Last weekend I participated in a free open house at All Writer Workshops with five other instructors around a variety of topics relating to authors. Some of them were on craft--how to write better. Some of them were on story structure and editing. Yet others were on technology and the business of writing.
Over the next few weeks I am going to share some of my "lectures" from that Open House on this blog, as well as responses to some of the questions students asked. My segment was 5 Secrets Every Indie Author Should Know. You might think, "Oh, that's just a bulleted list." And it can be a simple bulleted list. However, the execution of that list is complex and that is where the Q&A gets interesting. I hope you will check into the blog regularly to see what was covered.
If you want some one-on-one mentoring to get your career off to the right start, I am offering all of my classes online now too. That allows you to participate on your own time schedule each day. The entire schedule through 2016 is now available. We've tried very hard to keep the costs reasonable. All workshops are either one week or two weeks. And you have 20 days after the end of the course to still access materials and benefit from discussions.
Workshop ScheduleMy current schedule is below. Class sizes are limited so that I can provide feedback to every student. Workshops include written step-by-step handouts, screenshots, cheat sheets and tips as applicable. Sign up soon so you don’t miss out.
|Course/Series||Start Date||End Date||Start Date||End Date|
|Indie Book Distribution Series|
|Distribution Demystified $35||Aug 16||Aug 22||May 1||May 7|
|Ebook Distribution Secrets $85||Sept 6||Sept 19||May 8||May 21|
|Print Distribution Secrets $50||Sept 27||Oct 3||June 5||June 11|
|Indie Book Formatting Series|
| Understanding Microsoft Word
|Mar 13||Mar 19|
|Formatting Ebooks $50||Mar 20||Mar 26|
|Formatting Print Books $50||Apr 10||Apr 16|
|Online Author Marketing Series|
| Effective Online Author
|Oct 4||Oct 10||July 31||Aug 6|
|Mailchimp – Your Marketing BFF $50||Oct 11||Oct 17||Aug 7||Aug 13|
|Become a Social Network Expert $85||Nov 8||Nov 21||Aug 21||Sept 4|
|Business Planning for Career
|What Career Do You Want? $35||Jan 10||Jan 23|
| Licenses, DBA, LLC, Corps
Oh My $35
|Jan 24||Jan 30|
|Title Development Planning $70||Jan 31||Feb 13|
|Career and Title Evaluation $50||Feb 21||Feb 28|
|Planning for Success and Failure $35||Feb 28||March 5|