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I email my list once a month with a summary of the news and advance notice of special offers. If you’d like to be one of the first in the know, click here.

Meanwhile, here are some reminders and – far below – the content of the most recent newsletters.

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Countdown to NaNo2017

The NaNoWriMo site is now open!

I’m ML (municipal liaison) for the county of Cornwall, UK, and look forward to meeting all the Cornwall Wrimos on the NaNo site..

You can join in the fun with us – and the preparation – in my NANO2017 with Anne Rainbow Facebook group.

Everyone is welcome, no matter where you live or which region is your Home region.

Writers' workshops

Fri/Sat/Sun 3/4/5 November 2017

Writers at the Watermill – Residential Writing Workshop
Only a couple of spaces remaining. Book now!

Fri/Sat/Sun 9/10/11 March 2018

Patsy Collins and Anne Rainbow present:
The Cottage Hotel Writers’ Workshop Weekend

Dates for your diary

Tuesday 24 October, 2pm and 8pm
NaNoWriMo KO online

Fri/Sat/Sun 3/4/5 November
Writers at the Watermill – Residential Writing Workshop
Only a couple of spaces remaining. Book now!

Wednesday 15 November, 2pm and 8pm
NaNoWriMo midway online

Friday 1 December, 2pm and 8pm
NaNoWriMo TGIO online

Fri/Sat/Sun 9/10/11 March
Patsy Collins and Anne Rainbow present:
The Cottage Hotel Writers’ Workshop Weekend

 

Every Tuesday at noon: 60 minutes Q&A with Anne Rainbow, ScrivenerVirgin at the Simply Scrivener Special webinar.

Facebook Live!

This link will take you to the latest Facebook Live.

I offer an almost daily dose of simple sensible suggestions on how to make the most of your day – make the most of your life! From ScrivenerVirgin / RedPen Mentor, Anne Rainbow.

To watch previous Facebook Live videos, visit this page.

SEPTEMBER 2017

In Salcombe, August is always a busy month. The population goes from only 1500 in the winter months to 25-30 thousand in the holidays.

A lot of the homes you see in the photo above are holiday homes, empty for much of the year. But our home, Beacon House, high up on the hill above the estuary, is our forever home. We’re here – except when we’re travelling!

Since last November, we’ve been having a refurbishment – future proofing the house by having a platform lift installed – and only this past week, the interior works is complete.

I’ve been doing Facebook Live, daily for about a month now, and many of you will have spotted the decor in my new office. It’s pinky purple!

Gwen’s OFFER ends next Thursday

If you are not already on Gwen Hernadez’s mailing list, join now.

To celebrate that all of Gwen’s course videos at ScrivenerClasses.com now include closed captioning in English, Gwen is offering 25% off her online courses until the end of August.

She is the best, so – off you go – sign up for her emails and choose the course that suits you.

ScrivenerVirgin BLOG NEWS

Five more blog posts since I last wrote:

The ‘Search options in Scrivener’ series will continue through September.

There’s always the opportunity to discuss these posts and to ask questions in the Simply Scrivener Special webinars.

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The next series of 12 weekly Simply Scrivener Special webinars starts on 19 September.

Click here to reserve your place for 60 mins of Q&A with me. Free!

Click here to watch the recordings of past SSS webinars.

Summit Training NEWS

Summits provide a free training resource, for those of us who have time.

For her Success Mentor Summit, 5-15 September, Claire Diaz-Ortiz has gathered a host of experts to share their experiences, including yours truly.

Success Mentor SummitClaire is offering an early-bird price for her all-access pass of only $77 for those who purchase ahead of 5 September. But, book before 5 September and you can also enjoy a free pass – and watch as many videos as you can in the 24 hours after they go live. There’s also a free-to-download book!

For more details about this and other upcoming summits, check out my Recommendations webpage which explains how summits work.

Also, check out the launch of Ted McGrath’s 2017 Message to Millions – another free-to-download guide is available, in exchange for your email address.

RedPen Mentoring NEWS

In September, I’ve created space for just 2 more writers to join RedPen Mentoring.

The same for October. None for November / December / January. (Sorry!)

To find out if you and I could make a good team, to help you make your writing dreams come true, book a FREE 1-on-1 30-minute call with me.

NaNoWriMo 2017 News

The National Novel Writing Month the annual opportunity to write 50K in the 30 days of November – with lots of support from fellow writers and the NaNo organisation.

