Meetings

Best selling multi-genre author Mike Rothmiller will speak at PWP’s January 23, 2018 meeting at the Prescott Library on Goodwin Street at 6 p.m. Mike’s presentation will cover several topics important to all authors: how to generate publicity for your novel by creating your own Press Releases; how to gather normally unavailable documents and government records by use of the Freedom of Information Act; how to weave government documents and records into a Creative Nonfiction Novel. (Mike’s New York Times Best Selling novel; “L.A. Secret Police. Inside the LAPD Elite Spy Network” is a great example of Creative Nonfiction writing). Mike will also briefly address; The Pros and Cons of working with a co-author.

Mike Rothmiller is a New York Times Bestselling Author, nominee for the Pulitzer Prize, historian, former cop and Army medic. He’s also served as a TV reporter, an award-winning documentary producer and television host for ESPN, PBS and other international television markets. He’s written and produced over 25 television documentaries, numerous TV and radio ads and has authored movie scripts. His nonfiction book, “My Hero. Military Kids Write About Their Moms and Dads” (St. Martin’s Press) received international acclaim and holds the honor of being the only book in history to have forwards written by three living Presidents and General Norman Schwarzkopf. He has served on numerous non-profit boards. Additionally, he’s been a corporate President/CEO and directed three divisions of Sony Electronics EMCS-America. 
He’s authored 23 books, his most recent being Secrets, Lies and Deception And Other Amazing Pieces of History, which was featured on Fox News and over 40 Television News Stations across America.
Readers of his books include; three Presidents, former First Lady Laura Bush, the late Charlton Heston, and Queen Elizabeth II.

 

Professional Writers of Prescott invites writers of all ages and levels (from beginner to published) to attend any of their meetings. All PWP monthly meetings for 2018 will be held at the Prescott Library on Goodwin Street on the 4th Tuesday of every month from 6 p.m. until 7:45 p.m. in the Founders Suite on the 1st floor of the Library. (For those who can arrive a little early, your help with setting up the chairs and tables will always be appreciated.)

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Kristen’s presentation will focus on “Characterization,” plus she will provide an informative review of some of the benefits of National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). For those who are not familiar with the term: You’ll surely love learning about some of the hidden benefits NaNoWriMo develops to improve one’s writing skills. (The November meeting will be held on the 15th at the Prescott Public Library in the Founders Suite beginning at 6:30 p.m.)

Kristen graduated from Goddard College in 2012 and is an instructor of creative writing at Yavapai College. Her poetry has been published in the Summer 2016 edition of Mused, and her Steampunk story called “The Steamstress’s Daughter” was the feature piece in the September 2014 issue of The Rejected Writer. She was also a creative nonfiction contributor in the Bookshop Book, she has had poetry published in The Pitkin Review and Threshold Magazine, and has two novels published: Just Pretend (2007) and Breakable Rules (2008).

 

Professional Writers of Prescott invites writers of all ages and levels (from beginner to published) to attend any of their meetings.

PWP BOARD ELECTIONS. A reminder that the November meeting is also the election of Board Members for 2018. This is usually a quick formality at the beginning of the meeting.

CHRISTMAS PARTY – WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 13TH
The Christmas Party is barely a month away as it will be on Wednesday, December 13th.  The plans are similar to last year.  Bring a wrapped book for the book exchange (at the end of the party, take a book from the table of books and see what you get!)  Bring finger food if you wish.  As with last year, this is an opportunity to write a five minutes story/essay/poem about Christmas and read it aloud.  The only requirements are that it be under 500 words and/or five minutes (whichever comes first.)  The real requirement is to come and have fun, relax and socialize with your fellow authors.  While the party is for members only, every member can bring a guest.

PWP RENEWAL FOR 2018

November reminds us all how soon we’ll be in a new year.  It’s time to think about renewing with PWP.  It’s still only $20.00 for the entire year.   PWP offers payment of dues via the electronic PayPal on our website.

HOSPITALITY THANKS – Many, many thanks to Della Roehrig for her work as Hospitality Hostess, especially her home-baked goodies!

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Susan Lanning, accompanied by Jerri Lincoln and Greg Picard, will talk about their experiences with publishing their books themselves: why they went that route, how they went about it, what problems they encountered, and how they solved them. Three different perspectives on the same problems and solutions. After they describe their experiences, they will take questions from the audience. Come prepared to ask about your personal self-publishing dilemmas and hopefully find answers.

Susan is the author of several self-published books, including Granite Justice and Ghost Tree, the first two books in her Belle Evans mystery series.  While Jerri has several non-fiction books on yoga to her credit, she is also the author of two children’s books, The Unicorn Whisperer and Cooper’s Smile and two coloring books Do Bears Poop in the Woods? and The Little Unicorn Who Could.  Greg is a former high school and college teacher turned law enforcement ranger with the California Department of Parks and Recreation.  He has coauthored with his daughter Wendy Gorham, the Becker mystery series including the titles Old Bones and Keepers of the Sandbox.

