WRITING FOR THE EAR VERSUS WRITING FOR THE PAGE

Aaron Henkin will discuss the difference between writing for the ear versus writing for the page at the next Howard County Chapter Meeting.

Join us on:

Thursday, April 21, 2016
7:00 – 9:00

Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

About the Speaker

aaron in studioAaron Henkin has produced The Signal on WYPR for the past 11 years.  His work has aired nationally on NPR’s Morning EditionAll Things Considered, PRI’s Studio 360, & The World.  His current project is a documentary series called, Out of the Blocks.  Aaron also teaches at MICA and UMBC.

 

 

HoCo continues to collect new or gently-used books for HopeWorks. (The Howard County Domestic Violence Center.) All genres and age groups are needed, but due to the nature of their services, they request that the books contain no mention of violence against women or children.

EVERYTHING YOU WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT WRITING & SUBMITTING SHORT FICTION BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK

Thursday, March 17, 2016
7:00 – 9:00

sarah pinskerAbout the Speaker

Sarah Pinsker’s fiction has appeared in Asimov’s, Strange Horizons, Fantasy & Science Fiction, Lightspeed, Apex, and numerous anthologies. She is a Sturgeon Award winner and two time Nebula finalist. She lives with her wife in Baltimore, Maryland. Find her online at sarahpinsker.com and on twitter @sarahpinsker.

Perfecting Your Author Platform: Why Background Matters, and How to Get the Right One

In today’s highly saturated book market, a strong publicity and marketing campaign requires that authors have a solid platform to get the kind of attention necessary for sales. But what is a platform, what is it used for, and how do you build one? How does it affect your book deal, or whether you get one at all? How does it help you sell more books, whether you self-publish or have a publisher? Learn how to evaluate the “planks” you already have and design a blueprint for building a bigger, stronger platform—the most critical tool in your toolbox after the book itself.

 

Thursday, February 18, 2016

7:00 – 9:00

 

Owen Brown Community Center

6800 Cradlerock Way

Columbia, MD 21045

About the Speaker

Ally MachateAlly E. Machate is a bestselling book collaborator, award-winning editor, and expert publishing consultant who loves using her insider knowledge of the publishing industry and wealth of experience to help others reach their publishing goals, whether it’s showing a writer how to improve a manuscript, get an agent, or self-publish, or ghostwriting a book to help an entrepreneur skyrocket her business platform to new levels. Since 1999, she has assisted, guided, and supported would-be authors on their publishing journey and takes pride in serving as their books’ best ally. Grab Ally’s free gifts and learn more at www.thewritersally.com and www.allymachate.com.