Saturday, January 07, 2017

Ottawa: "Writing as a Second Career." workshop, January 28, 2017 - Denyse O’Leary

ImageMaybe you can’t write full time. But could you make a late life career or part-time vocation of it? 
Explore the options with David Kitz, retired teacher with a fruitful writing career, and Denyse O’Leary, who has taught practical work and business principles to writers for decades.

Find out how you could make you dream a reality. At Ecclesiax Church , 2 Monk St. in the Glebe Join us 10 am - 12:30 pm. The $20 fee includes snacks and writer-friendly prize draws. The money collected helps fund our annual April conference.

Send confirmation to: Nicole Wegschneider,

Also, would you like to receive a free Writing Tip of the Day? Inspiration, getting your message across, opportunities — we have them all!

You do not need to live in the Ottawa region. Send a message to Denyse O’Leary, if you wish to be added to the list. Or go to and ask to become a member. Here are samples of the tips you could receive:

– Writing tip of the day: Hollywood is courting Christians? From CBA Newsletter:

Secular Hollywood is quietly courting the faithful, according to The New York Times. Movie studios and their partners have been “very quietly, sometimes to the degree of a black ops endeavor, building deep connections to Christian filmgoers.” Marketers are writing bullet points for sermons, providing footage for services, and proposing Sunday school lessons. Among the movies to be pitched this way is Hidden Figures, about unsung black heroines of NASA’s 1960s space race. More:…

– Writing tip of the day: 13 inspiring quotes from Christian authors “Complain and remain. Praise and be raised.” by Joyce Meyer “Jesus promised his disciples three things—that they would be completely fearless, absurdly happy, and in constant trouble.” by: G.K. Chesterton More:…/13-inspiring-quotes-from-Chris…

– Writing tip of the day: Making it easy for publications to write about your book I wrote this to a friend this morning:

I very much look forward to your new book, xxxxx. May I make a suggestion: Provide persons like me with a file of useable quotes. One key factor in whether I give air to a new book is whether I must transcribe in order to do so. That comes out of my time budget. Copying the same information is practically time-free. So once I have set up links, author and cover pics, etc., I could do three times as many pieces in the same budgeted time. I doubt it affects sales, except positively. Also consider sending me an excerpt, to which I can keep referring back. We could also do an interview. -- Many writers needlessly deprive themselves of communication opportunities because they do not grasp that the editor, however interested, has slots to fill within deadlines. Making it easier means making it more likely.

Hear from you soon! Blessings, Denyse


Peter Black said...

Thank you for these tips and sharing from your wide experience, Denyse. Your upcoming January workshop sounds like a go-to event for those within reach. And I wish your Ottawa's writers group a great year of growth, learning and fellowship. ~~+~~

Glynis said...

Great information and a wonderful opportunity for Ottawa-ites! I think I learned some neat tips already with your little samples. Thanks and all the best to you, David and the rest of your team!


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