I am ML (Municipal Liaison) for the County of Cornwall in the UK … and will soon be organising events for face-to-face meetings, plus the usual online support for writers, wherever you live.

The NaNo site will be ready for us on 1 October but, if you are keen to start thinking about NaNo – maybe writing your outline – join me in my NANO2017 with Anne Rainbow Facebook group. Let the fun start NOW!

Writers at the Watermill – book now!

This residential writing weekend is hosted by my friend Christine Cooke and myself, with a guest speaker for the Saturday evening: author and philosopher, Belinda Seaward.

Only 10 places – half gone already!

The programme for this weekend has been designed to provide writers with an opportunity to explore creative writing and – courtesy of me – to understand how to edit what you’ve written.

It’s also scheduled, brilliantly, to coincide with the commencement of NaNoWriMo 2017. If you attend the workshop, you can stay on in your cottage until Friday 10 November, on a self-catering basis, at no extra charge. The perfect start for writing your next novel?

For more details, visit the JourneyWords site.

AUGUST 2017

July has been another busy month. I had a Social Media Audit from the lovely Emma and her advice was that I need to make sure you, my audience, can find me more easily.

So, since Monday 10 July, all my RedPen Editing tips have been posted to my ScrivenerVirgin Facebook page. I’ll not be posting to the RedPen Editing page going forward; if you used to follow me from there, please follow me on the ScrivenerVirgin page instead. Thanks!

ScrivenerVirginLogoI’m also in the process of merging my RedPen Publishing page into the ScrivenerVirgin page – not an easy task …

And, I’ve made quite a few changes to the structure of my website, introducing some new pages. And, I’ve changed my logo.

As I say, a busy month!

21-day Facebook challenge

What is it they say? Do something that scares you every day!

Well, today is Day 6 of the 21-day Facebook Live Challenge and my initial fears of using this medium are fading. Actually, it’s quite fun, deciding what I might reveal about myself: stories about my family, and how I approach life.

And, when I have a moment, it’s interesting to watch some of the daily videos of the 1300+ folk who’ve decided to accept Marisa Murgatroyd’s challenge. I’m getting to know them a bit better.

If you’d like to get to know me better and you’re curious about what I’ve been saying, there’s list of links on this page of my website.

Booking now: Writers at the Watermill

There are only ten places on this residential writing workshop – and four of them have been booked already.

Your hosts are Christine Cooke and myself, with a guest speaker for the Saturday evening: author and philosopher, Belinda Seaward.

The programme for this weekend has been designed to provide writers with an opportunity to explore creative writing and understand how to edit what you’ve written. (Guess which bit I’m doing!)

For more details, visit the JourneyWords site.

ScrivenerVirgin BLOG NEWS

Six more blog posts since I last wrote:

The ‘Structuring in Scrivener’ series started way back in May and there’s always the opportunity to discuss these posts and to ask questions in the Simply Scrivener Special webinars.

SSS slideThe current series of 12 weekly Simply Scrivener Special webinars started on 6 June. Click here to reserve your place for 60 mins of Q&A with me. Free!

Click here to watch the recordings of past SSS webinars.

Summit Training NEWS

Summits provide a free training resource, for those of us who have time.

The Author Success Summit, hosted by Adam Hogue starts on 21 August. Adam has gathered a host of experts to share their experiences, including yours truly: people like Dave Cheesson (Kindlepreneur), Tom Corson-Knowles (TCK Publishing), Matt Stone (buck books) …

For more details about this and other upcoming summits, check out my Recommendations webpage which explains how summits work.

If you are not already on Gwen Hernadez’s mailing list, join now.

In Gwen’s recent email that landed in my Inbox, she has announced that all of the course videos at ScrivenerClasses.com now include closed captioning in English.

To celebrate this development, Gwen is offering 25% off her online courses until the end of August.

She is the best, so – off you go – sign up for her emails and choose the course that suits you.

Gwen Hernandez – Special offer

If you are not already on Gwen Hernadez’s mailing list, join now.

In Gwen’s recent email that landed in my Inbox, she has announced that all of the course videos at ScrivenerClasses.com now include closed captioning in English.

To celebrate this development, Gwen is offering 25% off her online courses until the end of August.

She is the best, so – off you go – sign up for her emails and choose the course that suits you.

RedPen NEWS

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I have just 3 spaces on the RedPen Mentoring course.

