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Jerry Simmons The Publishing Insider- TIPS for WRITERS Publishing & Marketing Newsletter- Keys to Marketing Fiction

Jerry Simmons The Publishing Insider- TIPS for WRITERS Publishing & Marketing Newsletter- Keys to Marketing Fiction

August 16, 2012
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Keys to Marketing Fiction

Last month’s newsletter used a non-fiction title as an example and many of you sent emails asking for similar attention paid to fiction. This month’s newsletter illustrates the keys to marketing fiction with focus on competitive research, positioning, messaging as well as quotes and reviews. Hope you enjoy and I do appreciate your feedback and continued support.

Read the entire article.

Last month’s newsletter available here:
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Holden & Arts Associates- 2013 – 2014 Roster MAINSTAGE titles as well as new and returning titles for youth and family

Holden & Arts Associates- 2013 – 2014 Roster MAINSTAGE titles as well as new and returning titles for youth and family

We have just updated our website with our 2013-2014 touring roster. Visit http://www.holdenarts.org/ to find videos, photos, reviews, and more. We are delighted to have several new MAINSTAGE titles as well as new and returning titles for youth and family, all from our trusted and awarding winning artistic partners. These companies represent a breadth of cultural experience and aesthetic approach.

Please visit our brand new website to learn more about all our artists and how their work can connect with your audiences: http://www.holdenarts.org

Holden & Arts Associates 2013 – 2014 Roster

For Mainstage Audiences:

SAN JOSE TAIKO of California

WINDMILL THEATRE of Adelaide, Australia
Pinocchio, A Musical

RED SKY PERFORMANCE of Toronto, Canada
Tono

CLASSICAL THEATRE PROJECT of Toronto, Canada
Touring in Rep:
Romeo and Juliet
The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged)

For Youth & Families

DALLAS CHILDREN’S THEATRE of Dallas, Texas
Stuart Little

TALL STORIES of London, England
The Snail and the Whale

TALL STORIES of London, England
Mr Benn

RED SKY PERFORMANCE of Toronto, Canada
The Great Mountain

CHILDSPLAY of Tempe, Arizona
Tomás and the Library Lady

TERRAPIN PUPPET THEATRE of Tasmania, Australia
Love

PUPPET STATE THEATRE of Edinburgh, Scotland
The Man Who Planted Trees

VISIBLE FICTIONS of Glasgow, Scotland
Jason and the Argonauts

BUSHNELL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
of Hartford, Connecticut
Warriors Don’t Cry

MONKEY BAA THEATRE of Sydney, Australia
I am Jack

ROBERT MORGAN of Toronto, Canada
Morgan’s Journey

We look forward to working with you towards an exceptional 2013-14 season. Call, email, write or visit us at the conferences (WAA booth # 205, MAC booth #314, PAE booth #303) but one way or another, contact us to talk about some of the best artists available in areas of Theater, Dance and World Music. Be in touch soon – we are already putting dates on our calendars.

Sincerely,

Michael Holden, Theresa Holden, Spring Karlo, Scott Carlson, and William Holden


Spring Karlo
Holden & Arts Associates
Booking & Management Services for the Performing Arts
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Austin, TX 78763
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Sydney Writers’ Centre- TIP: Affect or effect? & More Student Success – Caitlin Smith and Stephanie Hunt & Big Issue Fiction Edition coming soon! & Many Writing Courses

Sydney Writers’ Centre- TIP: Affect or effect? & More Student Success – Caitlin Smith and Stephanie Hunt & Big Issue Fiction Edition coming soon! & Many Writing Courses

Writing Books for Children and Young Adults In this course you’ll learn about:
Your first words – how to get started.
Finding the right voice – one that won’t alienate your readers (unless you’re writing about
aliens that is…).
Creating characters and stories young readers will enjoy.
Talking the talk – how to write believable dialogue.
Common assumptions about writing for children and about young readers in general.
Ups and downs – how to structure a story that works.
Plotting and scheming – the secrets to plotting for different age groups.
Your next steps – everything you need to know about getting into the Children’s
and Young Adult publishing market.
… and much more!

Writing Books for Children and Young Adults with Judith Ridge
5-week evening course starting Wednesday 22 August 2012
Time: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm
Cost: $395

Click here for more information or to enrol online.

TIP: Affect or effect?

