Monday, May 7th
You Need It? We Got it! Six Different Round Tables by Our Very Own Experts
Take advantage of the bountiful expertise within our group during the month of May. Our Round Tables are designed to help you learn, be inspired and get motivated in the fields of writing and speaking. Here are our brilliant Round Table presentations and facilitators:
Steps to Write and Market Articles: Lydia E. Harris
Writing articles is a great way to reach thousands of readers. We'll briefly discuss ideas for articles, types of articles, finding markets in the Christian Writers' Market Guide, and how to slant your topic for a specific publication.
Lydia Harris has written hundreds of short pieces and articles for dozens of publications, including the Christian Communicator, Advanced Christian Writer, Mature Years, and Focus on the Family magazines. She is also the author of Preparing My Heart for Grandparenting, AMG Publishers. Visit her grandparenting blog at www.PreparingMyHeart.net .
What You Don't Know About Branding Can Hurt You:Janalyn Voight Many writers take a head-in-the-sand approach to branding. And yet, ignoring this powerful career factor won't make it go away. In this interactive workshop, Janalyn Voigt will define branding with clear illustrations. She'll employ her own techniques and methods she learned from a publicist to help you discover and take ownership of your own unique author brand.
Janalyn Voigt is a literary judge, Amazon top book reviewer and avid reader. DawnSinger, and Tales of Faeraven, will release with Harbourlight Books. Janalyn is represented by Barbara Scott of Wordserve Literary. Her prior publishing credits include publications by Focus on the Family, Scripture Press (now David C. Cook), and Pentecostal Evangel. janalynvoigt.com or www.livewritebreathe.com
Promoting Your Book Through Radio Interviews: Michelle Hollomon
Once your book is published, you will want to promote it to as many people as possible. One of those ways is through radio. You will learn how to prepare for your interview and how to boil your message down to bite-sized-radio spots.
Michelle Hollomon is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Certified Professional Coach, and author of God Unwrapped published by Harrison House. www.Godunwrapped.com
Build Your Website for Cheap-- or FREE: Dennis Brooke A serious writer has a website, and now you can build and maintain your own for free. In this round table, Dennis will walk you through step-by-step how to build a Wordpress Website with basic pages and a custom domain name. Bring your laptop if you have one!
Dennis Brooke is NCWA Vice President and a Techno Hero! He is a gifted communicator, a corporate influencer, a sought after speaker and a fiction writer. www.DennisBrooke.com
How to Launch a Successful eBook on Amazon, iTunes and B&N-- Bryan Heathman
The #1 problem for authors today is "obscurity". Join this interactive discussion to hear ideas from case studies from over 200 recent book launches. Discussion will include strategies for eReaders, tablets, mobile apps and how to market your ebook release.
Bryan Heathman is the Publisher of AudioInk Publishing, a publisher specializing in business, spiritual and life-skill content from the world’s top professional speakers and authors, with distribution with Amazon, B&N, iTunes, Google Books, Walmart.com, and Target.com. .
How Microsoft One Note will Change Your Writing Life: Mindy PeltierYou will learn how getting rid of your filing cabinet will be the best organizing decision you'll ever make. Let your computer be your Filing Cabinet.
Mindy Peltier, married with six kids, has been writing all her life, but got tired of losing random pieces of paper scribbled with brilliant thoughts. OneNote transformed her writing life, her research and her productivity.
Write Start: Janalyn Voigt: "Plotting by the numbers: How to outline a novel using a tried-and-true structure that won't bog you down in detail."