Workshops for the 2023 Between the Pages Writers Conference
TOPICS TO BE DETERMINED
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TOPICS TO BE DETERMINED
HOW TO WRITE A CHILDREN’S BOOKs THAT SELL
Author, editor, and publisher Clarissa Willis shares her tips about writing a children’s book that sell in an over-saturated market.
- Examine various paths to publication
- Find the illustrator that is right for you
- Know your audience
- Writing your book is easy: Marketing tips that work
INDIE AUTHOR MARKETING 101
Learn to market yourself and make real money. (presentation will be done twice for your convenience)
- Developing an online presence
- Gathering followers
- Quit wasting time with promotions and ads that don’t work
- Amazon and Bookbub paid ads
- An Author’s best asset for promoting and marketing (yourself).
WRITE SMARTER, WRITE FASTER
With ever-increasing constraints on their time, writers must learn to maximize the time they spend plotting their book and writing that first draft. This workshop will focus on techniques to help writers at all stages of their careers be more productive. Topics discussed will include:
- Plotting with Friends- The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
- Know Your Process- Writing is not One Size Fits All
- Tips & Tricks – How Prolific Writers Get Words on the Page
- If you need anything else, please let me know!
COVERING YOUR BRAND
Develop an active authors brand that will help you gain a following
- Understand the powerful marking tool book covers are (or should be)
- Utilize branding to make readers come to you
- Considerations for author brand development
- Common branding mistakes and how to avoid them
CONTENT WRITING vs CREATIVE WRITING – “Write for the Internet and Get Paid!”
Using credible venues such as Crowd Content and Textbroker, Simonson has written content and copywritten (articles, blog posts, ads, etc) for various companies. This ‘write-on-demand’ type of writing requires much quick research on a deadline. It presents a challenge for tight, concise writing and provides an opportunity for creativity at the same time. Although not for everyone, she says “It provides a happy distraction when writing is slow, or ideas don’t come – plus, it’s guaranteed pay, and you learn new things.”
- Content writing – what is it?
- Write-on-demand assignments
- Key points vs. keywords
- Is it credible?
- Is it worth it?
- Other options