THE END. The words stared back at me from my screen. An entire year and I finally made it. What next? I noticed a local writing center, Writer’s Atelier, was offering a class to help prepare your submission package for literary agents. My manuscript was nowhere near ready but there was no way I wanted to let this opportunity pass me by. I knew the basics of my story, even if the book itself needed a major overhaul in revision.

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Join us in welcoming Marianne Kirby, author of the new YA novel, DUST BATH REVIVAL! Marianne will read from her novel, answer questions and sign books. Books will be for sale from our community partner, Bookmark It Orlando!

About the Book: “16-year-old Henrietta Goodness – Hank to all that know her – has heard all the stories about how the Dust made the dead rise. She’s heard about how life changed.

But that was a long time ago,

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misasugiura_authorphotoI write for two or three hours a day on weekdays, usually at one of two places: home, or at my local coffee shop (okay, it’s a Starbucks). I don’t have a desk at home, but I do have a nice view from the kitchen/dining room table. If I’m not working at home, you’ll often find me curled up in one of the leather armchairs at the, uh, coffee shop, a short nonfat chai latte by my side.When I’m writing hot—maybe I’ve got a great scene going,

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Course Description:

Discover how to be a master marketer!

Marketing has become another job added to the plate of the modern writer, and though it can be overwhelming, it doesn’t have to be a dauntless task. Effective marketing can build anticipation for a book and develop a long-term and dedicated readership to your books.

In this class, you’ll learn how to brand yourself as an author,

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nanowrimo-write-ins-2016National Novel Writing Month is almost here! Join us for several write-ins each week in November (image above with dates). We’re not the only ones hosting write-ins…check out the regional calendar for write-ins across central Florida! Don’t forget to visit nanowrimo.org to officially sign up!

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It’s October–that means National Novel Writing Month is around the corner! Have you started thinking about your novel? Maybe you’re new to NaNoWriMo and don’t know where to start. Perhaps you could use some pointers on how to make life easier while you write your novel during the month of November. Whatever your level, be sure to take advantage of the series of workshops happening across central Florida during the month of October.

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Join us for a reading and lively discussion with Betty Viamontes! This is a free event. Our community partner, Bookmark It, will handle book sales for those interested!

Betty Viamontes is the author of the novel WAITING ON ZAPOTE STREET: LOVE AND LOSS IN CASTRO’S CUBA, based on the story of her family. Her novel was selected by the Gulf Coast Chapter of a United Nations book club for its February 2016 reading and has been presented at a local university due to its historical relevance.

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atelier-septemberJoin us twice in September from 12:30-2:00 PM for workshops in which Ashley Inguanta combines elements of yoga and writing. The cost of each session is $15 or $25 for both classes! No writing experience is necessary. Space is very limited, so advance registration is required! Email racquel@racquelhenry.com to register.

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Got a finished novel? Great! Ready to sign that killer book deal? Fantastic! But hold onto your pen, because first, you need an agent. Agents are the gatekeepers to traditional publishers, and today, agents receive literally hundreds of inquiries a week. To stand out among this fierce competition, three things are vital: an enticing query, a concise synopsis, and a whopper of a first page.

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Join us on Wednesdays in August from 7:30-9:00 PM for workshops in which Ashley Inguanta combines elements of yoga and writing. The cost of each session is $15 or $50 for all 4! No writing experience is necessary. Space is very limited, so advance registration is required! Email racquel@racquelhenry.com to register.

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