50 Shades of Publishing - Online Class through July
There are as many ways to publish a book nowadays as there are shades of . . . well, writing. How do you decide what’s best for you? There are many shades of gray to explore in the publishing world, and hybrid author, Deanna Adams, who has published both traditionally and as an indie publisher, will break down the differences, along with the issues involved—black, white and gray!
Winter, 2019 - Classes
Revising & Editing Your Work, Morley Library, Painesville. Saturday, December 12 from 10-12 p.m.
Revising & Editing Your NaNoWriMo manuscript (or any). South Eucld-Lyndhurst Library's Writer's Center. Saturday, January 12 from 2 - 4 p.m.
Winter/Spring Book Whisperer Dates
I'm here to help you with your book at the South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library's Writer's Center!
Friday, January 18, from 2 - 5 p.m.
Saturday, February 23, from 2 - 5 p.m.
Friday, March 22, from 2 - 5 p.m.
Friday, April 5, from 2 - 5 p.m
Saturday, May 18, from 2 - 5 p.m.
*Don't forget the Western Reserve Writer's Conference on Saturday, April 27th!
BOOK WHISPERER DATES at CUYAHOGA LIBRARY'S WRITER'S CENTER - I'M HERE TO HELP YOU WITH YOUR BOOK!
Friday, June 22
Saturday, July 28
Friday, August 17
Friday, September 21
Friday, October 26
Friday, November 10
THE BOOK WHISPERER RETURNS!
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, FROM 2 - 5 PM
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, FROM 2 - 5 PM
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, FROM 2 - 5 PM
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11, FROM 2 - 5 PM
LOCATION: SOUTH EUCLID- LYNDHURST LIBRARY, CALL TO REGISTER: 216-382-4880
The HeART of Storytelling, Morley Library, Monday, December 4.
Young Adult Writers Camp (for grades 6 - 12) at Lakeland Community College
Part 1 - June 19 - 23 from 9:30 - 12:30 a.m. M-F.
Part II - June 26 - 30 from 9:30 - 12:30 a.m. M-F
Ever think about writing a story? Whether it's a sci fi like "Star Wars" or a fantasy romance like "Twilight", it all begins with fascinating characters and crafting a good story line. A multi-published author leads this interactive creative writing workshop, and will guide participants through the process of writing a story from beginning to end. Part 1 in this series concentrates on developing ideas and plotting a story with dialogue and scenes. In Part 2, participants work together to develop each story chapter. Bring a laptop, tablet, iPad or pen and paper to class. Journals to log in ideas and character biographies will be provided. Attendance for Parts 1 and 2 is encouraged, but is not required.
They call me the "Book Whisperer." Let me help you with your Work in Progress
Deanna Adams is a seasoned, multi-published writer who can meet with you one-on-one at the Writers' Center for up to 30 minutes and answer your questions about query letters, book proposals, novel synopses, editors, agents, publishing, and marketing.
First Session: Saturday, March 11, 2017, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Location: South Euclid-Lyndhurst Library
Event Type: Writing
No online registration is necessary. Sign-up for appointments begins at 9:00 a.m. on the day of the program by visiting or calling the Writers' Center, 216-382-4880. Arrive early for your Book Whisperer meeting and enjoy browsing the writing books and magazines, reading by the fire, or working on a library laptop.
Other Dates will be: Friday, March 24, Sat., April 8, Friday, April 21, Friday, May 5, Saturday, May 13.
For more details, see
WINTER EVENTS: 2016
What it Takes to Write a Book - 3 week session
When: Mondays, October 3 - 17 at 6 p.m.
Where: Lakeland Community College
Description and Registration Information:
Word Lover's Writing Weekend Retreat, Idlewyld B&B, Lakeside, Ohio. Saturday, November 5, 2016.
Deanna will speak on The HeArt of Essays and Memoir
50 Shades of Publishing with Deanna R. Adams
50 Shades of Publishing Presented by Deanna R. Adams, author of both fiction and nonfiction, writing instructor and speaker.
Dates: August 1 – 19, 2016.
This course will include reference handouts for drafting a query for traditional publishers, writing up a blurb describing your book, how to research for similar books out there, and explore how yours will be different. Also, how and when to approach an agent. And finally, marketing your book before and after it’s published.
This course will help you:
- Decide what publishing option is best for you.
- Discover the differences between true self-publishing and indie publishing.
- Find out about small publishers that might be best for your book.
- Whether traditional or self-published, you need to draft a great book summary. Learn how to write it right!
- The basics of writing a winning query letter.
- How to approach a literary agent.
- Ways to promote your book to keep it alive and selling!
To Register: http://pennwriters.org/50-shades-of-publishing-with-deanna-r-adams/
The Art of Creative Nonfiction, November 2, 2016. 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Loganberry Books, 13015 Larchmere Blvd., Shaker Hts. OH 44120.
Creative nonfiction can be described as using fiction techniques in your nonfiction writing. Learn the literary techniques that turn bare facts and memories into intriguing personal essays, journalistic stories, as well as memoir. Tell a true story in a way that hooks your readers in the first paragraph and takes them on a compelling journey. This session will spark ideas, and inform you on the markets available. Includes a writing exercise.
Fifty Shades of Publishing
Wednesday, October 21, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM, Wednesday, October 28, 2015, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Location: Cuyahoga County Libraries: Maple Heights Branch - Auditorium (Room A)
Event Type: Writing
There are as many ways to publish a book nowadays as there are shades of ... well, writing. How do you decide whats best for you? In this two-part series, we will take a look at the differences and issues involved, exploring the many shades of black, white and gray in the publishing world.
Deanna Adams, who has published both traditionally and with an indie publisher, is the author of five books of fiction and nonfiction. She is also the coordinator of the Western Reserve Writers Conference and an instructor at Lakeland Community College
What it Takes to Write a Book
Three Sessions. Tuesdays, September 22, 29, and October 6, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Writers! Achieve Your Writing Goals This Year!
Work with multi-published author, Deanna Adams and get started writing the nonfiction book, novel or memoir you have been thinking about. Learn how to build your book from proposal to finished manuscript. Topics include: the ABC's of putting the book together and everything in between from organizing chapters to finding a publisher. The only requirement is that you must have a concrete book idea. Bring a two-page, double-spaced sample of your writing based on your book idea.
One Session. Wednesday, January 28, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Everyone has high aspirations in the beginning of the year. But soon, most goals are pushed back by other life demands. If you want to accomplish your writing goals and become a published writer this year, you will want to take this class with author Deanna Adams. Bring a journal log, a detailed description of your goal, and tons of determination.
Two Sessions. Mondays, February 2 and 9th, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.
The "hook!" Explore the importance of hooking your reader, fast. The fate of your novel will be decided within the first fifty pages: will the reader enjoy or destroy? Topics include: introducing your characters and the story problem, and incorporating the necessary information that propels the novel forward. Novelist, Deanna Adams will explore and discuss examples of novels with great "hooks." There will be in-class writing exercises.