Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Looking Forward to 2012!

We've been working hard at coming up with a great programming line up this year at Southern Magic!

This month, make sure you come check out Lexi George tell us about "My Road to Publication and What I Wish Someone Had Told Me." 

Next month- February 25th I'm giving a presentation on How (Not) to Query and Get an Agent, and I'll be doing some critiques of Query letters, so if anyone has one they want me to rip apart, I mean, comment on, email me!

On March 25th Southern Magic's own Carla Swafford and Heather Leonard are presenting "Pitch Perfect"-- Come and learn how to make the best pitch possible to an agent or an editor. We're working on lining up some agents and editors to pitch to later in the year.

In April Southern Magic is having its very own writing retreat at a beautiful lake house. Watch the loops for information about the program and price.

Then on May 26th Alicia Rasley will present a FULL DAY WORKSHOP- Tightening Tension with Better Pacing. 

In June, we're working on a program that brings together "odd jobs"-- professions and professionals that might ad depth to your setting.

July 28 Kay Dacus will be visiting Southern Magic to present her program on Storyboarding.

Join us on August 25 as Carrie Lofty presents "From Clich├ęs to Keepers: Knowing Your Characters Through Myers-Briggs." 

We're working on another full day, craft-based workshop for September.

Get your muse in shape for NaNoWriMo on October 27, when Tanya Michna will be with us and present "Military School for the Unruly Muse."

On November 3 is our annual Readers' Luncheon and this year we're excited to welcome fellow Southern Magic Member and NY Times Best-Selling Author Sherrilyn Kenyon. Be sure that you get your tickets early, because when they're gone, they're gone.

In 2013, we'll kick off the year with the smart and funny Diane Kelly as she helps us get the year started right with her program "Death and Taxes:  What Every Writer Needs to Know about Federal Income Taxes." We'll also be welcoming Sarah Wendell from Smart Bitches Trashy Books for another Full Day Workshop on either Author Websites or Digital Marketing Plans for authors!

We're also working on plans for a Southern Magic Book Club and other author signing events throughout the year.

Be sure you try to make it to our January meeting where we'll tell you more about these programs and some of the other improvements that we have in mind to make your Southern Magic Membership even more valuable in 2012, including one free workshop for members!

And don't forget to renew before February so that you can take advantage of all of these wonderful programs AND for a chance to win the Conference Scholarship.

See everyone then!

***Anyone interested in attending a meeting or program who is not a member is welcome to sit in. Just contact me via Southern Magic's website. www.southernmagic.org ***


Christine said...

I need to mark my calendar for several of these events. Can't wait to see everyone over the 28th this month.


Lisa Dunick said...

yay! It'll be great to see you again, Christine!

Carla Swafford said...

Wonderful programs! Even those I'm not doing. LOL!

Suzanne Johnson said...

Great programming ahead! But...ack! Retreat's in April, which is launch month/book tour. Have to wait and see the dates.

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