Thursday, August 13, 2020

Make the Fall Your Most Productive Yet! Join Study Hall!




Make the Fall a time of creativity and productivity!
Join TODAY!


Do you have at least FOUR picture book manuscripts you want to revise?

Would you like to dedicate one month to fine-tuning your manuscripts?

Could you benefit from the eyes of a professional?

STUDY HALL is a month-long online critique group for writers of picture books, which provides manuscript critiques, weekly talks, and daily motivation and accountability under the guidance of a professional, multi-published author.

Your One Month of Study Hall Includes:
·       FOUR Professional Critiques – Once a week, upload a picture book manuscript for critique by Marcie and the other members of the group.
·       Weekly video chats – Once a week Marcie will host a Facebook Live Chat in which she will speak to the manuscripts she has critiqued and provide additional guidance. If you cannot participate live, the session will be posted in the group for later viewing.
·       Unlimited Access to Marcie in the Private Facebook Group – Study Hall will take place in a private Facebook group where Marcie will be daily, responding to your posts, answering your questions, etc. She’s there to support you in your writing projects. 
·       Weekly Live-Virtual Writing Streaks – Four times a week (Monday through Friday) we will schedule a virtual Writing Streak so we can work alongside each other on our writing projects. Writing Streak times will vary each day.
·       Accountability Check-Ins – Once a day (Monday through Friday)—in the morning to set our intention and writing goals for the day and once in the evening to check in and help each other stay accountable and motivated to keep going. It is up to the participant to decide how little or how much they do. Every bit counts! The most important thing is daily progress.
·       Small Group Attention – Each month of Study Hall will have no more than SIX participants.

Get ALL of this for the low price of $245 per month!
Email Marcie at marciecolleen@gmail.com to 
Now booking for September, October, and November!
Limited space!

 (If space is available, writers may join for more than one month at a time.)


Wednesday, June 24, 2020

ANNOUNCING: Study Hall for Chapter Books! Starting in August

You asked for it and its here! Study Hall for Chapter Books!

Just like the original Study Hall for Picture Books, but limited to 4 participants!

Each week, share up to 10 pages of your Chapter Book WiP and receive written feedback. 

Sign up today! 
(details below)


STUDY HALL for Chapter Books: ($400/month) An online month-long critique group

For  writers of chapter books, which provides manuscript critiques, weekly talks, and daily motivation and accountability under the guidance of a professional, multi-published author.

Your One Month of Study Hall Includes:

  • FOUR Professional Critiques – Once a week, upload 10 pages of your manuscript for critique by Marcie and the other members of the group.
  • Weekly video chats – Once a week Marcie will host a Facebook Live Chat in which she will speak to the manuscripts she has critiqued and provide additional guidance. If you cannot participate live, the session will be posted in the group for later viewing.
  • Unlimited Access to Marcie in the Private Facebook Group – Study Hall will take place in a private Facebook group where Marcie will be daily, responding to your posts, answering your questions, etc. She’s there to support you in your writing projects.
  • Weekly Live-Virtual Writing Streaks – Once a week we will schedule a virtual Writing Streak so we can work alongside each other on our writing projects. Writing Streak times will vary each week.
  • Accountability Check-Ins – Every morning (Monday through Friday)—to set our intention and writing goals for the day and help each other stay accountable and motivated to keep going. It is up to the participant to decide how little or how much they do. Every bit counts! The most important thing is daily progress.
  • Small Group Attention – Each month of Study Hall will have no more than FOUR participants.

  • Get ALL of this for the low price of $400 per month!

  • Email Marcie at marciecolleen@gmail.com to 
    Session starts Monday, August 3rd and runs for 4 weeks.


Monday, June 15, 2020

Make THIS Your MOST Productive Summer Ever with STUDY HALL!



July Study Hall begins Monday the 6th 
and runs for four weeks. 
Join TODAY!


Do you have at least FOUR picture book manuscripts you want to revise?

Would you like to dedicate one month to fine-tuning your manuscripts?

Could you benefit from the eyes of a professional?

STUDY HALL is a month-long online critique group for writers of picture books, which provides manuscript critiques, weekly talks, and daily motivation and accountability under the guidance of a professional, multi-published author.

