Workshops and Training
Making Your “Author” Website Work
As a writer, your website is your business card to the world, but people need to find it first! How to bring more traffic to your website, interact with your clients/readers online, and use social media to become a household name.
This is a workshop both for writers seeking to improve their usage and grammar, and for those interested in starting a career in editing. Hands-on work will include common pitfalls, working with a content cheat-sheet, and how to approach a manuscript. Participants will review the major style guides, learn how to create their own style sheets, and more.
Writing the Mystery Novel
Insights gleaned from major mystery novelists will inform a workshop on the “rules” of this particular literary genre. How to classify mysteries; who are the outstanding figures in each sub-genre; plotting the mystery; mystery characters; avoiding mysterious pitfalls will all be covered. Participants will come out of the workshop with the beginnings of a plot in hand.
Writing Portfolios in the Online World
Once upon a time, writers held an actual portfolio in their hands and presented the work inside to prospective clients. The online universe is your portfolio now, so you need to know what is and what is not “out there,” and how to organize it. We’ll show you how to present yourself and your work in the best possible online light!
Writing The Book Proposal
Possibly every writer’s worst nightmare: selling the book to an agent or publisher! We can’t take away your pain, but we can show you how to write a successful query letter and nonfiction book proposal. Come with an idea in mind and leave with your proposal outlined!
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