August Guest Speaker: Stephanie Storey

Acting for Writers

Actors inhabit other people for a living.  They develop strong points of view. Uncover hidden motivations. Use gesture to convey emotion. Speak in subtext. Nurture quirks. Live in the messy truth of human relationships. Actors make fake people real. Sounds a lot like a writer, doesn’t it?

By studying the craft of acting, writers can learn to write better dialogue, get in touch with their characters’ emotions, develop strong points of view, and choose character details that are specific and important. Join Stephanie Storey—actor, producer, writer—for an introduction to the world of acting that will change your writing forever.

Join us on August 7th at the Community Lutheran Church (3720 E Tropicana Ave, Las Vegas) at 6:30pm.

About Stephanie

Stephanie Storey’s debut novel, Oil and Marble: a novel of Leonardo and Michelangelo was released on March 1, 2016 and quickly became a Los Angeles Times bestseller. The New York Times called it “tremendously entertaining” and compared her to Irving Stone, the writer of such classics as The Agony and the Ecstasy. Storey is also an award-winning national television producer for shows like Tavis Smiley on PBS, The Arsenio Hall Show for CBS, and The Writers’ Room for the Sundance Channel, and has studied acting in the best schools in Los Angeles. She has her degree in Fine Arts from Vanderbilt University and attended a PhD program in Art History—before leaving to get her MFA in Creative Writing from Emerson College. She has studied art in Italy and been on a pilgrimage to see every Michelangelo on display in Europe. When not writing novels or acting for the stage, she can usually be found traveling the world — with her husband, an actor and Emmy-winning comedy writer — in search of her next story.

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Speaker James Kelly on July 10th

On Monday, July 10, 2017, 6:30 p.m., writing radio talk show host James Kelly, will speak before the Henderson Writers’ Group at the Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Avenue. His topics are: How to Present Yourself When a Guest Speaker, and How to get on a Radio Talk Show.

James Kelly was born in Missouri, and raised in Oklahoma. He spent twelve years in Atlanta, Georgia before relocating to Las Vegas, Nevada. His first book The Emblem was released in 1995. Several more books are scheduled for release in 2017.

His desire to become a writer was not always lucrative. He has been a mailman, a server, and currently a radio talk show host. The title of the show is “Aspects of Writing” ( http://www.aspectsofwriting.com/ ).

You can listen to the broadcast every Friday at 6:00 P.M. (PST) on amfm247.com with co-host Janet Coursey.

Each week we discuss the various aspects of writing – screenwriting, novels, magazines, newspapers, music, marketing, editing, publishing vs. self-publishing, presenting yourself to the public, and more.

http://www.authorjameskelly.com/
http://www.mammothstarpublishing.com/
https://www.facebook.com/aspectsofwriting

Stories From the Heart Call for Writers

 

Everyone has a good story to tell or would like to hear told.
We’ve launched Stories from the Heart for anyone who wants to read or write an uplifting story.
If your story gets the most ‘likes’, you’ll win an award from one of our sponsors.
There is no limit to the number of stories you can publish.
Click HERE to register and submit your stories, or click here for more information.

Call For Submissions From Writer’s Relief

From: Ronnie L. Smith, President, Writer’s Relief, Inc.

RE: Deadline Thursday, June 22

Here’s my personal invitation: Submit your work for our consideration TODAY.

We want to add a few new clients to our list. We are accepting work in the following genres only: novel/memoir, poetry, and short prose (fiction or personal essays). Please do not send children’s books or poetry collections. Thursday, June 22, is the deadline.

Hire us to do the research and the legwork involved in making submissions, and you’ll have more time to write. We have a service for every budget. However, entering our Full Service client list does require Review Board approval, and fewer than 20% of applications are accepted, so send your strongest work.

Submit your work today using our quick and easy online form. Click this link: http://www.writersrelief.com/review_board

Deadline for submissions is Thursday, June 22.

Admission to our client list is by invitation only, so please send your best writing. Please note: Not all work is accepted.

