Here’s what I’ve learned over 20 years about making the most of any writers conference, whether you’re an attendee or a speaker.
In late July, I’ll be returning to my home state of Indiana to offer two workshops: one for beginning writers and another for published authors.
This spring, I’ll be on the road speaking at a wide range of events on the East Coast (and one in Europe).
For AWP 2018, I hired a team of writers to help me cover business-related sessions, as part of the launch for my newest book (official release date: March 16). Their blog posts are available over at the companion website for the book.
I have been speaking at the Midwest Writers Workshop in Muncie, Indiana, continuously since 2003. Here’s why I keep returning, year after year.
I’m offering a month-long master class in author platform in August 2017, in collaboration with Writer House in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Memoir, as William Dean Howells said, is the “most democratic province of the republic of letters.” Indeed, the genre is evidence that every person in the world has a worthy story to tell, that it’s not what the story is but how it’s told that engages a reader.
While you may wish to run your writing class completely by yourself (and I recommend it), you may also want to consider partnering. Here are the options.
On the last day of your retreat or on your way back home, pose this question to yourself and take it seriously: How can I take the way I’m feeling home with me?
I’m working with Digital Book World 2017 on a full-day of programming devoted to indie authorship and digital publishing.
Next week, I’m participating in the Book to Course Virtual Summit, a free event hosted by Teachable. I’ll be discussing the rise of the writer-entrepreneur.
Join me for official hours on Facebook—it’s free to everyone. You can ask questions about whatever challenge you’re currently facing.
In a free one-hour class, New York Times bestselling author Jerry B. Jenkins will reveal the common plot mistakes he sees writers make, as well as his own personal storytelling tips—solutions that changed everything for him once he discovered them.
This summer, I’m proud to be speaking at one of the academies at the World Domination Summit in Portland, Oregon. My academy is a 3-hour session on how to get your book published, in partnership with literary agent David Fugate. Attendees of the World Domination Summit can register for $29, but non-attendees can also join us […]
On May 23, join me for a 9-city nationwide event at New Dominion Bookshop in Charlottesville, VA.
Consider the story or message you wish to share, rather than focusing on the container.
On April 15–17, ALLI is hosting IndieReCon, a free online conference on self-publishing and reaching readers. Jane will speak on content marketing.
I’m a proud contributor to an anthology releasing this week from University of Chicago Press, The Little Magazine in Contemporary America, edited by Ian Morris and Joanne Diaz.