Writer in Residence FREE ZOOM WEBINARS
The Glendale Arizona Public Library Writer in Residence Program will go virtual on May 2, 2020. All times are PST.
Sign up for FREE 60-minute Zoom webinar online classes or 30-minute one-on-one appointments to discuss your writing through the library portal by clicking HERE.
One-on-One appointments are available on Thursdays and Saturdays through May. Sign up through the library portal HERE. Check back for the June schedule.
This offer is open to anyone who has an internet connection or a smartphone. You don't have to be an Arizona resident. To use Zoom via smartphone, download the Zoom Cloud Meeting app.
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Motivation for Writers
Saturday, May 2, 1–2 p.m. PST
What’s standing between you and your writer dreams? Do you need a kick of motivation and inspiration? Do you want to get more done by noon than most people do all day? In this program, you will learn how to leverage your special talents and receive just-for-today tips for time management. This workshop is guaranteed to have your fingers smokin’ at the keyboard.
How to Build Your Writer Platform
Saturday, May 9, 1–2 p.m. PST
What is a writer platform and how do you get one? The writer platform consists of the tools you use to introduce yourself to your target readers. The platform is also a way to show editors that you have a built-in audience for your product. At what stage in your writing career do you need to think about social media, a webpage, a blog, or a newsletter? This workshop will break down the essentials of a writer platform, and the steps to creating a foundation for your writing career.
Querying and Pitching an Editor and Agent
Saturday, May 16, 1–2 p.m. PST
Finished your book? Ready to pitch an editor or agent? This workshop will guide you through the parts of a query letter, whom to query, and how to find them. We’ll cover pitches and blurbs along with the Twitter pitch. It will end with an opportunity for you to share your blurbs and elevator pitches, and submit a query letter for critique.
This program is supported by the Arizona State Library, Archives, and Public Records, a division of the Secretary of State,
with federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.