While the two words are often confused in writing, there’s a very clear difference between them.

Affect is a verb and means “to influence”. For example:
The rain affected Rambo because he couldn’t go for a walk.

Effect is a noun and essentially means “a result”.

The rain had no effect on Rambo as he was wearing a coat.

There are occasions when the two swap roles, and affect becomes a noun and effect a verb, but they are rare and if you stick to the rules above, you should be right most of the time.

Student Success
We’ve received some very exciting news from one of our Online Course: Writing Books for Children and Young Adults graduates. Caitlin Smith, who completed the course last year, has just signed a deal with Laguna Bay Publishing. Here’s what she wrote to us:

I’m really excited for the deal with Laguna Bay Publishing. They’ve asked me to contribute a story for their Yarning Strong series aimed at Indigenous children. This is a dream come true for me and it wouldn’t have happened if I didn’t enrol in Online Writing Books for Children and Young Adults.

Congratulations Caitlin! We can’t wait to see the finished product.

It’s also been a big week for Stephanie Hunt. She’s completed a few courses with us including the Online Course: Magazine and Newspaper Writing. Since then she’s been busy writing and pitching and has had her Two of Us published in the 4 August 2012 issue of Good Weekend.

Congratulations Stephanie!

Big Issue Fiction Edition launch

It’s almost here. The 2012 Big Issue Fiction Edition is being launched on Saturday 25 August 2012 at the Melbourne Writers Festival and will be available from Big Issue vendors around Australia until 7 September.

Previous issues of the Fiction Edition have sold out and it’s no wonder. This year’s stellar list of authors includes Hollywood actor James Franco and Australian writers Margo Lanagan, Tony Birch and Sophie Cunningham. Also included in the collection are six stories that were selected from over 400 entries sent to Big Issue earlier this year.

We suggest you get in early for this – it will sell out quickly!

Upcoming courses
Online Course: Magazine and Newspaper Writing

Want to see your byline in your favourite magazine? Just like many of our former Online Course: Magazine and Newspaper Writing students, you too could be published! This 5-week course will take you through the whole process – from formulating ideas and researching publications, to writing great feature articles and pitching to editors. And you can do it all from wherever you are at a time that suits you through our secure online classroom.

5-week online course starts Monday 20 August 2012
Time: Whenever suits you
Cost: $395
Grammar and Punctuation Essentials

Grammar doesn’t have to be scary. In fact, if you know the basic rules of grammar and punctuation, you can improve your writing immediately. Join our one-day Grammar and Punctuation Essentials seminar for an intensive yet enjoyable refresher of the golden rules of grammar. Our grammar guru, Deb Doyle, will give you knowledge you can apply immediately, no matter what your writing projects are.

One-day seminar on Wednesday 22 August 2012
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Cost: $450
Writing for the web

Writing for the web is very different to writing for print. You want your website copy to be clear, concise and engaging. You also want to ensure your copy is scannable. In this one-day seminar you’ll learn the golden rules of writing for the web and develop an effective framework for your own website.

One-day seminar on Monday 27 August 2012
Time: 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Cost: $450

Movie tickets giveaway – Holy Motors
Once again Icon Movies have some double passes for us to giveaway. This week you could be off to see Holy Motors, French director Leos Carax’s latest film. It’s been described as “completely bonkers”, “barking mad”, but also exhilarating and euphoric.

From dawn to after nightfall, a few hours in the life of Monsieur Oscar, a shadowy character who journeys from one life to the next. He is, in turn, captain of industry, assassin, beggar, monster, family man…

Monsieur Oscar is alone, accompanied only by Céline, the slender blonde woman behind the wheel of the vast engine that transports him in and around Paris. He’s like a conscientious assassin moving from hit to hit. In pursuit of the purely beautiful act, the mysterious driving force, the women and ghosts of past lives. But where is his true home, his family, his rest?

Starring Denis Lavant, Kylie Minogue and Eva Mendes, Holy Motors promises to be a unique cinema experience.

If you’d like to win a double pass just tell us about the strangest film you’ve ever seen. Email your answers to courses [at] spindriftmedia [dot] com [dot] au by 5pm 24 August 2012, and remember to include your postal address.

