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Realize Your Writing Dreams Writers Beach Retreat..

It’s time to Realize Your Writing Dreams

Have you always wanted to write a book but have no idea where to start? Written a book and now have no idea whether traditional, independent or the self-publishing route is best for you? Are you struggling with platform building and/or book marketing?  Looking for a creative way to share your story and scale your business? Is it time to finally make your writing dreams come true?

Join us for an intensive; inspiring goal- oriented writers retreat.

Have all your questions answered and leave with actionable tips on writing; publishing, marketing and the knowledge and confidence to check authoring a book off your to do list.

All genres welcome. When and where:

Seven nights and six days in a beautiful, comfortable beachfront cottage, located in a small New Jersey beach town. When: October 17, 2020 -October 24, 2020

Limited to 5 attendees.

Sorry fellas this one is for women only.

What’s included:

Sleeping accommodations/shared bathrooms/choice of workshops/daily one on one coaching sessions/daily beach walks/daily yoga for writers/Saturday- arrival 4:30 pm; early evening welcome party with lite bites and sparkly beverages/Sunday- breakfast; lunch, dinner and snacks; 3 workshops, writing session, group discussion/ Monday- breakfast; lunch, dinner and snacks, 2 workshops, writing session, walk to view and photograph gorgeous sunset/Tuesday-breakfast; lunch, pizza party dinner, 3 workshops, group writing project/Wednesday- breakfast; lunch and snacks, 2 workshops, writing session, critiques, group discussion/ Thursday- breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks; 3 workshops, writing session, query critiques, group discussion/ Friday- breakfast; lunch, farewell party with lots of light bites, 2 workshops, writing session, group goal discussion/Saturday- Continental breakfast; checkout by 10:00 am./All attendees will receive a paperback copy of Realize Your Writing Dreams Wednesday- Responsible for your own dinner at a local restaurant

Cost varies depending on accommodation choices:

Single room with a queen bed- Early bird $1500 if reserved before March 2020 (May be shared w/friend request info) Room for one with a queen bed- $1500- if reserved before March 2020 (May be shared w/friend request info) Double room with (2) queen beds- $1200 each Early bird if reserved before March 2020 Single room with a full-size bed- $1400 if reserved before March 2020 Prices increase by $300 April 1, 2020. First come!

For more information, payment schedules or to register email Doreen: doreenmcgettigan11@gmail.com

Writing Wednesday/WritingSurprises…

Writing Wednesday

Wednesday is the day I share what I’ve learned on my journey from writing, publication, marketing; and doing it all again, and again. The kind of information I wish someone shared with me when I started.

It’s also the first Wednesday of the month which means it’s time for The Insecure Writers Support Group!

The Purpose of the Group:

To share and encourage. Writers can express doubts and concerns without fear of appearing foolish or weak. If you’ve been through the fire you can offer your assistance, and guidance. It’s a safe- haven for insecure writers of all kinds!

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Writing Wednesday; Research…

Writing Wednesday

Wednesday is the day I share what I’ve learned on my journey from writing, publication, marketing; and doing it all again, and again. The kind of information I wish someone shared with me back when.

Research:

Everything you write whether it’s an article, essay, blog post or a book it needs to be researched. Getting your facts straight, whether your work is fiction or nonfiction will make your story believable and increase your credibility as a writer.

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Writing Memoir

Writing Wednesday

Wednesday is the day I share what I’ve learned on my journey from writing, publication, marketing; and doing it all again, and again. The kind of information I wish someone shared with me when I started.

Writing Memoir

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Writing Wednesday; Let’s Talk About Excuses…

Writing Wednesday

Wednesday is the day I share what I’ve learned on my journey from writing, publication, marketing; and doing it all again, and again. Information I wish someone had shared with me back when.

Let’s Talk About Excuses for Not Writing

We all have them. Some of us call it procrastination and others call it writers block. Then there’s: • I have so much going on right now • There’s no time • I’m waiting for inspiration • You’re tired • It’s too hard to get published

You can call it whatever, but it’s an excuse!

Writing is HARD work and let’s face it nobody likes hard work day after day after day. If it was easy everyone that had a great idea for a book would sit down and write that book. Listen to me, you’re different. You’re a real writer, however, so you will be the one that sits down and writes your book. It isn’t too late; and you aren’t too old. You can do this, I promise.

Consider this, the average time to write a book is one year.

