Last week I broke all my resolves to post every day.

Okay, maybe my expectations were a little extreme but it seemed like a doable goal and one to get me ready for NANOWRIMO.

But what can I say. Life got in the way.

Now I’m back on track.

Since I missed the usual Saturday blog where I introduce one of the members of Trinity Writers’ Workshop, I will overcompensate my mentioning the awesome seminar TWW is hosting on November 5th at the Hampton Inn in Hurst, Texas. Information about the seminar and a preregistration sheet can be found in the events section at the Trinity Writers’ Workshop website:


Our keynote speaker is none other than Chuck Sambuchino, the editor with Writers’ Digest and editor of A guide to Literary Agents.

This Seminar Will Include:

  • Chapter One Dos and Don’ts
  • What an Editor Wants
  • Everything You Need to Know About Agents and Queries
  • One-on-One sessions to discuss your query with Chuck Sambuchino
  • Open-mike for attendees to read their own material.
  • Lunch will be provided
  • Book Sales and Signings by Chuck Sambuchino and published TWW writers.

Who Should Attend:

  • Writers of fiction or nonfiction
  • Writers with a finished or near-finished manuscript
  • Writers who desire to attain publication submission skills

9:00-9:30         Registration, Book Signings.

9:30-9:45        Welcome and Introduction of Speaker
9:45 – 10:45    What Editors Want
11:00 – 12:00  Chapter One Dos and Don’ts
12:00 – 1:00    Lunch, Book Signings, Drawings
1:00 – 3:00      EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT AGENTS AND QUERIES (kind of a long double session)
3:30 – 6:30      One-on One sessions with Chuck
                           Open Mike
                           Book Signings
7:00 – 8:30     Dinner TBD
9:00 –               Reception in ballroom.

Chuck Sambuchino is an editor for Writer’s Digest Books (an imprint of F+W Media) and is the editor of Guide to Literary Agents as well as Children’s Writer’s & Illustrator’s Market. He recently helmed the third edition of Formatting & Submitting Your Manuscript (2009).

Chuck has instructed on writing and publishing at more than 40 writing events in the past five years, including presentations in Italy and Canada.

His humor book, How to Survive a Garden Gnome Attack (2010;, was featured by Reader’s Digest and AOL News. Chuck is also a writer and freelance editor. He is a produced playwright, with both original and commissioned works produced. He is a magazine freelancer, with articles appearing in Watercolor Artist, Pennsylvania Magazine, Cincinnati Magazine and New Mexico Magazine. During the past decade, more than 600 of his articles have appeared in print.

He is a husband, cover band guitarist, chocolate chip cookie fiend, and owner of a flabby-yet-lovable dog named Graham.

Chuck also has the tremendously popular blog: A Guide to Literary Agents and website. You can find my interview with him at the TWW blog.




About Sharon K Owen

I am a fiction writer, a university professor, a copy editor and an online writing teacher. My first Romantic Suspense: Thicker Than Water (Brands Crossing Series) was published in 2011 and the second book in the series, Whatever Goes Around, will be published in 2016. My short stories and poetry have been published in Descant, Concho River Review, Iron Horse, American Literary Review, Trinity Writer's Workshop newsletter and collections of Christmas stories. I am blessed with a loving, supportive family, a multitude of friends and the good fortune to share a cozy sanctuary in North Texas with my two cats (Matt and Cinders).

Posted on October 23, 2011, in Writers, Writers Groups, Writing Seminars and Conferences and tagged , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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