Monthly Archives: April 2014

Register for a webinar on the Key Elements of Intellectual Property

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Do you know how to identify and secure your company’s intellectual property? Every business needs to consider protection for their company brand, advertising materials, products and services. In this webinar, attorney F. Christopher Austin of the Las Vegas firm of Weide & Miller will explain the basics of intellectual property for your business.

Mr. Austin, a highly experienced commercial litigator and intellectual property lawyer, has spent the past 13 years helping businesses and individuals defend and protect their patents, trademarks, copyrights and trade secrets.

Date: Thursday, May 8, 2014
Time: 9:00 am — 10:00 am PDT
Place: The convenience of your office or home
Cost: Absolutely FREE

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Gigi Honour (Honor) talks about 2014 LVWC

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Las Vegas Writer’s Conference exceeded my expectations. Winning a basket of books with authors,Gregory Kompes, Judy Logan, Alba Arango, Donald Riggio, Paul Atreides, Sydnee Elliot, and Vital Germaine-will keep me busy with plenty to read. My second winning raffle ticket came from Toni Pacini, a stunning handmade glass beaded jewelry set. Many Thanks to all the volunteers for making this a spectacular occasion.

Excited to go to next years event. Networking with the professionals in the industry from the vast fields of Publishing Houses, Screenplay CEO’s, Agents and Authors was spectacular! Maybe I will pitch next year my second unfinished book,”Endless Possibilities.” It worked for Tina Willis.

Book Name : Who Am I
Book Teaser : A multicultural racy memoir

gigihonour@gmail.com

Guess who wrote this story and win a jewelry piece from Toni Pacini.

The rules are simple. Read the story and the first person to guess wins. Have fun.

He/She is in our group. This is a great way to meet your fellow writers.

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Why I Don’t Date

I don’t often date. Here are some of the reasons why: There are stages to the dating process. At first, a young man is attracted to your looks. A little later, he’s eyeing you with a view as to whether or not you will be useful to his career. The next stage involves your money, as in do you have any. At last, he wants to know can you drive and do you have nursing skills.

A young guy tells you about his dreams, his plans, and his aspirations. Older men regale you with tales of their cholesterol count and latest prostate exam. Here are some off my personal experiences in the elder dating scene.

One fellow, returning from the men’s room at a nice restaurant cheerily announced, “False alarm.” Now, truthfully, the only time I care to hear these words is when the fireman declares, “Don’t worry there’s No fire.”

Another first date’s opening line was, “What do you know about type two diabetes?”
I confessed, “Not much.” Sorry I said that! He spent the rest of the two-hour date, “educating me.” I suddenly recalled having a late evening appointment for root canal. (Actually, by then I needed a frontal lobotomy)

I told one date that I had spent the day critiquing stories written by first time writers. He shared the fact that he had stayed home collecting urine samples. Well I guess, we all need hobbies.

There was one fellow I did see about four times. I called him Blinky.(not to his face, of course) He told me he formed the habit of blinking as a child when his mother slapped him for any wrongdoing and then slapped him again if he cried. Also, he huffed, sort of like the big bad wolf, huffing and puffing. Maybe, I reasoned, his mother held him under water when she got tired of slapping him and he learned to huff to catch his breath. I believe I went out with him because of the novelty of waiting to see what he would next call me, since he couldn’t remember my name. Donna, Doris, and Darnell were among the names he tried out. At least they all started with D. Actually, I rather favored Darnell.
One evening, he called his son. “I’m calling to tell you I’m having dinner with Darnell and I won’t be able to call you tonight.” When he hung up I said, “You know, my name isn’t Darnell, its Dulcinea.” ( I can be a bit of a bitch.)

Another novelty was his driving. It was like going on an amusement park ride without the expense of a ticket. We routinely rode with one set of tires atop the divider bumps. I was never sure if this was to provide direction or keep him awake. He often stopped in the middle of the road. When I asked him why, he would point to a car at a side street and declare, “He stopped so I stopped.” Well of course! Curbs and lawns were fair game as was accidentally putting the car in reverse at odd times. In time, I had to let Blinky go, my nerves can only take so much.

On our first, last and only date, one man took me to a Chinese restaurant for dim Sum. Over dinner, he shared with me the fact that due to an operation, when he climaxed the fluid went back into his body and did not eject. Be still my heart! Could he have waited until desert to impart this too personal tidbit of information?
Many older men abandon dressing with care. Miss-matched shirts and pants, socks that don’t go with the outfit or with each other for that matter are common. Or, the white socks syndrome. Why do some guys think that white socks go with everything?

My last date arrived with his zipper down, a tiny piece of his red shirt protruding. Now, I have to tell you it’s embarrassing to tell a man you have just met that he needs to zip up but when I mentioned it as politely as I could, to this gentleman instead of a quiet, “thanks”
or just turning to zip, he barked, “Oh, a crotch watcher!”

