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Issue #62, June 14, 2011

Posted: Saturday, January 21, 2012

STAYING FOCUSED LEADS TO WONDERFUL, CREATIVE WRITING!

Mike Mentors Middletown, RI High School Student

Over the course of the past school year, Mike mentored a student of Middletown, RI High School with his Capstone Project. Mike taught Robert the finer points of writing, editing, and creating a book. When all was said and done, Robert turned out a 136-page horror novella, which he titled "Totenkopf". Mike assisted Robert with his editing, book formatting, and presentation, and on June 1st Robert presented his material to four judges at his school. We are happy to announce that Robert's project passed with flying colors! The judges even asked for his autograpgh on their copies of "Totenkopf". From all of us here at Overlord Enterprises -- Congratulations, Robert!!!

Summer Writers Workshop for Kids

Mike will be holding a Summer Writers Workshop for kids at the Tiverton, RI Public Library in July. The workshop will teach the children how to create characters and settings, outlines and plot points, and meaningful editing, as well as self-marketing and self-promotion. The sessions will run every Monday starting July 11th and going until August 9th (Tuesday; library closed on 8/8) and are open to kids ages 9 to 17. Contact Dorrie to sign up for this very limited session.

"The Concepts of Writing and Publishing"

Mike will be presenting "The Concepts of Writing and Publishing" at the East Bridgewater, MA Public Library on Tuesday, July 19th. The presentaion will go over the finer points of creating a story, including character and setting creation, plot points, and the Four-Pass Editing Process, as well as discussing agents, publishers, and self-publishing. There is also a section devoted to self-marketing and self-promotion. This event is perfect for anyone who is in the process of writing a book, or for those who always dreamed of writing but did not know how! The presentation will run from 6:00 to 8:00 and there will be a book signing afterwards. Contact Manny Leite for more details.

Book Three Update

Mike has completed his final edits of The Overlords: Book Three and has sent the manuscript to his editor, Laura Vadney, in Memphis, TN! The final product ended up being 743 pages in the making! If all goes well, Mike and Laura will be finished by the end of the summer, and there will be a book launch date soon after that. Be on the lookout for all things Overlords this summer!

Upcoming Events

Summer Writers Workshop, Tiverton, RI Public Library, Tiverton, RI. Weekly starting July 11, 2011 to August 9, 2011, 6:00 to 7:00

The Concepts of Writing and Publishing", East Bridgewater Public Library, Eastbridgewater, MA, Tuesday, July 19, 2011, 6:00 to 8:00

NECON 31, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI, July 21, 2011 to July 24, 2011

Did You Know?

Mike will be beginning a baseball story based on actual events and players from his Narragansett Brewers team. Stay tuned!

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