Workshops

Online or In Person Presentations

For aspiring and accomplished writers.



1. SELF-EDITING  “HOW’D I MISS THAT?” Embarrassment Prevention skills.

2. SELF-PUBLISHING  “WHERE THE HECK DO I START?” An Introduction to the world of self-publishing.

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

4. PRESS KIT   “TRUST ME, YOU NEED ONE NOW!” One magical file for when opportunity knocks.

5. HORSES  FOR FICTION WRITERS  What do you do when a horse shows up in your story?

6. PTSD  FOR FICTION WRITERS   Get your facts straight before you write about PTSD.

7. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS   Skills for your characters, and for your own life.

(Scroll down for details  and booking availability.)

 

***Workshops are usually presented online, over the span of a month, but 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 2018 – https://savvyauthors.com/blog/

August 2018 – http://www.utahrwa.com

Available for June, or 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

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

MAY 02 – 08 2018 …. SPECIAL PRESENTATION …. contact Kathryn at authorkatt@gmail.com

Book now for 2018 —  August, September, or 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

 January 2018  – https://savvyauthors.com/blog/

March 2018   http://heartofcarolina.org/

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

August 2018 – http://wnyrw.org/

 October 2018 – http://rwasd.com/register/

January 2019 – NEORWA

This online workshop is completely booked for 2018, but a short in person version is available, (1-4 hours) if a booking fits the presenter’s schedule. 

Bookings now for 2019



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

MARCH 2018http://contemporaryromance.org/

JUNE 2018http://heartofcarolina.org/

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER 2018 – https://savvyauthors.com

***Only one slot left for 2018  —  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

Book now for 2018 — 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 

 June 2018 – https://savvyauthors.com

May 2019 – NEORWA

Book now for 2018 — still available 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

april 30 2018 – https://savvyauthors.com

October 2018 – http://contemporaryromance.org/

Book now for 2018  —  still available for  June.



2018 Upcoming workshops

March
SELF-PUBLISHING     http://fthrw.com/online-workshops 
PRESS KITS    http://contemporaryromance.org                                   
COVER COPY/BLURB     http://heartofcarolina.org  
April
SELF-EDITING     https://savvyauthors.com  
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS     https://savvyauthors.com  
May
COVER-COPY/BLURB     http://fthrw.com/online-workshops 
June
PRESS KITS     http://heartofcarolina.org/  
PTSD FOR FICTION WRITERS     https://savvyauthors.com  
August
SELF-EDITING     http://www.utahrwa.com 
COVER COPY/BLURB     http://wnyrw.org/ 
September
PRESS KITS     https://savvyauthors.com 
October
COVER COPY     http://rwasd.com/register 
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS     http://contemporaryromance.org 

BIO 

Kathryn Jane takes readers to places they’d like to live and introduces them to characters they learn to love. She writes page-turning, Women’s Fiction, and Romantic Suspense, as well as Short Stories about feral cats,

Fulfilling her passion for education Kathryn presents workshops for both aspiring and accomplished writers, and covers a broad spectrum of subjects.

In her spare time (she says laughing), Kat loves spreading kindness and joy to family, friends, and strangers alike.

 





 Workshops still available for 2018

April

PTSD for Fiction Writers
Emergency Preparedness
Horses
 

May

Self-Pub – Where the Heck Do I Start
Emergency Preparedness
Horses
 

June

Self-Pub – Where the Heck Do I Start
Self-Edit – How’d I Miss That
Emergency Preparedness
Horses

July no workshops

August
Self-Pub – Where the Heck Do I Start
Press Kit     July 23-August 10th
PTSD for Fiction Writers
Emergency Preparedness
Horses
 

September

Self-Pub – Where the Heck Do I Start
PTSD for Fiction Writers

Horses

 

October

Self-Pub – Where the Heck Do I Start
Self-Edit – How’d I Miss That
Press Kit – Trust Me, You Need One Now
PTSD for Fiction Writers

 

November – workshops by special request only

 

 





 


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