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June 2018

5 Session Class: Fiction Writing for Teens (Start Date)

June 25 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Foundry Club, 5307 E. Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, Texas 75206
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This is a workshop-style class in fiction writing, designed to provide a peer environment for teenage writers (Grades 9-12). Led by Amber Royer, whose debut novel Free Chocolate has been named one of Barnes & Noble's 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018, the class is designed to springboard teens who want to pursue writing as either a hobby or a potential career to a better understanding of how fiction is put together, and what opportunities they have to share it.  Each day…

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ArlingCon

June 30 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
UTA University Center, 300 W. First St.
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Free

I will be doing a workshop on breaking through creative block at ArlingCon, a joint project between Arlington Public Libraries and UTA.

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July 2018

Free Chocolate Signing at Barnes and Noble

July 7 @ 2:00 pm
Barnes and Noble Preston Royal, 5959 Royal Lane Suite 616
Dallas, TX 75230 United States
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I will be signing copies of Free Chocolate at the Dallas Barnes and Noble located at Preston and Royal on Saturday, July 7.

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3 Session Class: Creative Writing Genres (Grades 4-6) (Start Date)

July 9 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Need an extra boost for that fall writing class? Get a head start in a fun and imaginative way. Our creative writing course will teach you to take real life scenarios and spin those scenarios into works of innovative genius. We will investigate all types of writing genres in order to help you explore your creativity.

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Free Chocolate Signing: Houston — Third Planet

July 14 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Third Planet SF Superstore, 2718 Southwest Fwy
Houston, TX 77098 United States
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I will be in Houston on July 14. From the Third Planet Web Site: Third Planet is excited to have science fiction author Amber Royer in to promote her delicious novel Free Chocolate! "Latina culinary arts student, Bo Benitez, becomes a fugitive when she’s caught stealing a cacao pod from the heavily-defended plantations that keep chocolate, Earth’s sole valuable export, safe from a hungry galaxy. But when she escapes onto an unmarked starship, Bo starts to uncover clues that the…

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Saturday Night Write: The Steps to Romance with Special Guest Speaker Amanda Arista

July 21 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Flying Fish, 300 E Abram St
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Free

Amanda will break down the steps to writing a romance or including a romantic subplot in her presentation for Saturday Night Write.  Bring your questions about romance as a genre -- or how to complicate your characters' lives in any genre.    

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5 Session Class: Fiction Writing for Teens (Start Date)

July 23 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
The Foundry Club, 5307 E. Mockingbird Ln
Dallas, Texas 75206
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This is a workshop-style class in fiction writing, designed to provide a peer environment for teenaged writers (Grades 9-12). Led by Amber Royer, whose debut novel Free Chocolate has been named one of Barnes & Noble's 25 Debuts to Watch for in 2018, the class is designed to springboard teens who want to pursue writing as either a hobby or a potential career to a better understanding of how fiction is put together, and what opportunities they have to share it.  Each day…

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August 2018

Workshop: Query Letter Clinic for Writers

August 11 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Do you have a completed novel or a novel-in-progress? Are you ready to take the next step towards getting it traditionally published? Then you need a well-polished query letter to serve as your introduction to prospective agents and editors. Learn what goes into an effective query - and what to leave out. If you have a draft of your query you would like to share, bring it to class for critique.

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Saturday Night Write: Writing Despite Distractions with Special Guest Speaker Trakina Prevost

August 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
The Flying Fish, 300 E Abram St
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Free

Trakina will talk to us about the challenges of writing with a day job, a toddler, or other distractions.  You're passionate about your writing.  You have a story you want to tell.  So how can you fit it in when you have a 9 to 5, children and other things pulling on your time?

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5 Session Class: Using Blogs, Shorts, and Social Media to Build Your Writing Career (Start Date)

August 27 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
UTA Continuing Education, 104 W Mitchell
Arlington, TX 76010 United States
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Whether you traditionally or self-publish, the biggest challenge is often getting found by potential readers. Learn how to use smaller pieces to build credentials, promote visibility and show off a consistent author "brand." This will be a hands-on class in which students create postable content. We will discuss the pros and cons of different web/social platforms, including the rights to your own intellectual content involved.

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