Hello Hernando, MS.

Join us for more writing fun!

3/24/18 Hernando Topic:

The Beginner’s Guide to Writing for Publication

When do you call yourself a writer? Writing style- Pantser / Plotter. Why did you become a writer? What is & purpose of – Beta Readers, a Critique Group or Writer’s Group. Genre Blending – Where Do I Fit In – How to decide what genre you write. Balancing the day job while writing. Did you choose the genre or did it pick you? Do you write with an audience in mind? How do you keep from giving up before the story is finished?
Hernando Public Library – 370 W Commerce St – (662) 429-4439 – 10am – 12pm Central Time

6/23/18 Hernando Topic:

Polish your work and make it shine – before you hit send!

Rules are meant to be broken sometimes, but you must learn them before breaking them. The Rule of Three – One of the oldest techniques in writing used to create engaging content. Have you finished your first short story or novel? Formatting 101 – Follow the Guidelines. Grammar & Punctuation – Common Mistakes that Drive Editor’s Crazy.
Hernando Public Library – 370 W Commerce St – (662) 429-4439 – 10am – 12pm Central Time

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New Seminar & Location:  Instilling Humor in Your Writing

Dec 11 / 2017 – Even the darkest of themes can use a little humor. Discover how you can mix humor and horror and why it can be useful. Do readers and authors laugh at the same thing? There are many ways to laugh in writing -the humorous laugh versus the nervous titter. Does the humor flow naturally or do you have to work it in to change the scene? Don’t forget to check out the weekly DOP Expeditious Writing Tips on the Dark Oak Press website for additional writing tips.

Check out our new location and special night this month: Monday night from 7 pm to 8 pm at Germantown Community Library (1925 Exeter Rd, Germantown, TN).  Space will be limited to twelve (12) people for these first few events. Each seminar will be filmed and set up for viewing online.  Call the Germantown Library (901) 757-7323 and register today!

Don’t Forget the Seminar: Finding Your Voice – I Didn’t Know I Lost It!

Nov 16th – Finding Your Voice – I Didn’t Know I Lost It! What is voice in writing and how do you find yours. Learn to tell the difference between voice and style.  Writer’s Block has you stalled – we have tips on getting past them. Don’t forget to check out the weekly DOP Expeditious Writing Tips on the DOP website for additional writing tips.

This Thursday night, November 16th, 2017,  from 7 pm to 8 pm at National College (2576 Thousand Oaks Cove, Memphis, TN).  Space will be limited to twelve (12) people for these first few events. Each seminar will be filmed and set up for viewing online.  Only one reservation per person and the first twelve in is it.  Email your request to service@darkoakpress.com.