 for a 100 word story? Tracy will talk about the myriad of opportunities for flash fiction that now exist & how to find them. She’ll explore how flash writing can help your editing skills and even get your writing mojo back when you’re blocked. The focus will be on how decreasing word counts are the new big thing. There will some time to write your own micro story … and maybe have a go at winning that big cash prize.

     

    Tracy Fells has won awards for both fiction and drama. Tracy, a former scientist, has had over sixty short stories published in national magazines, journals, online and in anthologies. Competition success includes Regional Winner for Canada/Europe 2017 Commonwealth Short Story Prize, short-listings for the Willesden Herald, Brighton and Fish Short Story prizes. Tracy is a fierce flasher and last November wrote a new flash story every day. She has been shortlisted for Fish Flash Fiction Prize and recently read several Flash stories at the Bath Festival.

    at Goring Methodists Church Hall - start at 7:30pm

    Guests welcome - £5 entry (includes free Tea or Coffee)

     

    Meetings are open to all - Saver members - Free; Members - £3;  Non-Members / Guests - £5 (unless otherwise stated)

     

     

  • Thursday 09 November 2017 at 19:30

     

    Writing in the Digital Age – book marketing with Phil Williams

     

    Publishing technology has made it easier than ever to get your books out there – but how do you get anyone to read them? Self-published author Phil Williams will give a talk detailing the different techniques authors are now using to get noticed.

    Starting with more traditional promotions areas such as book listings and blurbs, Phil will continue through to the various and rapidly evolving online marketing methods available. This includes promotions through book review blogs, email lists and social media, as well as advertising on major platforms such as Amazon and Facebook. Phil will also offer advice on how to write about your writing, to capture readers’ attention – and there’ll be an opportunity to practice writing your own straplines and mini-adverts.

    at Goring Methodists Church Hall - start at 7:30pm

    Guests welcome - £5 entry (includes free Tea or Coffee)



    Phil Williams is a self-published author of SFF fiction and non-fiction English learning guides. He started employing the marketing ideas discussed in this talk earlier this year – and has since found his books topping numerous charts (including reaching the Top 10 of all books on Amazon for grammar). He also freelances as a copywriter and as an advanced English tutor, giving him a wide field of writing knowledge.

     

     

    Meetings are open to all - Saver members - Free; Members - £3;  Non-Members / Guests - £5 (unless otherwise stated)