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Join me on a 12-month journey from concept to published page (or digital page, as you may choose).

Our original group was organized on September 8, 2012, at the Paul Smith Library, 80 Constitution Ave, Shrewsbury, PA  17361, and we’re excited to launch “Year of the Book 2.0″ classes beginning in January 2014.

Daytime and evening writers’ groups will be forming throughout the next twelve months.  Together, the groups will explore all aspects of the writing and self-publishing process.  All members are welcome, and no experience is necessary.  The only requirement is a willingness to experiment and create something new.

Once participants are identified, members may choose to form smaller interest groups or develop a meeting schedule and locations that are mutually agreeable, or to share pages and information in person or online for group feedback.

Specific topics of interest will be discussed in large group meetings offered monthly at the library in Shrewsbury.  These topics may include:  Overview of the process; getting started; character and plot development; narrative voice and viewpoint; tension, momentum and climax; selecting a title; copy editing and revisions; formatting for print or digital distribution; cover art; publishing an eBook for free with Amazon’s Kindle; publishing a trade paperback for less than $10 with Amazon’s CreateSpace; and marketing your title online and in the real world.

Seasoned writers and publishing professionals are also invited to join the community and share expertise.  Authors who do not live locally but would like to participate with us online are also welcome.  Contact me at demi@yotbpress.com to coordinate involvement.

Inspired?? Contact Demi at the above email, or visit our website to get the latest information.

Fiction, non-fiction, poetry, short stories, children’s books, magazine or blog articles…

If you can dream of writing it, this community can help you create it!

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