Archive for January, 2015

January 21, 2015

MWA St. Mary’s County Chapter Meeting

January 27, 2015
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
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Lexington Park Library, Meeting Room A
21677 FDR Blvd.
Lexington Park, MD 20653
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MWA St. Mary’s Chapter Critique Group back by popular demand!

Tuesday, January 27, 6:30 p.m. – 8 p.m.@ the Lexington Park Library

Bring up to 5 pages of original work, double-spaced, 12-point Times New Roman

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January 13, 2015

MWA Montgomery County Chapter February Meeting

February 11, 2015
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Mid-County Community Recreation Center
2004 Queensguard Road
Silver Spring, MD 20906
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 “I think this one is doing Kickstarter right…” Neil Gaiman

February Chapter Meeting with Michael C. Dougherty:
Crowdfunding: What it is and how to use it to bankroll your next writing project

Are you looking to finance your writing project with someone else’s money? As writers, we drain our personal funds to attend literary conferences, print manuscript copies and books, pay for editing, and survive while we wait for that avalanche of acceptance letters and royalty checks.  Crowdfunding changes how creative people launch ideas, raise funds, and find supporters (and fans!!!). This new and exciting way to raise funds over the Internet is making its way into the writing community. Can you afford to miss this presentation?

At the February meeting of the Montgomery County Chapter, Michael C. Dougherty presents “Crowdfunding: What it is and how to use it.” Michael will share with us:

– An introduction to crowdfunding

– The differences between the Kickstarter and Indiegogo platforms

– How to set up a crowdfunding campaign

– How to choose rewards/perks

– How to market a campaign

– How to go from launch to a successful campaign in 30 days

Michael will devote the second half of his presentation to Q&A. So please come prepared to take full advantage of this awesome opportunity to consult with a crowdfunding specialist. If you have or are thinking about starting a campaign for your book or book idea, bring your questions and campaign plans, and Michael will review them to show us how we, too, might enjoy crowdfunding success.

About the Speaker

Michael C. Dougherty is an author and filmmaker who has run three successful crowdfunding campaigns that have exceeded his goals. He is also a crowdfunding consultant, helping others reach or exceed their campaign targets. He has launched a popular blog and podcast about crowdfunding called “Your Crowdfunding Sucks,” which you can find at his website, http://www.yourcrowdfundingsucks.com.

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Location: Mid-County Community Recreation Center / 2004 Queensguard Road / Silver Spring MD 20906

Directions: ICC Exit 182 Layhill Rd (at Exit, turn Right/South) to (Left) Queensguard and Immediate Right into parking lot

Norbeck Rd N/W or Connecticut Ave N/W to (Right) Bel Pre Rd to (Right) Layhill to (Left) Queensguard and Immediate Right into Parking lot

January 13, 2015

MWA Howard County Chapter Meeting

January 15, 2015
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
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Owen Brown Community Center

6800 Cradle Rock Way
Columbia, MD 21045-4809
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Wondering how your marketing efforts are working out? Nothing happens on the web that isn’t recorded somewhere. Angela Render will tell you what marketing metrics are available, and where to find them.  She’ll also give you tips on which tidbits of data are important, how to read them, how to compile them, and what they can tell you about your web marketing efforts.

Angela Render has over a decade of experience in design, programming, Internet marketing, SEO/social networking, cyber security, research and optimization,and integrated cyber development for small businesses. She applies he rtechnical foundation to maximize her ethical research techniques and online analytical processing, then shapes her findings into a creative strategic business plan. She is adept at shaping big-picture goals into actionable steps.She’s also an author with several books either in print or production as well as articles published in various magazines and ezines. You can learn more about her here: angelarender.com.

Meeting Time and Location:
Thursday, October 16, 2014
7:00 – 9:00
Owen Brown Community Center
6800 Cradlerock Way
Columbia, MD 21045

HoCo continues to collect new or gently-used books for HopeWorks.(The Howard County Domestic Violence Center.)  All genres and age groups are needed, but due to the nature of their services, they request that the books contain no mention of violence against women or children.

For more information visit the Howard County Chapter website.  http://mwahocowriters.com/