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Contest: Vote for Natalie Duvall's Column at Fine Living Lancaster

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Contests Seton Hill Writer Natalie Duvall needs our help to be a columnist for Fine Living Lancaster . You can read part of her column Lancaster Three Ways and vote here : http://finelivinglancaster.com/SpeakUp/Natalie.html

Workshop: CRAFT YOUR FICTION QUERY PACKAGE with CJ LYONS

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Workshops Pennwriters Inc. brings you... CRAFT YOUR FICTION QUERY PACKAGE with CJ LYONS Discover how to avoid the slush pile and get your book sold and published! DATE: August 2 – September 2, 2010 VENUE: Online COST: $79 ($89 non-Pennwriters members) EARLY-BIRD PRICES END SOON! REGISTRATION: http://tinyurl.com/PennwritersCourse201008 A finished novel ready for submission is required for this course. LIMITED CLASS SIZE. COURSE DESCRIPTION: Join national bestseller CJ Lyons, an award-winning medical suspense author, in a highly interactive workshop designed to give you the tools you need to craft a complete fiction proposal, including a query letter, blurb, synopsis, opening hook, and pitch. In this intensive course, you will learn the secrets to pitching, the power of your "blurb," and lessons on how to: * Create a query letter that sells * Approach the submission process * Know if your opening hook works * Write a short synopsis * Write a long synop

Event: Confluence 22

Events Confluence 22 July 23 - 25, 2010 Doubletree Hotel Pittsburgh Airport 8402 University Blvd. Moon Township, PA Guest of Honor: Wen Spencer Featured Filker: Peter S. Beagle Other Participants: Ken Chiacchia , Lawrence Connolly , Kathryn Cramer , Eric Davin , Susan Dexter, Timons Esaias , David Hartwell , Alan Irvine , Al Katerinsky , Herb Kauderer , Brian Koscienski , Geoffrey Landis , Tim Liebe , Gail Martin, Bill Mayhew, James Morrow , Kathy Morrow, Charles Oberndorf , Tamora Pierce , Chris Pisano, Thomas Seay , Bud Sparhawk , Karina Sumner-Smith , John Alfred Taylor , Diane Turnshek , Mary Turzillo ,

Photo Series: 2010 Seton Hill WPF Writing Conference and Retreat

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Photo Series and Conferences This June 150 writers gathered "on the Hill" for the combination of Seton Hill University's Writing Popular Fiction MFA Residency and the 9th Annual Alumnae-sponsored WPF In Your Write Mind Conference and Retreat . Guests included New York Times Bestselling Author , Rambo -creator, and International Thriller Writers co-founder David Morrell , FinePrint Literary Agent Janet Reid , Poisoned Pen Press Acquisitions Editor Annette Rogers , Samhain Publishing Co. Director of Marketing and Sales Tina Trevaskis , and Dystel & Goderich Literary Agent Jim McCarthy . David Morrell Photo by Heidi Ruby Miller Sally Bosco , Meline Nadeau , Jason Jack Miller , Chris Stout , Natalie Duvall , and Matt Duvall Photo by Heidi Ruby Miller Maria V. Snyder and Heidi Ruby Miller Photo by Jason Jack Miller Mary Cox and Natalie Duvall Photo by Heidi Ruby Miller Judi Fleming , Meline Nadeau , Alexa Grave , Shelley Adina , Chris Stout ,