October Book News

Whew! After a fabulously successful weekend at the 24th Annual Flathead River Writers Conference, we’d all like to pour a cuppa and put up our feet. But no—we’re all too busy putting to use the wonderful craft and marketing lessons we learned over the weekend!


Congratulations to our Leslie Budewitz, whose Crime Rib was recommended by Woman’s World magazine’s Book Club as one of three fun new cozy food mysteries!



me teaching

Kathy Dunnehoff, author and educator, will be presenting a screenwriting workshop at the Montana Romance Writer’s Conference October 4th & 5th in Bozeman, MT.

She’s also teaching several courses through Flathead Valley Community College:

The Write Business  (6 weeks)

Develop the business skills necessary to help your writing career succeed! Whether you aim to be an indie author, find or keep a traditional publisher, freelance, blog, serialize your non-fiction or fiction, or take Hollywood by storm, you are an entrepreneur. In addition to the creative work of writing, you need to track finances, prioritize key resources and activities, identify and utilize avenues to get to your readers, and build the support of an unofficial but highly effective board of directors.

Mondays Oct 6 – Nov 10 3 – 5:30 p.m. $249

BUS 9240A AT Bldg Rm 206

Editing Tips & Tricks (1 session)

No one wants to be responsible for a piece of writing riddled with errors, but we often read and re-read a document not sure what we’re even looking for. Armed with specific editing tools, you can sign off on more polished writing in less time. Leave with a checklist to shift your focus from merely reading to quickly and accurately spotting and fixing writing and grammatical errors.

Oct 7 BC Bldg Rm 118 COMM 9029A

Novel Challenge (5 weeks)

Celebrate National Novel Writing Month with fellow writers and take a big bite out of your novel in 30 days! First class meeting in October will be to strategize our attack. The weekly November classes will be to discuss the craft of writing and the challenges of keeping the words flowing for all thirty days of November. When we have reached our goal, we’ll spend the last evening celebrating and looking ahead to revising.

Mondays Oct 27-Nov 24 6-8:30 p.m. $74

ENGL 1107A AT Bldg Rm 205

For more information and to register, click on FVCC… fvcc 8


And just to rub in all the fun you missed, here’s a couple of photos from the weekend. Start making your plans to attend the 25th annual Flathead River Writers Conference in 2015!

AOF 2014 AOF 2014-2  (L) Betty Kuffel, Margie Lawson, Leslie Budewitz, BJ “Barb” Daniels

(R) Margie, Leslie, Barb, and Kathy Dunnehoff

Margie wowed us with her classes on powering up language to convey emotion on the page, and on her EDITS system. Kathy tempted us all to write a screenplay, and Leslie helped us develop our characters by understanding how their backgrounds and emotions drive their actions and responses.

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