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SGWL Special Event: Write a Book How To A-Z

Saturday, May 27 from 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
in the Friends Room of the Georgetown Public Library.
All your questions answered. Free and open to the public.
Details on the Events page.

WRITING CINEMATICALLY: Using Movie Techniques to Bring Your Novel to Life with Deborah Raney— Thursday, June 1 at 7:00PM

Using movie techniques—writing cinematically—is a great way to be sure you are showing instead of telling and may even make your novel more likely to be optioned for film. Deborah will explore how to translate movie techniques into novel-writing techniques that guarantee you are crafting vivid scenes that show instead of tell, using point-of-view to the best advantage, deepening characterization, and employing many other secrets of strong screenwriting that will revolutionize your novel writing.

DEBORAH RANEY’s first novel, A Vow to Cherish, inspired the World Wide Pictures film of the same title and launched her writing career. Forty books later, she’s still creating stories that touch hearts and lives. Her novels have won the RITA Award, the ACFW Carol Award, the National Readers’ Choice Award, and the HOLT Medallion. She is also a three-time Christy Award finalist. Deb teaches at writers’ conferences across the country and served on the executive board of the 2500-member American Christian Fiction Writers organization for almost 18 years. She is a recent transplant to Missouri with her husband, Ken Raney. They love road trips, biking, Friday garage sale dates, and breakfast on the porch. Visit Deb on the Web at www.deborahraney.com.

Special Seminar (Zoom): BLOGGING TO REACH THE WORLD with Janice Thompson—Tuesday, June 27 at 7:00PM

Whether you’re looking to increase traffic to your author website or hoping to start a new blog with the hopes of monetization, this fast-paced course is just for you! Join author and professional blogger Janice Thompson as she covers topics related to popular blog niches, post enhancements, link building, SEO keyword strategies, and the monetization process. You’ll leave inspired to reach the world with your writing. . .in a whole new way!

Award-winning author Janice Thompson got her start in the industry writing screenplays and musical comedies for the stage. Janice has published over 150 books for the Christian market, crossing genre lines to write cozy mysteries, historicals, romances, nonfiction books, devotionals, children’s books, and more. She particularly enjoys writing light-hearted, comedic tales because she enjoys making readers laugh. Her tagline, “Love, Laughter, and Happily Ever Afters!” sums up her take on life.