Indiana in July: Beginner and Advanced Workshops for Writers

Jane speaking in Indiana in July

In late July, I’ll be returning to my home state of Indiana to offer two workshops.

July 27: Author Platform and Career Development Bootcamp

As part of the Midwest Writers Workshop, I’m offering a 6-hour intensive session for published (or nearly published) authors.

Professional authors always have one thing in common: they seek an audience for their work, and almost always a bigger audience. Having a strong and growing readership helps turn writing into a sustainable, full-time career. But what leads to readership growth? And what can you do, especially without a publisher’s help (or a large bankroll), to encourage that growth and launch your next book successfully?

This full-day bootcamp for career-minded authors offers hands-on guidance and discussion to help you better develop a strategic launch plan for your work, and identify and grow a readership over the long term, whether you’re traditionally published or self-published.

July 28: How to Get Published: Traditional, Self, and Everything in Between

In this 4-hour master class, in partnership with the Indiana Writers Center, I discuss everything you need to know about how book publishing operates today, in plain English, to help you understand the pros and cons of every major publishing path available. I’ll cover New York traditional publishing and what projects are well-suited to being represented by literary agents; the capabilities of mid-size publishers and independent publishers; how to evaluate small presses, micro-presses, and digital-only presses; what “hybrid” publishing is (or thinks it is) and how to evaluate such companies; and all forms of self-publishing and e-publishing practiced today.

Have questions about whether a session is right for you? Comment below or ask me directly—I want you to make the right investment of time and money, and my classes aren’t right for everyone. Contact me here.

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