Announcing Monthly Online Writing Workshops!
Workshops are via Zoom link- you will be emailed
the link prior to the workshop.
A new writing workshop on the third Saturday of each month—
May's workshop is "Getting Your Word Out—From Submission to Publication" presented by Holy Day who also teaches at the Loft Literary Center.
Getting Your Word Out—From Submission to Publication (single session) with Holly Day
Anybody can write, but it takes a special type of determination to see your work through to print. In this workshop, we’ll discuss proper manuscript formatting for poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction book manuscripts, and go on to discuss market lists, deciphering writer’s guidelines, dealing with rejection and rejoicing in seeing your work in print. We'll also talk about basic marketing techniques, including how to find places to review your books, how to set up interviews for yourself, and how to set up book signings.
Holly Day has worked as a freelance writer and editor for more than 25 years, with over 7,000 published articles, poems, and short stories and 10 published books, including Insider's Guide to the Twin Cities, Walking Twin Cities, Music Theory for Dummies. Her writing has been nominated for a National Magazine Award, a 49th Parallel Prize, an Isaac Asimov Award, six Pushcart awards, and three Dzanc Book's Best of the Web awards. She is the recipient of two Midwest Writers Grants, a Plainsongs Award, and the 2011 Sam Ragan Prize for Poetry. She teaches writing classes for children and adults at The Loft Literary Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Class is offered via Zoom link which will be emailed to you prior to workshop.
Saturday, May 15, 2021 10 a.m. $10 Sign up here
The June 19 workshop is "Indie Novel Marketing" with award-winning author, Kevin Kuhn.
Indie Novel Marketing with Kevin Kuhn
In today’s crowded literary world, how do you give your book a fighting chance? Which of the hundreds of promotional and marketing opportunities sell books?
Award winning author Kevin A. Kuhn shares his successes and failures that led to two #1 Amazon bestselling indie hits. Kevin lays out a practical and achievable set of steps to methodologically put in place the elements that best position your book for marketing success.
Learn about reviews and how to (and not to) get them. Receive specific recommendations on the timing and order of promotions.
Understand what’s most important – from the beginning to “The End.”
Kevin A. Kuhn is a proud member of Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America. His first novel, Do You Realize?, won five independent literary awards and spent time as a number-one Amazon best seller in four countries. His eMarketing approach has resulted in hundreds of reviews and bestseller status on Amazon, Nook, and Kobo.
He currently teaches at the University of Minnesota. Kevin lives in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, with his wife, Melinda, and their three kids.
Saturday, June 19, 2021 10 a.m. $10 Sign up here