Workshops

Online or In Person Presentations

For aspiring and accomplished writers.

Book now for 2019



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, clunky sentence and paragraph structure, punctuation typos, lack of 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

June 2019 – http://heartofcarolina.org/

October 2019 – http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/



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

June 2019 – http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#JUN10



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

October 2018 – in person, October 27th at ECWC2018

January 2019 – http://www.neorwa.com/online-workshops/

May 2019 – http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/

August 2019 – https://ffprwa.com/

Still available for March 2019 and October 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

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

JUNE 2019 – http://threeriversromancewriters.com/tag/workshops/



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

August 2019 – http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/

October 2019 – http://heartofcarolina.org/



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 

January 2019 – http://contemporaryromance.org/workshops/ 

May 2019 – NEORWA

September 2019 – OIRWA   http://www.oirwa.com/forum/campus/#SEP3 



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

October 2018 – http://contemporaryromance.org




BIO 

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

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

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

2019

WORKSHOPS STILL AVAILABLE FOR BOOKING

2019, JANUARY
SELF-EDITING 
SELF-PUBLISHING
PRESS KIT
HORSES  FOR FICTION WRITERS
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
2019, FEBRUARY
SELF-EDITING 
SELF-PUBLISHING
PRESS KIT
HORSES  FOR FICTION WRITERS
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
2019, MARCH
SELF-EDITING 
SELF-PUBLISHING
BACK COVER COPY
PRESS KIT
HORSES  FOR FICTION WRITERS
PTSD  FOR FICTION WRITERS
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
2019, APRIL
SELF-EDITING 
SELF-PUBLISHING
PRESS KIT
HORSES  FOR FICTION WRITERS
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
2019, MAY
SELF-PUBLISHING
HORSES  FOR FICTION WRITERS
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
2019, JUNE
SELF-PUBLISHING
HORSES  FOR FICTION WRITERS
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
2019, AUGUST
SELF-EDITING 
SELF-PUBLISHING
PRESS KIT
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
2019, SEPTEMBER
SELF-PUBLISHING
PRESS KIT
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
2019, OCTOBER
SELF-PUBLISHING
BACK COVER COPY
PRESS KIT
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS
2019 NOVEMBER (SPECIAL BOOKINGS ONLY)
SELF-PUBLISHING
BACK COVER COPY
PRESS KIT
PTSD  FOR FICTION WRITERS
EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS

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