In an ever-changing publishing environment, writers want to get hands-on, specific training but also to better understand the publishing industry. They want to know if their idea is sellable, how it can stand out to publishers, what the typical timeline and process is, advice on how to balance writing and marketing, and much more.
We believe authors should be able to have this type of assistance, and we offer it in distinct ways for any writer who would like to move further into the craft of writing and how to get the hands-on training they need.
- Author consulting on particular projects or publishing questions
- Critiques of sample writing for conferences or outside of conferences
- Webinars for agency clients once a month
- Roundtable discussions on publishing once a quarter with writers in our area
- Educational webinars from publishing experts, authors, and us through My Influence Circle
We are affiliated with Declare and Compel and have done webinars for both.
Webinars we have led have been on topics like: “What Makes Your Book Eye-Catching To Publishers,” “Don’t Diminish Your Voice,” and others. Webinars we’ve hosted include acquisitions editors from publishing companies, freelance editors, speaker coaches, book proposals, and social media workshops.
At conferences we have presented workshops on “Exactly How Do I Sell My Book?”, “From Blog to Book,” “Four Questions Every Writer Should Ask,” “What’s In/Out In Publishing?” and others.
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If you would like consulting on a particular project, have questions about publishing, or want to set up a critique of your work, click here.
For conference critiques and meetings, we set those up on an individual basis per the conference schedule. Sometimes the conferences will announce these and set them up. Other times we have writers contacting us if they see we are coming to the conference. For individual inquiries, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org and include “Conference” in the subject line. Let us know which conference you would like to meet with us or provide a critique of your work prior to the conference.