Submission guidelines may be found at this link: http://www.writersrelief.com/submission-guidelines-for-review-board

We’ve been helping creative writers find the best markets for their work for over 20 years. If your writing is strong, we may be able to help you too.

QUESTIONS? Give us a call today.

We look forward to reading your writing sample!

Sincerely,

Ronnie L. Smith
President, Writer’s Relief, Inc.
(866) 405-3003 (toll-free)
www.WritersRelief.com/Review_Board

P.S. Whether or not our reviewers send an invitation to join our client list, every writer who applies to our Full Service will receive a FREE copy of our digital workbook, The Goal-Oriented Writer: How to Define and Organize Your Writing Goals, once they’ve submitted work for Review Board consideration. We love this workbook, and we think it will help you become a better writer.

P.P.S. This is a great time of year to get started. The majority of agents and editors in our database read through the summer months. Regular submissions = more acceptances. Submit your strongest writing samples to our Review Board today, and we’ll find the best markets most likely to be interested in accepting your work. Deadline is Thursday, June 22.

If you have already submitted for this Review Board call, we thank you. Our readers will respond to your submission shortly.

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“A deadline puts you up against the wall. That’s how I do all my writing. If I don’t have a deadline from someone else, I make a deadline.” ~Natalie Goldberg

“Make your characters live, make them real. If your readers do not empathize with your characters, your story, no matter how clever, must surely fail. Make them love your characters or hate them. Let the reader be envious of them or repelled or fascinated; but make the reader believe. There is only one way to do that: YOU must believe.” ~Sidney Sheldon

Call for screenplays

Calling all screenwriters!

Scriptapalooza Fellowship 2017 is here! This is your chance to take your screenwriting to new levels. For those who make the grade:

Fellowship Recipient Will Receive:

  • Fellowship recipient will be sent to a Robert McKee Story Seminar.
  • Airfare and Hotel to Los Angeles or New York.
  • 6 month mentorship with Scriptapalooza mentor.
  • Access to over 90 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s network.
  • Attend an Aaron Sorkin MasterClass online class.

Five Recipients Will Receive:

  • 3 month mentorship with Scriptapalooza mentor.
  • Access to over 90 producers thru Scriptapalooza’s network.
  • Attend an Aaron Sorkin MasterClass online class.
  • We will offer advice, guidance and direction on your script.

Scriptapalooza Fellowship Entry Fees

  • Fellowship entry only $45
  • Fellowship entry with 4-5 pages of feedback $105

Application Requirements:

  • Completed application and fee.
  • Your screenplay emailed to us in PDF format.
  • Applicant must answer the following essay question:
    Why are you interested in this fellowship and what do you hope to gain from it? (1 page maximum)

Timeline:

  • Fellowship currently accepting screenplays. Deadline is July 1st.
  • Applicants get their feedback between July thru September.
  • We announce the top 6 Fellows on October 9th.
  • We announce the Fellowship recipient on October 23rd.
  • Fellowship recipient attends the McKee Story Seminar in 2018.

Full info and to enter: SCRIPTAPALOOZA FELLOWSHIP

Dime Grinds

Join us for Dime Grinds!

This Sunday June 4th our “Dime Grinds” event at Joe Maxx coffee shop, 500 E Windmill Lane (east of Bermuda), 2-4PM.

Come out and hear HWG author Gregory Kompes read from and discuss his latest release, “Tamburlaine: A Broadway Revivial.” He’ll be joined by Morgan St James, co-author of the Silver Sisters Mysteries.

Regular Coffee ten cents a cup during the event. You can’t beat that!

This radio show wants you

Aspects of Writing is looking for writers to be guests, sponsors, or co-hosts.

Aspects of Writing is a Las Vegas radio show designed to expose new projects and inspire those who have a desire to write, while at the same time offering guidance for those who have a work in progress. The purpose for the show is to create a format that offers the listener a shared experience with fellow writers from every aspect of writing; scripts, novels, magazine, newspaper, newsroom, etc.

There is a cost associated with joining in as they look to re-establish themselves and forge their way into a national market. With your help, the goal is possible.

To sign up and help, follow this link: Apsects of Writing, Indie Go-Go