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Coming Attractions and Review of Jacci's Classes

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Author signing at the Reno Public Market 1-4pm, July 14th. 
299 E Plumb LnReno, NV 8950

Uraveling the Mystery of Children's and Young Adult Book Writing
Sunday July 20th, 10-12:30
Sierra Arts 17 S Virginia StReno, NV 89501

Kaboom Con, Saturday Sept 7th-8th

 851 E William St,  Carson City, NV

October 24th 12:00 Olli book sale and talk. 604 West Moana Lane, Reno.

Class Reviews:
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Tumbled People Retreat March 2024

 I APPRECIATED YOUR TEACHING ON THE STAGES WAS WONDERFUL,Y DONE AND NOT TOO MUCH TO TAKE IN. THE FACILITES WERE AN ABSOLUTE BLESSING, THE FOOD AMAZING, AND CONTINUE WITH THE BREAKOUT GROUPS. IT WAS HELPFUL THAT YOU ME TIONED THE FOCUS OF EACH BREAKOUT GROUP IN THE PAPERWORK. IT WAS ALL WONDERFUL.

The key takeaway for me was that I can find places to speak and not be afraid of the difficulties. I think it mostly had to do with how we were all going through challenges by responding to the topic. I was amazed that you didn't have to explicitly create a safe space because we created it for ourselves. I think it was a combination of your openness and the way you set it up, the diversity of the people there, as well as the sacred space, with the nuns who were praying.

  • I really valued our small discussion group.  I liked that its formation was random, taking care to ensure those of us who came with others were separated.  I think that was important.  Because we met with the same women over time, trust developed and sharing deepened.

My key takeaway is that life can be really messy. It’s my messy and I will keep looking for that rainbow and know that I am strong enough and never alone to wait patiently. My favorite quote is “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass, it’s about learning to dance in the rain”. I’m dancing. 

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Our first Aging Artists writing group was so fun! Click the picture to read what they learned. 

How to Write Books that Matter

 

Evaluations from the class:

"You are very kind and encouraging.  I am grateful that you are our mentor and instructor." G-

"For anyone interested in writing, I would recommend this class. It gave me so many ideas, things to think about, fine-tuning my writing, inspiration and so much more." R-

"I can’t thank you enough, your class was just the kick start I needed." M-

"Great Classes. My takeaway is to review the mechanics & then review again.

Student participation is always a great way to hear ourselves as [potential] authors." J-

"Huge thank you for hosting this wonderful course. 

The first session really ignited my writing passion again." L-

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Review for Blog Class

How do you rate this instructor?

Comments: 1. Jacci has so much knowledge and shares it in a way that’s easy to understand.

2. Very knowledgeable; she had students engage immediately which helps break the ice.

3. Very patient and informative.

4. Well paced and very calm. Easy to understand and follow.

5. Helpful information.

Conference Speaker

Women in Publishing
Summit Speaker 2023 and 2024

 

TMCC Writers Conference

April 13th, 2019

"Jacci is a people person who engages her audience with warmth and humor. We recently spoke together at a writers conference and it was a delight to not only work with her but to listen to her speak. With her background as a therapist, she is able to bring a different element to her talk which adds depth to the presentation. Her introduction of personality tests as a tool to help authors create characters gave the audience a new perspective. Her presentation was informative and engaging and I look forward to the next writers' conference together!"

Chantel Mathson 

CEO Inspirational Inc/ Tea with Chantel Ministries/ Speaker/Author/SpeechCoach

"Overall, your presentation was great. You were easy to understand and personable, and the time passed too swiftly, for it almost felt like the talk had just begun when, Bam! it was over. 

 

There were actually 2 areas that I really liked. One was your explanation of the names in Harry Potter--the how and why behind them and how important choosing the "right" name for our characters can be.

 

Secondly, was the Myers-Briggs indicators of personality. This is a wonderful tool that can be easily implemented in character creation. During your presentation, when comparing my MC in my current WIP to myself, I discovered we only share one of the four personality groupings. I found that utterly fascinating."​

 

LF Falconer, Author and conference participant

"Something that you did very well was your pace of speaking, your comfort in speaking, you had bright and easy to read notes and you had a good balance of speaking off with personal anecdotes and content to share. I personally, liked taking the personality quiz and doing that for the main character in order to know more about their voice. I also found it helpful to know The Who, what, when, where, why and why not of a story should be answered in the first chapter. Also, filling in the motivation of a story starting a sentence with “because” was a good way to summarize what our stories were about. Also, filling in the conflict or “why not” of our story starting with that sentence with “but” to answer that question."​

 

Ashley Norman-Smith, Writer and Conference attendee.

Reviews for class: Pitching, Promoting and Publishing

Comments:

1. Jacci brings person marketing experience to the class.

 2. Jacci was very knowledgeable and fairly current. I love that she included two great speakers who were published.

3. Covered many helpful topics such as marketing and the different types. Brought in additional speakers to cover publishing aspects of writing.

4. Enjoyed the classes a great deal.

Review for Writing Class: Developing Ideas, Characters, and Scenes

Comments:

1. She offered clear instruction of the topic of writing.

2. Jacci was great. The feedback was excellent and a balance between work and fun was well maintained.

3. Enjoyable class, friendly, knowledgeable, brought experience into the class.

4. Good information and instructor explains clearly and brings information that helps with material that can’t be found online. Exercises helped with writing.

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