Monday, February 10, 2014

How to propel your author career



Kinematics...kinetics...analytical dynamics...dynamics explains 'how an why things move in the ways they do....There are numerous practical applications for kinetics' -wiseGeek

And because I'm not a scientist, I feel free to use it how ever I wish. In fact, I think I'll use it to describe building a successful author career. 

Theory:  my writing career is fed on positive energy. The more I create the farther I can go.

Testing this theory:  This week I'm creating positive energy by...

Monday, February 10th
Being published:  Have you heard about Sonia Marsh and her 'My Gutsy Story' Anthology?
Well, I did because Laurie Buchanan--yes that Laurie--told me about it. And I voted for her. 
Voted
Yes, voted.
I'll get into that. 
Now...
Sonia Marsh writes about her Gutsy contest: 'Every Monday, we shall feature a short story on "Gutsy Living" about something Gutsy you have done in your life'
I wrote a gusty story--Oh, yes, I can--and Sonia has published it on her blog.
You can help:  by reading my story

Wednesday, February 12th
Reading my writing:  at the Canadian Authors Association Open Mic Nights.
Readings are limited to 3 minutes. So it will be fast paced and fun.
You can help:  by listening to me
Address:  Alliance for Arts 100-938 Howe Street, Vancouver, B.C.
Time:  7:00 to 9:00 p.m. [doors open at 6:45 p.m.]
Note:  This is the first time I'll be reading in Vancouver. It would be so nice to have people cheering for me. : )

This entire week...
Keeping my pen moving:  I'll continue to work on revisions and work on a short story.
You can help:  By being here. It really helps to have some one to be accountable to. Please know that I appreciate you.

And...

Friday, February 21st to Sunday, February 23rd
Attending literary festivals:  There are two literary festivals during the last weekend in February:  Galiano Literary Festival on Galiano Island and WordsThaw in the University of Victoria on Vancouver Island.
Last year, I attended Galiano Literary Festival and walked away inspired.
This year... Well, this year I'd like to be able to split myself in half. But I think that might be painful. So I was forced to choose. I'll be attending WordsThaw.
You can help:  I'd like to support both of these fine festival. So here's my idea:  half of you attend the Galiano Literary Festival and the other half attend WordsThaw. Sound like a plan?
Here's an article about WordsThaw
Here's my review of the Galiano Literary Festival
Don't worry if you can't follow through on our plan. I'll share my adventure at WordsThaw on February 24th.
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Next post:  Interview with Sheila Johnston
I meet Sheila Johnston at Words Vancouver. Here's a little more about that. (After clicking the link, please stroll down to Pauline Johnson--A Vancouver Legend with Shelia)

4 comments:

ladyfi said...

I enjoyed reading your story!

Leanne Dyck said...

: ) Thank you, Lady Fi

Laurie Buchanan said...

"And because I'm not a scientist, I feel free to use it how ever I wish. In fact, I think I'll use it to describe building a successful author career."

Leanne - I absolutely love the license you've taken here. You're a woman after my own heart!

Leanne Dyck said...

: ) Yes, Laurie, I think we may be birds of a feather. And I'm so glad we're flocking together.