Surprise! I’ve been hibernating working on several book projects. I’m going to be a guest speaker at a writer’s workshop, and I’m not going to be talking about vampires. (Though I will have one of my books with me.) LOL Maybe next time. I’ll be talking about blogging. Registration is by phone. See below.
The Conversant Writer
A Writers Workshop
9:00 – 9:30 am Registration / Light Continental Breakfast
9:30 – 9:45 am Welcome
9:45 – 11:15 am Story Development for Beginners
11:15 – 11:30 am Break
11:30 – 12:30 pm Blogging with Heart
12:30 – 1:30 pm Deli Buffet Lunch
1:30 – 3:00 pm An Author’s Guide to Marketing
Brigadoon Bed and Breakfast
180 Cow Hill Road, Mystic, CT 06355
Sunday, March 25, 2012
9:00 am – 3:00 pm
$60.00 (incl. Light Continental Breakfast & Deli Buffet)
To Register Call:
860-536-3033 (Brigadoon Bed & Breakfast) payment due at registration (Visa & MasterCard accepted)
Story Development for Beginners (Anna James):
This presentation will concentrate on the 5 key elements of a story: plot development, setting / tone, theme, dialogue and character development.
Blogging with Heart (Susan Hanniford Crowley):
This class will cover determining purpose, some important technical aspect of blogging, how to enter the blogging world, creating content, timing, some legal matters, traffic, and the most recent statistics on blogging to assist you in your choices. Attendees should bring a laptop, if possible; a notebook and pen if not.
An Author’s Guide to Marketing (Jennifer Fusco):
In this class we will take a comprehensive look at everything an author needs to know about marketing their book. We will discuss, brand, finding your target audience, positioning your work, advertising, social media and promotion. This session is hands on so please come ready to participate and dive right in!
About the Speakers
Anna James –
Anna James writes contemporary novels that invite you to take a break from everyday life and get lost in a world filled with passion, drama and romance!
She has eight novel / novellas to her credit including:
Isabella’s Dilemma, Coming Home, Visions, Christmas Collectibles – A Picture Perfect Christmas, Guilty As Charged – Bradford Sisters Trilogy #1, Shattered Dreams – Bradford Sisters #2, Shattered Illusions – Bradford Sisters #3 (to be released early 2012) and To Love and Trust Again (to be released January 29, 2012); and is a member of RWA (Romance Writers of America) and CTRWA (CT chapter of Romance Writers of America). You can find Anna’s books at www.annajamesromance.com
Susan Hanniford Crowley –
Susan Hanniford Crowley is the author of the Vampires in Manhattan Series, which so far comprises of When Love Survives, The Stormy Love Life of Laura Cordelais, A Vampire for Christmas, and Vampire in the Basement. Susan has also branched out with her contemporary mythology romance Poseidon’s Catch and her steampunk romance Mrs. Bright’s Tea Room. Being a cross-over author from science fiction and fantasy, she brings a lovely twisted view to paranormal romance. Susan is an associate editor for Space and Time magazine (Sorry. It’s not a romance venue.), and she’s the founder of Nights of Passion romance blog. Do drop in at https://nightsofpassion.wordpress.com and join the fun. To receive Susan’s private newsletter, just email her at firstname.lastname@example.org and put Newsletter in the subject line. Susan is a member of the Romance Writers of America, Fantasy, Futuristic, and Paranormal Chapter of RWA, CTRWA, and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, Inc.
With Gerri Brousseau, Susan is co-founding a new blog dedicated to YA literature especial YA romance called Nights of Passion-YA on Feb. 18, 2012. Check Nights of Passion blog for updates.
Jennifer Fusco –
Jennifer Fusco is the Creative and Brand Manager for the General Electric Company, North America and the author of the series, MARKET OR DIE, marketing books for writers.
A two time winner of the Advertising Excellence Award for 2010, Jennifer has launched successful national print and digital ad campaigns. Currently, she is a member of the (ANA) Association of National Advertisers and believes brand building is a key to professional success.
Due to the overwhelming response Market or Die received from writers, Ms. Fusco launched a website, newsletter and blog designed to educate writers of all genres.
In her writing life, Ms. Fusco is a member of RWA’s PRO network and serves as the President of the Connecticut Romance Writers. She has completed two paranormal romance manuscripts and is a monthly contributor to the Romance Writers of America’s RWR Report.
Born in North Carolina, Jennifer currently lives in Connecticut with her husband and young son.
Cancelation policy: A full refund will be issued (minus a $10.00 processing fee) if cancelation is received prior to March 11, 2012. No refunds will be issued after this date.
Seats are limited, so if you’re in the area or plan to be, you’ll want to register right away. It’s going to be great.
Susan Hanniford Crowley
P.S. Back to the book. <wink>