The 2014 Rock Hill SCWW Writer’s Eighth Annual Intensive

The 2014 Rock Hill SCWW Writer’s Eighth Annual Intensive Presents:


Such as Publishing & Marketing


Saturday – July 12, 2014

9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Doors open at 8:30 am for registration


Grace Lutheran Church

426 Oakland Avenue

Rock Hill, SC  29730


Contact: Connie Driscoll-Miller  (980) 253-7261




Anne Eisenstein


Anne Eisenstein is the author of Hiding Carly and Fallen Prey, both are part of her Young Adult Sean Gray Junior Detective Mystery series. She is a graduate of the FBI Citizen’s Academy and utilized the experience to tell the story of a missing child’s reunion with her mother in Hiding Carly and the dangers of Internet predators in Fallen Prey.  Anne holds a B.S. in education and a M.Ed. in School Psychology. She has worked in the public schools, psychiatric treatment facilities, private practice, the South Carolina Department of Juvenile Justice as well as teaching college level psychology. She currently resides in Columbia, SC.


Anne will be hosting four workshops, two of which are specifically targeted for Young Adult writers or those interested in learning more about that genre.


Creative Writing for Young Adults will be offered in two parts. This will be an interactive workshop for the Young Adult genre or those interested in writing in that Genre. Please remember to register for both sessions.


How to Make your Dialogue Snap, Crackle, and Pop is designed for all writers. Anne is very excited about this new offering and it has become one of her favorites.


Color Your Word- Techniques to Improve, Enrich, & Enhance your Writingassists the writer in finding just the right words to bring your characters, scenery and dialogue to life. Writers of all genres and poets will benefit from this workshop.


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Barbara Kidd Lawing


Barbara Lawing has worked with hundreds of writers during her career. She has taught at Central Piedmont Community College in Charlotte as well as the Levine Jewish Community Center.  In 1981 she declared herself a writer. Her book of poems 117 Poems is a collection of poems composes between 1981 and 2005. Her publications have appeared in numerous small press journals and she is currently in the final editing stages of two novels.  She is also the editor of four compilations of work by her students.  This May saw the opening of her property north of Charlotte, North Carolina as a Writers Day Camp.


Barbara will host four workshops that will appeal to short story writers, poets and any writer who is looking for help or inspiration with dramatic effect, creating, cutting out the unnecessary and writing monologue.


Create and Organize Your Story for Dramatic Effect


Poetry Play shop-Conceive New Poems is for the want to be poet and the poet who already delights in writing verse. Participants will make “right now poems” and those in this workshop are guaranteed to be surprised at what surfaces. Those participating in this workshop are encouraged to continue the experience in the Poet Workshop that will follow.


Poet Workshop- Trim and Shape Your Poems. So now you have your poem. What next? Anyone who writes poetry understands the challenge in cutting out unnecessary rhetoric and creating a visible presence on paper. This workshop will help the participant do just that. It is encouraged that you take the previous workshop and use the poems from there or bring a couple of your own.


For Poets, Memoirists, Fiction Authors, And Family Historians: The Art of Monologue  The one sided conversation in which our hero or heroine converses with themselves and you the reader have a ringside seat. All writers will benefit form this foray into monologue design.


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Rosemary C. Gray

Rosemary C. Gray is a member of the Rock Hill Chapter of the SCWW. She worked in textile design in Manhattan, New York for many years. Her career included the training of artists to paint for, and design on the first CAD system developed for printed textiles in the United States. She now pairs her illustrations with short stories and poems. Rosemary illustrated Merry Taylor’s Does This Fig Leaf Make Me Look Fat? and Professor emeritus Judith Barban’s Crown Jewels.  She currently works for Sunscribe Publishers and lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina.  When the requests for a workshop on illustration came to the committee’s attention we immediately thought of Rosemary.


Rosemary’s workshop, Enhancement by Illustration- A Picture is Worth a 1000 Words will appeal to artists, photographers, and writers who want to learn about the world of illustration and the printed word.  In today’s world of self-publishing and self – marketing writers must understand the appeal of the visual in presenting their work. The participant will come away from Rosemary’s workshop enlightened.


