Thursday, February 21, 2019

Why You Aren't A Professional Writer... Yet


 Saturday, February 23, 2019

11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Kenmore Branch Library
969 Kenmore Blvd Akron, Ohio 44314


If you’re an aspiring writer looking for direction and advice, or if you’re working seriously on your writing and wondering if you can or might be a professional... then make plans to come out and join us for this free two hour workshop with Leigh Adamkiewicz.


ONE: REASONS WHY YOU THINK YOU'RE NOT A PRO WRITER YET - Excuses most people give for their lack of writing success.

TWO: YOUR READERS HAVE NO IDEA WHAT YOU'RE SAYING - The different types of miscommunications in written works. - How miscommunication can prevent you from finding your audience. - "I'm working in a visual medium" doesn't mean you can avoid certain parts of the writing process.

THREE: ASK YOURSELF - "Ask Yourself..." questions designed to help you take a second look at your work. - The importance of basic spelling and grammar in all writing projects.

FOUR: LIVING THE DREAM - "The different from when you can apply for writing jobs." - Steps you'll need to take after you finally get your first regular client or writing job. - "A deep dive into the realities of a writing life." - The pros and cons of living as a writer in the 21st century.

FIVE: WHY YOU'LL TRY TO IGNORE EVERYTHING I JUST SAID. - Debunk the top four excuses people give when someone tries to give you a solid critique. - Getting something published isn't always a good long term investment if you don't know how to self-edit.

SIX: QUICK REVIEW AND TO-DO - We'll review the issues covered in this presentation, and why you might not have found writing success. - We'll give you a list of ten steps you can take to address these issues and start finding writing success with plenty of resources to help you get on the right track. -

Final Q & A

Meet Leigh Adamkiewicz

As a seasoned writing professional, Leigh has lent her considerable talents to world-class institutions like the Boy Scouts, NPR, the ASPCA, Goodwill Industries, and The Shepherd Center. She also offers proofreading and copy editing services that help authors and small businesses find new ways to tell their story.

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This workshop is open to all writing groups Limited seating please RSVP at Refreshments will be provided.