October General Meeting: "What’s Your Problem? The One Thing All Books Need to Succeed and Where to Find It." with Ginger Moran, PhD

  • Saturday, October 03, 2020
  • 1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Zoom online meeting


  • Registration opens August 14, 2020 and closes October 1, 2020. You must be registered to receive an invitation to the Zoom meeting on the day of the event.


October General Meeting

Doors open at 1:30 p.m. for networking. Meeting begins at 2:00 p.m.

What’s Your Problem? The One Thing All Books Need to Succeed and Where to Find It.

Guest Speaker: Ginger Moran, PhD

A published and award-winning writer, teacher, and single mother of two boys, Ginger Moran’s areas of expertise are in nonfiction and fiction writing, book proposals, editing and creative survival. She has a BA and MA in English from the University of Virginia and a Ph.D. in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Houston. Published in salon.com, Oxford American the Virginia Quarterly Review, and numerous other journals and magazines.

Her first novel, The Algebra of Snow, was nominated for a Pushcart Editor’s Choice Award and published in 2012. She is a certified Martha Beck Life Coach and KMCC Creativity Coach, and graduate of the National Speakers Association Academy. Her clients write a wide array of novels, memoirs, and nonfiction books and publish them in many venues.

Description of talk: What’s Your Problem? The One Thing All Books Need to Succeed and Where to Find It.

Are you done with a draft and wonder how to write a strong revision? Do you know what the most important ingredient in writing a good book is and where it should be found?

In this craft talk I discuss the most common reason that books fail to find representation and readership -- the one element needed to break out. I will tell the story of how we learned this lesson the hard way in graduate school from the famous New Yorker writer and premier American experimentalist Donald Bathelme.


    After registering you will receive a zoom invitation to join the Zoom online meeting on the day of the event.

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    Event Contact: Kristina Hoffman

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