There are two options:

  • One-on-one mentoring (intensive coaching)
  • Group mentoring (not so expensive!)

Click here for more details.

JULY 2017

Bridport Arts Centre Scripted readingAnother month has flown by, I’m over the jet lag (yippee!) and there’s lots to look forward to in July.

If you live near Bridport, UK, and are free on the evening of Thursday 6 July, my short play ‘When I Have Fears’ is one of four being performed at the Bridport Arts Centre. Tickets are only £3 for this showcase of new writers. Hope to see some of you there.

PS I’ll also have news soon of my involvement in a course on Scriptwriting with Scrivener.

SPECIAL OFFER 1-7 July

My EDITING The RedPen Way: 10 Steps to Successful Self-Editing is only 99p for 7 days: 1-7 July

If you haven’t already downloaded a copy, please do so before the price goes back up to £2.99.

According to one reviewer, it’s ‘a fabulous book about editing’ …

RedPen NEWS

© Alexander Kharchenko | Dreamstime.comRedPen Mentoring is now available to all those in need of a helping hand. Two options: one-on-one mentoring (intensive coaching) or group mentoring (not so expensive).

Click here for more details.

And RedPen Editing courses, and RedPen Training are coming soon.

Lots of development work going on behind the scenes …

ScrivenerVirgin NEWS

Four more blog posts since I last wrote:

The ‘Structuring in Scrivener’ series will continue in July and there’s always the opportunity to discuss these posts and ask questions in the Simply Scrivener Special webinars.

Simply Scrivener Special webinars

The current series of 12 weekly Simply Scrivener Special webinars started on 6 June. Click here to reserve your place for 60 mins of Q&A with me. Free!

Click here to watch the recordings of past SSS webinars.

SSS Thank you for attending

Summit Training NEWS

Summits provide a free training resource, for those of us who have time!

The Impact & Income Summit, hosted by Nick Palkowski, the Podcast Guru, starts on 10 July and runs for two weeks, Monday to Friday.

Nick has gathered a host of experts to share their experiences: people like Jeff Goins, Tim Paige, Joseph Michael, Alinka Rutkowska, Jesse Krieger, …

For more details about this and other upcoming summits, check out my Recommendations webpage which explains how summits work, or click here for your free ticket to Nick’s summit.

JUNE 2017

At last, I’m back home, in sunny Salcombe. Our month-long trip to Canada was an experience and a half. Check out my personal Facebook page for more on that.

So, what’s happening in June? Loads!

Training opportunities

I rave about summits as being a great opportunity for free training. On Tuesday, the CMSS (Content Marketing Success Summit) starts and I’m more excited than ever because, along with the likes of Joanna Penn, I’m one of the speakers.

Joanna Penn and Anne Rainbow

For more news on Summits, and how to make the most of them, check out this resource page. For your free ticket to the CMSS, click here.

RedPen Mentoring Launch TOMORROW

The pilot is now over – BIG THANK YOU to those who were part of it – and we start for real tomorrow.
The doors to RedPen Mentoring will be open for only a short while – until Saturday – and there are only a limited number of places available. The good news is that there’s a bonus offer of a manuscript review for those who attend the live webinar.

Click here to book your seat for the launch: 7pm BST on Monday 5 June.
RedPen Editing? Lots of tips here.

ScrivenerVirgin news

Despite being away, travelling through Canada for the past month, I’ve managed a few blog posts.

5 May 2017: Short story strategy: formatting a competition entry

17 May 2017: Why use Scrivener for your blog? 5 Top Tips

23 May 2017: Structuring in Scrivener: Introducing folders

29 May 2017: Rosemary Kind: Happy Birthday, Alfie Dog Fiction

There’s more of the same planned for June. And lots of tips on the SV FB page.

Links: in case you missed them!

To save you hunting, here are the links to various events coming up soon and to my recent activity as a guest elsewhere.

A guest post on Dan Buri’s NothingAnyGood website.Dan Buri Guest Post

Guest interview on the JoinedUpWriting podcast.Joined Up Writing Podcast

Free passes, etc. to upcoming summits:

7-17 June: Marc Guberti’s Content Marketing Success Summit
6-27 June: Nick Stephenson’s Your First 10,000 Readers – click here for a free copy of Nick’s ebook Reader Magnets.

Last, but not least: I’ll be judging the Erewash Open Short Story Competition 2017. Competition deadline is Thursday 21 September.