Monthly Archives: August 2015

Regular Registration Ends September 10

September 11-12, 2015: Scrivener Boot Camp

Place: Room 117-118, lower level of Community Center, Bldg # 290, Woodmen Valley Chapel, 290 E. Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Please click on this link to the map of the campus. We’re meeting the lower level of building 290. The building is in the shape of a rectangle, so follow the hallway to room 117-118. If you enter on the top level, take the stairs or the elevator to the lower level.

Boot Camp Schedule

  • Friday, 9/11: Registration: 5:30 pm – 5:55 pm
  • Friday 9/11: Scrivener 101: From Zero to 60: 6 pm – 8:30 pm
  • Saturday 9/12: Registration: 8:15 am – 8:25 am
  • Saturday 9/12: Scrivener 102: Customizing Scrivener for Advanced Writers: 8:30 am -11:00 am
  • Saturday 9/12: Scrivener 103: Self-publishing with Scrivener: 11:30 am – 12 pm
  • Saturday 9/12: Lunch (bring a sack lunch): 12 pm  – 12:30 pm
  • Saturday 9/12: Scrivener 103: Self-publishing with Scrivener: 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Cost/Registration: Click on links below to pay online.

Walk-in Registration: September 11 – 12

Driving Directions

CLICK HERE for the Rockrimmon Campus Map.

Scrivener 101 From Zero to 60Friday, September 11, 6 pm – 8:30 pm: Scrivener 101: From Zero to 60

Get comfortable—get writing. Scrivener writing software: everyone loves it, but what writer has time to learn something new? And most writers already using Scrivener miss out on some of the program’s best elements. This workshop will help you start, literally, at zero, and get up and running right away. Even long-time users will learn to take advantage of features they didn’t know were available.

Scrivener 102 Customizing Scrivener for Advanced Writers

 

Saturday, September 12, 8:30 am – 2 pm: Scrivener 102: Customizing Scrivener for the Advanced Writer

Write faster—write smarter. In this workshop, writers already familiar with the basics of Scrivener will discover the many ways Scrivener can be configured for novels and non-fiction projects. Find out how to customize Scrivener to your particular needs and take advantage of little-known elements to make your writing life easier and more streamlined. Learn to plot your book with virtual index cards, how to manage scenes (and your own motivation) with the outliner, and how to fly through revisions with features few Scrivener useres have discovered.

Scrivener 103 Self-publishing with ScrivenerScrivener 103: Self-Publishing with Scrivener

Save money—save time. Not everyone is aware of one of Scrivener’s most-valued features: the ability to publish easily to multiple platforms. For writers aiming toward indie publishing, Scrivener’s easy-to-learn interface is the tool to get their work into the marketplace. Even if projects require different formatting, illustrations, footnotes, or hyperlinks, Scrivener can handle what writers dish out. Find out the streamlined steps to export a manuscript directly into an epub, Kindle, iBooks, or .pdf format, and take the headaches out of self-publishing.

Debbie Maxwell AllenSpeaker: Debbie Maxwell Allen drank the Scrivener Kool-Aid, and never looked back. When not wowing writers with the wonders of Scrivener, she works as a project manager for Good Catch Publishing and pens young adult historical fantasy in the Rocky Mountains.

Tuesday, September 22, 2015: How to Use Pinterest to Connect with Readers

Date/Time: Tuesday, September 22, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Place: Room 117-118, lower level of Community Center, Bldg # 290, Woodmen Valley Chapel, 290 E. Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Please click on this link to the map of the campus. We’re meeting the lower level of building 290. The building is in the shape of a rectangle, so follow the hallway to room 117-118. If you enter on the top level, take the stairs or the elevator to the lower level.

Directions To The Rockrimmon Campus

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Pinterest is fun and engaging, one of the newest social media trends—and the most addictive. Authors can use its popularity to build connections with readers and earn their loyalty. In this workshop you’ll learn the basics, the do’s and don’ts, and a few secrets to creating inspiring pins for your readers and just for fun.

SPEAKER: Susan MathisSusan Mathis co-authored two books with her husband, Dale, Countdown for Couples: Preparing for the Adventure of Marriage and The ReMarriage Adventure: Preparing for 

Countdown for Couples- Preparing for the Adventure of MarriageThe ReMarriage Adventure- Preparing for a Life of Love and Happinessa Life of Love and Happiness. Susan has also written hundreds of magazine and newsletter articles. In her spare time, Susan is speaking, coaching aspiring authors, and working on a several book projects. As the Former Editorial Director at Focus on the Family and Founding Editor of Focus on the Family’s Thriving Family magazine, During her tenure at Focus, Susan was the Editor or Editorial Director of 12 unique Focus on the Family publications, and she still enjoys editing writing project and making them all they can be. Check out Susan’s website.

October 27, 2015: Influencers: Empowering a Dream Team of Readers to Sell

Date/Time: Tuesday, October 27, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Place: Room 117-118, lower level of Community Center, Bldg # 290, Woodmen Valley Chapel, 290 E. Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Please click on this link to the map of the campus. We’re meeting the lower level of building 290. The building is in the shape of a rectangle, so follow the hallway to room 117-118. If you enter on the top level, take the stairs or the elevator to the lower level.

