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The WordSmitten Writing Workshop Series

Free Copy of Writer's Market at WordSmitten Workshop

Our recent workshop, held at the University of Tampa, provided great speakers. Thanks to everyone who attended. Visit us soon for details on great events and tune in to the WordSmitten "About the Books" radio show for updates.

Our thanks to Jane Friedman and Writer's Digest Books
for donating 50 of these great writing resource books
to the WordSmitten Writing Workshop Series.

These are just a few of the fun and informative classes you'll enjoy.
Discover great writing and publishing tips at WordSmitten.

Speakers and Topics.

  • Memoir and Fiction :: An innovative session taught by award-winning author Connie May Fowler Oprah-pick author Connie May Fowler
    (Before Women Had Wings and The Problem With Murmur Lee)
  • Publishers Are Evil :: A fun session conducted by Jane Friedman, editorial director of Writer's Digest Books, publisher of the 2008 Writer's Market.
  • Break Free, Bob Tarte :: A new movement is afoot to have this author of the laugh-out-loud books "Enslaved by Ducks" and "Fowl Weather" to regain his sanity, have the ducks release their tight grip on his senses. The groundswell movement starts here. "Break Free, Bob Tarte!" Join us for this silly intervention. Paint signs and picket for Bob. "Break Free, Bob Tarte." However, if you are too shy to hold up a sign,
    join Bob Tarte's class on producing your own podcast to increase your audience for your books, your ideas,
    and your own special Web-based audio broadcast (known as a podcast) on the Internet.
  • What to Know About Copyright Laws :: Protect your writing by understanding what is urban myth and what is not about copyright and intellectual property laws governing your writing. Concerned about copyright and how it may affect you? Then join attorney Alison Steele, of the St. Petersburg law firm of Rahdert and Steele (representing the St. Petersburg Times and the notable Poynter Institute school for journalists) who conducts an informative class on matters that are important to writers.
  • Quick, Query Me :: You have completed your manuscript and are planning to send it out for consideration. Where to you send it? How do you send it? Learn the essential steps to researching the who, what, when, where, and how of the query letter process. Kate Sullivan, editor of WordSmitten media conducts a fun and practical session on getting ready to write that important query letter.

Click here for more details (who, what, when, where, why and how) and if you missed the last writing conference, visit the writing workshop archives. Don't miss the next fun workshop.

Make it a Writer's Vacation. Places to go, people to see, things to do, are shown below. Enjoy a vacation in Tampa Bay.

Check back often to discover the date and time for our next workshop.

WordSmitten Workshop Photos
Tampa and St. Petersburg Gulf Coast Sights to See

Accommodations B&B with horses; a B&B Waterfront (an hour from Tampa in a great artsy village); and Tampa Hotels

Family Outings - MOSI, Busch Gardens, Science Museum
Restaurants (Melting Pot and Mise en Place are Tampa favorites)
Parks/Preserves - Caladesi, Seminole, Egmont Key
Arts and Craft Shows - Markets, Music, and More


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