TOPIC: How to keep sane writing the stories of your life, your memoirs, when we're so close to
"Back to Normal"
Date: Tuesday, April 19, 2021
Time: 1:15 p.m. PDT
Beat Writer’s Block: Motivational Tools to Finish that Manuscript, with Best-Selling Author/Publisher Ina Hillebrandt
IWOSC/SPAWN March 2, 7 pm Meeting
Goebels Adult Center,1385 E. Janss Rd., Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Please join us at the Writers Reception from 6:30 to 7 pm for desserts, coffee and tea. Get to know more of your fellow authors!
For the March 2, 2020, meeting of IWOSC/SPAWN Ventura County, the speaker is best-selling author, publisher, and writing coach, Ina Hillebrandt. She will speak on the topic of “Beat Writer’s Block: Motivational Tools to Finish that Manuscript.” Ina’s success has opened her up to the unique opportunity to teach others. She will cover in her talk how to reignite that spark. She’ll get you fired up to complete that manuscript you feel compelled to write. This discussion offers an opportunity to get refocused. Whether you’re trying to get through your first book, have multiple books published, or you sit somewhere in between. Ina’s proven techniques will motivate you, giving you practical tips to create more compelling stories across genres.
RSVP at IWOSC/Spawn
DATE: Saturday 2/15/20
TIME: 10:30 AM
PLACE: San Pedro DoubleTree
800 Via Cabrillo-Marina
San Pedro CA 90731
At this members-only event, Ina will be speaking on various aspects of Memoir writing, and conducting interactive exercises with attendees to begin, or continue the creation of their own life stories.
INFO AND RES FOR MENSA MEMBERS
Saturday, June 1, 2019 -- 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM
Redondo Beach Main Library, 303 North Pacific Coast Hwy · Redondo Beach, CA
Today’s authors are facing a plethora of changes in the publishing world. The question increasingly becomes -- how does an author get noticed, both by a publisher, and readers? And what kinds of considerations do we need to think about for success in the new book delivery systems growing worldwide?
In this workshop, we will explore the pros and cons of aiming at the traditional publishing route vs. the growing market for Independent publishing: print and eBook/online publications. We’ll also explore steps you can take, as an author, to both getting published and then creating successful PR for your book.
Featuring Ina Hillebrandt: Ina brings her experience and tips gained from years of publishing and book marketing at Pawpress, together with information on traditional, Indie and online publishing tracks to this workshop.
Been wanting to write your life stories but feeling stuck? Please join us! You'll get:
Footprints on the Path
Jump-Start Your Book Round 2 with Ina and fun and provocative radio host Rose Colombo Wed. Nov. 1, 8-9 pm PDT!
Call 646-564-9742 to listen in to Ina's answers to questions on organizing and making your writing richer! Or tune in and join the discussion online at Colombo Chronicles Live!
Ina will be tackling questions people have been asking on how to jump start your project. And how to keep on writing! Here are some topics she'll hit.
Publishing Magic Secrets Revealed:
Winning Tools & Techniques to Make Publishing Your Book a Profitable Adventure!
A PA-LA.org Special Event
DATE: MONDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2017
TIME: 6:30 -9:00p.m.
LOCATION: Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, 90230. Corner of Overland & Culver. COST: FREE!
Ina Will Be In Studio with DASH Radio's Houndsquad to talk about Pawprints
Tune in to hear Ina being interviewed about the upcoming new edition of her Amazon best seller Pawprints, enchanting vignettes about close encounters between people and the furry and feathered -- cats, dogs, penguins, frogs, nose fur, for ex. -- and the occasional inanimate object. She'll also be talking about Pawprints Literacy Plus™, developed for the Jane Goodall Institute originally. The program has kids saying, "I think I'll stop kicking the cat." And grown ups saying, "The stories are soothing, uplifting," "A bulwark against specie-ism."
Houndsquad airs Mondays at 1:00 pm Pacific Time. Check out host Lucky Luciano's informative and lively dog, cat and other pet topics in previous shows at https://soundcloud.com/houndsquad. We'll be posting as soon as we have the air date for Ina's segment, and 24/7 streaming link! Read press release
Jump Start Your Book!
IWOSC South Bay Satellite invites you to participate in Ina's motivating workshop -- over brunch
DATE AND TIME: Tues., Aug. 15,
TIME: 10:00 am - 12:30 p.m.