Professional Writers of Prescott invites writers of all ages and levels (from beginner to published) to attend any of their meetings.  The monthly PWP meeting is always on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6-7:45 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Library, except for the holiday months of November and December.  The meetings are usually held in the third floor Crystal Room of the Prescott Valley Library.  Exit off Glassford Hill Road onto Lakeshore Drive, then turn onto Civic Circle which leads to the parking lot.   Upon entering, turn right to the elevators and go to the third floor. For more information about the meeting or about joining PWP, visit www.prescottwriters.com

 

2017 Programs*

November 15th – TBD (The November meeting is a week early due to Thanksgiving)

December 13th – HOLIDAY PARTY

*Please check website each month as program scheduling may change.

HOSPITALITY THANKS – Many, many thanks to Della Roehrig for her work as Hospitality Hostess, especially her home-baked goodies!

PWP needs volunteers! If you have a few hours a month available, please consider sharing them with us. Contact Marian Powell (mepowell@cableone.net) for more information. Also consider taking on a Board position for the following membership year.

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STEPHANIE JEFFERSON, who writes primarily for a teen audience, will explain the process she employed for taking her idea, developing the idea into a novel, and then turning the novel into a series.  She’ll describe how to adopt the same process for other genres whether it’s a mystery, romance, sci-fi, or any other type of book.  Time permitting, she will also talk about choosing your target reader and why she selected teens. Stephanie is an author of action/adventure novels for the Middle School and Young Adult audiences.  She is the author of the Princess Kandake book series inspired by the ancient kingdom of Nubia.  Retired from her practice as a licensed psychologist, she released her first book, Princess Kandake: Warrior by Choice…  Appointed to Rule, in February 2012.  As an independent author, Stephanie has made her way around the forest of traditional publishing, through the new world of marketing, to the land of waiting readers.

 

Professional Writers of Prescott invites writers of all ages and levels (from beginner to published) to attend any of their meetings.  The monthly PWP meeting is always on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6-7:45 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Library, except for the holiday months of November and December.  The meetings are usually held in the third floor Crystal Room of the Prescott Valley Library.  Exit off Glassford Hill Road onto Lakeshore Drive, then turn onto Civic Circle which leads to the parking lot.   Upon entering, turn right to the elevators and go to the third floor. For more information about the meeting or about joining PWP, visit www.prescottwriters.com

 

2017 Programs*

October 25th – SUSAN LANNING -Experiences in Self-Publishing

November 15th – MERLE MCCANN – Writing Series for Children

   (The November meeting is a week early due to Thanksgiving)

December 13th – HOLIDAY PARTY

*Please check website each month as program scheduling may change.

 

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS

All Saturday workshops are free to PWP members and run from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The remaining workshops are:

SEPTEMBER 23RD – KRISTEN KAUFMANN – Interactive Workshop on Dialogue

 

HOSPITALITY THANKS – Many, many thanks to Della Roehrig for her work as Hospitality Hostess, especially her home-baked goodies!

PWP needs volunteers! If you have a few hours a month available, please consider sharing them with us. Contact Marian Powell (mepowell@cableone.net) for more information. Also consider taking on a Board position for the following membership year.

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Wednesday, August 23 – BIRDS OF A FEATHER

by Jeannie on August 13, 2017

Are you stuck starting your romance novel?  Do you have questions about writing dialog or building tension for a mystery?  Are you in a jam about how to develop characters for a Tweens book?  Whether you’ve been writing for a while or just thinking about starting, this is an opportunity to connect with others working in the same genre and learn from collective experience.

Participants will form into small discussion groups by genre, e.g. thriller & suspense, romance, memoir, science fiction & fantasy, poetry, history, etc. to share experiences specific to their category. 

Professional Writers of Prescott invites writers of all ages and levels (from beginner to published) to attend any of their meetings.  The monthly PWP meeting is always on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6-7:45 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Library, except for the holiday months of November and December.  The meetings are usually held in the third floor Crystal Room of the Prescott Valley Library.  Exit off Glassford Hill Road onto Lakeshore Drive, then turn onto Civic Circle which leads to the parking lot.   Upon entering, turn right to the elevators and go to the third floor. For more information about the meeting or about joining PWP, visit www.prescottwriters.com

2017 Programs*

September 27th – STEPHANIE JEFFERSON – Writing Adventure Series for Tweens

October 25th – SUSAN LANNING – Experiences in Self-Publishing

November 15th – MERLE MCCANN – Writing Series for Children

   (The November meeting is a week early due to Thanksgiving)

December 12th – HOLIDAY PARTY

*Please check website each month as program scheduling may change.

