Are you a published writer? Or are you looking to get published? We are here to help. We have some wonderful people who volunteered their time and their talents to help you with your quest in this field. These seminars are free and are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Stop by today.
Getting the Word Out - the meaning of the word 'social' in social media - Susan MacNicol
Talking about various methods of social media and the type of reach it might have. Trying to let people understand that it's interaction people are looking for, not a constant barrage of 'Buy Me' Buy Me'. Making friends, developing relationships, getting people to buy into helping you promote yourself and letting them feel valued doing so. Networking, the different types of promoting. Deciding what works for you despite all the hype out there. Role playing, finding people's interests, getting the hook in your book and using it to make it fun and informative rather than simply selling your book. I used pole dancing and sheep phobias in my book Waiting for Rain and it still entertains people to this day.
Unleashing the Creator Within - A. Catherine Noon
Too often, writers assume that creativity is a matter of luck or rare talent. But author A. Catherine Noon shows us that each of us can write and unleash our inner creativity. In a one-month online workshop that draws on exercises and games, Catherine helps us identify the core values and strategies that will help us tap into our own creative potential, whether we’re “serious authors” or just writers who enjoy the written word. It is a workshop that will help each of us be more productive and successful with our writing and to sustain our creative output.
Email List Building for Writers: Multiply Your Reach AND Your Book Sales - Kimberly @ Your Writer Platform
If there was one thing you could do that would multiply your reach and help you build deeper relationships with people who are already interested in your message and your work – would you do it?
Building a targeted and invested email list of subscribers is hands down one of THE most important things you can do to ensure the long term growth of your writing career.
Learn how to create, manage and leverage an email list to build an audience, generate engagement and establish a veritable army of co-marketers and promoters for your books.
Outline Mistress - Olivia Waite
Writers are used to thinking of outlines as something to work on before you begin writing your story. But an outline can be a powerful tool for revision and polishing that completed first draft -- a great outline can strengthen character motivation, streamline a plot, and enrich the thoughts and themes of your manuscript. This four-week workshop will teach your about different types of outlines (scene list, character arc, and theme) and how to use all three to make your story shine.
How to Build a Diverse Media Kit - MM Jaye
The need to have a comprehensive Media Kit - Range of material recipients (Agents, book tour companies, journalists, radio/podcast hosts) - The synopses page - The Author Bios plus Links page - The excerpts page - The ""fun stuff"" document.
I chose the Submissions theme, as when a writer is ready to submit to agents, pitch a book blogger or hire a virtual book tour company, she should have all the material at hand.
What to Expect When You're Revising - Sarah M. Anderson
Have you polished your book until it shined? Whether you’re ready to start querying or have sold your first book, you’re about to discover the sheer joy of professional revisions. Join award-winning, multi-published author Sarah M. Anderson to learn about how the revision process changes from unpublished to published and get handy tips on how to survive that first revision letter, TrackChange, and never-ending rewrites. This workshop will cover the differences between rewrites, revisions, line edits and copy edits; detail the process of working with editors on revisions; presenting coping strategies for the dreaded rewrite; inspire confidence that revisions are not the end of the world, all with humor and chocolate. Questions are encouraged!
Queries and Synopses - Kris Bock
What is the difference between a cover letter, a query, a synopsis, and a proposal? How do you know which you need? And most importantly, how can you convey your complex idea in a few pages – or even a few sentences? This seminar will explain what these terms mean, and provide resources and examples of each format. Share your short pitches to get feedback from the group.
Crafting the Perfect Query
Letter - Erin McRae & Racheline Maltese
With 8 sales in 12 months (3 novels, 1 novella, 2 novelettes, and 2 short stories spread across three different presses), we are the queens of query letters. In this one day seminar we'll talk about how to craft the perfect concise and compelling query or submission letter, including writing a story blurb, structuring the letter, and writing a bio that's useful and informative. Last but not least we'll talk about how to handle communications when things go wrong (forgotten attachments, incorrect files, communications lost to the spam filter and more!)
How Do You Know You're Ready? - Corrina Lawson
How long should you work on a story before submitting or self-publishing? What are the signs to look for when you're done, not just finished with the first draft.
We'll talk about plot editing, character arcs, and copy editing.
Share the Wealth and Gain Followers - Tina Gayle
Do you have a blog?
Do you want to have more followers?
Learn how to do an author exchange where you not only gain followers but also increase the hits to your blog.