Workshops for Advanced Authors
If you've already published at least one book, you're probably in the Intermediate/Advance author category. You might still need some refresher courses on certain content, especially if you're starting a new book in a different genre.
But you're likely not looking for basic writing craft, information on how to find an editor, or which route to publication is for you.
Since this is the 7th year of the conference, and we've had a lot of people come on this journey for years with us, we wanted to place a special focus this year on more advanced topics.
Be sure to get your ticket today so you can enjoy all of these workshops for advanced authors in the conference, and revisit the content in the recordings all year!
Audience: All genres of authors who have published at least one book and are looking to take their writing and publishing career to the next level.
“From Page to Screen: Screenwriting Basics for Novelists”
Presenter: JoAnn Sky
This workshop will teach writers how to understand the strengths and weaknesses, similarities and differences of adopting a novel into a script. Important information will be shared in this session such as structural choices made during the adaptation process, stylistic components to embed in your script, formatting requirements, and more.
“My Facebook Ads are Failing: Strategies to Reboot and Improve the Performance of Your Facebook Ads”
Presenter: Malorie Cooper
Attendees of this session will learn from a Facebook ad expert the basics of utilizing Facebook ads, the set up and creation, and how to grow your audience from the use of ads on Facebook.
“Monetizing Your Non-Fiction Book: The 6 Steps to Book Monetization Success”
Presenter: Honoree Corder
In this session, you will learn ways to turn your book into multiple income streams.
Audience: Nonfiction authors and business owners
“Six Techniques to Create More Compelling Novels”
Presenter: Shirley Jump
Attendees will learn how to capitalize on a technique marketing gurus have used for years to find the “thought not thought of yet” and avoid duplicating a plot line, character quirk or other idea that’s already out there. Learn how to use this technique to take your writing to a richer and more compelling depth.
“Creating Believable Characters Using Myers Briggs Types”
Presenter: Barbara V Evers
Attendees will learn how to identify their character’s Myers Briggs personality types and develop understanding of how your character will behave under normal circumstances as well as in stress using this information.
“From Flat to Fabulous: Reviving Characters with Dynamic Body Language”
Presenter: Stacy Juba
In this session, writers will learn how to identify and avoid the most overused nonverbal phrases that results in flat characters and lackluster writing, gain strategies for enriching nonverbal communication, allowing your unique voice to shine and fostering deeper reader connections with your characters.
“What’s Working Now? Understanding content algorithms for Facebook, Instagram, and Tiktok, and SEO to uplevel your discoverability”
Presenter: Andrea DeWerd
Workshop attendees will learn what’s working now for different genres and different platforms, including understanding the content algorithms for Facebook, Instagram and TikTok, with a specific focus on search optimization and discoverability- from SEO for author websites, to tips and tricks for optimizing your Amazon listing and metadata.
“Serving Your Superfans: How to Build and Foster a Fandom”
Presenter: Steff Green
Participants in this workshop will learn what superfans are, how they respond to a strong brand, and how to cultivate fandom into your work.
“Embracing the Role of Entrepreneur: The Business of Being a Profitable Non-Fiction Author”
Presenter: Alesha Brown
This session dives into how to blend your creativity with a market-driven approach, how to tailor your stories to your audience’s preferences in order to turn your readers into devoted fans. Attendees will learn how to shift their perspective from being authors to authorpreneurs.
“How to Make More Money with Your Skills: Selling Freelance Writing Services”
Presenter: Laura Briggs
In this workshop, any level author will discover what it takes to succeed as a freelance writer, what freelance services make the most sense for authors to dive into and how to get started in freelance writing services.
“5 Ways to Increase Book Sales and Generate Additional Revenue with Speaking”
Presenter: Mary Czarnecki
In this session, you will learn ways to increase your book sales and generate new revenue with speaking, simple ways to find speaking opportunities, and what to say to ensure your talk is irresistible to event organizers and hosts.
“Increase Your Author Revenue Through Subrights”
Presenter: Lindsey Smith
Workshop attendees will learn of eight new revenue streams to choose from, know each how to implement each one and confidently choose the one that aligns with them.
“The At of Giving and Receiving Feedback”
Presenter: Georgia Clark
In this presentation, attendees will learn how to give feedback that expresses your ideas in a helpful way, how to receive feedback, even when it’s hard to hear, and how to turn feedback into a solid, achievable revision plan you feel excited to tackle.
“From Data to Drama: Leveraging Market Research to Create Bestselling Fiction”
Presenter: Jana S. Brown
In this session, you will learn why market research matters and how it can be applied to work that is completed, or used to create a writing plan for your newest novel, and how to choose details about your content that fits your genre.
“Book Influencers: How to Find, Contact, and Work with Readers on Social Media”
Presenter: Manon Wogahn
Book influencers have changed the book marketing game. In this session, attendees will learn why it’s important to work with influencers, how to approach them, and how to be respectful of their time and platform in ways that support your work to bestseller status.
Audience: Intermediate authors
These are the sessions that speak directly to intermediate / advanced writers. You'll also receive a large number of sessions that are for the general audience, special sessions, and lots of networking time. Plus time to meet with our sponsors and publishers!