PLACE: El Segundo, CA
A small group setting, good food, plus inspiration and tools to inspire you to dive in, finally, to that book that's been nagging you from the recesses of your mind!
DETAILS AND RESERVATIONS On the IWOSC Facebook page: http://bit.ly/2nttVUj
WHO'S THIS WRITING WORKSHOP FOR?
WHAT WILL WE COVER?
For those of you who attended June 17, and/or Aug. 15, we'll be picking up on your goals and checking on progress since our meeting. (Size limited to allow reading and feedback.) For all attendees, we'll tackle:
NOTE 1: FOR ALL COMING "GLUE" ATTENDEES
Ina will provide keys to keeping your writing fresh, and making it fun to write! Ina's a big believer in "Yes and..." Focus will be on positive responses, with all efforts at keeping comments/responses/questions directed at how writers can build on what they've done, and strengthen the work.
NOTE 2: If you have not got one specific book sorted out of what could be several you've been thinking about, check my new blog post for keys to choosing that ONE that will start you on the road to focus!
DATES, TIMES, PLACE
This will be a 6 month seminar. We will meet mornings once a month, on the last Saturday.
The first workshop meets Sat. July 29. Following months will continue on the last Saturday. In December, we will not meet due to holidays. Our final session will be Jan. 27, 2018.
Time: 10:30 am - 1:00 pm
Place: Westside L.A. Exact location TBA by email prior to 7/29.
Fees for the 10 weekly Writing Workshop series:
IWOSC Members $350
Non-IWOSC participants $390
Single session: $79. IWOSC Members price $69.
I recommend the series to really keep "on the stick." Also this gives you a free session! Early bird discount prices. Reserve your spot by August 20! Series Prices go up $50 after this date. Individual workshops will be $10 higher after Aug. 15.
"I so enjoyed meeting you and attending the Jump Start workshop on June 17. Thank you for the inspiration and guidance."
Peer to Peer Program Coordinator for Operation SafeHouse
"I got a lot out of your seminar, Ina. You nailed a few of my blocks and really said what I needed to hear."
"Excellent seminar. I especially liked your warm and competent manner; your experience-based knowledge of the topic; giving time for individual intros and targeted feedback; and always staying on topic. We came away motivated."
Flo Selfman, PR Consultant, Proofreader-copyeditor (Wordsalamode.com)
Past President IWOSC
Way to go, Cheryl Hunter! 38 pages on the new book as of two weeks after the June 17 seminar! How about you??
Space is limited to allow everyone time to read and get feedback.
Reserve your spot by Aug. 15.
Tune in to get tips from Ina on Jiggy Jaguar (James Lowe) show recorded live June 20
TOPIC: JUMP START YOUR BOOK WRITING PROJECT THIS SUMMER!
Much fun with lively radio host Jiggy Jaguar! We talked about the Jump Start Your Book program on air. So if you missed the workshop, and live anywhere other than La La Land, tune in and listen to the show online anytime.
LISTEN LIVE OR TO THE ARCHIVED VERSION: http://kjagradio.com/themic/
JUMP START YOUR BOOK WRITING PROJECT THIS SUMMER! IWOSC SEMINAR, CULVER CITY, CA
Saturday, June 17, 2017
10:30 am to 1:00 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA
Limited seating. Reservations required. Deadline: Friday June 16.
Have you been thinking about writing a book? Wondering where to start? Or, have you started, but feel unclear about how to organize your writing? Looking for ideas to make your book a better read? Now's the time to get feedback and ideas for moving ahead!
In this workshop, we'll be using specially designed techniques that help enliven and enrich books of different genres – whether fiction or non-fiction -- and tools to sharpen your writing and organization skills. Including Ina's Weird Prompts™. We’ll get you started, and you’ll find you won’t want to stop. Or we’ll help you move to the next level of your work in progress. More info on topics we'll cover, or to reserve your seat now: http://IWOSC.org
Did you miss this one? Tune in to Ina's radio interview Tuesday, June 20, with Jiggy Jaguar.
Brainstorming at IWOSC
Monday, April 24, 2017
7:30 to 9:15 p.m.
Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City, CA
If you have an issue that pertains to you specifically (need help editing, social media issues, internet issues, want suggestions for a cover illustrator, etc.) this is the place to discuss it. Some of our Board members, including Ina, will be in attendance, plus many of your fellow writers. We are confident that we can address your personal concerns.