Writing only one page every day for a year would be 365 pages, or approximately 91,250 words. If you write two pages a day, you’d have that book written in six-months! Think about dividing that time up any way that works for your schedule. Maybe you can only write on Saturdays. Seven pages, every Saturday keeps you on track to finish in a year. The most important thing is to find a schedule that works for you and then being consistent no matter what!

Keep an accountability journal.

Most great things start with a plan. Do you have a business plan for your book? You may need a proposal when it comes time to find an agent or a publisher. A proposal is similar to a business plan. I suggest writing the plan as you go and tweaking as needed. An accountability journal is a simple but extremely useful tool. Use a notebook, a journal or a calendar. Write down what you want to accomplish at the beginning of each week and evaluate at the end of the week. Include any ideas or concerns you have in the journal too. If you’re like me great ideas will come to you and by the time you sit down to write you’ve forgotten the great ideas you had. Don’t lose your journal, it’s an awful feeling☹

Find a writing group, a critique partner, attend a community education class on writing and attend a conference.

Staying in and writing by yourself is so much more comfortable than risking failure, but you must get out there and find supportive, like minded people. The first few times will be difficult however, I promise you, once you get out of your comfort bubble and take those steps it will build your confidence, make your writing better and you will gain some awesome friends.

Develop better writing habits its never too late to learn a new way.

No matter where you are in your writing career, it’s never too late to take a step back and reevaluate your plan. Most importantly you need to keep on writing and never give up!

Happy writing, Doreen #keepmovingforward #neverquit #WritingWednesday

 

Have you written a book and have no idea what publishing route is best for you? Are you struggling with platform building? I am a book coach and would be happy to offer you a free ½ hour consultation. For questions or to schedule your free consultation: doreenb8@verizon.net

So what is a book coach or consultant?

A book coach is knowledgeable in all things writing, publishing and marketing. The most important thing your coach can offer is to provide you with the tools you need to feel confident and motivated to create the best and most successful manuscript possible, to make the best publishing decision and to guide you in making the most effective marketing choices for you and your book. The services are affordable, and packages are available from as little as one session to sessions throughout the entire process.

Ghostwriting services also available.

email for a free consultation.

doreenb8@verizon.net

 

Writing Wednesday; Let’s Talk About Public Speaking…

 

 

Writing Wednesday

 

Wednesday is the day I share what I’ve learned on my journey from writing, publication, marketing; and doing it all again, and again. The kind of information I wish someone shared with me when I started.

Let’s Talk about Public Speaking, Part 1 of 3

Does that statement take your breath away and leave you wanting to run back into your quiet, safe writing cave? I’m sorry but once the writing is finished, if you want someone to read the book you’re going to have to talk about it. My suggestion is to work on conquering your fear of public speaking as you write your book. Start slow.

 

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Favorites and Flops…

Friday Favorites and Flops

It’s been forever since I’ve blogged regularly, and I miss it so much.

To get back in the swing of posting on a schedule, I’m bringing back my Writing Wednesdays (anything and everything to do with writing, publishing and marketing.) and starting Friday Favorites and Flops (anything I may have heard, seen, eaten or done during the week.)

Happy Spring! I hope it’s warmer where you are.

Here just south of Philadelphia our mornings are still in the 30’s. My plants seem to be waking up a bit so the warm air must be on the way.

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Research #WritingWednesday

Writing Wednesday

On Wednesday’s I like to share information I picked up on my path to publishing, marketing and preparing to publish again. Information that I wish someone would have shared with me, back then.

Research

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What is a writing coach and do you need one?

Writing Wednesday

Typewriter Pink

Wednesday is the day I share what I have learned on my writing journey and on to publication, marketing and publishing again. If you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments and I will do my best to answer them. If you have any tips, please share them with us…

What is a writing coach and do you need one?

A writing coach is a professional writer that you hire to guide you through either the writing, publishing or marketing of a book or to guide you through the entire project. A writing coach can also assist with blogging, essay writing, speech writing and content writing.

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What is Memoir and How to Write it…

Writer Wednesday

Typewriter Pink

On Wednesday’s I like to share what I have learned along my writing, publishing and marketing journey. If you like the info please share it forward!

Writing Memoir

Some in the publishing business would have us believe that memoir is completely unsellable and   unless, you are famous with a global platform your book has no chance of making it into print and even less of a chance of making it onto a bookstore shelf.

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