TIP: Is quieted a word?
Thanks to Kathy George who sent us this snippet from an Australian newspaper recently:

Initially, we thought this writer had made a mistake using the word “quieted”. We thought they should have chosen “quietened” instead. But when we looked into it we found that “quieted” is listed in some dictionaries, though not our copy of the Macquarie Dictionary. (And not in the online version of Macquarie either.) We then discovered this on oxforddictionaries.com:

verb
chiefly North American
• make or become silent, calm, or still: there are ways of quieting kids down; the journalists quieted down as Judy stepped on to the dais

verb
chiefly British
• make or become quiet and calm: her mother was trying to quieten her; things seemed to have quietened down

So yet again regional differences come into play with this one – Americans prefer “quieted” and British English, “quietened”.

Plan ahead – Write Your Novel (6-month program)
Where can you get expert advice and support for your novel, and also hear from some of Australia’s best-known novelists and publishers? Here at the Sydney Writers’ Centre of course. Our 6-month Write Your Novel program is your next step if you’re looking to polish your manuscript and get it ready to submit to publishers and agents.

The program has been designed by Dr Pamela Freeman, author of 23 books and long-time Sydney Writers’ Centre presenter. Over six months, she’ll guide you through a series of lectures and workshopping sessions, helping you balance your cast of characters, improve your structure, and write convincing dialogue and climaxes. During the course you’ll also hear from industry experts Malcolm Knox, Sue Whiting and Kirsten Tranter.

There are very limited places available for this program so you need to book soon! Our first program in May this year filled in record time so don’t miss out – this will be your last chance in 2012 to take part.
Write Your Novel with Dr Pamela Freeman
6-month program starting Tuesday 18 September 2012
Time: 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm

On Writing Bar
Don’t believe the doomsayers – bookshops aren’t dead, they’re just reinventing themselves! On Writing Bar this week we take a look at some of the world’s best niche bookstores (including one right here in Sydney).

Also on Writing Bar this week, our interview with author, activist and writing teacher, Joanne Fedler. She spoke to us about her latest novel, THE REUNION, and her writing life.

WEBPICK: Spineless Classics

Think posters on the back of the toilet door are tacky? Not if they’re a Spineless Classic, they’re not! These posters are not only beautiful works of art, they’re novels – entire novels printed on one poster.

There’s a wide range of spineless classics available – HEART OF DARKNESS, OLIVER TWIST, DRACULA, and so many more. Believe it or not, they are readable. The font size on each poster is roughly 4 point (legible if you have good eyesight). They’re the perfect gift for anyone who wants to be able to read in every room of the house (including the smallest one).

And if you don’t see your favourite book here, you can suggest it.

Other upcoming courses
Course: Thriller Writing with L.A. Larkin
When: Every Thursday starting Thursday 16 August 2012 for five weeks
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $395

WEEKEND Course: Food Writing with Carli Ratcliff
When: Saturday 18 August and Sunday 19 August 2012 (2 consecutive days)
Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Cost: $395

WEEKEND Course: Write a chick-lit novel with Lisa Heidke
When: Saturday 18 August and Sunday 19 August 2012 (2 consecutive days)
Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Cost: $395

Online Course: Writing Books for Children and Young Adults with Judith Ridge/Nicola Robinson
When: Week beginning Monday 20 August 2012 for five weeks
Time: Whenever suits you
Cost: $395

Online Course: Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1 with Sue White/Allison Tait
When: Week beginning Monday 20 August 2012 for five weeks
Time: Whenever suits you
Cost: $395

Seminar: Grammar and Punctuation Essentials with Deb Doyle
When: Wednesday 22 August (one-day seminar)
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Cost: $450

Course: Writing Books for Children and Young Adults with Judith Ridge
When: Every Wednesday starting Wednesday 22 August 2012 for five weeks
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $395

Seminar: Business Writing Essentials with Tony Spencer-Smith
When: Thursday 23 August 2012 (one-day seminar)
Time: 9.30 am – 4.30 pm
Cost: $395

Online Course: Creative Writing Stage 1 with Pamela Freeman/Cathie Tasker – NEW DATE
When: Week beginning Monday 27 August 2012 for five weeks
Time: Whenever suits you
Cost: $395

Seminar: Writing for the web with Grant Doyle
When: Monday 27 August 2012 (one-day seminar)
Time: 9.00 am – 4.00 pm
Cost: $450