Any wonder so many of my dates were both first and last?”

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Hannah Smith talks about the 2014 LVWC

Heart and Soul

My name is Hannah Smith, New Adult High Fantasy author of “Heart and Soul of Srielrian”, first in it’s series. A little bit more about me is I’m a full time author and I have done a few local book signings and a book read. Been writing for seven years. In 2012 I graduated from the Art Institute of Pittsburgh with an Associate’s Degree in graphic design.

When I first came to the conference I didn’t know quite what to expect apart from what the website said, to my surprise it blew me away. I met a lot of great people and made a few friends. The sessions that I took were great and I learned a lot from every single one of them. My favorite out of them all was about using a screenplay formula while writing, it was inspiring, informative and perceptive. This conference was so fun and inspiring to me I plan to come back again next year.

Book Name : Heart and Soul of Srielrian
Her life torn asunder, highborn shield-maiden Farina Anlryn fights to reclaim the Srielrian throne and find the elusive Heart and Soul of Srielrian before the Demon Sorcerer does…or all might be lost.

HannahRSAuthor186@gmail.com

2014 Las Vegas Writers’ Conference

LVWCLogoThe Las Vegas Writer’s Conference is over. What a great weekend. So many writers out there that want to learn and more. This is a great opportunity to mingle with other writers, publishers, agents, and more.

If you attendended the conference we would love to hear from you. This is a great opportunity to promote your book if you’re a writer. Promote your company. As well as promote yourself.

Take a look at our pages to see how we’re doing everything possible to showcase ourselves and you.

Click here to see 2014 Las Vegas Writer’s Conference  Page

Click here to see Resources

We are also creating guest blogs by all that show your experience at the conference. We want to hear about you and if you meet interesting writers and such. Remember, this is a great networking opportunity. Do not let it go to waist.

Go to Writer’s Sidekick to fill in the form so we can post it on the appropriate page.

We have posted pictures on the Henderson Writer’s Group, Facebook Group, please join the group, like our page and go see your picture and tag yourself. As a member of the group you can publish your own pictures.

Las Vegas Conference Schedule Saturday 26

Saturday’s Schedule
Saturday, April 26: Doors open at 7:00am Registration
8:00am — 9:00am Breakfast

9:00AM – 9:50AM
ROOM 1 Creating characters Wilkins
ROOM 2 Self-Publishing Demystified Bowerman
ROOM 3 Persistence: Writing Through the Realities and Responsibilities of Life McInnes
ROOM 4 Savvy self-publishing – Bonuses and traps of DIY King

10:00AM – 10:50AM
ROOM 1 Dialogue – It’s not just people talking Drake
ROOM 2 Blueprint Your Bestseller: Organize and Revise any Manuscript
with the Book Architecture Method (90 minute session) Horwitz
ROOM 3 Multi POV Watters
ROOM 4 Ten Ways to Upgrade Your Manuscript Wills

11:00AM – 11:50AM
ROOM 1 Writing For Teens Platt
ROOM 2 —–CONT’D ——- —
ROOM 3 Workshopping the query Goldsmith
ROOM 4 Writing Your Natural Story Manus

12:00pm — 2:00pm Lunch – Self-Publishing Panel

2:00PM – 2:50PM
ROOM 1 Agents in the World of Self-Publishing Glick
ROOM 2 Building Your Own Writing/Publishing Empire: Strategies for
Turning One Book into a Full-Time Living (90 minute session) Bowerman
ROOM 3 Building an Author Platform Kracht
ROOM 4 How to strengthen your plot by using screenplay formula Thompson

3:00PM – 3:50PM
ROOM 1 Turning Your Real-life Story Into a Book Wills
ROOM 2 – 3:30 PM Creating Compelling, Castable Characters (90 minute session) Manus
ROOM 3 Plotting Goldsmith
ROOM 4 Author/Agent panel – Glick / McInnes McInnes/Glick

4:00PM – 4:50PM
ROOM 1 Balance – How to intertwine Narrative, Description and Dialogue Wilkins
ROOM 2 —–CONT’D ——- —
ROOM 3 Show, Don’t Tell Drake
ROOM 4 Author/Agent panel – Kracht / Thompson Kracht/Thompson

6:00pm Banquet/Keynote Speaker – Robyn Carr/Raffle

Las Vegas Conference Friday 25

Friday’s Schedule
Friday, April 25: Doors open at 7:00am Registration
8:00am — 9:00am Breakfast — Welcome

9:00AM – 9:50AM
ROOM 1 Self-Publishing Demystified Bowerman
ROOM 2 Workshopping the query Goldsmith
ROOM 3 Self-editing for fiction writers Watters
ROOM 4 Whose Story is This? – Writing on POV Platt

