Monday, June 21, 2010

Get Your Book Published - a FREE seminar

Get Your Book Published
FREE seminar
exclusive to The Writers Junction
with award-winning author
Gemini Adams

Tuesday, June 29, 2010
 7:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
 at The Writers Junction
1001 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica 90401

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Limited space available.  Open to members & non-members.

Choose the publishing path that's right for you:
In this 2 hr seminar, multiple Award-Winning author and Book Midwife, Gemini Adams, explores vanity, self, traditional and hybrid publishing with a detailed analysis of the pro's and con's, together with up-front costs, back-end returns, rights issues, royalties and what materials you actually need according to the path you choose.

This information will save you hours of your life that can be wasted writing book proposals, pursuing publishers who have no interest in your work, and can save you thousands that you might otherwise waste creating and self-publishing a product that won't sell anywhere!
This seminar is relevant for writers at all stages of the process, even those who've already been published and those who are yet to type a word.

Who is Gemini Adams?

geminiGemini Adams (we know you're wondering: her name sounds more like the cricket's than the astrological sign) has completed two bestselling books, received various awards, including the National Best Book Award 2009, Mom's Choice Gold Award 2010 and is a Finalist in the 2010 International Book Awards. She has secured publishing deals with the major houses of Sterling, Duncan Baird and Random House, both for herself and her clients, has self-published, self-publicized and started her own imprint, Live Consciously Publishing. Gemini also acts as a Book Midwife and has helped her clients birth over 20 new books-painlessly, without drugs, sweat or tears!

Friday, June 18, 2010

This Saturday night! Iron your lace glove.

What to do Saturday?  We know! Dress in 80s  gear and get yourself to the LA Film Fest FREE screening of  DESPERATELY SEEKING SUSAN with member screenwriter Leora Barish! 8pm @ 7th & Fig downtown.

Need a reminder of what it's all about?  Check out this LA Times spread.

Completion Not Perfection

How to Make the Most of Your Workday, Workweek, Workmonth
for writers (& other creative geniuses)
with career coach
David Brownstein

Thursday, June 24 2010
 6:30-8:00 p.m.
 at The Writers Junction
1001 Colorado Ave., Santa Monica 90401

open to members & nonmembers
limited space available
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As one of our own members just said, "Don't let perfect be the enemy of done."  If your perfectionist tendencies are tying you up, or your fear of failure is holding you back, or the critic in your ear is yelling you silent, come to this productivity discussion.  We want you to break through.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Read, Perform, Recite: We Want YOU, Writers

Writers Junction Members!  Los Angeles-based writers! LA Musicians! LA Poets! We want YOU for the 24-Hour Literary Marathon! See details below! 
Please join The Writers Junction, in association with WordHustler and The Nervous Breakdown, on July 24th, 2010 for a 24-hour celebration to commemorate our shift to 24/7 access.

This literary event will star some of the literary, entertainment, and music world’s best and brightest including Jose Rivera, Obie Award winner and Academy Award nominee for THE MOTORCYCLE DIARIES. The performances will be going for 24 hours straight, as will the food, drinks, and revelry.
There will be a silent auction, giveaways, a DJ spinning and you can check out the amazing workspace that is The Writers Junction. We’ll also donate a portion of the evening’s proceeds to The Young Storytellers Foundation.
Come check out The Junction, meet some fellow writers, and perform your work in front of a live audience and members of the press!

How Can I Get Involved with the 24-Hour Literary Marathon?
Funny you should ask. That’s why we’re sending you this info- we’d LOVE to have you involved! Whether you’re a poet, actor, screenwriter, novelist, journalist, or a little of all that- we’d love for you to sign up for an 8-minute (or less) spot. We’ll be going for 24 hours: we want you. We need you. We’ve got to have you!
Note: If your fantastical piece is longer than 8 minutes, let us know and we may be able to work something out.

What Kind of Material Can I Perform?
Since The Writers Junction is a workspace for writers and artists of every kind, that’s the vibe we’re celebrating in the 24-Hour Literary Marathon. Screenwriters can read a few scenes from their latest work, musicians can play some of their jams, poets and spoken word performers can read their brilliance, novelists, actors, and journalists can wow. If you wrote/composed/compiled it, we want to hear it.
What Are the Details for the 24-Hour Event?

The 24-Hour Literary Marathon will begin on Saturday, July 24th at 9 am and run for 24 glorious hours through 9 am on Sunday, July 25th.
The Writers Junction is located at 1001 Colorado Ave, Santa Monica, CA 90401. 
Parking is on the street and in the parking lot directly behind the building.
Note: If you are reading/performing, you need to arrive at least a half hour before your time slot, but you’ll want to come before that since we’re having the best entertainment around! Be sure to bring your friends/fans/groupies! 
Okay, I’m IN! What Do I Need to Do?

Huzzah! We’re so excited to have you! To reserve your spot, email and we'll send you a Sign-Up Sheet to fill out.
We can’t wait to experience your literary genius. Be sure to bring your friends to cheer you on (yes, even you 4 am kids!). Thanks so much for helping us make this event great. 
What’s The Writers Junction?

The Writers Junction is an affordable workspace for writers: where writers write. It's where you'll find the quiet of a library, the society of a coffee shop, the focus of a daily office, and the camaraderie of a private club.  It’s where you can work in solitude within a supportive community.  It's where you can be a member for less than the cost of a latte a day.  Visit for a free day pass.
What’s WordHustler?
WordHustler is the world's first online submission management platform for writers. We’ll help you find markets, compose letters, and physically and digitally send your projects out. We’ve helped people get agents, win contests, and more.  You're a should be spending your time writing.
What’s The Nervous Breakdown?
The Nervous Breakdown is an online literary magazine featuring the work of published and emerging authors and poets from around the world. Authors are featured in TNB’s Arts and CultureFiction, and Poetry sections.  Check them out!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Cocktails & Copyright: Anatomy of a Writer's Contract

Cocktails and Copyright
This Week's Theme: Anatomy of a Writer's Contract
for members  only
Thursday, June 17
5:00-6:00 pm

Like last time!  Come in, have a drink, learn something & ask your question.
Entertainment Lawyer Simon Lamb will be at The Junction with the answer.

Simon has over 15 years of experience in the industry: film, television, music, publishing, and new media.

This is an exclusive event for our members only.
You heard us right again: free legal advice. For you, our members.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

NEW June Extended Hours

  The Writers Junction will be open to members:

Mondays-Thursdays in June
8am-12am (midnight)


10am-6pm hours apply Saturday & Sunday.

We're happy to offer these further extended hours! 

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

June Extended Hours

  The Writers Junction will be open to members: 
Mondays-Thursdays in June 
10am-12am (midnight)

Regular 10am-6pm hours apply Friday-Sunday.

We're happy to offer extended hours! 
Thanks & see you at The Junction!