Seminar: How to Get Your Book Published with Geoff Bartlett
When: Tuesday 28 August 2012 (two-hour evening seminar)
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $85

Seminar: Professional Business Writing with Sue White
When: Thursday 30 August 2012 (one-day seminar)
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Cost: $450

Online Course: Travel Writing with Sue White – NEW DATE
When: Week beginning Monday 3 September 2012 for five weeks
Time: Whenever suits you
Cost: $395

Course: Creative Writing Stage 1 with James Roy
When: Every Monday starting Monday 3 September 2012 for five weeks
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $395

Seminar: Build Your Profile on Twitter with Kerri Sackville – NEW COURSE
When: Tuesday 4 September 2012 (two-hour evening seminar)
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $85

Course: Writing Picture Books with Cathie Tasker
When: Every Wednesday starting Wednesday 5 September 2012 for five weeks
Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm
Cost: $395

Course: Perfecting Your Pitch with Sue White
When: Tuesday 11 September and 18 September 2012 (2 evening classes)
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $175

Seminar: Successful Freelancing with Gayle Bryant and Valerie Khoo
When: Tuesday 11 September 2012 (two-hour evening seminar)
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $85

Seminar: Self-publishing – How to do it with Geoff Bartlett
When: Thursday 13 September 2012 (two-hour evening seminar)
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $85

Weekend course: Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1 with Sue White – NEW DATE
When: Saturday 15 September and Sunday 16 September 2012 (2 consecutive days)
Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Cost: $395

Online Course: Creative Writing Stage 2 with Pamela Freeman/Cathie Tasker – NEW DATE
When: Week beginning Monday 17 September 2012 for five weeks
Time: Whenever suits you
Cost: $395

Program: Write Your Novel with Pamela Freeman
When: Every Tuesday starting Tuesday 18 September 2012 for six months
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $1980

Seminar: From Blog to Book with Kerri Sackville
When: Thursday 20 September 2012 (two-hour evening seminar)
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $85

Seminar: Introduction to Travel Writing with Geoff Bartlett
When: Tuesday 25 September 2012 (two-hour evening seminar)
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $85

Course: Magazine and Newspaper Writing Stage 1 with Marina Go
When: Every Wednesday starting Wednesday 26 September 2012 for five weeks
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $395

Seminar: PR and Media Releases that Get Results with Catriona Pollard
When: Thursday 27 September 2012 (one-day seminar)
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Cost: $495

Course: Travel Writing with Sue White
When: Every Monday starting Monday 8 October 2012 for five weeks
Time: 6.30 – 8.30pm
Cost: $395

Course: Creative Writing Stage 2 with Jeni Mawter
When: Every Thursday starting Thursday 11 October 2012 for five weeks
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $395

Weekend Course: Travel Memoir with Claire Scobie
When: Saturday 13 October and Sunday 14 October 2012 (2 consecutive days)
Time: 10.00 am – 4.00 pm
Cost: $395

Seminar: Editing Essentials with Deb Doyle
When: Tuesday 16 October 2012 (one-day seminar)
Time: 9.00 am – 5.00 pm
Cost: $450

Course: Writing About Interiors, Style and Design with Nigel Bartlett
When: Tuesday 30 October and 6 November 2012 (2 evening classes)
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $175

Course: Screenwriting Stage 1 with Tim Gooding – NEW DATE
When: Every Wednesday starting Wednesday 7 November 2012 for five weeks
Time: 6.30 – 8.30 pm
Cost: $395

Daytime course: Creative Writing Stage 1 with Kate Forsyth – NEW DATE
When: Every Thursday starting Thursday 15 November 2012 for five weeks
Time: 10.00 am – 12.00 noon
Cost: $395

Seminar: How to Write a Business Book with Valerie Khoo
When: Friday 16 November 2012 (half-day seminar)
Time: 9.30 am – 1.00 pm
Cost: $295

2013 WRITING TOURS
Writing in Bali with Patti Miller – NEW DATE
Arrival: Saturday 3 August 2013
Departure: Saturday 10 August 2013

Writing in Paris with Patti Miller – NEW DATE
Arrival: Thursday 24 October 2013
Departure: Saturday 9 November 2013

Sydney Writers’ Centre
Suite 3, 55 Lavender Street Milsons Point NSW 2061
http://www.sydneywriterscentre.com.au

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