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS

All Saturday workshops are free to PWP members and run from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The remaining workshops are:

AUGUST 19TH – WRITING WITH GROUP ENERGY

SEPTEMBER 23RD – KRISTEN KAUFMANN – Interactive Workshop on Dialogue

 

HOSPITALITY THANKS – Many, many thanks to Della Roehrig for her work as Hospitality Hostess, especially her home-baked goodies!

PWP needs volunteers! If you have a few hours a month available, please consider sharing them with us. Contact Marian Powell (mepowell@cableone.net) for more information. Also consider taking on a Board position for the following membership year.

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If you have a question about writing, bring it to the meeting.

 

Professional Writers of Prescott invites writers of all ages and levels (from beginner to published) to attend any of their meetings.  The monthly PWP meeting is always on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6-7:45 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Library, except for the holiday months of November and December.  The meetings are usually held in the third floor Crystal Room of the Prescott Valley Library.  Exit off Glassford Hill Road onto Lakeshore Drive, then turn onto Civic Circle which leads to the parking lot.   Upon entering, turn right to the elevators and go to the third floor. For more information about the meeting or about joining PWP, visit www.prescottwriters.com

 

2017 Programs*

August 23rd – BIRDS OF A FEATHER – Small Group Discussions by Genre

September 27th – STEPHANIE JEFFERSON – Writing Adventure Series for Tweens

October 25th – SUSAN LANNING –Experiences in Self-Publishing

November 15th – MERLE MCCANN – Writing Series for Children

   (The November meeting is a week early due to Thanksgiving)

December 12th – HOLIDAY PARTY

*Please check website each month as program scheduling may change.

 

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS

All Saturday workshops are free to PWP members and run from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The remaining workshops are:

AUGUST 19TH – WRITING WITH GROUP ENERGY

SEPTEMBER 23RD – KRISTEN KAUFMANN – Interactive Workshop on Dialogue

 

HOSPITALITY THANKS – Many, many thanks to Della Roehrig for her work as Hospitality Hostess, especially her home-baked goodies!

 

PWP needs volunteers! If you have a few hours a month available, please consider sharing them with us. Contact Marian Powell (mepowell@cableone.net) for more information. Also consider taking on a Board position for the following membership year.

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Identifying the audience for your book should be your first step as an author, certainly before finishing your book. Your marketing should be based on what you know about potential readers. In this workshop, you will use a worksheet supplied by the instructor to determine your best audiences and then describe them on multiple factors.

Diane Phelps founded Blue Sky Marketing Consulting LLC, to help small businesses succeed, and Red Rock Mountain Press LLC to self-publish Shade; a Story About a Very Smart Raven.
With the experience gained in self-publishing and marketing her first book, Diane published The Author’s Concise Guide to Marketing: How to Jumpstart Sales of Your Self-published Book for first-time authors needing skills in marketing their book.

Professional Writers of Prescott invites writers of all ages and levels (from beginner to published) to attend any of their meetings.  The monthly PWP meeting is always on the fourth Wednesday of each month from 6-7:45 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Library, except for the holiday months of November and December.  The meetings are usually held in the third floor Crystal Room of the Prescott Valley Library.  Exit off Glassford Hill Road onto Lakeshore Drive, then turn onto Civic Circle which leads to the parking lot.   Upon entering, turn right to the elevators and go to the third floor. For more information about the meeting or about joining PWP, visit www.prescottwriters.com

2017 Programs*

July 26th – Networking – A Group Discussion on Writing

August 23rd – Birds of a Feather – Small Group Discussions by Genre

September 27th – Susan Lanning on Self-Publishing

*Please check website each month as program scheduling may change.

 

SATURDAY WORKSHOPS

All Saturday workshops are free to PWP members and run from 10 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  The remaining workshops are:  September 23rd –Kristen Kaufmann will present an interactive workshop on dialogue.

HOSPITALITY THANKS – Many, many thanks to Della Roehrig for her work as Hospitality Hostess, especially her home-baked goodies!

PWP needs volunteers! If you have a few hours a month available, please consider sharing them with us. Contact Marian Powell (mepowell@cableone.net) for more information. Also consider taking on a Board position for the following membership year.

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Dr. Layne Longfellow will prepare you for the public reading of your work in his presentation in the auditorium of the Prescott Valley Library at 6:00 p.m. 

“Readers love good oratory for the reason they love good writing — the felt joy of language. Good writing deserves good oratory, and is preserved by it,” according to Dr. Longfellow. 

