Monday, June 4, 2012

Giveaway Winners, A Tip, and A Workshop

Congrats to DK Christi, JQ Rose and BN100 who all won a $10. Amazon gift certificate. Jan won the copy of THE MALL FAIRIES: EXILE. Please winners, if you don't get your prizes within 48 hours, notify me in the comments. I'll be sending them out, plus the cookbook to all those who requested it.

Since I have two novels just released from two different publishers (and I've never been self published) I've had several people ask what was the most useful thing I did to have two novels out? The answer: when I was first starting to write, I wrote short stories. It's an ongoing class in how to write. Now, I sell about 12 short pieces a year and that helps gain the attention of publishers.

And speaking of ongoing classes, here's info on my upcoming workshop:
    • Tuesday, June 12, 2012
    • 7:00pm until 8:30pm

  • Maui Wowi - 520 E. Franklin in Meridian, ID

  • Come to this very popular workshop taught by Conda Douglas, writer of tween fantasies and cozy mysteries and a film editor. Learn tricks, tips and strategies for writing solid shorts!

    For more about Conda, visit her blog or Conda's Amazon page and check out her book trailers there too!

    The cost of the workshop is $25 each. For more information and to register, contact Jane Freund at or (208) 407-7457.
So, readers who are writers, what furthered your writing the most?


J.Q. Rose said...

Thanks, Conda, for the prizes. I know the support of my writers group and crit group actually kept me writing and then encouraged me to submit for publication. I couldn't have done it without their support.

dkchristi said...

I was thrilled to win an Amazon Certifiecate. Thank you so much! As a writer, I actually found writing for an exercise in honing skills. They provide great critique tools and education for journalists that also helps other writing as well.

Conda Douglas said...

JQ, most welcome. And I too, couldn't have done it without my critique group!

Conda Douglas said...

DK, it's interesting that you mention, I had a friend yesterday who told me she writes for them and enjoys it and has found it useful.

Caryn Caldwell said...

That's great advice! I haven't written a short story in years, but they were great practice when I did write them.

Hope your workshop goes well. Sounds like fun.

Congratulations to the winners!