Creative Quills is back at El Reno Carnegie Library!

Creative Quills Writing Group is once again meeting at the El Reno Carnegie Library after the library has done a major renovation. There are still boxes to put away, but we are back to writing in our private digs! Come see the new and beautiful library–all the good parts are still there! And come write with us, every other Tuesday at 10:30am. Next meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 3! See you there, I hope!CQpic

New Writers Meet for Writing & Publishing Class at CVTech

Our writing and publishing class is meeting for the first night of our eight week course! We have several children’s book writers as well as adult fiction writers and others with various projects of different types. We’ll be figuring out to deal with the issues of illustration for those who write stories for children as well as for book covers.
We also have a writer in residence this semester, Carol Nichols, author of A Different Season and Most of the Moment. We look forward to exploring how to finish these projects and ready them for publication and marketing.
Can’t wait to see what happens!

Writing Prompt: Nothing is Insurmountable.

Writing Prompt: Nothing is Insurmountable.

Please forgive errors; just wrote and uploaded this quickly!

Nothing is insurmountable. I always say. There’s nowhere to go but up. Even if you fall down or make a mistake, there’s nowhere else to go or nothing else to do but get up and try again. To me, failure is not a failure. It’s a fine-tuning process. You goof; it’s time to make an adjustment. Sometimes, you goof, and you need to say sorry. That’s okay. To be sorry is okay; name it and claim it. Sometimes a heartfelt apology goes a long way to solve or at least smooth over a problem. What if the mistake is dire? What if someone gets hurt? I always look at those things from a spiritual perspective. Perhaps I needed to learn to be more careful. Perhaps someone else did. Nevertheless, this gives me an option to grow through reparations—towards seeking to understand more and doing as much as possible to reverse the process. Think of people who used their cell phones and got into accidents. First of all, some make reparation by going to jail or doing public service. Others take up the cause of informing others not to do that, using themselves as examples, telling their stories of carelessness, shame, and pain. This won’t bring a person back, but this person may save hundreds of other lives by admitting and accepting fault and then telling their story. We don’t always know the reasons for our mistakes or failures, but there is always a road towards positive change available. Nothing is completely insurmountable. We always have the choice to get up and go—UP.

Write Publish & Market Your Book – new classes & new online writing community!


“I absolutely loved taking this class. Andrea Foster has a strong concern for her students and their success. Taking this class has been one of the best decisions I’ve made with regard to my professional development.”
“I loved this course, and the teacher is super. I now have two books in print and two more ready to go because of her help and knowledge.”
“She is so knowledgeable, and I appreciate the individual attention.”
“Andrea did an absolutely fantastic job! She was very well prepared and her experience, depth of knowledge, and passion for teaching the class were clear every single class. She provided excellent research materials and practical ways for new writers to become published authors. I’d attend any future class she teaches!”
These are some of the things my students have written about my WRITE PUBLISH & MARKET YOUR BOOK classes. I have also been told by a marketing person that only ONE of my sessions was like having a fire hose (of ideas) turned on her! Still others have said, “why spend $300 on a conference when I can spend $19 for a class that covers everything and so much more?” To be fair, that $19 is the senior/veteran’s discount, but full price of the class is $99. (for 24 hours/8weeks of 3-hour classes)
I was in the book business a LOONNG time doing everything from writing, editing, marketing, and every other aspect of publishing there is. I got the goods! Please join us for a cheap, fun, and worthwhile experience at CVTech! You know you have wanted to publish your book. Let’s do it!!! As they said, I love to help!
Cheers! Andrea Foster aka The Booklady

Creative Quills reads at Our Glass!

Creative Quills reads at Our Glass!

Creative Quills members held a Story Slam at Our Glass in El Reno for Burger Day.  LaDonna White legitimately won the evening with her humorous story.  We had new writers Garrett Clifton and Milton White as well as some of our “regulars”!  Join us for the next event Thursday, June 7th at 7pm for a writing adventure at restaurant & pub Our Glass, 108 S. Bickford, El Reno, OK.




Writing & Publishing Classes start again at the VoTech! CVTech, that is!

Writing & Publishing Classes start again at the VoTech!  CVTech, that is!

If you have ever wanted to write a book or take those poems in the closet and publish them or take your Nana’s memoirs and publish them, the classes at CVTech are for you.  You will learn everything you need to learn about how to finish your book, how and where to publish it, and what to do after you’re done.

Want to make money?  Write Publish Your Book on Mondays, 6-9pm teach you how to do so with writing and book related careers.  Learn the tips and tricks to getting published and making money with your book.

You can also learn how to create and publish a book for next to NADA–that’s nothing!  Learn about self-publishing and on demand publishing and ebooks and much much more.

What does it take to become a best seller?  Do you need to be famous?  Do you need an agent? How fast (or slow) will success happen?  Learn everything there is to know about finishing and publishing your book and then selling it in this 8 week class for $99.  Veterans & seniors pay only $19!  For 8 weeks!

Publishing expert/writer/professor Andrea Foster has been in the “book biz” for over forty years.  Find out the real scoop to getting published!  After Class 1, then is a Workshop class on Wednesdays where we “git ‘er done”!  There is also a Wednesday class from 4-6pm called “Finish Your Book” for folks still in the process of completing a book project, whatever it may be.

Call CVTech to register: 405.422.2201.