diedre knight 2015Deidre Knight Inside the Knight Agency
Experience an overview of a literary agency that has gained worldwide recognition for the success of its authors. Learn from the founder herself how her agency works, what it looks for self-publishing, and the current state of the market as a whole. Take part in a free-wheeling, Q & A session to answer all of your questions.
Deidre Knight will also take pitches in the following genres: women’s fiction, romance of all genres, mainstream commercial fiction, YA, MG, memoir, self-help, thriller, erotica, and historical fiction. (You must be a Nebraska Writers Guild member to pitch.)

mike carrMichael Carr How to Hook an Agent – From the Query Letter to the Opening Pages
Learn techniques for grabbing an agent’s attention, moving your manuscript off of “slush pile,” and positioning yourself to win the representation you deserve.
Michael Carr represents Veritas Literary, a full-service literary agency. It specializes in select literary and contemporary fiction and nonfiction and has active contacts in film, media and foreign markets. He will take pitches in the following genres: historical, sf/f, mystery/suspense, women’s fiction, and non-fiction in the areas of history, biography, and popular science. (You must be a Nebraska Writers Guild member to pitch.)

lee jesupLee Jessup Tools, Steps, and Strategies for Screenwriting Success
Gain real-world, practical information to help move your career forward and create a real strategy. You’ll learn what it takes to sell your first script and build a career.
Author of “Getting it Write: An Insider’s Guide to Screenwriting Success,” Lee Zahavi Jessup is a veteran of film production and development. She coaches screenwriters as they prepare for, navigate, and emerge into the film, television, and new media space. Lee’s clients include WGA members, major award nominees, writers who have sold screenplays and pitches to studios, and emerging screenwriters.


jeanneJeanne Veillette Bowerman The Way of the Writer
Writers can be their own worst enemies when it comes to carving out a successful strategy. Learn how to manage your fears, develop techniques for finishing projects, and build your network, no matter where you live.
Jeanne Veillette Bowerman, named one of the Top 10 Most Influential Screenwriting Bloggers, is the Editor and Online Community Manager for ScriptMag.com, where she writes a regular column, “Balls of Steel.” There she chronicles her fearless journey as a screenwriter and shares stories of other writers in the trenches. As a “Screenwriter Therapist,” Jeanne consults with writers on how to strengthen their online and offline networks and identify fears that block them from writing success and personal peace. Visit her blog, jeannevb.com.

Embassy Suites
La Vista Conference Center
Omaha, Nebraska Members – $65
Non–Members – $85
ALL Attendees after April 1st – $85
Seating is Limited! Register now online at http://www.nebraskawriters.org

NWG held the Quarterly Board Meeting 2/20/15 in Seward at LaCarreta.

Board members and guests discussed many items currently in NWG radar including the upcoming Spring Conference, the State Fair, our growing membership and ways to adjust the organization and membership renewal plus the usual reviews of minutes, finances, chair duties, all that which makes any organization run effectively.

Spring Conference details with board members and volunteers working away getting everything in order are nearly finished. Watch the next broadside, out very soon, for registration or use the links on this blog or our http://nebraskawriters.org to sign up. Space is limited so sign up soon. Also, if you’re booking the hotel, remember to mention that you’re with the Nebraska Writers Guild to get our block discount.

Our quarterly Broadside is in the final stages. If you’ve got news or information for inclusion, please send to NWG secretary, Annette Snyder.

The NWG state fair booth is ready. Thanks to State Fair chairs, Charlene Neely and Jeanette Bjerrum. Both have terrific and innovative ideas to get the Guild full attention. They mentioned the fair booth could be fuller at the onset of the fair if members got their exhibit donations to them pre-fair. As a suggestion, members wishing to have their work displayed at the fair and those also attending Spring Conference should bring that work along and give to one of the organizers. Bringing State Fair samples to Spring Conference allows fair organizers to create a full display at the onset of the fair allowing more booth visitors to see what Nebraska Writers Guild members have to offer. Read more about this in the upcoming broadside.

You can read the full report of the First Quarter Board Meeting Minutes in the upcoming Broadside or by logging on to our website. A public version of the NWG Board Meeting minutes is available for viewing there.

Members and guests are always welcome to our quarterly board meetings. Watch here, on our Yahoo loop or our media outlets for the next meeting announcement.NWG-Logo2


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