Now Hiring: Assistant Project Manager

We are seeking a motivated, organized, self-driven individual to join our team.

As our association has grown, so has the workload. We need someone who can keep all of our ducks in a row, and help us communicate all of our great programs and opportunities to the public.  OWA is currently volunteer run.  You will be the paid glue that keeps all of the pieces together.

While this position will initially be assisting with existing projects, there’s tremendous potential for growth for a candidate that can plug in and take care of business.

This part-time position will start at 10 hours per month.  Hours may fluctuate through the year as our projects change.  Most work may be performed at home or at our office in Zanesville, Ohio.   Candidate must be able to meet in Zanesville or Columbus as needed.

The Assistant Project Manager will assist other staff members with existing projects.  Duties will include social media management, correspondence, and administrative duties.  Strong writing and communication skills are essential.

There are no official requirements for this position. If you can communicate well and execute a task without supervision, please apply!

Interested? Shoot us an introductory email at info@OhioWriters.org, and tell us who you are and why this job could be the perfect fit.

Compensation: $9-12 per hour, depending on capabilities and experience.

Next Workshop – Central Ohio – Submit Your Work

Our next writers’ workshop (peer-critique) will be in Central Ohio on Wednesday evening, February 6th, 2019.  Login to your free Ohio Writers’ Association account to retrieve the time and place details.

If you’d like your work critiqued by the group, submit it now.  All work must be received by Monday morning, January 28th.

Submit your work by emailing it to workshops@ohiowriters.org.  If you’re able, please convert your work to a PDF before sending it.

All of the work that is received and selected for the workshop will be posted to the members-only area of the website by the end of the day on January 29th so that everyone can download it and read it in advance of the workshop.

You may submit short stories, essays, novel chapters, poetry, or any other written work to the group for review.  Note that if your work is accepted for the workshop, we expect you to read and provide feedback to the other writers. If you submit, you must be present at the workshop on February 6th to receive feedback.

You are welcome to attend the workshop and provide feedback even if you have not submitted any work for review. This workshop is free. While you do need an OWA membership to download the work, it is free and easy to become a member by registering here.

We look forward to reading your work and seeing you on February 6th.

If you’re not able to submit and attend the workshop on the 2nd, Writer members of OWA have 24/7 access to our online Writers’ Forum.

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Last Call: Year of the Novel Class

This is your last chance to sign up for our “Year of the Novel” class.  This class will provide the instruction, guidance, and support you’ve been craving, and you will finish a novel manuscript in 2019.

Learn more and register here: www.OhioWriters.org/class

This class is designed for busy adults, and this is the only time you can take it. So hurry! Classes start on January 9th!

Year of the Novel Class

Here are the answers to a few questions we’ve heard frequently:

Do I need to have an idea for a novel? Nope! If you already have an idea, great. But if you’re walking in as a blank slate, that’s even better. We’re going to show you how to develop an idea from scratch.

Is this class appropriate for a memoir?  Absolutely! One of the biggest challenges for memoirists is figuring out where the real story starts and stops, and how to organize the events and characters in a way that will keep your reader engaged from start to finish. This class will help you to identify and implement all of these elements, whether your story is fictional or based on your real life.

Can I take part of the class online, and part in person?  Definitely. Just shoot us an email at info@ohiowriters.org after you register to let us know what your plan is, so that we can prepare the classroom spaces accordingly.

Where is the class? The Columbus section of the class will be held at the Ohio University Pickerington Center which is right off of I-70 on the east side of town.  The Zanesville section will be held at our facility in downtown Zanesville, which is also conveniently off of I-70. And the online section can be accessed from anywhere, with a phone, tablet, or computer.

Is there a lot of extra work besides writing, like reading, critiquing, etc? Nope! We’ve kept extra work to a minimum. We know that for busy adults just finding the time to write is hard enough, so we’ve stripped away every potential time waster to keep you on track and moving towards your goal.

Will I really complete a novel? Yes! If you put 2-4 hours each week towards this project and follow the course guidance, you will complete a novel draft in 12 months or less.

We still have space in our classes, but time is running out. So register right now: www.OhioWriters.org.  When you’re looking at a complete novel manuscript 12 months from now, you’ll be glad you did.

Questions? Contact us at info@OhioWriters.org.

Submit Your Work for Zanesville, Ohio Workshop

Our next writers’ workshop (peer-critique) will be in Zanesville, Ohio on January 2nd, 2019.  If you’d like your work critiqued by the group, submit it now.  All work must be received by Monday morning, December 24th.

Submit your work by emailing it to workshops@ohiowriters.org.  If you’re able, please convert your work to a PDF before sending it.

All of the work that is received and selected for the workshop will be posted to the members-only area of the website by the end of the day on December 26th so that everyone can download it and read it in advance of the workshop.

You may submit short stories, essays, novel chapters, poetry, or any other written work to the group for review.  Note that if your work is accepted for the workshop, we expect you to read and provide feedback to the other writers. If you submit, you must be present at the workshop on January 2nd to receive feedback.

You are welcome to attend the workshop and provide feedback even if you have not submitted any work for review. This workshop is free. While you do need an OWA membership to download the work, it is free and easy to become a member by registering here.

We look forward to reading your work and seeing you on January 2nd.

If you’re not able to submit and attend the workshop on the 2nd, Writer members of OWA have 24/7 access to our online Writers’ Forum.

Don’t forget to register for our “Year of the Novel” novel-writing class. Complete a novel draft in less than a year with expert instruction and support.  Learn more here.

