Workshops

7 DIFFERENT ONLINE WORKSHOPS

NOW AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING

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

Do not send your manuscript anywhere (agent, editor, contest, etc.), until you have worked it over, backwards, forwards and sideways.

When you send a partial to a contest, or to query an agent. Show off your writing chops by sending clean pages. Typos and other errors are an unnecessary distraction.

If you’re self publishing, the cleaner the manuscript you send to your editor, the better the edit. You should NOT be paying an editor to catch four thousand little mistakes. At least half of those are on you. The highly skilled editor you choose to work with before self-publishing shouldn’t be bogged down with the little things you are absolutely capable of dealing with yourself, you just have to know how to find that stuff!

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 made when I self-published my first books. Sit down with me for an hour, or sign up for a month-long online class, and I’ll save you days filled with angst and uncertainty.

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

OCTOBER 2016  at   http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#OCT

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

APRIL 2017 at http://contemporaryromance.org/

AUGUST 2017 at http://yarwa.com/

Still available for booking 2017, October or November

Taking bookings now for 2018 (workshops are usually only booked once per quarter)

 



2.     SELF-PUBLISHING  “WHERE THE HECK DO I START?” An Introduction

You’ve written the book. You’ve decided to jump into the pond and self-publish. 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

Taking bookings now for 2018 – still available January, May, June, August, September, October. (workshops are usually only booked once per quarter)



3.     WHAT DO YOU DO WHEN A HORSE SHOWS UP?

Do you panic? Hit the brakes? Inform your heroine 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, March, September, October

Taking bookings now for 2018 (workshops are usually only booked once per quarter)



4.     PTSD FOR FICTION WRITERS

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 

(JANUARY 2016  at    http://www.rwasd.com/training/index_jane.html)

AUGUST 2016 at    http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/

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

Taking bookings now for 2018 (workshops are usually only booked once per quarter)



5. BACK COVER COPY “SHOOT ME NOW”

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  at http://contemporaryromance.org/

NOVEMBER 2017 (no class on the 19-25) OIRW Workshops

Taking bookings now for 2018 – still available January, February, March, August, September, October. (workshops are usually only booked once per quarter)

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

 



6. PRESS KITS – BE READY 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 2017 – OIRW  http://www.oirwa.com/forum/outreach-international-online-workshops-registration-form/

Still available for booking September, October 2017

MARCH 2018http://contemporaryromance.org/

 

Taking bookings now for 2018 – still available for January, May, June, August, September, October. (workshops are usually only booked once per quarter)



7. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS for you and for your writing

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/

Still available for booking August 2017

OCTOBER 2018 – http://contemporaryromance.org/

 

Taking bookings now for 2018 – still available for January, February, March, April, May, June, October. (workshops are usually only booked once per quarter)



 


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