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GCWA MEETING & AGM – 20 SEPTEMBER

Open Mike
Open Mike Sessions
Fradgley Hall, Burleigh Heads

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Event Calendar

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September 2014

How to become a Published Author

September 6, 2014 - 12:00 AM Creative Seminar

Apologies, this seminar has been cancelled.


Presenters: Katrina Kahler and Karen Campbell


katrina-and-karenKatrina Kahler and Karen Campbell are successful published authors who make up to $10,000 per month on Amazon.

Katrina and Karen will teach you how you can publish your books on Amazon too in this information packed seminar.

Included in this comprehensive session is information on:

  • Why Amazon (the world’s largest publishing company) is the best option for authors

  • All about publishing eBooks and Print-On-Demand paperbacks

  • How to open a sellers account

  • How Amazon works: Categories, Keywords, Genres, Sales Rank, Reviews…

  • How to price your book to get sales and 70% royalty

  • How to market your book and set up promotions to increase sales

  • The best ways to market your books

  • How to format a book for Amazon

  • How to correctly save and upload your manuscript to your publishing bookshelf

  • How to create an impressive eye catching cover for your book

  • How to preview your book before it goes live and also edit your published book at any time

  • Pitfalls to avoid so you don’t upset Amazon and have your account closed

  • How to easily arrange an EIN (a US tax number which will allow you to publish on Amazon)

  • How to be eligible to only pay 5% not 30% Tax

  • How to open an American Bank account and have your royalties transferred to your Australian bank account


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Apologies, this seminar has been cancelled.


Spring Writers Week - Brainstorm Your Book

September 13, 2014 - 10:00 AM / 12:00 PM Helensvale Library Creative Seminar

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Are you always being complimented on how much you know about... anything?

Could you turn that knowledge into a successful 'how to' book?

... a book of tips?

... a niche bestseller?

Jeannie Barker - website developer, graphic designer, event manager, speaker, writer and trainer.

Jeannie Barker - website developer, graphic designer, event manager, speaker, writer and trainer.



In this active brainstorm session you will explore your passion, your areas of expertise, your interests... and choose a topic for a non-fiction book.

Then you will brainstorm the chapters and sub-topics.

You will leave the session with a written outline and plan for your non-fiction book.


Date
:  Saturday 13 September 2014

Time:  10:00am - 12:00 pm

Venue:  Helensvale Library, Cnr Lindfield Road & Discovery Drive, Helensvale

Fee:  FREE

Presenter:  Jeannie Barker  www.jeanniebarker.com

Bookings:  Book online here, or call Helensvale Library on 5581 1625

Spring Writers Week - Journaling for Creativity

September 14, 2014 - 01:00 PM / 03:00 PM Helensvale Library Creative Seminar

Angelika Heurich - Writer, Speaker and Trainer

Angelika Heurich - Writer, Speaker and Trainer



Learn how to use journalling to stimulate your creativity and hone your writing skills.

Date:  Sunday 14 September 2014

Time:  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Venue:  Helensvale Library, Cnr Lindfield Road & Discovery Drive, Helensvale

Fee:  FREE

Presenter:  Angelika Heurich   www.angelikaheurich.com

Bookings:  Book online here, or call Helensvale Library on 5581 1625

Spring Writers Week - Author Ownership

September 16, 2014 - 09:00 AM / 11:00 AM Helensvale Library Creative Seminar

Sally Thibault - Speaker, Author and EFT Practitioner

Sally Thibault - Speaker, Author and EFT Practitioner



Take ownership of the term 'author', overcome your fears and comfortably put yourself out there in the era of social media.

Date:  Tuesday 16 September 2014

Time:  9:00am - 11:00 am

Venue:  Helensvale Library, Cnr Lindfield Road & Discovery Drive, Helensvale

Fee:  FREE

Presenter:  Sally Thibault

Bookings:  Book online here, or call Helensvale Library on 5581 1625

Spring Writers Week - Editing

September 18, 2014 - 01:00 PM / 03:00 PM Helensvale Library Creative Seminar

George Lewis - Author and Editor

George Lewis - Author and Editor



The purpose of editing is to make your work any easy, enjoyable read.

Find out what an editor can do for you and why you need one.

Date: Thursday 18 September 2014

Time:  1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Venue:  Helensvale Library, Cnr Lindfield Road & Discovery Drive, Helensvale

Fee:  FREE

Presenter:  George Lewis  georgelewiswriting.wordpress.com

Bookings:  Book online here, or call Helensvale Library on 5581 1625

Spring Writers Week - Self-Publish Now

September 19, 2014 - 09:00 AM / 11:00 AM Helensvale Library Creative Seminar

Learn what you need to know to successfully publish your book now.

Andy McDermott will provide you with all the info you need to simplify your journey to publication.

Andy McDermott - Author and Publisher

Andy McDermott - Author and Publisher



Date:  Friday 19 September 2014

Time:  9:00 am - 11:00 am

Venue:  Helensvale Library, Cnr Lindfield Road & Discovery Drive, Helensvale

Fee:  FREE

Presenter:  Andy McDermott   www.publicious.com.au

Bookings:  Book online here, or call Helensvale Library on 5581 1625

September Meeting - Open Mike & AGM

September 20, 2014 - 02:00 PM / 04:00 PM Meeting

AGM


The current committee will stand down and a new committee will be elected.

Open Mike


mike2Book in now for your 3 minutes of fame. Share something about your writing journey or share a reading from your work.

Open Mike spots do need to be booked in advance. Please use the form below to book your place. (Note: bookings are taken on a 'first in best dressed' basis.)

 

Date: Saturday, 20 September 2014

Time: 1:30pm for a 2:00pm start

Venue: Fradgley Hall (above Burleigh Heads Library)

Cost: Members $4.00 | Non-members $7.00  This includes the brainstorm session and afternoon tea.

Parking: Free parking is available in the car park next to the Burleigh Heads Library with access from Connor Street.

 

Colour Spectrums

September 27, 2014 - 10:00 AM / 12:00 PM Volunteering Gold Coast Creative Seminar

ColourSpectrums ... for personal development and fun!


ColourSpectrums is a personality styling and human dynamics model which is presented to groups in an entertaining and interactive workshop format. The group educational experience is fun, exciting and easily adaptable to all facets of life... at work, at home and at play.

Discover the four psychological primary colours of human beings:
BLUE - arms reach out to embrace relationships (emotions)

GREEN - analytical attributes ground us in reality (visionary)

RED - arms stretch out and upwards seeking action (action)

YELLOW - standing tall for tradition and beliefs (organisation)

ColourSpectrums enriches self-esteem - participants will be empowered and motivated to actively explore, discover and celebrate their unique Colour Spectrums, and unique particular combination of priorities, delights and talents.

ColourSpectrums enhances team-esteem and diversity by appreciating each team member’s Colour Spectrums and human priorities, delights and talents.

ColourSpectrums increases team effectiveness by creating an enchanting, user-friendly language, which everyone can use.

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Date: Saturday 27 September 2014

Time:  10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Venue:  Volunteering Gold Coast, 2074 Gold Coast Highway, MIAMI  www.volunteeringgc.org.au

Fee:  GCWA Members - $45; Non-members - $55

Presenter:  John Muller www.terrafirmaconsulting.com.au

Bookings:  This event will only go ahead if we have sufficient interest. Please complete the form below if you are firmly committed to participating.

OUR MISSION: To be a home for writers, a place to learn, a place to grow and a place to be heard.