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Ed Wilson


Ed Wilson, another member of the Rock Hill Chapter, is the best selling author of 14 technical books related to computer protocols and programming. His articles have appeared in dozens of various computer magazines. He speaks globally at such conferences as TechEd. His books have been translated into several languages. His daily blog has nearly a million visitors each month and his twitter account registers more than 15, 000 followers.  He has almost completed his first mystery novel and it is currently titled Mystery on Deck. There have been many requests for social media education for writers and who better than the social media expert himself.


Ed Wilson will offer two workshops:


 The 7 Secrets to Success as a Technical Writer is designed for the aspiring technical writer or the creative writer who is interested in selling their knowledge to supplement their creative work.  What do you have to offer? You might be surprised.


Blog Essentials – The Five Must Haves addresses the basic questions we as writers have about setting up our own blogs and utilizing their potential. We all know as modern writers that we need one but for many of us it is an intimidating process. This workshop will help you get started.


You can contact Ed Wilson at



Ed R. Green


Ed R. Green is the chair of the Rock Hill Chapter of the South Carolina Writer’s Workshop. His publications include technical works in the field of Physical Therapy and a short story adapted from a scene in The Ring of Woodland Stars, the second book in his fantasy series the Sapphire Prison. Hope, book one in the series of five was published in December of 2013.  He has a M.S. in Physical Therapy and is a Reiki Master.  He owns a therapy practice and treats both people and horses.


Ed Green will be offering two workshops that can be taken separately but it is recommended that they be taken together.  Using the Semiconscious Mind to Spur Creative Thought and Using the Subconscious to Spur Creative Thought will teach you techniques to free up that writers block and propel your writing to new levels. This workshop will benefit all writers including poets, creative non-fiction, romantic fiction and journalists. Out of ideas, plot confusion, bored with yourself – come to these interactive workshops and free your creative spirit.


You can contact Ed Green through his Facebook page below or his email:


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Craig Faris


Craig Faris is a popular presenter at the Annual Intensive. His publications are numerous and include short fiction, non-fiction, plays and novels. He has won twenty-five awards at regional and national levels, including fourth place in the 80th Annual Writers Digest competition for his short story, House of Ruth. He has also won the 2010 McCray Literary Award and was a short-list finalist in the 2010 and 2012 William Faulkner Pirates Alley International Writing Competition. His novel The Spectrum Conspiracy was published in January of 2012 and has won 5 literary awards as well as earning more than 54 five-star reviews on Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Craig lives in Rock Hill, South Carolina.


Craig designed his four workshops to meet the requests of last year’s participants:


Normal Literary Behavior, Publishing Secrets & Techniques is a two – part workshop designed for the writer from a writer into the intricacies of publishing and marketing. Want the real scoop on the world of self, small press and large press publishing? Come to this interactive, intensive writers survival workshop. You will not be sorry.


Digging Your Literary Grave- Turning Mistakes Into Positives reaches into the world of writing error and turns them around. From rejection letters to bad editing, Craig will show you how to learn from the past and make your mistakes work for you. Bring your real world experiences to class for discussion.


A Map to the Bestseller List – Proven Tips on how to Write a Book: Craig shares with the participants the journey of a book in progress. 15 plus tips from his own experience of writing two books from concept to publication. Writers who are frustrated, successful and new to the process will benefit from Craig’s experience.


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The Rock Hill Chapter of the South Carolina Writer’s Workshop (SCWW) is excited about its 8th annual writer’s workshop. We developed the 2014 Intensive Workshop from the comments and recommendations from last years’ attendees as well as members of the Rock Hill Chapter.  There is plenty to choose from and thanks to private donations we are once again able to offer the Workshop at bargain prices ($25.00 with a $5.00 discount for SCWW members).  Lunch is included as well as coffee and pastries in the morning.  We have tables available for the sale of books although you must be a workshop attendee to purchase table space.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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