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Today’s world is literally at a writer’s fingertips.  A few keyboard strokes can open the Internet information gates to help you create stories that are distinctively credible and compelling.

This month: “6 Steps from Idea to Published”

If you are new to the idea of writing a book or want to understand the latest avenues available to you for publishing one, this two-hour workshop will accelerate your learning curve into immediate action. In this literary workshop by Book Shepherd Ann Videan, you’ll explore her suggested book-creation steps, which she developed through years of interaction with hundreds of authors, editors, and publishers. You will learn about each of the six phases to follow to manifest a book, from conception and writing through design, legal considerations, and current publishing options.

About your presenter: Ann Narcisian Videan 

Ann guides peers through the writing, editing, publishing and word-of-mouth marketing of both fiction and nonfiction titles.

A professional writer since 1981, she opened her own award-winning home-based marketing firm, vIDEAn Unlimited, LLC, in 1996. She has served as an editor for corporations, visionary entrepreneurs, and national publishers. She is also a novelist and co-founder of Absolutely Wild! Enchanted Faerie Portals & Other Whimsy, inspired by the Fae characters in her Song of the Ocarina novel. She composed and recorded an original music soundtrack to accompany her first novel Rhythms & Muse. Her three businesses support young writers and artists.

Ann showed up in this world with a pen in her hand, a song in her heart, and the desire to share with you. She adores creativity of all types, and especially the people who live it. She gathers friends like flowers, including authors, musicians, artists, and her husband and two grown-up children. The Colorado native lives in Mesa, Arizona, along with numerous invisible friends including snarky mythical creatures and magical story characters.

Explore blog posts about writing, Ann’s books and music CD, and her writing community at ANVidean.com. Contact her at ann@annvidean.com. (Please copy and paste if links don’t work).

Other career highlights

2007– Selected by peers for the Public Relations Society of America’s top honor: the PERCY Award
2005 – Selected by a national panel for The Crown Jewel Award (top U.S. home-based business)
2004 – Served as the catalyst to reintroduce white rhinos to the Phoenix Zoo
1996 – Enticed 15,000 extras to Sun Devil Stadium in Tempe, AZ, to film football movie scenes for Jerry Maguire
1995 – Earned a Gold Quill honorable mention from the International Association of Business Communicators, for RealTime tabloid news magazine.

RSVP online or call: 480-488-2286
Cost: FREE

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