Showing posts from September, 2010

Workshop: Journey Steps, Taking the Train to Somewhere




DATE: October 1 – November 12, 2010

LOCATION:Online with Pennwriters

COURSE DESCRIPTION: Ever wonder what you’re supposed to “put” in between those four or five turning points of your story? Susan Meier’s Journey Steps, Taking the Train to Somewhere is a 6-week online course on plotting that provides quick, easy solutions for any author who has ever wondered “now what?”

Enroll here.

Workshop: Book in a Day with Debra Dixon and Pennwriters



Instructor:Debra Dixon

Date: Saturday, September 25, 2010

Time: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Crowne Plaza Hotel - Pittsburgh Airport / 1160 Thorn Run Road, Coraopolis, PA

Cost: $125 for Pennwriters members; $150 for nonmembers
(Lunch is included in the workshop fee)

Workshop Details:Pennwriters Area 3 will host a “Book in a Day” interactive workshop with bestselling author Debra Dixon. This intensive full-day seminar will draw from Dixon’s popular how-to book GMC: Goal, Motivation, and Conflict, the Building Blocks of Good Fiction, which is in its sixth printing, and The Hero’s Journey. She will show you how to put together the important elements of a book and its plot skeleton.

Community: Help Uniontown Win a Pepsi Grant for a Downtown Arts Center


To help Uniontown, PA win a grant to build a downtown community arts center, please follow these steps:

1. Got to

2. Click on Vote to Refresh America.

3. Create a login.

4. Click on neighborhoods.

5. Click on $250,000.

6. Scroll down until you see Buy/restore a historic downtown building for a community arts center. Uniontown Arts fellowship - "The Phoenix Arts Center".

7. Vote!

Thank you very much for your support!


Workshop: Writing for Children and Young Adults


Courtesy of Jade Blackwater and Pennwriters:

WRITING FOR CHILDREN & YOUNG ADULTS with Maria V. Snyder and Lindsay Barrett George

Maria V. Snyder Photo by Michael Frost Studio NYC

Date: Saturday, September 11, 2010

Location: Fire Hall at 911 Market Street, Bloomsburg, PA 17815

Time: 10:00am-3:30pm

Workshop Details: Pennwriters Area 2 is hosting a day-long workshop with award-winning children's author Lindsay Barrett George and "New York Times" best-selling author Maria V. Snyder. New or experienced writers will learn what makes a good children's or young adult book, how to survive in the publishing world, and how to avoid sounding like an adult writing for young people.

Lindsay Barrett George will present her workshop "Puppies, Pumpkins, and Publishing" from 10:00-12:00.

There will be a bag lunch at noon. After lunch, participants will have the option of having the opening two pages of their work-in-progress critiqued by the speakers.

Maria V. Snyder