For the past two years, I’ve been teaching a number of online workshops through All Writer Workshops (AWW). This is an online learning environment developed by NYT bestselling suspense author, Dianna Love and her web team.
Though I have loved teaching in that environment, I have frequently had students ask me if I have videos instead. I’m pleased to announce that I am joining Dianna Love, Mary Buckham, and eventually a few other authors on a new platform for video classes, called AWW On The Go. Our research indicates that authors prefer video classes where they can go through the course at their own pace–taking a week or a year–and return to the video instruction again and again over many years. Right now you can check out Mary Buckham’s class on Writing Hooks. It’s REALLY good!
I’ve taken several video classes from other authors in the last year, and I’ve personally loved learning that way and the flexibility it affords. So, I’m excited to take this on for my own online workshops.
In order to have the time to properly prepare these videos, I will not be teaching anything online for the remainder of 2016 as I transition my instruction to the video environment. Now you will get to see screen flows demonstrated, hear my voice, download handouts, and get to ask questions in a private group. Best part is you can come back to the videos anytime, any month, any year once you’ve signed up for the class. Don’t worry, I’ll still provide all my popular handouts in each class.
I hope to post the schedule for 2017 video workshops by March. If you want to be sure you are contacted about the course offerings, please be sure to sign up to my Indie Author Secrets mailing list. This list will provide you with information about my new course schedules and books I produce specifically for indie authors. It will also subscribe you to the Indie Author Weekly, a curated newsletter sponsored by Windtree Press summarizing many of the top bloggers and important posts around author marketing, new technology, and how to be successful in the changing publishing landscape.
I do occasional face-to-face workshops on request. Some of these are at writer’s conferences. Some are contracted for a writer groups, varying in size from 10 attendees to a hundred. Workshops I’ve done previously include with RWA chapters, a mixed genre writer group affiliated with a geographic location, or a group of friends who critique together. My primary topics revolve around author marketing, building effective email lists, distribution vendors, and career planning. If you are interested in having me come to your writer’s group, please contact me and describe:
- Type of event (e.g., a conference presentation, a dedicated workshop of 4-6 hours, a master class over an entire weekend)
- Workshop Location
- The date(s) you are considering and desired length of presentation or workshop
- The topic(s) your group is interested in learning
I’ve done one to two hour presentations at a conference, and all day or all weekend master classes for a dedicated group of writers. Let me know what your needs are and I’ll get in touch with you to discuss my availability, as well as typical fees and/or travel reimbursement requirements.
NOTE: I no longer travel to do a one or two hour presentation without a fee–unless it is at a conference I personally want to attend and had already planned to go for my own enrichment, OR it is an event in my home community of the Portland, Oregon Metropolitan geographic area.
In order to meet the variety of needs of each unique group, every workshop I do requires planning and modification for that specific group. This takes time away from writing time and running my business. For this reason, I believe it is necessary to charge for my expertise. For workshops at any distance from my home, most groups tend to opt for an all day workshop or a weekend master class in order to get the most learning for the money spent.
I’m happy to chat with you about your group, and to supply references from other groups and students where I’ve done workshops.