Own Your Authorship; Strut Your Story 


Jeannette DiLouie

Writing a fictional story or nonfiction memoir is one thing. You’ve got your outlines (or not), your plot, your characters, your setting… and your vocabulary to explain it all in vivid and captivating detail.

When it’s just you and that world of yours entwined together, nothing can stop you. Word after word goes down on those pages, filling them up with amazing descriptions and evocative explorations. With that kind of intense creator-to-created connection established across so many chapters, you know your story inside and out. It’s a living, breathing part of your imagination or memory.


So why then do you find yourself unable to string a single sentence together when someone asks you to describe it?


In this hands-on workshop, we’ll discuss how to get comfortable discussing your story: the authorial mentality you need to encourage, and the information you’ll want to include when describing it – and which parts to leave out in order to tease out sales. Plus, learn exactly how long your elevator pitch should be if you ever want to take it to a writer’s conference.

Author Platform Building 101


Lia Mack

Websites. Instagram. Blogs. Facebook. Goodreads. Amazon. Twitter. And that's just the beginning... In today's day and age, it's not enough to write a great book. You need to engage with your readers online. And it could be as simple as an author website showcasing your work and bio, or a whole plethora of web marketing tools such as websites, social media outlets, email marketing and more.

Regardless of how you want to show up online, you need to start somewhere. That's where this workshop comes into play.

With author and web designer/developer Lia Mack, all you need is a little computer savvy, connection to the internet, and you're good to go. 

In this hands-on workshop, you will begin building your author website, learn how to make easy, almost effortless professional web graphics, and even set up a social media platform of choice. 

Whether you ultimately become the great American reclusive author with just a simple profile on Goodreads or the biggest author presence online, knowing where and how to start building your author platform will give you the leg up your writing career needs in the saturated market of today. 



Fulfillment Policy: 

Attendees should receive a confirmation email after successfully signing up to show that their spot at the Retreat is being held. Further communication should follow as the date of the event draws closer. If no confirmation email is received, please contact JDiLouie@InnovativeEditing.com for further information.

Refund Policy: 
A full refund is available within 1 week of signing up provided said period is no less than 2 months before the event. After that, refunds are up to the discretion of The Genuine Writer’s Retreat.


Privacy Policy: 
The Genuine Writer’s Retreat takes your desire to remain unaccosted by spammers and other unsolicited communications seriously. As such, we only collect the information you submit to us in the registration form for immediate professional usage: i.e., holding your spot for the event itself.


Terms and Conditions: 
In order to reserve your place at The Genuine Writer’s Retreat, your full payment for the requested accommodations and/or services must be acknowledged and accepted by sponsor Innovative Editing. If you do not receive proper acknowledgement that your request went through, please email JDiLouie@InnovativeEditing.com for confirmation. Payment is made through either PayPal or Wix, two respected financials-focused institutions, and your card or PayPal account will be charged in U.S. dollars.

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