The presenter, Dr. Layne Longfellow, was inducted into the Speaker Hall of Fame in 1986. He has read the works of authors from H W Longfellow to Leonard Cohen to Billy Collins at venues throughout the US, Canada, and Europe. He is the narrator of “The Mountain Waits,” “The Story of the Acadians,” and travelogues for northern Maine, featured on Maine PBS.
Professional Writers of Prescott invites writers of all ages and levels (from beginner to published) to attend any of their meetings.  The group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Prescott Valley Library Crystal Room* at 6:00 p.m.  For more information about the meeting or about joining PWP, visit www.prescottwriters.com

*The May 24th meeting will be held in the auditorium

2017 Programs*

June 28: Diane Phelps TBA

July 26: PWP Member Networking

August 23: Birds of a Feather

September 27: Susan Lanning on Research and Resources

October 25: Stephanie Jefferson, Writing fort the Tween Audience

November 15:Merie McCann on Writing a Children’s Book Series

December 13: Christmas Party Holiday Theme Readings PWP

*Please check website each month as program scheduling may change.

PWP needs volunteers! If you have a few hours a month available, please consider sharing them with us. Contact Marian Powell (mepowell@cableone.net) for more information. Also consider taking on a Board position for the following membership year.

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APRIL 26: Open Mic – Poetry Month

by Jeannie on April 6, 2017

In celebration of Poetry Month, we invite you to bring your poetry and/or flash fiction (under 500 words please) to read at our monthly meeting on Wednesday, April 26.

Reading time is limited. If you’d like to sign up ahead of time, email Steve Healey at sghealey@aol.com

 

Professional Writers of Prescott invites writers of all ages and levels (from beginner to published) to attend any of their meetings.  The group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Prescott Valley Library Crystal Room at 6:00 p.m.  For more information about the meeting or about joining PWP, contact Katherine Caccavale, 928-864-8642, caccavelk@gmail.com, -or visit www.prescottwriters.com

 

2017 Programs*

May 24: Layne Longfellow–Oration, How to Read for the Public

June 28: Diane Phelps TBA

July 26: PWP Member Networking

August 23: Birds of a Feather

September 27: Susan Lanning on Research and Resources

October 25: Stephanie Jefferson, Writing fort the Tween Audience

November 15:Merie McCann on Writing a Children’s Book Series

December 13: Christmas Party Holiday Theme Readings PWP

*Please check website each month as program scheduling may change.

 

PWP needs volunteers! If you have a few hours a month available, please consider sharing them with us. Contact Marian Powell (mepowell@cableone.net) for more information. Also consider taking on a Board position for the following membership year.

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Published writers Carol Levin and Jeffery Kirkendall will present a workshop-type meeting on March 22nd at 6:00 p.m. at the Prescott Valley Library. You’ll learn about and explore the phenomenon of writing from your subconscious. Information and experiences will be shared along with a guided meditation and writing exercise. Bring notepad and pen or pencil—no electronics please.

Carol Levin is a multi-genre published writer of short nonfiction, fiction and poetry. She teaches writing and Tai Chi, –and has a metaphysical background.
Jeffery Kirkendall is an author of both fiction and nonfiction. He is working on a Doctorate in Social Justice at Prescott.

Professional Writers of Prescott invites writers of all ages and levels (from beginner to published) to attend any of their meetings.  The group meets the fourth Wednesday of each month at the Prescott Valley Library Crystal Room at 6:00 p.m.  For more information about the meeting or about joining PWP, contact Katherine Caccavale, 928-864-8642, caccavelk@gmail.com, -or visit www.prescottwriters.com.

2017 Programs*

April 26: Open Mike Poetry Month

May 24: Layne Longfellow–Oration, How to Read for the Public

June 28: Diane Phelps TBA

July 26: PWP Member Networking

August 23: Birds of a Feather

September 27: Susan Lanning on Research and Resources

October 25: Stephanie Jefferson, Writing fort the Tween Audience

November 15:Merie McCann on Writing a Children’s Book Series

December 13: Christmas Party Holiday Theme Readings PWP

*Please check website each month as program scheduling may change.

 

SATURDAY GROUP ENERGY WRITING TIME – MARCH 25, 2017

Free and open only to PWP members.

From 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. come and write.  This is not a class but an opportunity to be in a creative space for three hours and simply write.   You don’t even share what you’re working on, just have a place to work without distractions.

* PWP workshops are free and open to paid members only. Like last year, there will be  several writing workshops and several writing with group energy sessions throughout the year.  All will start at 10 a.m. in the Prescott Valley Public Library. Like last year, there will be several writing workshops and several writing with group energy sessions throughout the year.  All will start at 10 a.m. in the Prescott Valley Public Library.

There is now a café in the library open on Saturdays! We do request that as each workshop nears you register ahead (so the presenters know how many handouts, etc. to be prepared for). Anyone interested please sign up at the PWP Wednesday night meetings or contact Katherine Caccavale, caccavalek@gmail.com.

PWP needs volunteers! If you have a few hours a month available, please consider sharing them with us. Contact Marian Powell (mepowell@cableone.net) for more information. Also consider taking on a Board position for the following membership year.

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