Calendar of Themes and Events

Keep Visiting this Page for the Most Recent News about our Celebrity and Topic Chats

  • January – Craft and Marketing Month
  • February – romance
  • March – editing/revision
  • April – children’s/young adult
  • May – Memoir Month
  • June – July – Book Cover Month
  • August – Humor
  • September – Writing Habits and Hygiene 
  • October – still and forever horror/dark fiction
  • November – NaNoWriMo topics The Muse vs the Shoulder Vulture
  • December – Goals/Planning/Dreams are Goals with Deadlines (could be closed 1 or 2 days depending on Christmas and New Year days)

Keep scrolling and you’ll see the Calendar. 

Oct
29
Sun
Barb Drozdowich Celebrity Sunday
Oct 29 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Barb Drozdowich

Barb Drozdowich [/sta_anchor]Visits our Chatroom Quarterly and is Always a Welcome and Informative Guest.

WordPress Consultant Barb Drozdowich has taught in colleges, universities and in the banking industry. More recently, she brings her 15+ years of teaching experience and a deep love of books to help authors develop the social media platform needed to succeed in today’s fast evolving publishing world. She delights in taking technical subjects and making them understandable by the average person. She owns Bakerview Consulting and manages the popular blog, Sugarbeat’s Books, where she talks about Romance novels.
She is the author of 15 books, over 40 YouTube videos, an online Goodreads course  and an online WordPress course, all focused on helping authors and bloggers. Barb lives in the mountains of British Columbia with her family.
Feb
4
Sun
Marketing Plans – A Sunday Topic Chat
Feb 4 @ 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM

What’s Your Book Marketing Plan? 6 Crucial Steps to Include

https://thewritelife.com/book-marketing-plan-steps/

Traditional publishers are far more likely to take a chance on an author when they know that he comes with an engaged following. If you’re planning to self-publish, a strong online platform is even more critical because you are entirely dependent upon your own ability to promote and distribute your work.

  1. Start early
  2. Build your website around yourself
  3. Focus on growing an email list
  4. Be generous
  5. Use social media strategically
  6. Seed early reviews

I can’t overstate the importance of those first few weeks after release. To improve your book’s discoverability on Amazon, it’s critical to have a handful of solid reviews — aim for 10, at a minimum. It’s ok for some of these to come from family and friends, but it’s even better for those to come from top Amazon reviewers and verified buyers.

Mar
7
Wed
Revisions and Editing
Mar 7 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Mar
14
Wed
Revisions and Editing
Mar 14 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Mar
21
Wed
Revisions and Editing
Mar 21 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Mar
28
Wed
Revisions and Editing
Mar 28 @ 8:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Mar
10
Sun
3 Kinds or Revision a Sunday Topic Chat
Mar 10 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM

On Sunday, we are going to chat about three kinds of Revision.

  1. Revising for Story.
  2. Revising for Craft
  3. Final Shine

Drop in at 7PM EDT, don’t forget to set your clocks ahead.

 

Jul
7
Sun
Your Author Website: Do I need an author website in 2019?
Jul 7 @ 5:00 PM – 6:30 PM