Self Publishers’ Boot Camp
Let me guide you on your journey in self-publishing. From a professional indie author with aspirations just like you, this course will give you all the skills and information you need to publish your own book. Whether you are a seasoned writer or a first-time novelist, we’ll cover the reason to go indie vs traditional publishing, cover creation, formatting your manuscript, Createspace/ KDP and market options such as Kindle Unlimited.
- This can be taught as a one class overview or a continuing class
Get Your Blog On
Ready to get your blog on the web? Learn what it takes to build your site, create content, maintain your web presence, and drive traffic to your blog.
*This workshop can be taught as a 50 minute overview, or a continuing hands on workshop where attendees can bring their laptops and ideas to build their blog during class. Will teach the basics of either blogger or wordpress.com. .
Every good product needs a marketing plan and sale pitch. But we’re just writers, right? In this class you’ll learn the basic outline of a fiction book proposal, including formatting, hooks, blurbs, bios, and marketing strategies that will help escalate you to the top of any agent or editor’s submission pile. (45 min)
‘Tween the lines
Do you have a group of tween or teens that is on fire with the passion to write? Then let’s get writing. We’ll cover the basics of writing a short story and expanding it to a novel. We’ll talk about different kinds of writing: flash fiction, poetry, short stories, novellas, and novels. We’ll briefly discuss the revision and editing process, and by the end of the workshop these tweens and teens will have started a writing piece of their own.
Your Author Site
In this workshop we will cover the importance of authors having an online website in addition to their social media. Included will be the necessary pages every author should have, examples of author pages to inspire your own author page and how to use your author page as a tool to reach your readers.
The Dreadful Synopsis
We have all been there. We’ve wrote the book, we’re proud of our accomplishment, and we’ve even got those pages polished and ready for presentation, but there is one thing missing–that dreadful synopsis. We all hate writing them, and how do you squeeze everything about your book into just one or two pages let alone and elevator pitch? Learn how to break it down, skillfully craft those words and practice what to say so when you’re ready you’ll handle those Synopsis like a pro.
A fun hands on workshop for small groups who love to learn new things and express themselves through written words. Not only will we talk about how Journaling helps reduce stress, problem solve, and create a family heirloom, but attendees will put together and stitch their own handmade journal using either Japanese stab stitch or Coptic stitch book binding methods. (45-60 min)
Being an indie author allows you the freedom of not only deciding what goes into your book, but what goes on it. We’ll look at what makes a good cover and what makes a not-so-good cover as well as tips and tools for using programs like Canva and PicMonkey to create an ebook cover that is both satisfying to you and appealing to your readers.