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    Feeling like your muse has left you? Then come listen to Ina Hillbrandt at- the March 2 IWOSC/SPAWN meeting


    Beat Writer’s Block: Motivational Tools to Finish that Manuscript with Best-Selling Author/Publisher Ina Hillebrandt

    IWOSC/SPAWN March 2 Meeting
    Goebels Adult Center
    Thousand Oaks

    For the March 2, 2020, meeting of IWOSC/SPAWN Ventura County, the speaker is best-selling author, publisher, and writing coach, Ina Hillebrandt. She will be speaking on the topic of “Beat Writer’s Block: Motivational Tools to Finish that Manuscript.” Ina’s success has opened her up to the unique opportunity to teach others. She will cover in her talk how to reignite that spark.  She’ll get you fired up to complete that manuscript you feel compelled to write.  
    This discussion is an opportunity to get refocused. Whether you are trying to get through your first book, have multiple books published, or you sit somewhere in between. Ina’s proven techniques will motivate you, giving you practical tips to create more compelling stories across genre. 

    Some of the topics she’ll be tackling:

    • Themes and Structure: a variety of hooks to draw your readers in 
    • Dialog: adding life and spice to your writing
    • Character: ways to give dimension to the people portrayed
    • Detail De-rail: how much is too much, when do you need to add more detail, and how can you handle adding/removing?
    • Motivation tips to keep you at it! 

    IWOSC/SPAWN Writers’ Meeting is a joint gathering for writers, authors, and book lovers presented by the Independent Writers of Southern California (IWOSC) and the Small Publishers, Artists & Writers Network (SPAWN) a national literary nonprofit based in Ojai, CA.
    The meeting will be held on March 2, 2020, at the Goebel Adult Center, 1385 E Janss Rd. Thousand Oaks, CA 91362, from 6:30 to 8 pm. The fee is $5 at the door. Refreshments available, so plan to come early and meet other area writers.

    Ina Hillebrandt is a bestselling author and publisher, writing coach, editor, and speaker/trainer. She works with individuals and groups. Clients have included Fortune 500 companies such as IBM and leading nonprofits, including the Jane Goodall Institute. Author of Pawprints and How To Write Your Memoirs (Toolbox Edition coming) Ina specializes in coaching new and published authors in memoir, fiction, and humor. She, her articles and books, and clients appear on TV, radio, print, and online media.Most recent published book: You Are Who You Eat, is in the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum at Ohio State University. In progress: Marilee and Sanford, A Story of Mice In Love.

    Meeting information

    IWOSC/SPAWN Writers’ Meeting
    March 2, 2020
    6:30 to 7 pm for Writers Reception
    7 to 8 pm for presentation

    Goebel Senior Adult Center
    1385 E Janss Rd
    Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
    The fee is $5 at the door. Refreshments available so plan to stay and meet other area writers.

    All meetings are open to members and non-members, people interested in writing and publishing.

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