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Arizona Authors Archive: Newsletters

Here are some links to our archived newsletters from 2019-2021. If you'd like to receive the latest issues and add your news and book releases to our newsletters (free to members) please join Arizona Authors Association today!


Arizona Authors Archive: Zoom Workshops and Meetings

January 13, 2024 Annual Business Meeting
Click HERE to view the meeting and enter passcode: t&S*UR06

January 14, 2023 Annual Business Meeting
Click HERE to view the meeting and enter passcode: p?$3Q3.p

What is the Why? Building a Backstory for Nuanced Characters and Authentic Conflict:

Presented on April 30, 2022, by USA Today Bestselling Author Karen Odden. To view this video, click HERE and enter pass code: 8*9#y1bN

Let Them Talk! Writing Compelling Character Dialogue:

Presented on July 9, 2022, by Award-Winning Author and Broadway Star Penny Orloff. To view this video, click HERE and enter pass code: N6*!pLsg

How to Commit Murder: Techniques for Writing a Compelling Mystery Novel:

Presented on August 13, 2022, by Award-Winning Author and Educator Donis Casey. To view this video, click HERE and enter pass code: YpSpB^66

The Snowflake Method:

Presented on September 17, 2022 by Award-Winning Author Jane Ruby. To view this video, click HERE  and enter pass code: i5i8!&3@

Getting Your Work "Out There":

Zoom Workshop Presented by Award-Winning Author/Playwright/Performer Penny Orloff on October 15, 2022. This is part one of a two-part series on Zoom. To view part one of this workshop, click HERE and enter pass code: +L6u4hUy

Getting Your Work "Out There" Part 2:

To see the second part of Penny's wonderful workshop, which aired live on November 12, 2022, click HERE and enter the pass code: W@4@fX38

To Participate in Workshops, Join Arizona Authors Association Today! 

Other Resources


12 Book Marketing Strategies for Authors

How to Market Your Book

How I Sold Over Half A Million Books Self-Publishing
The internet's largest free database of literary agents

Arizona Authors Association Blog 

The Arizona Authors Association blog on provides insight into everything that goes on in the association, including recent events, articles, tips and information on our members and their publications. 


Bowker provides ISBN numbers to authors and publishers. The site contains valuable information for new authors. 

The Chicago Manual of Style

The Chicago Manual of Style Online is the venerable, time-tested guide to style, usage, and grammar in an accessible online format. It is indispensable to authors and editors.


Copyright Office

Literary Market Place

The Literary Market Place provides a list of publishers and presses.

NaNoWriMo is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides tools, structure, community, and encouragement to help people find their voices, achieve creative goals, and build new worlds — on and off the page.


Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America

Editors and Predators / resources for writers


Writer's Digest

Writer's Digest is the No.1 Resource for Writers, Celebrating the Writing Life and What it Means to be a Writer in Today's Publishing Environment.

Renner Writes

Barbara Renner, Arizona Authors Association member and author of several childrens' series including Lonnie the Loon, Quincy the Quail and more, packs a lot of information into her website. She updates her blog regularly and is available for school and library appearances. Check out Renner Writes to see what's new.

Karen Odden's Workshops

One of Arizona Authors Association's workshop presenters, USA Today bestselling author Karen Odden, offers workshops for writers in a wide range of topics. To find out more about Karen and her workshops, click HERE


Draft2Digital provides online support for self-published authors, with free tools for writes who need help with formatting their manuscript and publishing it. They provide a web address for writers without their own websites, and provide access to utilities that aid writers in getting their books to print. Draft2Digital has combined with Smashwords to make it even more useful than before. No up-front costs; Draft2Digital takes 10 percent of the proceeds of book sales sold through their site. Check out Draft2Digital HERE

Writing for the Theater

Here is an educational link for those who want to write screenplays and scripts for film and theater. Check out the Theater Seat blog HERE

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