August 2017. Q&A with editor/author Ginger Kolbaba via Skype

Ginger Kolbaba, award winning author/editor
PLEASE NOTE: To facilitate better Skype reception and viewing, our August meeting will be held at the South Omaha Library, Meeting room A. 2808 "Q" St. Omaha, NE 68107 Thursday Aug 24th 6:00-7:45pm The library is on the Metro Tech campus. Ginger Kolbaba is an award-winning author, editor, and speaker. She is the former editor of Today’s Christian Woman magazine, Marriage Partnership magazi...
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5 Simple Ways to Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy

5 Simple Ways to Stop Being Your Own Worst Enemy by Paula Zwenger Ever felt paralyzed by the next step – judging it too far out on a limb? Or sat immobile, convinced no one else has ever faced what you’re facing? A part of you knows these thoughts are irrational. Still negativity holds sway. Welcome to the world of neophyte writers. Desire burns to spill to paper a story trapped inside. Yet ...
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July 2017. “Blogs, Websites, Marketing and Other Things I’d Rather Not Do”

Author Miranda Sherman
Author and speaker Miranda Sherman says, "Writing a book is all fun and games but what you do after is key. Learn what's important in marketing yourself and your book after it's in print. Miranda Sherman is the author of two books, "The Mighty Fork; Healing Your Mind and Body with Food" (now in its 2nd edition) and "The Mighty Fork Student Workbook." Miranda is a popular speaker, teaches classe...
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First Steps on the “Want to be a Writer” Journey

~ ~ ~ Our guest today is Paula S. Zwenger. Paula  is a wife, mother, and grandmother who, upon finding herself an empty nester, tried on the hat of rhyme loving writer. It fitted very well. Her joy manifests completely while taking the ups and downs of life and wrangling them into poetry. She has a passion for creating rhymed treasure hunts with a Catholic flare to celebrate the faith and l...
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June 2017. Blockbuster Fiction: Exploring Emotional High Points in Popular Films

Cheryl St. John
Award winning, Writers Digest author, Cheryl St.John presents: Blockbuster Fiction: Exploring Emotional High Points in Popular Films Cheryl is the author of numerous novels. Her stories have earned mutiple RITA nominations, Romantic Times awards, and are published in over a dozen languages. Amazon and Goodreads reviews show her popularity with readers. For example, Cheryl’s bestselling non...
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May 2017: Writer, Stop Beating Yourself Up!

Jeanie Jacobson
We’re often our own harshest critics. That negativity can stifle our creative flow, and hinder our momentum. Join author Jeanie Jacobson for a night of encouragement and fresh starts. We’ll not only give ourselves a “grace pass,” we'll use five keys to identify--and eradicate--the culprits that hinder our writing process. Together we'll move forward with creating, honing, and submitting our wo...
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Why Attend a Writer’s Conference?

It's not too late to join us! Attending a conference is a commitment. You have to reserve the block of time (which gets harder and harder with today’s busy lifestyle). You have to pay the conference fees. You have to prepare a pitch in case you run into the perfect editor or agent. And the list goes on. Sometimes it feels like too much! So why should you attend? Here are just a few reasons. ...
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The Value of Networking with Other Authors at Writers Conference

Have you ever attended a writer’s conference? You probably expect to get things out of the guest speakers and special sessions, but what about the other authors? There are a number of items you could easily receive simply by networking with other authors. Here are just a few: Ideas Authors are brimming with ideas at all times. Now, you aren’t going to go around grabbing other people’s id...
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March 2017: Why Genre Matters

Lee Warren
Author/Editor Lee Warren shares, "Why Genre Matters." Readers have certain expectations when they buy books. Romance readers expect a HEA (happily ever after). Readers of women's fiction expect strong female protagonists. Memoir readers expect the author to be vulnerable, while devotional or how-to book readers expect insight. If you don't meet genre/reader expectations, your manuscript wil...
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