East Tennessee Writer's Workshop

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East Tennessee Writer’s Workshop


Holiday Book Signing

Hosted by Best Selling Author Destiny Blaine


Kingsport, Tennessee will be the host city for an extraordinary writer's event December 6th and 7th.  Bestselling authors, publishers, industry professionals, Affaire de Coeur Magazine's Pam Ackerson, acclaimed actor and cover model John Antorino, and an award-winning screenwriter will gather for the East Tennessee Writer's Workshop and Holiday Book Signing. 

The goal of the workshop coordinators is to provide new writers with the tools they need for publication while affording experienced authors the opportunity to take their careers to the next level. Workshops will be conducted by seasoned professionals and cover all aspects of publishing.

     Bays Mountain Park and Planetarium will host and sponsor a spectacular wolf howling production. Wolf specialist and park naturalist Fred Hilton will provide the informative presentation. Siren Publishing will host an extravagant catered dinner provided by Golden Corral.

Workshop classes include scriptwriting 101, how to write a query letter and submit manuscripts to buying publishers, how to use your five senses to make your scenes come alive, taking the necessary steps of publication, new marketing strategies to pump up your established brand, how to take the leap from part-time writer to full-time author, how to survive in a self-published author's world, how to choose between small press publishers and New York houses, how to publish on Amazon and make a good first impression, and much more.

For those who've wanted to write a book, but didn't know where to start, this event offers writers an opportunity to ask questions, attend helpful workshops, and learn everything they need to know about the publishing business before submitting their manuscripts to buying publishers. Seasoned authors will teach classes on marketing strategies, branding, submission processes, screenwriting, character development, world building, and much more.

Affaire de Coeur Magazine, one of the leading romance magazines today, will cover the event. Anya Kelleye of Anya Kelleye Designs will also be available for questions and to offer assistance on cover art for self-published and small press authors. A web designer will also meet with authors on Thursday, December 5th to help all authors learn how to design their own website and manage their updates.

     Cover model and acclaimed actor John Antorino from Sex in the City 2 and Lipstick Jungle will be present throughout the event. Promoting his new film project, Escaping the Holocaust, Mr. Antorino will join authors on December 7th to greet fans and sign autographs.

Luncheons sponsored by eXtasy Books and bestselling author Shannon West. Saturday morning breakfast sponsored by bestselling author Jessica Lee.

The Book Rack in Kingsport, Tennessee will host a mix of talent on December 7th at their book signing which is open to the general public. Join New York Times Bestseller Jennifer Estep and a list of Amazon and Barnes and Noble bestsellers for an event to remember. The book signing is sponsored by Secret Cravings and eXtasy Books. Publishers and editors will be on hand to take pitches.



Authors set to attend the book signing event include: New York Times Bestselling author Jennifer Estep, Trista Ann Michaels, Pamela Ackerson, Anne Fuller, Sandy Sullivan, Susan Smith Alvis, Trixie Stiletto, Cherie Denis, Shannon West, Debra Parmley, Jean Joachim, Jessica Lee, Joyce Humphrey Cares, Sabrina Devonshire, Susan E. Scott, Jacci DeVera, and Destiny Blaine/Natalie Acres.

The writer's workshop will take place at The LaQuinta Inn of Kingsport on December 6th and 7th. For more information, visit: http://destinyblaineworkshop.blogspot.com/. Registration is still open and limited seating is available: destinyblaine@yahoo.com.


More information on John Antorino

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