Your One Month of Study Hall Includes:
·       FOUR Professional Critiques – Once a week, upload a picture book manuscript for critique by Marcie and the other members of the group.
·       Weekly video chats – Once a week Marcie will host a Facebook Live Chat in which she will speak to the manuscripts she has critiqued and provide additional guidance. If you cannot participate live, the session will be posted in the group for later viewing.
·       Unlimited Access to Marcie in the Private Facebook Group – Study Hall will take place in a private Facebook group where Marcie will be daily, responding to your posts, answering your questions, etc. She’s there to support you in your writing projects. 
·       Weekly Live-Virtual Writing Streaks – Four times a week (Monday through Friday) we will schedule a virtual Writing Streak so we can work alongside each other on our writing projects. Writing Streak times will vary each day.
·       Accountability Check-Ins – Once a day (Monday through Friday)—in the morning to set our intention and writing goals for the day and once in the evening to check in and help each other stay accountable and motivated to keep going. It is up to the participant to decide how little or how much they do. Every bit counts! The most important thing is daily progress.
·       Small Group Attention – Each month of Study Hall will have no more than SIX participants.

Get ALL of this for the low price of $245 per month!
Email Marcie at marciecolleen@gmail.com to 
Now booking for July!
Session starts Monday, July 6th and runs for 4 weeks.

 (If space is available, writers may join for more than one month at a time.)

Sunday, March 22, 2020

Stay Productive in the Face of COVID-19! Join Study Hall!


Many of us are having trouble staying on track with our writing goals in the face of this global pandemic. Perhaps Study Hall can help you, as it has helped several writers in the last two years be more productive and meet their goals in just one month!

Consider joining us for a very special April 2020 Study Hall with even more accountability and encouragement. Together we can continue to create.

Join today!



Do you have at least FOUR picture book manuscripts you want to revise?

Would you like to dedicate one month to fine-tuning your manuscripts?

Could you benefit from the eyes of a professional?

STUDY HALLis a month-long online critique group for writers of picture books, which provides manuscript critiques, weekly talks, daily motivation, and accountability under the guidance of a professional, multi-published author.

Your One Month of Study Hall Includes:
·      FOUR Professional Critiques– Once a week, upload a picture book manuscript for critique by Marcie and the other members of the group.
·      Weekly video chats – Once a week Marcie will host a Facebook Live Chat in which she will speak to the manuscripts she has critiqued and provide additional guidance. If you cannot participate live, the session will be posted in the group for later viewing.
·      Unlimited Access to Marcie in the Private Facebook Group – Study Hall will take place in a private Facebook group where Marcie will be daily, responding to your posts, answering your questions, etc. She’s there to support you in your writing projects. 
·      Live-Virtual Writing Streaks – Daily we will schedule a virtual Writing Streak so we can work alongside each other on our writing projects. Writing Streak times will vary each week.
·      Accountability Check-Ins – Once a day (Monday through Friday)—in the morning to set our intention and writing goals for the day and once in the evening to check in and help each other stay accountable and motivated to keep going. It is up to the participant to decide how little or how much they do. Every bit counts! The most important thing is daily progress.
·      Small Group Attention– Each month of Study Hall will have no more than SIX participants.
Get ALL of this for the low price of $245 per month!
Email Marcie at marciecolleen@gmail.com
(If space is available, writers may join for more than one month at a time.)

Saturday, January 4, 2020

I Want to Celebrate World Read Aloud Day with You! (Sign-ups Available)



It's that magical time of year again, World Read Aloud Day!

I, along with thousands of children's authors, will be celebrating in classrooms around the globe via Skype.

Several spots are still available for a FREE 20-minute Skype, which includes a read aloud of one of my books (you choose!) and a brief Q&A.

Sign up today! Just follow this link.



Friday, December 20, 2019

Dear Santa: one writer's Christmas wish (annual repost)

Originally published December 21, 2011. Dedicated to everyone with a very specific writer's wish this holiday season. May Santa bring you what you wish...I'm still waiting for Rick Springfield!

Dear Santa,

Its been awhile, I know.  I have found it difficult to write ever since the Easy Bake Oven incident of 1979, however, I have finally let that go.  From what I have gathered through the years, you saved me and my family from many a cake with the consistency of a hockey puck.  However, I have to say at times I do feel a little unfulfilled, having never had the "cooking by lightbulb" childhood experience.  But despite all of that, I am quite a good baker, as you know because of the milk and cookies I have left you over the years.  And we will come back to that later.

