Vol. 32, No. 5 Aug./Sept. '04
15 Sunday SSA Forum
30 Thursday Submission deadline
28, 29, 30 Sunday Multi Author Book Signing (See Write Word page 7)
Forums on Sundays
To R.S.V.P. Luncheon
$20 paid at the door
August 15 Carol Costa "Marketing Your Words"
You have written your masterpiece. The editing is complete and now the hard part begins. How to get the thing sold? Carol Costa will share information on how to market writing in various genres; books, articles, short stories, plays and movie scripts.
As the published author of six books, an award winning playwright, journalist and editor, Carol is well qualified to teach others how to market their work. Her talk will include tips on the marketing sources she uses and explain how to write query letters to approach potential buyers in a professional manner.
Her plays have been produced in NYC, LA, and regional theaters across the country. For ten years she was associated with Star Literary Service, an agency that handled screenplays and television material. Currently, Carole writes a monthly column for Arizona Player, a gaming magazine.
September 19 Michael Blake " Hollywood, an Insider's Look"
As the director of two films (Laughing Horse and Winding Stair) and the writer of three screenplays (Stacey's Knights, Dances with Wolves and Winding Stair), Michael qualifies to lead us on a tour inside the workings of movie making.
His screenplay for Dances with Wolves, won Michael an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, a Spur award from the Western Writers of America and an award from The Writer's Guild of America.
His writing credits also include the novels, The Holy Road, Airman Mortensen, Marching to Valhalla, and his autobiography, Like a Running Dog. Michael has created two musical CDs, End of the Century and I'm Alive which he performed at the Derby in Hollywood.
Current projects include bringing The Holy Road to the screen, a second installment of his autobiography and a new novel titled, Slade.
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