Writers Workshop

Writers’ Workshop on Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Our next workshop (peer critique) will be in Central Ohio on December 5, 2018 at 7pm. Log into your free OhioWriters.org account to get the time and place details, as well as to download the stories we’ll be discussing.

You do NOT need to be a paid OWA member to attend the workshop and provide feedback to the writers who have submitted their work for review. This workshop is free and open to the public.

And don’t forget to check out our Novel Writing Class beginning this winter. If you’d like to write a novel, this class is an invaluable resource.

Submit Your Work for Central Ohio Writers’ Workshop

Our next writers’ workshop (peer-critique) will be in Columbus, Ohio on December 5, 2018.  If you’d like your work critiqued by the group, submit it now.  All work must be received by Monday morning, November 26.

Submit your work by emailing it to workshops@ohiowriters.org.  If you’re able, please convert your work to a PDF before sending it.

All of the work that is received and selected for the workshop will be posted to the members-only area of the website by the end of the day on November 27 so that everyone can download it and read it in advance of the workshop.

You may submit short stories, essays, novel chapters, poetry, or any other written work to the group for review.  Note that if your work is accepted for the workshop, we expect you to read and provide feedback to the other writers. If you submit, you must be present at the workshop on December 5 to receive feedback.

You are welcome to attend the workshop and provide feedback even if you have not submitted any work for review. This workshop is free. While you do need an OWA membership to download the work, it is free and easy to become a member by registering here.

We look forward to reading your work and seeing you on December 5th.

If you’re not able to submit and attend the workshop on the 5th, Writer members of OWA have 24/7 access to our online Writers’ Forum.

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Submit for Zanesville Workshop – Nov. 6

Our next writers’ workshop (peer-critique) will be in Zanesville, Ohio on November 6, 2018.  If you’d like your work critiqued by the group, submit it now.  All work must be received by Monday morning, October 29.

Submit your work by emailing it to workshops@ohiowriters.org.  If you’re able, please convert your work to a PDF before sending it.

All of the work that is received and selected for the workshop will be posted to the members-only area of the website by the end of the day on October 30 so that everyone can download it and read it in advance of the workshop.

You may submit short stories, essays, novel chapters, poetry, or any other written work to the group for review.  Note that if your work is accepted for the workshop, we expect you to read and provide feedback to the other writers. If you submit, you must be present at the workshop on November  6 to receive feedback.

You are welcome to attend the workshop and provide feedback even if you have not submitted any work for review. This workshop is free. While you do need an OWA membership to download the work, it is free and easy to become a member by registering here.

We look forward to reading your work and seeing you on November 6th.

If you’re not able to submit and attend the workshop on the 6th, Writer members of OWA have 24/7 access to our online Writers’ Forum.

Writers Workshop

Writers’ Workshop November 6, 2018 in Zanesville, Ohio

Our next writers’ workshop will be held in Zanesville on November 6, 2018 at 6:30pm, in partnership with the Y-City Writers.  This workshop will be held at 47 S. 7th St., Zanesville, OH 43701, parking is available across the street.

This is a peer critique for short fiction, essays, poetry and novel chapters. All are welcome to attend. You do NOT need to be an OWA member to attend. And you do NOT need to submit any work to attend, you’re welcome to come and provide feedback to others.

If you would like your work critiqued by the group, please email it to workshops@ohiowriters.org no later than 7am on Monday morning, October 29th.

If you’re able, please submit your work as a PDF document. Submissions must be less than 10,000 words.

All of the stories selected for the workshop will be posted to our website no later than the end of the day on Tuesday, November 7, 2018, so that everyone can download them, read them in advance, and prepare their feedback.

Questions? Please see our Workshop FAQ Page, or contact us at workshops@ohiowriters.org.

Can’t make it to the writers’ workshop? Paid members of OWA have 24/7 access to our online feedback forumBecome a member today.

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Learn WordPress – You Won’t Regret It – Class Seats Open This Saturday

I’ve been working with authors for a lot of years.  We launched our first official class series this year. One of the reasons that we started with our Certified Blogger series is that it truly is a skillset that can be the difference between success and failure for an emerging author. Effectively using the internet is a huge stumbling block for so many authors trying to promote their own work.

If you’re not already enrolled in our classes, you are too late to get the full series. But this week’s class, WordPress 1, is the best stand-alone class that you can take. And we still have a few spots left.

This class will teach you how to use a WordPress website. We’ll show you how to post content, create and revise pages, use categories, install and use themes and plugins, and make simple modifications to your website. This class begins at 9:30a.m. this Saturday, October 6th.  Registration closes Friday evening.

Yes, it’s in Zanesville, but it is absolutely worth the drive. It’s less than an hour drive from downtown Columbus to our office in Zanesville. We’ll wrap up by 2pm, and you can still be home in time for the kickoff of OSU vs. Indiana.

If you’re thinking about releasing a book in the future (whether independently or traditionally), or you’re thinking about blogging (or maybe you already have a WordPress website and you’re just not confident with it) this class will give you the skills and confidence you need to make your website work for you.

This class is in the middle of the series, but there are no prerequisites. We’ll be starting from scratch. If you can turn your computer on and get to a website, you know enough to take this class.  We’ll be starting from the beginning and learning all of the basic functions of a WordPress website. We’ll use real-life examples to practice and internalize the lessons.

If you want to be an income-earning author, now or in the future, make sure WordPress is in your tool bag. You will use it. This class is a great way to start.

To register for classes, simply login to your OWA account here. If you don’t yet have an account, it’s free and easy to create one. Writer Members of OWA ($35/year), get pretty good discounts on classes.

Have questions? Cool! Please contact us at info@ohiowriters.org.

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