Month: January 2013

Dead Men Talk Two Workshop

Detective Dave Sweet, a homicide detective with the Calgary Police Service, returned to give us another great workshop last night. Not only did he provide us with practical information on how a murder is investigated, but also great insights into the professional and personal challenges of the job. The time flew by and the session overran by almost an hour. (I think people were still asking him questions in the parking lot.)

Dead Men Talk Two

Thursday, January 24th, 7-9pm at St Marks. (Members only.)

DEAD MEN TALK TWO – with Detective Dave Sweet of the Calgary Police Service.

Detective Dave Sweet was one of our most popular speakers last session, and is back to give us further insights into the life of a Homicide Detective. This is one workshop you don’t want to miss!

Thank you, Lorraine

Many thanks to Lorraine for a wonderful workshop yesterday. She gave us a lot of information in a very logical, thoughtful manner, so we never felt overwhelmed.

Apart from the practical, technical information, I also felt Lorraine gave us two really great insights.

1) You don’t have to do everything at once.  Dip your toe in the water with one thing first e.g. Author Facebook page or Blog, get comfortable with that and then move on to the next.

2)For those of us who are still unpublished, this is the perfect time to be setting up, and getting comfortable with, our author platform.  Once those professional writing contracts come in and we have deadlines to meet, the last thing we will want to be doing is running around trying to learn the social media end of the business. Personally I hadn’t considered this aspect before, so I think Lorraine pointed out something very important for us to consider when planning our writing careers.

Thanks again, Lorraine.  It was a great day!

Promotion: It’s not a four letter word

Just a reminder for Lorraine’s workshop on Saturday, January 12th at St Mark’s. Members only, 10am until 2pm-ish.
I’ve heard Lorraine talk on this subject before – this is a workshop you do NOT want to miss.

Published and unpublished writers alike can benefit from a basic understanding of online opportunities and how to start building their author platform. We’ll look at example and discuss ideas while reviewing the potential of websites, blogs, and social media. It’ll be a whirlwind tour! Come prepared to brainstorm your author platform.