Posts Tagged ‘Lynn Goodwin’

Want to learn the secrets of the publishing industry?

Monday, November 8th, 2010

Visit some authors of the Mt. Diablo Branch California Writers Club in Contra Costa County, CA.  They’ll answer YOUR QUESTIONS about writing. Want to learn how they found an agent?  Discover how THEY got published?   Have a persnikety problem regarding writing craft?  Ask the experts for free!

PLUS if you are a middle school student, you can learn about all of these things AND how you can win $$$$$$$ in the current short story, personal narrative and poetry contest!   Not sure you want to enter the contest but you want to write?  Discover how YOU can take a FREE writing workshop!

 Local Authors Book Signing Benefit at Pleasant Hill Barnes and Noble

On Saturday, November 27, 2010, published authors from the Mt. Diablo Branch of the California Writers Club will sign their books to benefit their annual Contra Costa middle school Young Writers Contest.  The Barnes and Noble Bookstore at 552 Contra Costa Blvd., Pleasant Hill, will host the event from 11:00 A.M. to 6:00 P.M.

All Contra Costa middle school students, their parents and teachers are encouraged to attend and ask questions about the upcoming free writing workshops and contest.  

A portion of in-store purchases will benefit the Young Writers Contest, supporting the art and craft of writing in all of the county’s public and private middle schools. Shoppers can buy personally autographed copies of adult mysteries, fiction, non-fiction, drama, young adult, and children’s books.

Local writers who will be signing their books include: Barbara Bentley, Nannette Carroll, Jon Cory, Lynn Goodwin ,Margaret Grace, Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff, and Nanette McGuinness. 


Flash Prose Contest – Deadline April 15, 2010

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

Fifth Annual Flash Prose Contest SPONSORED BY WRITER ADVICE,, is searching for flash fiction, memoir, and creative non-fiction that grabs, surprises, and mesmerizes readers in fewer than 750 words. If you have a story or memoir with a strong theme, sharp images, a solid structure, and an unexpected discovery, please submit it to the WriterAdvice Flash Prose Contest. DEADLINE: April 15, 2010

JUDGES: Former prizewinners, Gabrielle Hovendon, Lisa Shafter, Katie Flynn, and Linda Weiford are this year’s judges. Read their pieces and biographies by clicking on the Archived Contest Entries button at

PRIZES: First Place earns $150; Second Place earns $75; Third Place earns $50; Fourth Place earns $25; Honorable Mentions will also be published.

All entries should be typed, double-spaced and submitted in hard copy, not e-mail. Entries must be postmarked by April 15, 2010.

Send them to B. Lynn Goodwin, WriterAdvice, P.O. Box 2665, Danville, CA 94526. You may enter UP TO THREE stories. Enclose a $10 check for EACH entry made payable to B. Lynn Goodwin. This will help defray the costs of the contest.

 If no prizes are awarded, checks will be refunded. Include a separate cover sheet with your name, address, phone number, current e-mail address, and each story title. Please include only your title top of each page of your story. Finalists will be asked to submit a brief biography as well as an e-mail copy of the story. Names of all winners will be announced in the summer issue of WriterAdvice, SPECIAL

PERK: All entries accompanied by an SASE will be returned with brief comments. E-mail questions, but not submissions to editor B. Lynn Goodwin at [email protected].

Calling Students, Teachers, Readers, Writers and MORE!

Tuesday, November 10th, 2009

California Writers Club, Mt. Diablo Branch
Announces a FREE opportunity for students, educators and readers to meet published authors – – – and students, how to win hundreds of dollars by writing!
Saturday, November 28, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Pleasant Hill Barnes and Noble
522 Contra Costa Blvd. (Phone: 925-609-7060)

*Students! Discover how YOU can win $$$ by writing poems, short stories, or personal narratives!

*Learn how you can take a FREE writing workshop taught by authors Sarah Wilson and Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff.

*Find out answers to questions about writing, publishing, agents, and how YOU can become a published writer!

*Uncover published authors’ writing secrets!

* Receive guidelines for the Young Writers Contest for middle school students and sign-up forms for FREE workshops.

*Get autographs from authors!

Schedule: 11 a.m. – Noon
Nannette Rundell Carroll – Communication and Business Author
Margaret Grace – Author of Mystery Series
Noon – 1 p.m.
Nannette Rundell Carroll – Communication and Business Author
Barbara Bentley – Memoir Author
1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Ellen Leroe – Young Adult Author
Elizabeth Koehler-Pentacoff – Picture Book Author
4 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Barbara Bentley – Memoir Author
Lynn Goodwin – Journaling Author
5 p.m. – 6 p.m.
Margaret Grace – Author of Mystery Series
Lynn Goodwin – Journaling Author