Workshops

Danielle has been in the book industry in variety of capacities over the past 10+ years. She’s been an avid reader and blogger, a freelance editor, designer and more, an editor-in-chief for the an independent publishing press, a marketing manager, the VP of Programs for the Inland Empire Chapter of Romance Writers or America, and a successful Author. She knows the struggles she faced launching her first book and has a passion to teaching others everything she knows on how to be successful in the book industry.

If you’d like for her to visit your writer’s group, send her an email with your request.  She can custom tailor a workshop to suit the needs of your group.

A few of the Workshops Danielle has given:

 

Self-publishing for Success

Whether you’re an experienced author or are just starting out, there are several self-publishing mistakes you need to watch for. So much goes into publishing a successful novel and it all starts before you ever put a single word down on the page.

There are buckets full of tools out there that claim to help you publish your own book, but none of them inform you about the ins and outs of self-publishing or how to be successful at it.

Danielle teaches you how to self-publish for success. She’ll set the stage for you to stand out in a competitive marketplace that is rapidly changing. You will not only learn how to self-publish a book from writing to market, all the way to distribution, but you’ll also learn how to create a launch strategy that will maximize exposure and maximize your potential sales.

Self-Publishing a book can be intimidating, but if done correctly, the rewards in the end are worth it. Give yourself the best chance and self-publish for success.

 

Blog Tours are Cake Blog Tours are Cake

 You wrote a book! That’s fantastic. Now you need to generate buzz. One of the best ways to do  this is to organize a book blog tour but organizing one yourself can seem daunting.

 Have no fear. I’m going to show you how to organize your very own blog tour from start to  finish without spending any money outside of the giveaway prize you determine.

 I’ll break down a super simple guide on how to find bloggers, contact them in a way that will get them to say yes to your book, and put together a blog tour to maximize your books exposure that aims for success.

 

Building your Business

You’ve decided to be an author. Did you know that as a result, you are a business?

It doesn’t matter if you’re indie, traditional, or a hybrid author. If you write books and they get published, you are a business owner. Your books are your commodities and you are your brand. I’m going to show you how to build a business plan, how to develop your brand, what you need to have a strong platform to launch from, and how to stay on track and find the support needed to be a success.

I’ll cover timelines, budgets, branding, some basic tax information, and more. No one wants to get to the finish line and realize that behind them is a disaster they now need to sort through and organize. Do it right the first time so that when you get to that finish line, everything is in order and the grand prize waiting for you is bigger and better than you ever could have imagined.

One response to “Workshops

  1. Hello, my colleague Sheri Boggs recommended I contact you after hearing you present this weekend. We are looking for passionate writers who love to talk about their craft. Spokane County Library District will be hosting their Third Annual Mini-Writing Conference on Saturday, October 14, 2017 (This year we are combining with Indie Author Day!) at the newly remodeled North Spokane Library (44 E Hawthorne Rd). The new location will allow us to have 2 simultaneous sessions, allowing for even more sessions. Each session should last about 90 minutes, based on feedback from last year’s participants. Each presenter will be offered an honorarium of $200. Please share this call for presenters with other writers who might be interested. You can submit your proposal here: https://goo.gl/forms/uWtFUVx7iVo7dzxm2 by June 1st, 2017. We will notify presenters by June 5th. Thank you for your consideration.

    Sessions are scheduled in 90 minute blocks with half hour breaks between. Topics may include (but are certainly not limited to):

    Writing Fiction:
    • Plotting/Pacing
    • Character Development
    • Dialogue
    • Voice
    • Setting
    • Appeal
    • Editing

    Business of Writing:
    • Finding an agent
    • What does a publisher look for
    • Writing query letters
    • How to set yourself up as a company
    • How to make money writing
    • Guide to local small publishers and/or self-publishing
    • Utilizing social media
    • Marketing your book
    • Blogging

    Non-Fiction Writing:
    • Researching the topic
    • Interviewing
    • Essays
    • Travel writing
    • Memoirs
    • Journalism

    NaNoWriMo
    • Trying out the NaNoWriMo challenge for the first time
    • What to do with the NaNoWriMo novel I wrote last year?

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