PRESENTATIONS

The Concepts of Writing and Publishing

 

This workshop focuses on writing, in particular creating characters, settings, plot points, and the Four-Pass Editing Process, as well as self-marketing, self-promotion, social networking, eBooks, and much more. Question and answer time provided.

 

Good for: aspiring authors, authors-to-be, new authors, anyone who wants to self-publish their works

Length: 2 hours

 
 

World Building and Mythology Sessions

 

This workshop focuses on helping students learn the basic concepts of creating a world or universe for their stories, including adding an element of mythology, and is followed with a World Building session where the children split into groups to brainstorm, foster teamwork, and present their creations to the rest of the class.  This portion of the event is usually quite loud and a lot of fun for students, parents, and faculty alike!

 

Good for: elementary, middle, and high school students

Length: 1 hour per session

 

Monster Creation Sessions

 

This workshop focuses on helping students learn the basic concepts of creating a story, including characters, settings, plot points, etc. and is followed with a Monster Creation session where the children split into groups to brainstorm, foster teamwork, and present their creations to the rest of the class.  This portion of the event is usually quite loud and a lot of fun for students, parents, and faculty alike!

 

Good for: elementary, middle, and high school students

Length: 1 hour per session

 

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Adventure Writers Workshop

 

This workshop is geared toward those writing Science Fiction and/or Fantasy novels. Beyond general writing techniques, this class digs deeper into world and universe creating, mythologies, character development, and genre specific items. Question and answer time provided. Specific discussion of each attendee's work included.

 

Good for: aspiring authors, authors-to-be, new authors, intermediate authors, advanced authors, those interested in examining this writing genre

Length: 4 – 5 evenings (over about a month), 2 hours per session

 

Creating Stories Using Plot Points

This workshop focuses on helping students learn the basic concepts of creating stories with the use of plot points. Students brainstorm the major points of a story, including successes and obstacles for the main character. Students then take their plot point roadmap and split into groups to brainstorm, foster teamwork, and present their creations to the rest of the class.  This portion of the event is usually quite loud and a lot of fun for students, parents, and faculty alike!

 

Good for: elementary, middle, and high school students

Length: 1 hour per session

 

Social Networking, Marketing & Self-Promotion

 

This workshop is for authors looking to promote their work in the ever-growing field of social networking, self-marketing, and self-promotion. Cutting edge technology is focused on in this workshop, including utilizing the Internet to its fullest capability. Websites, social media sites, newsletters, email distribution, blogging, YouTube, and much more are discussed in this highly attended event. Question and answer time provided.

 

Good for: aspiring authors, authors-to-be, new authors, intermediate authors, anyone interested in how to promote themselves online

Length: 2 hours

 

Virtual Author Presentations

 

This workshop creates an online classroom setting to discuss writing, reading, story making, and question and answer sessions via your preferred virtual platform. Now, by using the Internet, we can reach students in classrooms all around the globe. Virtual sessions are tailor made for the school and we will work with teachers and librarians to bring you the best experience possible.

 

Good for: all student levels

Length: 1 hour per session

 

Congratulations, You're Now a Business!

 

Did you know that your writing can turn into an actual business? This workshop steps authors through how to create bank accounts, accept multiple forms of payment, have fans purchase your product over the Internet, applying for a sales permit, Schedule C and business write offs, and much more.

 

Good for: all authors 

Length: 1 to 2 hours