Ever feel alone in your writing world? That writing is a profession or hobby that is meant to be done alone? Well, it’s not. Critique groups are a great way to get inspiration and to grow in your skills as a writer.
Join us Saturday May 20th at 10:00 AM in the Edward Davis Room of the Chase Tower to see that you are not alone. As a writing community we all may be working on different projects, but we can come together and be encouraged. There are others who write like you or who you can trust to give you advice and can brainstorm with. See you there!
We are so excited about this upcoming workshop! No matter what genre you write, creating captivating characters and worlds is what gets readers hooked. FREE FOR GUESTS! Join us Saturday March 18th at 10am at the Amarillo Downtown Central Library. Can’t wait to see everyone!
Blue Handle Publishing was launched in June 2020 when author/founder Charles D’Amico signed local Amazon bestselling author Andrew J Brandt. D’Amico then hired a team of publishing professionals, and together they have signed fiction and nonfiction book deals with an award-winning playwright, an NFL coach, an international rock star, and several talented writers with incredible stories to share.
After three decades of various careers, Troy Lambert fulfilled his dream of writing full-time and making a living at it. He currently has written over two-dozen books, is a freelance writer, content strategist, ghostwriter, publisher, and occasional editor. He will be joining us live from Boise, Idaho to share with us some helpful tips on story structure and plotting.
New York Times Bestseller Linda Broday will be joining us for an amazing session Saturday May 21st at 10:00 at the Sharpened Iron Studio.
“I can’t wait to see everyone on May 21st! We’ll have us some good times. I’ll be back home. The title of the first half of my presentation will be Love ‘Em or Hate ‘EM–But Make the Reader Care. I’ll give some tips of ways to do this. What triggers emotion in me are animals, babies, and little children trying to be grown up. It works every time. I cannot watch ASPCA commercials on TV. I just can’t. They really get to me. I’ll find out what your triggers are. I hope to see everyone there at Sharpened Iron.” ~ Linda Broday
Lone Star Women of Letters Critique Groups Panel Donna Rosson, Kristine Brorman, and Kim Black bring their experience of forming, maintaining, and meeting as a critique group. They will talk about the who, what, when, how, and why they meet. They’ll discuss what makes a great group and what to avoid.
We’ll have a Q&A session, followed by an opportunity to connect with other writers to form other critique groups within our organization.
10:00am Saturday March 19th at Sharpening Iron Studio
At last! After all those hundreds of hours spent slaving away at the keyboard, your first draft is finally done. Now you can sit back and bask in the glory of your beautiful, shining… unpublishable mess.
Never fear! This fast-and-furious revisionary rumble will fire you up to pummel your plot, pulverize your prose, and kill your darlings with bloodthirsty red-penthusiasm. No fear – no shame – no surrender!
You don’t have to live in the Texas Panhandle to support the over 100 years old Texas High Plains Writers (THPW).
#ThePanhandleGives is nine days of enhanced charitable giving to support diverse nonprofits in the Texas Panhandle.
From November 22 through November 30, go to ThePanhandleGives.org, find Texas High Plains Writers, and donate. Help THPW raise over $250 by making a donation so it will qualify to receive Amplification dollars from the Amarillo Area Foundation. Amplification dollars are a percentage of the funds raised during The Panhandle Gives campaign.
What that means is the more funds THPW raises through The Panhandle Gives, the more funds THPW will receive from the Amarillo Area Foundation beyond the amount donated to THPW.
Mark your calendar today to donate from November 22 through November 30.
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