Workshops

SEVEN DIVERSE WORKSHOPS

AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING THROUGH DECEMBER OF 2018.

***These online, month-long workshops are easily adapted to fit a shorter schedule, or an in-person presentation at a meeting or conference.



1.

SELF-EDITING  “HOW’D I MISS THAT?”

        Embarrassment Prevention skills. 

Do not send your manuscript to an agent, editor, contest, or retailer until you have worked it over, backwards, forwards and sideways. Show off your writing chops by sending out clean pages.

Let me arm you with all the tips I wish someone had given me, and save you from the embarrassment of the kind of mistakes I’ve made. Sit down with me for an hour, or sign up for a month-long online class, and learn how to easily spot crutch words, spelling weaknesses, inconsistencies, overused words, passive words, repetitious words, slow pacing, redundancies, clichés, poor/incorrect word use, sentence and paragraph structure, punctuation typos, dialogue rhythms and flow, and Point of View issues.

Do not follow in my footsteps! Learn from my mistakes instead and you’ll find yourself leaps and bounds ahead of your competition. Contact Kathryn for more information

APRIL 2017 at http://contemporaryromance.org/

AUGUST 2017 at http://yarwa.com/

Still available for booking: October 2017

April 2018 – to be announced

Book now for 2018 Available January, February, June, August, September, October



2.

SELF-PUBLISHING  “WHERE THE HECK DO I START?”

        An Introduction to the world of self-publishing.

You’ve written the book. You’ve decided to jump into the self-publishing ocean, but you have no idea what to do next, how to send your baby off into the world alone. Relax. That’s what I’m here to share with you. Four weeks of lessons that will set you up to take the next steps.

Lessons will include: definitions of terms you’re going to hear; explanations of subjects such as branding and distribution; how to use social media, loops, signature lines and peripherals; what to expect from the industry professionals you decide to hire; covers and copyright pages explained; series vs serial vs stand alone; and much, much more.

Give yourself a step up. Contact Kathryn for more information

FEBRUARY 2017    http://www.carolinaromancewriters.com/online-workshop-schedule.html

MAY 2017    http://contemporaryromance.org/

AUGUST 2017    http://lvrwa.org/online-classes/

OCTOBER 2017 http://celtichearts.org/workshops/

March 2018  http://fthrw.com/online-workshops

Book now for 2018 — January, May, June, August, September, October.



3.   

BACK COVER COPY “SHOOT ME NOW”
Taking the pain out of product description and pitching. 

Learn fantastic techniques for taking the pain out of writing three simple paragraphs. Arm yourself with the weapons of creativity needed to grab a reader’s attention and drag them between the covers of your book. Get the inside scoop on what a reader wants/expects/needs to get from about a hundred and fifty words on the back of your book.

Not self-publishing? No worries, use your great story description in a query letter instead! Show off your writing chops in a very special way. Give the agent you’re querying concrete evidence that you know how to sell your book.

Presenter Kathryn Jane writes the popular Intrepid Women Series. Novels filled with mystery, suspense, adventure, psychic abilities, and romance. Think MacGyver, Criminal Minds, and James Bond…with a dash of I Love Lucy. Kickass women and the men who dare to love them.  Contact Kathryn for more information

JUNE 2017  http://contemporaryromance.org/

NOVEMBER 2017 (no class 19th -25th) http://www.oirwa.com/forum/outreach-international-online-workshops

January 2018  – to be announced

March 2018   http://heartofcarolina.org/

May 2018   http://fthrw.com/online-workshops

Book now for 2018  — still available August, and October.

 



4.   

PRESS KIT   “TRUST ME, YOU NEED ONE NOW!”

       One magical file for when opportunity knocks.

Learn how to put together a comprehensive file filled with all the “stuff” you need to have at your fingertips—the little things we never think of until someone asks. Be prepared to guest blog at a moment’s notice, to take advantage of last minute opportunities. Take the headache out of posts for Facebook parties or takeovers. Be Twitter ready.

Presenter Kathryn Jane writes the popular Intrepid Women Series. Novels filled with mystery, suspense, adventure, psychic abilities, and romance. Think MacGyver, Criminal Minds, and James Bond…with a dash of I Love Lucy. Kickass women and the men who dare to love them.  Contact Kathryn for more information

JUNE 2017http://www.oirwa.com/forum/outreach-international-online-workshops-registration-form/

Still available for booking September, October 2017

MARCH 2018http://contemporaryromance.org/

JUNE 2018http://heartofcarolina.org/

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER – to be announced

 

Only two slots left for 2018   —  January 02-31, and July 23-August 10th.

 



5.   

HORSES  FOR FICTION WRITERS

      What do you do when a horse shows up in your story?

Do you panic? Hit the brakes? Inform her she can’t have a horse?  Not if you take this course filled with basic horsemanship, in-depth equine knowledge, critical terminology and a bonus list of don’ts to save you from looking like a rooky and making readers toss your book at a wall.

Presenter KATHRYN JANE has extensive experience riding in the show ring, on the racetrack, over jumps, cross-country chasing cattle, training horses and assisting veterinarians. Contact Kathryn for more information

(March 2016 at   http://www.celtichearts.org/workshops/)

June 2017http://lvrwa.org/online-classes/

Still available for booking 2017, September, October

 

Book now for 2018 — still available for January, February, March, April, May, June, October.

 

 



6.    

PTSD  FOR FICTION WRITERS

       Get your facts straight before you write about PTSD.

The tools needed to respectfully portray characters dealing with Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. This is a broad layman’s overview – who, where, what, when, why, and how – of PTSD’s effects on individuals, families, acquaintances, interpersonal relationships, careers and other situations.

Presenter KATHRYRN JANE’S extensive academic research of PTSD was done as a mature student, and the information she will provide is based on research papers, research interviews, and personal experience. Contact Kathryn for more information 

Still available for booking 2017, August, September, or October

 June 2018 – to be announced

Book now for 2018 — still available for January, February, March, April,  October.



7.   

EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

       Skills for your characters, and for your own life.

There’s nothing quite as sexy as a woman who knows what to do next. Don’t let an unexpected emergency stop you or your heroine in your tracks. Information and practical exercises will help you be prepared, even if your emergency is between the pages of the book you’re writing.

Presenter KATHRYN JANE, is a certified Public Safety Communicator, trained in Emergency Preparedness, as well as Police, Fire, Ambulance, and Airport dispatch. Contact Kathryn for more information

September 2017http://lvrwa.org/online-classes/

 

OCTOBER 2018 – http://contemporaryromance.org/

Book now for 2018  —  still available for January, February, March, April, May, June.



 

 

 


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