North Carolina Triad Chapter of Sisters in Crime


Programs


Open to writers of all genres, and to all readers! Drop in to our free writing/reading-related programs one Sunday afternoon a month at the High Point Public Library, 901 N. Main Street, High Point, NC 27262 (map), from 2-4pm. Doors open at 1:30.

Sunday March 19 (2-4pm, High Point)

KILL YOUR CHARACTERS WITH POISONS... THEN CURE THEM!

O'Teanea is an Herbalist, Reiki Master, and holistic practitioner of Onondaga and Scottish heritage. Her family traditions, deeply rooted in the Earth, plus her studies of biochemistry at Saginaw Valley State University, offer you many ideas for inciting incidents in your stories, whatever your genre.

Sunday April 23 (2-4pm, High Point)

YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE Part 1: THE BUSINESS SIDE

Sunday May 21 (2-4pm, High Point)

YOUR ONLINE PRESENCE Part 2: THE SOCIAL MEDIA & MARKETING SIDE

How far along are you in writing your novel? What is your business objective? Do you want to traditionally publish, or self-publish? Who should you be communicating with at different stages of the process? How do those people like to be reached, and how can you reach them effectively without being distracted from writing? Answering these questions will help you decide which publishing route to take, which online tools will serve you best, and when and how to implement them. M. Angie Harmon graduated from Specs Howard School of Media Arts with a vocational diploma in Digital Media Arts. She's most comfortable creating her own businesses as an entrepreneur, so self-publication is her preferred route. Marc Fountain is a technical writer and programmer with an MBA from Averett University. He's most comfortable writing as part of a team working toward a shared goal, so traditional publication is his preferred route. Yet both of them - and all authors nowadays - need a gradually evolving online author platform.

Sunday June 25 (2-4pm, High Point)

DISCUSSION CIRCLE

Participate in a round-table discussion with published and not-yet-published writers. Want to run a concept by a sympathetic audience? Have a thorny manuscript challenge you're trying to resolve? Everyone gets a turn. Too shy to speak? No worries. You can still pick up valuable tips to jump-start your creative juices. Discover practical editing, marketing, and publishing techniques. As at the original Round Table, we're all equal here (except for the moderator) (yes, Ma'am). And we're ALL supportive.