Sunday, November 29, 2009

Power of the Pen

The 6th annual Power of the Pen Writer's Conference will be held March 20 and March 27 in Neenah; courses include Character and Setting in Fiction; Enter Your Story through the Door of Poetry; Short Story Writing; Conflict and Scene in Fiction, and others. The BEST part if the price - only $15.14 per course ($5 for seniors).

For more information, call 920-720-6820 or visit

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Cheap Magazines

You can get a great deal on magazine subscriptions at

Titles include popular women's, men's and children's magazines such as Parents, Boys Life, Car and Driver, Men's Fitness, Psychology Today, Atlantic Monthly, Family Circle, Mother Jones and more - many are less than $6 for a one-year subscription (for first-time subscribers only). The one drawback is that it takes 8-12 weeks for the first issue to arrive.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Neenah Author's Series

At 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, Neenah Public Library will host Barbara Manger and Janine Smith, authors of Mary Nohl: Inside and Outside.

Artist Mary Nohl’s mysterious, modest home adorned with stone-encrusted creatures, imposing driftwood figures and other pieces of art along Lake Michigan’s shoreline may be the most famous residence in Greater Milwaukee. When Nohl died in 2001, she left her house and personal collection to the Kohler Foundation to make sure that it would remain intact. She also left her personal estate, valued at $11.3 million, to the Greater Milwaukee Foundation. Copies of the book will be available for checkout at the library. Copies will also be available for purchase and signing at the event.

Sunday, November 08, 2009

Nov. 21 Author Spotlight

Angie is the Spotlight Author for Nov. 21. If you missed the last meeting and would like a copy of her short stories to critique, you can email her at

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Novel Ways to Promote Book

An interesting article,  "On Web, A Most Novel Approach, appeared in the Sept. 24, 2009 Washington Post, and explored ways new authors are promoting their books, behaving like "mini-entrepreneurs" as they make use of social websites such as youtube, Twitter and Facebook not only for promoting their book but creating a fan base.  A recommended read to anyone trying to sell their work.

To read the article, click here.