ARIZONA AUTHORS ASSOCIATION
and Chandler Library to feature Scottsdale Author/Publishing Consultant
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, January 13, 2009 – Published author, publishing consultant “book shepherd” and Scottsdale business woman, Patricia L. Brooks, www.plbrooks.com will be the featured speaker on Monday evening, April 20th at 6:00 p.m. at the Chandler Library, 4930 W. Ray Rd., Chandler, AZ.
The Arizona Authors Association, in partnership with the Chandler Library continues their speaker series with Patricia’s talk Three (3) Tips for Writing Self-Help. Patricia shares her inspirational portrait of the relationship you want to develop with your writing as you take the many steps needed to produce fine work.
Ø Writing Inspiration for Self-Help. Patricia takes you on your first step to writing with passion because you must write self-help. The journey is fresh and uplifting in its account of how she prepared to go from being a ferocious reader to a writer to an author in the self-help genre. Her perspective is generous and worth noting as she shares with you how to get focused on your goal.
Ø The Importance of Research for Self-Help. This author shows wit, courage and faith during times of challenge by giving you research rules for self-help. Along with insight into a philosophy of writing life worth emulating, she motivates you regardless of your challenges to launch your vision for success and deal with writer’s block.
Ø The Voice and the Structure of Self-Help. Patricia asks you to think about what your vision is for the book, and what your psychology and philosophy are behind the book. She wants you to be honest about how committed you are to do this work and how prepared and willing you are to be critical at all check points. She expects you to ask yourself who you are, what makes you that way and why you feel compelled to write what you want to write.
Patricia L. Brooks is president/founder of the Scottsdale Society of Women Writers, a member of the AZ Authors Association, AZ Book Publishers Association and Phoenix Writers Club.
She is owner of P. L. Seminars, LLC (www.plbrooks.com), Brooks Goldmann Publishing Co., LLC, (www.brooksgoldmannpublishing.com) and is associate faculty at Arizona State University – teaching Marketing, She has resided in Arizona for over 30 years and been active in the business community for all of that time.
Patricia holds a Masters Degree in Organizational Management, the Advanced Toastmasters designation and has been named to “Who’s Who of America’s Teachers.
She can be reached at [email protected] or 480-250-5556. Patricia will be signing books at this event for her first book, a memoir, entitled Gifts of Sisterhood. Free chapters available on www.plbrooks.com