Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Authors Academy at Murder on the Beach Bookstore

Murder on the Beach Bookstore is pleased to announce

          The Authors Academy
Writing Workshops for Tomorrow’s Authors

All workshops are $25 per person. 

Reservations are required.  561-279-7790 or
For more detailed information:

Saturday June 7, 2014  10am - Noon
Great Beginnings.  First lines are crucial to hook the reader. In this workshop,

you will learn to bait the hook and reel in the reader from the very first page.
Instructor: Kat Carlton, Two Lies and a Spy.

Saturday June 14, 10am - Noon
Touched by the Sun: Writing the Great Florida Novel.  What makes a Florida 

novel different from the others?  Bring out your Florida voice and sense of place.
Instructor: Elaine Viets, Catnapped.

Saturday June 21, 10am - Noon
Using Setting to Create Powerful Narratives.  Location, time periods, realistic 

backdrops and sensory detail are key to creating memorable scenes. 
Instructor: D.J. Niko, The Riddle of Solomon.

Saturday June 28, 10am - Noon
Hook ‘em and Hang ‘em. Keep the reader turning the pages and your story 

moving forward with GMC (Goal, Motivation and Conflict) from beginning to end.
Instructor: Kathleen Pickering, Where It Began.

Saturday July 12, 10am - Noon
His, Hers, or Mine? Deciding on Point of View.   Whose head are we in and why

are we there? Navigate the confusing waters of whose story it is. 
Instructor: Cynthia Thomason, A Soldier’s Promise.

Saturday July 19, 10am - Noon
Research for Fiction and Non-fiction.  Even a simple error can disqualify both 

you and your book in the eyes of the reader. Learn to get your facts straight. 
Instructor: Eliot Kleinberg, War in Paradise.

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Saturday July 26,  10 am – Noon
Facebook for Writers. Explore the power of Facebook for engaging the reader, 

growing your fan base, advertising, hosting events, and creating pages.
Instructor: Marcia King-Gamble, Baby, I Want You.

Saturday August 2,  10am - Noon
Blogging, Posting, and Tweeting Your Way to Success.  Using social media to 

build your writing career. Nancy will share tips that gained her 7,000+ followers.
 Instructor: Nancy Cohen, Hanging By a Hair.

Saturday August 9, 10am - Noon
How to Self-Publish: eBook and Print. Formatting your manuscript, adjusting the 

template, and adding front data for ebook and print to maximize your selling 
Instructor: Gregg Brickman, the lord.

Saturday August 16,  10am – Noon
How to Get Published: Finding an Agent. How to determine if you need a literary 

agent, find the right one for you, and get published by a traditional publisher. 
Instructor: Miriam Auerbach, Dirty Harriet.

Saturday August 23, 10am – Noon
How to Get Published: Be Your Own Agent. Twitter pitch opportunities, online 

pitch opportunities, and direct submission for landing a contract without an 
Instructor: Victoria Pinder, The Zoastra Affair.

Saturday September 6, 10 am – Noon
Everyone Judges a Book By It’s Cover.  A great cover attracts buyers.  Learn 

what works for ebooks, hardcovers, paperbacks, and audio, and what doesn’t. 
Instructor: Victoria Landis, Alias: Mitzi & Mack.

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All workshops are held at Murder on the Beach Bookstore, 273 NE 2nd Avenue, 

Delray Beach, from 10am to Noon.  All instructors are multi-published authors. 
Charge for each workshop is $25 per person.  Please pay at the door.  Cash, 
check or credit cards accepted.

Make Your Reservation Now! 
561-279-7790     or

Murder on the Beach Mystery Bookstore
Pineapple Grove
273 NE 2nd Avenue
Delray Beach, FL  33444

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