Read more and register to attend….
Find Ina at The Los Angeles Times Festival of Books
Find Ina at The Rewrite Desk for IWOSC
Polishing your writing: The Rewrite Desk. Greg Miller and Ina Hillebrandt
Saturday, February 25, 2017
10:30 am – 1:00 p.m.
Finishing a draft of a book, script, or other written work is an awesome accomplishment – but we all know at least one more set of revisions will certainly follow because you probably won’t get it totally right on the first or second draft.
Assessment of a draft and deciding what to emphasize or cut is a very delicate stage of the writing process. This seminar will cover methods and principles that you can apply to books, scripts, memoir, personal essays, speeches, storytelling, etc.
Read more and register to attend…
How to Inject Humor into Your Life, and Your Books!
Dec. 8, 2016
Sportsmen's Lodge, Sherman Oaks, CA
Ina Hillebrandt to speak on how to lighten up inside, and add humor to your life, and your work. And for authors, how to tickle the funny bone using the printed word.
Go to http://www.bookpublicists.org for information and reservations.
Ina Guest on TV with Lorrie Hull Smithers
Book Publicists of Southern California Bestow IRWIN Award upon Author Ina Silvert Hillebrandt
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13
Sportsmen's Lodge, in Sherman Oaks, CA
The coveted IRWIN was awarded to Ina Silvert Hillebrandt for "Most Provocative Book of the Year" at the annual IRWIN Awards at the Thursday night. "This is a wild book!" BPSC founder Irwin Zucker said in his introduction. "You've heard the saying 'You are what you eat'? Well, She came up with a book called 'You Are Who You Eat.' It contains a 'revolutionary new cannibal diet.' And the book is loaded with laughter, and humor like crazy! On every page!
Author Ina Hillebrandt represents You Are Who You Eat Team at Illustrator Dedini Exhibit, OSU
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2016, 4:-9:00 pm
Sullivant Hall, 1813 N. High St., at Ohio State University
Author Ina Silvert Hillebrandt Represents the "You Are Who You Eat" Team at the Opening Ceremonies of Dedini Exhibit at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & MuseumA special exhibit honoring the man and his art is being held at the Billy Ireland February 13 through May 22, 2016. Author Ina Silvert Hillebrandt was very pleased to attend the opening ceremonies, February 23. Peter Tonguette, of the Columbus Dispatch, had this to say about the exhibit, and Dedini as a man and artist. The free exhibits "Dedini: The Art of Humor" and "Wordless: The Collection of David A. Berona" continue through May 22 at the Billy Ireland Cartoon Library & Museum. Do check it out and go if you can!
Find Ina at the LA Times Festival of Books
Women's National Book Association - LA
Booth 178, noon-2 pm on Sunday April 10, 2016
You'll also find her and a lot of terrific writers at:
IWOSC, Independent Writers of Southern California
Booth 148 at various times. Do visit!
Book Publicists of Southern California, Booth 913
Another group of fine writers and the people who help them get out to the world!
You Are Who You Eat will be there for your viewing, and dining info pleasure!
Place: USC. Map/Directions
SPINNING A BOOK INTO A SERIAL
Steps you can take enter the world of the serial writer
A Panel Discussion for PA-LA (Publishers Association - Los Angeles Chapter)
DATE: Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2015
TIME: 7:00-9:15 (Networking follows the program)
PLACE: Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City
Attract Corporate Sponsors - Top 5 Ways
Would You Like To Do What You Love and Have Someone Else Foot the Bill?
A Panel Discussion for PA-LA
(Publishers Association - Los Angeles Chapter)
DATE: Wednesday, May 11, 2015
PLACE: Veterans Memorial Building, 4117 Overland Avenue, Culver City
ONGOING SENIOR SPECIAL
Check out our ongoing free memoir writing workshops for seniors (and gate crashers who are young whippersnappers in their twenties or thirties on occasion). The group always has fun. We work on memoirs, and do a lot of impromptu writing based on Ina's Weird Prompts ™ in class -- these stimulate folks to write both memoirs and fiction, which Ina feels strongly improves memoir as well as fiction writing.
WHO IS THIS SERIES FOR? People who have never written, as well as published authors new to the memoir form.
TIME/DATES: Mondays, 10:00 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.
LOCATION: Felicia Mahood Senior Center
11338 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90028
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