Laurie Marr Wasmund

Training, support, and friendship for all writers!
Philip S. Miller Library CR Bank Room East 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Suggested donation $5

June 12, 2017–Laurie Marr Wasmund
Don’t Forget the Craft:
Revising a First Chapter
or a Short Story
(bring a manuscript).
So, you’ve finished your first draft. Give yourself a pat on the back and get ready for the hard part: revising and editing your own work. This workshop offers suggestions for supercharging the editing/revising process, including when to integrate internal dialogue into the story, how to create direct involvement with your writing for your reader, and more. Participants are encouraged to bring 5-20 pages of their fiction or non-fiction works in process for an in-session revision.

LAURIE MARR WASMUND has worked as a writer, editor, and community college instructor. She has published short fiction in literary journals and articles on Colorado history in popular magazines. Her first novel, My Heart Lies Here, is a story of the Ludlow Massacre in Trinidad, Colorado in 1914. Her second novel, Clean Cut, is a novel of small-town living in Wyoming. The first novel of her White Winter Trilogy, To Do Justice, chronicles America’s involvement in World War I.

Speaking credentials: 15 years teaching at Arapahoe Community College, Metro State, and University of Denver; faculty at Arizona Authors’ Association 2017 conference in Phoenix, AZ; faculty at Parker Writers 2017; panel participant at Wyoming Writers’ 2017 Conference in Gillette, WY; faculty at Castle Rock Writers conferences and Monday workshops, 2016, 2009 and 2006.

Castle Rock Writers…
one Monday a month!

May’s Workshop


CRW Workshop: Monday, May 8, 6:30 p.m. at the

Philip S. Miller Library featuring Mary Taylor Young!

Open to all writers! $5 suggested donation.

Coming Soon to YouTube!  Producing Your Own Book Trailer

Book trailers, similar to movie trailers, are the cutting edge of book promotion. The group learned what’s involved in making a DIY trailer for YouTube, with an overview of this low-cost marketing tool.

Award-winning writer Mary Taylor Young is author of 15 books about the landscape and heritage of the West. She has written professionally and taught writing to adults and children since 1987. In 2012, she was a National Park Service Artist in Residence in creative writing at Rocky Mountain National Park. She produced a book trailer to promote her most recent title Rocky Mountain National Park: The First 100 Years.

“ONE MONDAY A MONTH” 2017 Workshops & Events

Training, support, and friendship for all writers
on the Front Range…and beyond!
“One Monday per Month” (mostly 2nd Mondays)
Philip S. Miller Library CR Bank Room East 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

January 9, 2017–Grant McKenzie, the kilted writer, “Brain,Brawn, & Bravado”

February 13, 2017–Sara Megibow, KT Literary Agency, “Pitching Wisdom”

March 13, 2017–Deb McLeod, “Learning to Use Scrivener”

April 10, 2017–Kevin Corbley, “Writing as a Day Job: the Feature Article”

May 8, 2017–Mary Taylor Young, “Coming Soon to YouTube! Producing
Your Own Book Trailer”

June 12, 2017–Laurie Marr Wasmund, “Don’t Forget the Craft: Revising a First Chapter or a Short Story (bring a manuscript).

July 10, 2017–Anne Randolph, “Write Hot: Write from Your Core!”

August 14, 2017–Lija Fisher, “The Business of Getting Published”

September 11, 2017–Rebecca Green Gaspar, “Dealing with Tough Issues in Fiction”

October 16, 2017(3rd Monday)–Rick Gustafson, “Understanding Point of View”

November 13, 2017–NaNo Wri Mo “Write Out” at PSM Library

December 11, 2017–Holiday Dinner at local restaurant

VISIT www.castlerockwriters.com for more information.

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Castle Rock Writers Conference 2017

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