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 – as well as 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
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. 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 show up 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 and connection to the internet, and you're good to go.
In this hands-on workshop, you'll 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.