Begin here: The Path to Publication
Today, the challenge is not merely to be published, but to publish wisely and effectively.
This brief (40- to 60-minute) workshop explains how the path to publication has changed in the last twenty years, becoming a bewildering maze of possibilities and pitfalls. This seminar helps you navigate the new and constantly-shifting landscape of publishing. It also lays the foundation for the next workshop...
Ethos, Oikos, Kairos: Crafting Your Writing Career
This three-hour workshop follows the Path to Publication, puts its principles into practice, and adds personalized practical tactics to its strategies. Here you will develop your own customized plan to:
- strengthen the foundation of your platform by developing Ethos, a clear persona from which your writing will flow, and to which your readers will be attracted
- understand the power of Oikos, helping you to find, organically cultivate, and gather together your audience, weaving them together into a coherent group identity
- prepare for and detect Kairos moments to develop and distribute your products
These three ancient and powerful concepts can unlock the life you've always dreamed of. This workshop can make that life come true!
YOUR Path to Publication
(Click here to secure your spot in Summer 2022! Dates to be announced soon...)
This workshop takes all the principles, strategies, and tactics of The Path to Publication and works with you to adapt them to your own personality, sitz im leben, motives and goals, strengths and skills. We will work together with you to develop YOUR Path to Publication: not just a strategic plan but the skills and understanding to carry it out.
It will require a serious commitment of time and energy: workshop participants meet with us as a group five times, every other day for ten days, and we will meet with each participant individually during the days between group meetings (four times during those ten days). The workshop cohort will also interact on a private Discord server and have access to private phone and text-message support as well, during those ten intensive days.
We'll dispel myths about author platform, freeing you to build one that is natural to you, an author platform that doesn't force you into someone else's social-media mold.
We'll build writing habits to sustain your productivity for decades to come.
We'll walk you through principles and practices to build your audience before your book comes out so that you'll see immediate sales when you launch it.
We'll help you see your books in a new light, as products that can be packaged and repackaged in creative ways that will delight your audience and improve your sales.
We'll go over at least a dozen different approaches to publication and distribution and how you can mix and match them for maximum impact.
Because a strategic plan is worthless if it is not carried out, and every plan must adapt to unexpected obstacles and opportunities as they arise, we also provide every workshop participant with brief weekly check-ins and more detailed 40-minute monthly consultations for an entire calendar year following your intensive workshop experience.