I write today with a very specific want...desire...need!  Santa, I WANT AN AGENT!  I want a literary agent real bad.

There I said it.

To think that I could have that one person who believes in my work as much as I do and who has the professional clout and know-how to launch my career is wonderful!

To be able to say to other social invitations, "No sorry.  I am not available Tuesday.  I have a lunch meeting with my agent," would be grand!

To be "represented" to the Publishing BIG HOUSES in NYC...priceless.  Well, not "priceless"...it'll cost me 15% of any earnings...but STILL!  To even imagine having earnings from my writing is unfathomable!

I know what you are going to say.  I know you are not in the business of giving people as Christmas gifts.  I remember that letter I wrote when I was 10, requesting Rick Springfield to be my boyfriend.  You answered that you had found that people did not take kindly to being shoved in your sack and flown around the world only to be delivered under a tree on Christmas, so you gave up the practice.  Therefore, I had to be content with a Rick Springfield poster...hardly a substitute.

I know as much as I promise to take good care of my agent and treat my agent well, you are NOT going to shove one down my chimney.  That's why I came up with Plan B.

When you arrive at my home on Christmas Eve, instead of the customary milk and cookies, you are going to notice three things:  my computer with a window already open to a blank document in Microsoft Word, my printer all ready to go with plenty of paper, and a dictionary (agents do not like to see misspellings or misused words).

I am asking you, dear Santa Claus, to write a Query Letter for me!  Who better than someone who supposedly spies on me all year round?  You know all about me.  You know what I've been writing.  So pitch it!

They say to think of it as an elevator speech...or maybe in your case, a chimney speech.  For example, if you suddenly ran into Steven Spielberg on someone's roof and had a script you wanted to sell to him, what would you say to Mr. Spielberg on the trip down the chimney?  Get it?

Anyway, I will also include a list of guidelines. And Santa, please make sure you follow the appropriate guidelines so that your letter can be seriously considered. If I am interested in using your letter, I will certainly follow up by sending the appropriate milk and cookies. However, if you haven't heard from me within 6 to 8 weeks, please assume that I am passing on your letter and will be seeking help elsewhere.

Thank you in advance for your help.  Oh...and Merry Christmas!  Let's hope this is the beautiful beginning of the renewal of our friendship.

Sincerely,
Marcie Colleen

Monday, December 2, 2019

Opportunity to Start 2020 WRITE!

2019 is winding down and you deserve a break. 

But be sure to set yourself up for writing success in 2020!




Do you have at least FOUR picture book manuscripts you want to revise?

Would you like to dedicate one month to fine-tuning your manuscripts?

Could you benefit from the eyes of a professional?

STUDY HALLis a month-long online critique group for writers of picture books, which provides manuscript critiques, weekly talks, daily motivation, and accountability under the guidance of a professional, multi-published author.

Your One Month of Study Hall Includes:
·      FOUR Professional Critiques– Once a week, upload a picture book manuscript for critique by Marcie and the other members of the group.
·      Weekly video chats – Once a week Marcie will host a Facebook Live Chat in which she will speak to the manuscripts she has critiqued and provide additional guidance. If you cannot participate live, the session will be posted in the group for later viewing.
·      Unlimited Access to Marcie in the Private Facebook Group – Study Hall will take place in a private Facebook group where Marcie will be daily, responding to your posts, answering your questions, etc. She’s there to support you in your writing projects. 
·      Weekly Live-Virtual Writing Streaks – Once a week we will schedule a virtual Writing Streak so we can work alongside each other on our writing projects. Writing Streak times will vary each week.
·      Accountability Check-Ins – Once a day (Monday through Friday)—in the morning to set our intention and writing goals for the day and once in the evening to check in and help each other stay accountable and motivated to keep going. It is up to the participant to decide how little or how much they do. Every bit counts! The most important thing is daily progress.
·      Small Group Attention– Each month of Study Hall will have no more than SIX participants.

Get ALL of this for the low price of $245 per month!
Email Marcie at marciecolleen@gmail.com
Now booking for January, February, and March!
Start 2020 the right way!
(If space is available, writers may join for more than one month at a time.)