Announcing ‘Write Uncaged’

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We’re thrilled to be hosting a conference on writing and blogging! (And, no, you don’t have to be a writer to attend.)

Last year an editor told us that she regularly receives manuscripts and when she asks the would-be authors what their platform is, they don’t have a clue what she’s talking about.

This got everyone at Beauty for Ashes thinking. There are women in South Africa from all walks of life who have something valuable to say, but they’re not writing because they don’t know where to start, or how to go about getting published. We decided that a start would be to invite Mary DeMuth to run a one-day workshop to show us how to find our own uniquely South African writing ‘voices’ and, hopefully, inspire some of us to make a start?

Mary will show you:

  • the secrets of great storytelling
  • the ins and outs of writing great prose
  • how to organize your writing time
  • and how to market what you’ve written.

Author Mary DeMuth has walked the publishing journey for 20 years. She’s traditionally published, blogged, written articles, self-published, e-published, and done just about everything there is in publishing. She’s passionate about helping you get your words out in the world so lives can be changed.

Date: Friday 24 May 2013

Time: 08:00 – 14:30

Venue: Liberty Church, 401 West Avenue, Randburg, Johannesburg (please note that this is a different venue from the main conference)

Cost: R280 (includes lunch pack, tea/coffee and notes)

Everyone has a story to tell, but not everyone knows how to tell their story in a publishable way.

Learn the secrets of great storytelling, the ins and outs of writing great prose, how to organize your writing time, and how to market what you’ve written. Author Mary DeMuth has walked the publishing journey for 20 years. She’s traditionally published, blogged, written articles, self-published, e published, and done just about everything there is in publishing. She’s passionate about helping you get your words out in the world so lives can be changed.

Programme

08:30     (Part 1) The Uncaged Publishing Journey
(Part 2) The I-step Method of Writing Compelling Stories

09:30     Break

09:45     Common Writing Pitfalls

10:45     Break

11:00    10 Things You Need to Know About Writing Your Story

12:00    Lunch

13:00    (Part 1) Manage Your Writing Time
(Part 2) Great Marketing Starts Small

14:00    Q&A

14:30    Conference Ends

Beauty for Ashes Women's Conference is an interdenominational, faith-based, non-profit organisation and has been bringing conferences, resources, encouragement and hope to women in southern Africa since 1996.

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6 Comments

  1. Shirley Corder January 28, 2013 at 7:53 am - Reply

    Absolutely fantastic. I’ve longed to see this for years, as Aldyth knows. I’m promoting it as much as possible on my group for Christian Writers of South Africa. (CWOSA). Can’t wait to meet up with everyone!.

    • Aldyth January 28, 2013 at 8:44 am - Reply

      Thank you so much, Shirley!

  2. Cher February 22, 2013 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    Oh wow! This is amazing! Can’t wait!

  3. sashirl February 23, 2013 at 1:04 pm - Reply

    “There are women in South Africa from all walks of life who have something valuable to say,”
    So am I correct in understanding this writers mini-conference is for ladies only?

    • Aldyth April 3, 2013 at 11:46 am - Reply

      No, Shirl, men will be most welcome at this writing/blogging conference.

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