Will you make this the year you…

finish that manuscript?

The last name and the website address may have changed, but the foundation of how to go about writing your first manuscript has not.

Mark your calendars to join me, Dana Ellington at my 7th Annual Writer’s Workshop held at the Blair-Caldwell African-American Research Library, 2401 Welton Street, Denver, CO.

This year, I’m presenting an updated version of last year’s popular: How to Write and Publish a Novel in 6 Months!

I’ll share the tips, tricks, and tools you’ll need to write, edit, and publish a full length novel by the end of this year. You’ll also hear from a past attendee who successfully followed the program and published her first novel!

This 90-minute session is great for writers 16 years old and up and can be applied to any genre, of writing, fiction or non.

So, if you want to finally get that novel from blank page to published, join me and my guest author, Monday, May 1, 2017 – 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM.

Nowata Press (that’s me)

Along with the closeout book sale, I’ll be hosting the following:

FREE coaching session on how to write and publish a novel in six months or less. You’ll not only hear from me, but you’ll be able to speak with a client from last year’s workshop who successfully published her first novel!  If you know of any writers who want to start AND finish their first manuscript, be sure to encourage them to attend.  The workshop will be held Monday, May 1st from 6 to 7:30 PM, Blair-Caldwell African-American Research Library. Attendance is free and suitable for writers of any genre, ages 16 and up.  Click here for more info.

Independent Author Book Expo at the Blair-Caldwell African-American Research Library, April 29th, from 2pm to 5pm.  Each author will have half of a 6′ table to display, sell, and sign their books (limited two titles).  Registration is $25 and will go toward providing bags and refreshments for attendees. Authors, If you’re interested, click here to register.

Questions / concerns? Leave a comment below or email me at: nowatapress@gmail.com.

Thanks!

Dana

 

The Christmas Card Campaign: Your Time to Spread Hope to Sevier County Residents

The Christmas Card Campaign: Your Time to Spread Hope to Sevier County Residents

Let’s do this :-).

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Dear Ones, it is time.

Time to share this blog post.

Time to blow up Social Media.

Time to spread a little love to Sevier County Tennessee residents who lost their homes in the Gatlinburg Chimney fires.

For those who have emailed me, asking how to help. I am inspired. It is time.

Let’s mail Christmas Cards to those who are in need: the displaced, the subleaser, the worker who had their hours cut back, the family with no Christmas tree.

Who is in?

Who wants to be a blessing?

Who wants to spread Peace, Love, Joy, Hope?ccard

You do, of course.

Here’s the deal: When you leave a comment I will respond with an email list of hard-working folk.

Once you obtain the names, please take it to prayer. Ask God to guide you. Should you send a Christmas Card? Money? A gift card?

As we say in the South…

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This Morning’s Prayer

So the hate train has pulled into the station and its occupants are poised to be in power for a minute. Those of us being hated feel some modicum of fear. I get that. I also get that in order to become really good at something, “you have to get terrible out of the way.” In other words, you have to do something badly often enough that you get to a point where you’re not so bad. “Practice makes perfect” provided you’re paying attention and learning from your mistakes. Eventually, you’re going to get good.

Our country (well, let’s be honest, humanity as a whole), isn’t so good at inclusion, acceptance, managing fear, or governing its self. Each go round, as in each generation, we have our moments of suckage. Of truly terrible. But with each generation, we managed to learn a little something and suck a little less. The changes in the right direction aren’t obvious or very noticeable in the moment, but hindsight (history) shows the baby steps.

In light of that point of view, I’m choosing to believe this latest happening is the catalyst for the next forward step toward sucking just a little less. Another baby-step forward if you will that we’ll learn from and do better at next time.

I pray the suck doesn’t come with a massive loss of life but let’s face it, human nature.  There will be bloodshed.

I continue to BE the peace, tolerance, acceptance, love, courage, and faith I want to see in the world. Amen.

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(from top to bottom, left to right:  Ghandi, Maya Angelou, Mother Teresa, Li Yinhe, Malcom X, Malala Yousafzai, MLK Jr., Gloria Steinem)

Love,

Dana

And then there was this…

Just how will his new gig effect the reported 3500 law suits currently pending?

And just in case the way your cousin’s brother-in-law explained it didn’t make sense,  here’s the electoral college described in simpler terms.

Oh, and there’s also a lot of talk going around about some potential felony charges from not so long ago that may come to bear between now and the inauguration…

But hey, once you’re elected, you can just wipe the slate clean, right?  Perhaps, but that sets the stage for an impeachment, eh?

All of this stems from a conversation I had with my sister last night as she was unknowingly talking me out of fleeing the country.

Despite that punched in the gut feeling from yesterday; the fear that so many of the (still not applied equitably) rights I enjoy in this country may be wiped away in the next four years, I am somehow finding a glimmer of hope that some major, positive change, may still be on the horizon and that Karma will do what it always does to set things back to zero. Perhaps not on my desired schedule, and not without some pain on mine or the world’s part, but set things straight It will.

I have my life to date to solidify my belief, shore up my faith. I will do what I’ve always done and that’s rise up, face what I gotta face, take what I gotta take, and survive until I’m dead. I know I’ll find some joy along the way.

thlgw1axtnI love you,

Dana

Speaking of BuJo-ing with ADOSS

I knew there was something special about my attraction to the BuJo system.

For those of you who hadn’t seen my previous posts in this short series…

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

In case you’re wondering, yes, I’m currently parked at Procrastination Station.  Guess who hasn’t written anything for her NaNo ’16 project yet? lol…

Have a good evening, luvs!

Dana