Workshop: Social Media for Authors and Poets

Any writers and poets living in the Bay Area will be interested in this workshop

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Social Media for Authors and Poets

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Social media has become a crucial element for authors and poets in promotion and branding, finding opportunities, and fundraising. But those new to social media may not understand what platforms are best for them and what they can do once they are up and running. Some don’t understand the benefits of social media at all while others have opened accounts but don’t know what they’re doing there. This class will showcase a variety of social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, LinkedIn, YouTube, websites and more! Though the class focuses on writers and poets, all artists will benefit from this exciting workshop.

For more information or to register, click here.

Instructor: Victoria M. Johnson is a published author, poet, and filmmaker. She is the writer and director of four short films and two micro-documentaries. Avalon Books published Victoria’s fiction debut, The Doctor’s Dilemma, in 2011 (A 2012 Bookseller’s Best double finalist). McGraw-Hill and General Publishing Group published her in non-fiction. In 2012 Victoria entered the indie publishing arena with a collection of romance short stories and in 2014 a how-to book on fiction writing techniques. Her poetry appears in online literary journals and print anthologies.

Workshop: How To Write Your Novel In Two Weeks

Any writers living in the Bay Area will be interested in this workshop

Saturday, March 28, 2015

How To Write Your Novel In Two Weeks

LGSR WorkshopDiscover techniques to write fast and get your first draft written in two weeks.  Learn how to prepare for the two-week event, how to execute during the two weeks, and how to fine-tune your masterpiece.

For beginners or pros, this is an exciting and motivating workshop that will help you improve your storytelling skills.  Don’t waste years trying to get your novel written.  Learn secrets to avoiding writer’s block and write your novel once and for all!

For more information or to register, click here.

Instructor: Victoria M. Johnson is a published author and filmmaker. She is the writer and director of four short films and two micro-documentaries. Avalon Books published Victoria’s fiction debut, The Doctor’s Dilemma, in 2011 (A 2012 Bookseller’s Best double finalist). McGraw-Hill and General Publishing Group published her in non-fiction. In 2012 Victoria entered the indie publishing arena with a collection of romance short stories and in 2014 a how-to book on fiction writing techniques. Her poetry appears in online literary journals and print anthologies.

My Novella is Here!

I’m excited to announce my new release…

HOT HAWAIIAN CHRISTMAS

Hot Hawaiian Christmas by Victoria M. Johnson

Heat up your holidays!

It’s Christmas in Hawaii, but Lindsay Clark’s vacation turns out to be anything but relaxing. With her uncle absent, she finds herself managing the hotel—a task at which she’s normally very successful. However, Lindsay’s life is turned upside down by the unfamiliar environment, Christmas festivities, and a very tempting guest—Chandler Lewis. He’s the honorary Santa for the Kona Christmas parade and has a great life back home in California. Romance is the last thing on his mind. But when he meets Lindsay, he begins to wonder if life could be sweeter in Hawaii.  Read More on Amazon.

Also, here’s the link to a post I wrote to help you with your Christmas shopping.  It includes lots of great ideas to save you time.

I’m the Guest Author at the Saratoga Library!

Victoria M. Johnson Guest Author

On October 1st I had the honor of being the guest author for the popular Authors Series at the Saratoga Library.  The event was hosted by the Friends of the Saratoga Library and they were wonderful hosts.  It was a fantastic experience with a friendly and captive audience.  They asked great questions, and it’s always nice when I’m asked something new.  The hour passed by quickly.  For those who live in the Bay Area they will continue the series each month with a new guest speaker.

CLICK on the image above to read the entire newsletter.

Visit and like the Saratoga Library on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/SaratogaLib

My Poem is Published by Silver Birch Press

My Poem is Published in When Women Waken, the Knowing Issue

I am thrilled to announce that my poem, Unwavering Blue Scarf is published in this literary journal, When Women Waken, the ‘Knowing’ issue. Issue 5, Spring 2014.

The Table of Contents shows the names of all the contributors for this amazing issue and the links to their evocative pieces. You’ll want to read them all! Just scroll down to my name, Victoria M. Johnson, to read mine.

Or here’s the direct link to my poem.

Unwavering Blue Scarf by Victoria M. Johnson

A journal of poetry, prose and images, When Women Waken is the journal of Women Writers, Women Books and has a particular interest in writing and art about writing; women’s relationships to their selves and others, and to society and nature.

The journal can be read for free online, or you can order print editions as they become available.

This Book Trailer is a Must See!

 

Check out my very first book trailer.  I think it’s enticing and effectively gets the point across of the content of my tip-filled booklet.  Writer’s Block?  Click “play” to see what to do about it.

The Last Techniques I Learned Before Selling Fiction was written to help writers avoid wasting time completing their novel.  I wrote it for you!  

Don’t waste years on the wrong book idea or floundering in writer’s block. Learn secrets to avoiding writer’s block and write your great novel once and for all!

Read a sample on Amazon or Smashwords.

Read an excerpt here.

Paperback can be ordered online and retailers. Use:

  • ISBN-10: 1611701651
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611701654

Now Available!

Last Techniques I Learned Before Selling Fiction

 

I Am Writing

I’ve been busy typing away on my newest nonfiction book.  So happy to be in the zone.  How about you?  Are you making progress on your latest creative project?  How does your space look when you’re in the throes of creativity?  My space tends to get a bit messy, but I don’t mind.  Tap, tap, tap, my fingers race to keep up with my thoughts.  Today I am thankful to be a writer.

  As Lawrence Kasdan says, “Being a writer is like having homework every night for the rest of your life.”

The Last Techniques I Learned Before Selling Fiction

I’m excited to announce the publication of my newest book:

The Last Techniques I Learned Before Selling Fiction by Victoria M. JohnsonNow Available!

Paperback

ebook on Amazon

ebook at Smashwords

Read a SAMPLE at Amazon or Smashwords

Discover techniques to write with focus and purpose. Learn essential craft tips. For beginners or pros, this is a tip-filled little book that will help you improve your storytelling skills and propel your writing to the next level. Don’t waste years on the wrong book idea or floundering in writer’s block. Learn secrets to avoiding writer’s block and write your great novel once and for all!

Writing Techniques That Work!

When Victoria M. Johnson’s first novel finally sold to a New York publisher, she took some time to evaluate what made that story different than what she had written and submitted before. Were there specific techniques she had used for the first time? Could those techniques be taught to others?

She discovered that yes; she had applied elements that propelled the story to a new level. With The Last Techniques I learned Before Selling Fiction, readers can use these same techniques to enhance their stories and boost their chances of making a sale. Topics include…

  • Visceral idea
  • Conflict
  • Emotion
  • Voice
  • Theme
  • and More!

Paperback can be ordered online and retailers. Use:

  • ISBN-10: 1611701651
  • ISBN-13: 978-1611701654

Now Available!

Paperback

ebook on Amazon

ebook at Smashwords

Read an EXCERPT

View the TRAILER