Saturday, January 31, 2009

New Writing Opportunity

Chicken Soup for the Soul: What I Learned From the Dog
101 Stories about Life, Love, and Lessons

Dogs have always been considered companions and playmates that brighten and enrich our lives but they are also wonderful and amazing teachers. The lessons we learn from our canine friends come in all shapes and sizes, just like they do. In this book, we are asking dog lovers to share the lessons they have learned from our greatest heroes and healers. The stories we are looking for should be inspirational, joyous, poignant, or amusing about the valuable, heartwarming, and often funny, lessons we have learned from our loyal pets.

We are looking for true stories and poems written in the first person of no more than 1,200 words. Stories can be serious or humorous, or both. Remember, these stories should be about lessons learned from your dog rather than general stories about your dog.

Here are some suggested topics, but we know you can think of many more:

    Learning to heal
    Learning to listen
    Learning to forgive
    Learning how to not take yourself so seriously
    Learning to put things in perspective
    Learning about unconditional love
    Learning to overcome adversity
    Learning about loyalty
    Learning to be kinder
    Learning to say goodbye
    Learning about family
    Learning to have courage
    Learning about humor
    Learning that beauty is in the eye of the beholder
    ... Anything else you think is interesting and inspirational about our canine teachers

If your story is chosen, you will be a published author and your bio will be printed in the book if you so choose. You will also receive a check for $200 and 10 free copies of your book, worth more than $100. You will retain the copyright for your story.

The deadline for submissions is March 31, for publication in September 2009.


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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Mile High Scribes Meeting - Feb 2, 2009

February 2, 2009
7:00 PM
Barnes & Noble
Park Meadows
Tiffany Stockton

From Premise to Published
6 Keys To Succeed

It can be a daunting task to take an idea and believe it will one day becoming a published book, but it IS possible. Here are some key ways you can make sure you succeed in each step along the way.

Visitors Welcome

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Live Interview With Author Megan DiMaria

On Friday, January 23rd, Megan DiMaria will be guest on Church Insider Talk Radio. The interview will be live from 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time. That's 4:00 Mountain Time.

If you have questions you'd like to ask this multi-published author, please call and be a part of the show! The number to call and a be a part of the show is 347-326-9846.
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Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Stepping Out of the Closet

Are you working on a secret manuscript? Are you longing to be published, but afraid to step out? Are you a closet writer? For many years I was a closet writer. I didn’t tell anyone I wrote because I was afraid to commit. I was worried they’d ask about my work and keep me accountable.

Several years ago, I decided to come out of the closet and become a serious writer.

These are the steps I took:
• Introduced myself as a writer
• Joined a writers group
• Took a professional head shot
• Printed business cards
• Attended writers Conference
• Kept regular writing hours
• Submitted Manuscripts

The result? In 2008, I was published in the Nov/Dec issue of Pray! magazine and wrote 7 devotionals for Devotion magazine which will be published in July 2010. I’ve been published before, but these were my first paid publications.

This year, I’ve begun a fiction manuscript. It’s official – now everyone knows. What about you? Are you ready to step out of the closet? What are you working on in 2009?

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Saturday, January 3, 2009

First Mile High Scribes Meeting of 2009

January 5, 2009
Barnes & Noble- Park Meadows
7:00 PM
Speaker: Kathy Kovach

Mile High Scribes meets as an unofficial chapter of ACFW. If you are interested in learning more, please come to our meeting. We will not be collecting dues for a few months so this might be a good time to audit our meetings.

Kathy will speaking on the following:
Five Fireproof Practices for your First Five Pages
Have you submitted your manuscript only to have it come back in ashes? Are your contest scores rife with blazing comments? Kathy will discuss five fireproof practices guaranteed to snuff out the negativity and put the sizzle where it belongs--in your excellent writing.

Kathy Kovach is the ACFW Rocky Mountain Zone Director and leads a local critique group. She's an award winning author who has dedicated her career to helping other writers learn the craft. Please visit her website at