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Dec
16
Sat
Holiday Plan for Success Party @ Windmill Library
Dec 16 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm

LVRW Holiday Party – What’s your 2018 Plan for Success?

 

 

We are celebrating the holidays during our December LVRW Chapter Meeting. Join us for holiday treats as we all share and celebrate our successes from 2017 and start planning for 2018. What are your goals? Are you finishing a book or two? Putting together a marketing strategy for a new release? We’re going to document our writing goals and dreams for 2018, seal them in individual envelopes and we’ll return them to you later in the year.  Join us for a festive celebration with your fellow authors as we plan for the future. If you like, bring a favorite dish or food item to share.  We’ll also have fun contests and several fabulous door prizes to inspire you in your writing journey. Happy Holidays!

Jul
2
Mon
ONLINE: Piracy for Authors–Understanding the Problem
Jul 2 – Jul 31 all-day

Piracy with Merien Grey

 

This class is for authors who want a working understanding of literary piracy. The class covers how piracy occurs, where readers find pirate sites, how the sites work, and where the files they use come from. It covers what Digital Rights Management is exactly and in what ways it is and isn’t effective. We will discuss the various sides of the issue and why some people feel they have every right to pirate authors work and why some authors don’t bother to worry about it. There are various interviews and comments from best selling authors on what they do or don’t do and why. There are recommendations on what authors can do to lessen the impact of piracy and what they can do to advocate for better enforcement industry wide. Examples of take down notices will be given and various opinions given on how effective they are as well as why they are useless sometimes. An extensive bibliography of articles and websites concerned with literary piracy will be provided at the end of the class.

Merien spent a decade traveling the world as a military intelligence analyst. She has multiple degrees specializing in Anthropology, Sociology, English, and Communications Technology.  She is currently a member of the RWA national ethics committee. The last ten years she been an active volunteer with several RWA chapters, to include board member, board liaison, webmistress, and conference committee positions. Merien lives in the shadow of Mount Rainier with her husband, incorrigibly lazy dog, and a little one who rules the land with an iron hand at least until bedtime.

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Dec
15
Sat
Holiday Plan for Success Party @ Windmill Library
Dec 15 @ 10:15 am – 12:00 pm

LVRW Holiday Party – What’s your 2019 Plan for Success?

 

We are celebrating the holidays during our December LVRW Chapter Meeting. Join us for a holiday brunch as we all share and celebrate our successes from 2018 and start planning for 2019. What are your goals? Are you finishing a book or two? Putting together a marketing strategy for a new release? We’re going to document our writing goals and dreams for 2019, seal them in individual envelopes and we’ll return them to you later in the year.  Join us for a festive celebration with your fellow authors as we plan for the future. Bring a favorite dish or food item to share. Drinks, paper plates and plastic utensils will be provided. We’ll also have several fabulous door prizes to inspire you in your writing journey. Happy Holidays!