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Marketing your book should never be something you do completely on your own. And your spot in publishing should not feel like a remote island in the middle of an ocean. Is it time for you to build a solid list of influencers and dream team members? Casey Herringshaw will share:

  • How to find effective readers and influencers.
  • What to expect from your Dream Team as they help you market your book. Does it stop with a simple book review on Amazon?
  • How to empower your sphere of readers with the advertising fuel they need to spread the word about your book, sell your book, and push your book to the top of the Amazon rankings in your category.

Casey Herringshaw is a virtual assistant who supports and helps writers and works for several multi-published authors to build and grow their dream team of readers and influencers. She is ACFW’s Carol Award Coordinator and previously worked for WordServe Literary Agency. Casey is a homeschool graduate and has been writing since high school. She is a rural Eastern Oregon transplant to Colorado Springs. One of her greatest passions in life is taking the words and stories God places on her heart and putting them on paper. You can connect with Casey through her personal blog, Writing for Christ and her writing related group blog, The Writer’s Alley.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015: Visual Branding for Authors — How To . . .

Date/Time: Tuesday, August 25, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Place: Room 117-118 in lower level of the Community Center, Woodmen Valley Chapel, Building 290, 290 E. Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Please click on this link to the map of the campus. We’re meeting the lower level of building 290. The building is in the shape of a rectangle, so follow the hallway to room 117-118. If you enter on the top level, take the stairs or the elevator to the lower level.

Directions To The Rockrimmon Campus

Visual BrandingWORKSHOP DESCRIPTION: Long gone are the days in which an author can live a private life. Readers want to know more about you. Publishers expect you to grow your platform and participate in marketing your books.  Developing a strong platform through social media is essential and VISUAL BRANDING is the key to getting noticed.

Whether you are a beginning writer or a prolific author, this workshop will help you learn:

  •  the definition of “visual branding” and why it is important.
  •  how to identify and convey your message through visual presentation.
  •  how to easily create a consistent and professional appearance on social media sites, websites, and blogs.
  •  how to effectively utilize color palates, font pairings, photo filters, and templates to create visual imagery.
  •  how to access free or low-cost, online resources to create images and videos.

Headshot4SPEAKER: Michelle Lynn Senters writes inspirational non-fiction for women and children’s picture books. She is the Founder and Director for KIDS ARE WRITERS, a website designed to inspire and educate young writers around the world. An elementary teacher, Michelle earned a M.Ed. in Integrated Teaching through the Arts. You can learn more about Michelle at www.michellelynnsenters.com andwww.kidsarwriters.com.

September 11-12, 2015: Scrivener Boot Camp

Place: Room 117-118, lower level of Community Center, Bldg # 290, Woodmen Valley Chapel, 290 E. Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80919

Please click on this link to the map of the campus. We’re meeting the lower level of building 290. The building is in the shape of a rectangle, so follow the hallway to room 117-118. If you enter on the top level, take the stairs or the elevator to the lower level.

Cost/Registration: Click on links below to pay online. 

Early Bird Registration: Friday, August 21 – Tuesday, August 31

Regular Registration: Wednesday, September 1 – Thursday, September 10

Walk-in Registration: September 11 – 12

Driving Directions

CLICK HERE for the Rockrimmon Campus Map.

Friday, September 11, 6 pm – 8:30 pm: Scrivener 101: From Zero to 60

Get comfortable—get writing. Scrivener writing software: everyone loves it, but what writer has time to learn something new? And most writers already using Scrivener miss out on some of the program’s best elements. This workshop will help you start, literally, at zero, and get up and running right away. Even long-time users will learn to take advantage of features they didn’t know were available.

Saturday, September 12, 8:30 am – 2 pm: Scrivener 102: Customizing Scrivener for the Advanced Writer

Write faster—write smarter. In this workshop, writers already familiar with the basics of Scrivener will discover the many ways Scrivener can be configured for novels and non-fiction projects. Find out how to customize Scrivener to your particular needs and take advantage of little-known elements to make your writing life easier and more streamlined. Learn to plot your book with virtual index cards, how to manage scenes (and your own motivation) with the outliner, and how to fly through revisions with features few Scrivener useres have discovered.

Scrivener 301: Self-Publishing with Scrivener

Save money—save time. Not everyone is aware of one of Scrivener’s most-valued features: the ability to publish easily to multiple platforms. For writers aiming toward indie publishing, Scrivener’s easy-to-learn interface is the tool to get their work into the marketplace. Even if projects require different formatting, illustrations, footnotes, or hyperlinks, Scrivener can handle what writers dish out. Find out the streamlined steps to export a manuscript directly into an epub, Kindle, iBooks, or .pdf format, and take the headaches out of self-publishing.

Debbie Maxwell AllenSpeaker: Debbie Maxwell Allen drank the Scrivener Kool-Aid, and never looked back. When not wowing writers with the wonders of Scrivener, she works as a project manager for Good Catch Publishing and pens young adult historical fantasy in the Rocky Mountains.