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Elevator pitch webinar is sold out

Oct. 16: 5 Steps to Your Elevator Pitch – Online Class with Gigi Rosenberg (75-minute webinar)

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Presented by Gigi Rosenberg: Develop the building blocks of an elevator speech to introduce yourself as a writer and your latest writing project. A good elevator speech has many uses beyond the elevator. For examples, you can use versions of it in: telephone introductions, grant applications, bios, artist statements, press packets, and when you introduce yourself as a workshop leader or speaker. A good elevator speech is the basis for all your marketing and connecting in the world with your writing.

For those unable to attend live, or for those who want to watch again, all registrants will have access to the archived presentation for 30 days after the webinar.

Oct. 31: Create an Author Website in 24 Hours or Less (2-hour webinar)

In partnership with Writer’s Digest University: Every author needs their own website, even if they haven’t published anything yet. Social media platforms come and go, but having your own website is critical for building a platform, connecting with fellow authors and industry professionals, engaging potential readers and sustaining a long-term career.

In this live two-hour intensive webinar, Jane will teach you how to use WordPress to get your own website up and running in a day or less—often in one evening! If you already have a website or blog, you’ll learn best practices to ensure you’re getting the most out of it.

The good news: you don’t have to know any code, understand technical jargon, or have previous experience with websites or blogs. You also don’t need to own your own domain or have a hosting service yet—although you’ll learn the importance of both.

For those unable to attend live, or for those who want to watch again, all registrants will have access to the archived presentation for one year.

How to nail your next reading

Nov. 6: How to Nail Your Next Reading – Online Class with Gigi Rosenberg (75-minute webinar)

Presented by Gigi Rosenberg: Discover how to read work aloud with confidence, enjoy the limelight, and connect with readers. You’ll learn 10 tips for giving an outstanding reading, whether to a small gathering or an auditorium of listeners. This session will cover dealing with nerves, connecting with the audience, choosing the right section to read, warm-ups and having fun.

For those unable to attend live, or for those who want to watch again, all registrants will have access to the archived presentation for 30 days after the webinar.

Book Proposal 10 Step Action

How to Write a Book Proposal: 10-Step Action Plan (self-study course)

This is a comprehensive, self-study course with Jane Friedman on producing nonfiction book proposals in the digital age. The focus is not just on writing a book proposal that will sell the idea, but that will also sell the book when it finally makes its way to market.

How to Publish Your Book

The Great Courses: How to Publish Your Book

In the 24 eye-opening lectures of How to Publish Your Book, Jane Friedman provides you with sought-after secrets of the publishing process that will help you navigate this difficult progression, bypass pitfalls that many novice authors get hung up on, and improve your chances of being considered for publication. She acts as your personal guide though the entire process from finalizing your manuscript, to writing the perfect pitch, to reviewing contracts and marketing your book. She provides the candid scoop on what you need to do in order to increase your chances of being considered. The knowledge you’ll gain by having an inside expert teaching you how to position your book for publication gives you a unique advantage and drastically increases your chances of getting noticed in this increasingly competitive industry.

Self-Study: Become a Ghost-writer

Taught by author Roz Morris: It's easy to find writing advice. But it's not easy to get good guidance about how to ghost-write, what's expected of a ghost-writer and how to avoid the inevitable hazards. This course will teach you how the world of ghost-writing works, how writers get started, how to get commissions, how to pitch to a client, and how to take the project successfully to completion.