10:00AM – 10:50AM
ROOM 1 Agents in the World of Self-Publishing Glick
ROOM 2 First Draft to Final Draft Horwitz
ROOM 3 Seven rules for writing non-fiction that sells books King
ROOM 4 Balance – How to intertwine Narrative, Description and Dialogue Wilkins

11:00AM – 11:50AM
ROOM 1 Savvy self-publishing – Bonuses and traps of DIY King
ROOM 2 Ten Ways to Upgrade Your Manuscript Wills
ROOM 3 Internet Ace – Online Self Promotion Kompes
ROOM 4 Writing Your Natural Story Manus

12:00am — 2:00am Lunch — First Page Read Panel

2:00PM – 2:50PM
ROOM 1 Plotting Goldsmith
ROOM 2 Blueprint Your Bestseller: Organize and Revise any Manuscript
with the Book Architecture Method (90 minute session) Horwitz
ROOM 3 Short Story Breeze
ROOM 4 Author/Agent panel – Kracht / Thompson Kracht/Thompson

3:00PM – 3:50PM
ROOM 1 Show, Don’t Tell Drake
ROOM 2 – 3:30PM Building Your Own Writing/Publishing Empire: Strategies for
Turning One Book into a Full-Time Living (90 minute session) Bowerman
ROOM 3 Seven rules for writing non-fiction that sells books King
ROOM 4 Author/Agent panel – Glick / McInnes McInnes/Glick

4:00PM – 4:50PM
ROOM 1 Turning Your Real-life Story Into a Book Wills
ROOM 2 —–CONT’D ——-
ROOM 3 Multi POV Watters
ROOM 4 Whose Story is This? – Writing on POV Platt

6:00pm Dinner – First Page Read Panel

Opening Day at The Las Vegas Writer’s Conference

LVWCLogoToday was the opening day for the Las Vegas Writer’s Conference. Gregory Knopes (HWG President) said that it was a great start.

Many authors, writers, agents, publishers and more came today to the conference. The weather was nice and warm, not too hot. Maybe tomorrow will be scorching. So wear a sweater if you’re at the conference.

Wondering through the workshops and the main room I had a great opportunity to meet fellow authors that were here to learn about the craft. Some were local, others from across America and some from out of the country.

Many vendors were at the standby to offer their services to writers. Dennise and Annette Harvey from Mystique Publishers were by registration offering their services. www.mystiquepublishers.com

Writer's_Bloc_V_Cover_for_KindleThe Henderson Writer’s Group Bookstore had many books written and published by our local members. If you are attending tomorrow, please make sure to stop by and check out Writer’s Block V, I’m in it. Find me and I’ll sign it for you. Not only that but most of the authors in the anthology are in the conference seek them out and have them sign it for you. They would love that. As writers we always love signing our name on everything we touch.

Book Store

The Raffle table had many great prices for the winners. Some were quite interesting, especially the musical instrument provided by Toni Pacini of www.lifeswriteon.com

Raffle Table

 

Let’s not forget our Vendors. I admire and will follow their footsteps. They are published authors and they came by to the conference to showcase their books. This is an excellent opportunity for writers to promote their books. Ask them how they do it, and I’m sure they will let you know. Toni Pacini – Alabama Blue. Mike Canon – An Orphan’s Treasure. Drake – Dreams and Nightmares. Richard Milner – Vessel of Kali.

Authors

 

Today’s workshops were a great success. When I spoke with many writers such as, Sarah Allen, Hannah Smith, Gigi Honour, Karen Sares, and many more (that will provide their information on this blog. Stay Tuned,) they all said they learned many new things. Some of them will be re-writing their current books, others now know how much fun it is to write.

 

Las Vegas Conference Schedule – Thursday

Thursday’s Schedule
Thursday, April 24: Doors open at 11:00am
Registration begins

1:00PM – 1:50PM
ROOM 1 Short Story Breeze
ROOM 2 How to get the most out of the conference Logan
ROOM 3 How to Present Your Pitch Wilkins
ROOM 4 How to strengthen your plot by using screenplay formula Thompson

2:00PM – 2:50PM
ROOM 1 Internet Ace – Online Self Promotion Kompes
ROOM 2 How to get the most out of the conference Logan
ROOM 3 How to Present Your Pitch Wilkins
ROOM 4 First Draft to Final Draft Horwitz

3:00PM – 3:50PM
ROOM 1 Creating Compelling, Castable Characters (90 minute session) Manus
ROOM 2 Persistence: Writing Through the Realities and Responsibilities of Life McInnes
ROOM 3 Building an Author Platform Kracht
ROOM 4 Dialogue – It’s not just people talking Drake

4:00PM – 4:50PM
ROOM 1 —–CONT’D ——-
ROOM 2 Creating a Digital Media Kit Kompes
ROOM 3 Self-editing for fiction writers Watters
ROOM 4 Writing For Teens Platt

5:00pm Bar Opens
6:00pm — 9:00pm Cocktail Party Meet & Greet – Attendees only