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Trish Venetian 2015Hello, everyone. Thank you for continuing to buy my books and come to my site for information and to read the free short stories here. I promised I’d get back to you after my six month sabbatical, so I’m doing so today.

I’m not the sort of person who can sit idle and vegetate for long periods of time, so during the six month away period, I did a number of things.

I knitted and crocheted;

I restarted my embroidery hobby;

I outlined a new story, which, if ever published, will be under a pen name;

I read books (mostly non-fiction);

I sat in on many industry-related webinars and asked questions;

I started a new website for authors and editors, working with two other people, and wrote articles about what I’ve learned over the years plus current industry trends (it’s called BookMarketMaven.com);Maven Icon White Bknd

I began packaging some re-releases of older adult fairy tale-style books, and hope to offer them on the market as a two-story volume in the near future;

classes for writers logo-medand, I started a new business, offering online classes for writers and editors (it’s called ClassesForWriters.com).

So, as you can see, in many respects, I’m working just as hard as I did while writing fiction books, but now my focus is on non-fiction. I was a technical writer before my fiction career took off (and, in the beginning, during), so I have a lot of know-how to fall back on.

With all of this in mind, and mostly owing to Classes for Writers, I’m going to continue my move away from fiction for the time-being. I might change my mind and write the story that I outlined while on sabbatical (I couldn’t resist as the story was firmly in my head), but I don’t have a plan to do so right now.

If you miss me — maybe a few of you do — write to me. My email address is on the “Contact Info” page here on the site.

I will continue to keep you informed of my peregrinations, and I hope you’ll keep returning to Patricia Green Books and telling your friends about my work, both fiction and non-fiction. Because I can’t stop being productive with words, I’ll keep providing new material in the form of reporting industry trends, marketing tips, and fiction advice on Book Market Maven, and will offer my experience and insights to the classes at Classes for Writers. You and your friends are more than welcome to come see what’s on offer at these sites. If you’re a writer or editor, I have no doubt they will prove helpful to you.

I truly appreciate your patronage.

Thank you!

Trish

 
 

break 20465466_sHello and thank you for reading. Many of you have been loyal readers over time, and for that I’m grateful. Thank you! To those of you who are new, or visiting for the first time, welcome.

Over the last five years of writing fiction full time (I was a part-timer before that, as I also worked as a technical writer for about fifteen years), I’ve learned a great deal about the writing and publishing world. I’m hoping to impart some of that knowledge to other authors, whether newbies or those with more experience, by turning my attention to a new site with a new mission: Book Market Maven. Over there, the mission is to bring new resources to light, offer solutions to nagging writing problems, and help authors and interested readers keep abreast on what’s going on in the publishing world.

While I take a sabbatical from writing fiction, I hope you’ll join me over there. Whether you’re a writer or a reader, you’ll find something to interest you. In the meantime, if fiction is your interest, please check the menus above for all kinds of romance fiction, from sweet to hardcore BDSM, from historical to contemporary to science fiction, from domestic discipline to detective stories. There are many free short stories to introduce you to my style and interests. Please take advantage of these offerings.

This blog at Patricia Green Books will be somewhat dormant for the next few months as I have no new releases, however, the site will remain open in perpetuity so that you have access to free short stories and information about my more than thirty published books. When I return from sabbatical, I’ll have more new offerings here.

And now, I’m moving over to Book Market Maven. Look for a preview announcement for the new site on Monday, Feb. 1.

Thank you so much for joining me.

Trish

Hi, everyone.

I’m going to be teaching a writing class through Savvy Authors’ mentoring program, January 25 through April 10, 2016. The scope of the “lessons” is basically soup to nuts, and includes the following modules:

mentor 24985940_sLesson 1 – Setting Goals
Lesson 2 – Learning the Tropes
Lesson 3 – Character Profiles
Lesson 4 – Point of View
Lesson 5 – Plotting
Lesson 6 – Great Openings
Lesson 7 – Writing the First Draft: Tips & Tricks
Lesson 8 – Word Choice and Sentence Construction
Lesson 9 – The First Round of Editing
Week 10 – 2nd/Final Round of Self-Editing
Lesson 11 – The Synopsis & The Pitch
Week 12 – Media Kits

With additional discussions on:

Writing “To the Market” vs. Literary Fiction
Parsing Amazon-speak
Series
Finding a New Publisher or Agent

We can talk about anything you need to know and don’t have to stick to this lesson plan exclusively. The idea is to give you personalized attention to solve your writing problems.

If you’re a reader who wants to become a writer, this is a good place to start. If you’re a reader who knows a writer who’s struggling, send her/him my way. Or if you’re a writer who needs a little TLC, come on over and tell me your woes.

This is not a free class. It has a significant price tag, but how many twelve-week writing classes do you know of with personalized attention, a comprehensive syllabus, and only three students? This isn’t like a “boot camp” either. The lessons are fluid and the process is more laid back. There’s homework, but it’s not onerous at all; no one is going to ask you to draft a whole book during the course, but if you want to, nothing will impede you.

Here’s where you sign up: Savvy Authors – Patricia Green Mentoring.

There are only three spots available, and the class starts on Monday, so sign up soon or miss your opportunity. I don’t teach this class every quarter, and I don’t have a plan for another one in the near-term.

I hope to help you or your friends soon.

Trish

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