Saturday, January 9, 2016: Jennifer Margulis presents “Writing Success in the New Year”

Morning Presentation: A New Paradigm for the New Year: Bluff, Cheat, and Fail Your Way to Becoming a More Successful Writer.

It’s good to know the rules. And then you have to break them. In this interactive morning lecture, we’ll uncover the truth about breaking into the big time. Find out how successful writers manage to turn devastating rejection into soaring success. Learn how to cheat, bluff, and fail your way from where you are to where you want to be. Together we’ll explore how to:

  • Bluff your way into a byline
  • Fake it ’til you make it
  • Turn rejection into acceptance
  • Embrace your future success


Afternoon Workshop:  Setting Goals for Writing Success. 

Do you wish you were writing every day? Do you want to get a story, article, or book published? What will your writing life in 2016 look like? This hands-on workshop will teach participants how to choose measurable, specific, realistic, and timely monthly goals. We’ll figure out together what obstacles are getting in the way of our writing success, and how best to overcome them. By visualizing, writing, and drawing our goals, we’ll turn our washouts into wins. Bring colored markers (low-odor, please) and at least 5 sheets of blank paper, a draft of a business plan for 2016, an attitude of open-mindedness, and an eagerness to share your aspirations to this interactive workshop. A sample business plan will be available in advance.

Space is limited for the afternoon workshop. Please note: The afternoon workshop is full.

Southern Oregon Willamette Writers meets at Central Point City Hall Council Chambers, 140 S. Third Street, Central Point, Oregon

Morning lecture: 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.   Free to members, $10.00 visitors

Afternoon workshop: 1:30 – 3:30 p.m.   $25.00 for members, $30.00 for guests ($35 for whole day)

JJM headshotennifer Margulis, Ph.D., is an award-winning investigative journalist, Fulbright awardee, and the author/editor of six non-fiction books. Her work has been published in the New York Times, the Washington Post, on the cover of Smithsonian magazine, and in dozens of other magazines and newspapers. Her fifth book, The Business of Baby, was a finalist for a Books for a Better Life Award. Often a voice for the voiceless, Jennifer Margulis has worked on a child survival campaign in West Africa, appeared live on prime-time TV in Paris to speak out against child slavery, and taught literature classes in inner-city Atlanta.

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