Tuesday, 2 October 2018

Writers Digest University

With details of upcoming courses, here are the latest Writers Digest University newsletters:


Learn from 11 video sessions with Rob Eager


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Use Code AMAZON

Today, Amazon sells nearly 50% of all print books and over 70% of all e-books in America. If you want to sell more books, and hit a bestseller list in the future, you must learn how to sell more books through Amazon.

It doesn’t matter if you’re self-published or traditionally-published. It doesn’t matter if you write fiction or non-fiction. It doesn’t matter if you’re a first-time author or an experienced veteran. Success for every author hinges upon selling more books on Amazon.

Mastering Amazon for Authors is the premiere online video course designed to help you increase book sales at the world’s largest retailer. This self-paced course provides in-depth instruction for authors at any level. Marketing expert, Rob Eagar, takes the guesswork out of promoting your books on Amazon and explains how to:
  • Convert more sales when readers view your book on Amazon
  • Secure more persuasive customer reviews for free
  • Get your books noticed on Amazon's huge website
  • Use Amazon's algorithms to get free marketing for your books
  • Build your author email list using Amazon's massive audience
  • Create advertising that drive readers directly to your books
Watch the videos and go behind the scenes into Amazon’s system. Discover how to increase your book sales, no matter your genre or experience level. In addition, Rob Eagar, will be available to answer your questions during the course to help you make progress.

Save $75 when you use code AMAZON during checkout!

Not sure if the course is for you? Sign up for a free, live preview webinar with Rob on October 29. Click here to learn more and register!

Here's How it Works:

On November 8, 2018, you will gain access to 11 video sessions that will guide you through selling books on Amazon from start to finish. You will also gain access to discussion boards, unique to each session, that will allow you to ask Rob questions and interact with your fellow students. As you work through the course discussion boards will remain live for your reference. When the course closes on December 14, 2018, access to post on the discussion boards will be removed, so be sure to ask questions before the course closes. You will have access to the videos and past discussions until January 14, 2019.

Here's one of the best parts: Get your Amazon questions answered by an expert. Students of this course can send questions directly to instructor, Rob Eagar.

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Course Sessions:

  • Session 1: Master Your Book’s Amazon Detail Page
  • Session 2: How to Get More Customer Reviews
  • Session 3: How to Get Your Book Noticed on Amazon
  • Session 4: Maximize Your Author Central Account
  • Session 5: Amazon's Secret Marketing Back Door
  • Session 6: Amazon Sales Rankings Explained
  • Session 7: Build Your Email List with Bait Books
  • Session 8: Amazon Ads Overview
  • Session 9: How to Create a Sponsored Products Ad
  • Session 10: How to Create a Product Display Ad
  • Session 11: Ad Metrics and Ad Scaling

Endorsements for Rob Eagar:

“I recommend Rob Eagar to any author looking to take their book campaign to a higher level.”
Dr. Gray Chapman, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The 5 Love Languages

"I give Rob Eagar my highest recommendation. If you want to increase your book sales, make him the first person you hire.”
Lysa TerKeurst, 4-time New York Times bestselling author


November 8 - December 14

Use code AMAZON at checkout to save $75!
Offer Ends 10/14
$375.00       $300.00


Instructor: Rob Eagar
Learn from one of the most accomplished book marketing experts in America. For over 10 years, Rob Eagar has coached more than 450 authors, consulted with numerous publishing houses, and helped clients hit the New York Times bestseller list three different ways, including new fiction, new non-fiction, and backlist non-fiction. He even helped a book become a New York Times bestseller after 20 years in print!

*This course does NOT include a critique. You will have access to the material through 1/14/19. Must use code AMAZON during checkout for discount to apply. Coupon expires 10/14/18 at 11:59 PM MST.



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Craft a great narrative scene-by-scene


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Whether you're writing a novel, short story, memoir, stage play, or screenplay, this boot camp will show you how to craft a great narrative scene-by-scene. It's a hands-on event that provides personalized feedback on your story structure and plot.
The agents of Talcott Notch Literary Services share the secrets of creating a story structure that works - no matter what your genre - in this entertaining and informative online event. Following are the details of what happens during the event:
On Friday, October 12 you will receive access to a special online tutorial created by author and senior literary agent Paula Munier. During this presentation, Paula will detail how your work's theme and variations on that theme determine your main plot as well as your sub-plots. You'll learn how to break your story down accordingly, scene by scene, forming a blueprint by which you can devise the most compelling version of the story you want to tell. In addition to the tutorial, you'll also receive two special templates designed to help you quickly develop the theme-based three-act structure you need to engage and entertain your readers.
After watching the tutorial, you'll sketch out a story structure for your own project using one of the templates OR write a synopsis (500 words or less) and submit it to your assigned Talcott Notch agent for review. The deadline for submission is NOON ET, Thursday, October 18.
The submission will then be reviewed by the agent, who will provide a personalized critique of your work by noon, Sunday, October 21. This critique will give you insights into what's working in your story, what's not, and how you can improve it. Informed by these comments, you'll revise the story structure throughout the day on Sunday. You'll have the opportunity to ask the agents questions via a live message board (open from 4:00 PM to 7:00 pm ET on Sunday, October 21), then finalize your revision and resubmit it for one last review no later than 10:00 pm ET Monday, October 29.
The Talcott Notch agents will spend the next few days reviewing the revised submissions. Once finished, they will send a final note assessing your revision efforts by no later than 10:00 pm ET, Monday, November 5. Please note that these comments are brief, and not meant to act as a second critique.
By the time you finish this one-of-a-kind plotting primer, you'll be armed with the blueprint you need to help craft an effective first draft from page one to The End.
BONUS:
Free with your purchase of this boot camp, you will get an ebook version of Paula Munier's Plot Perfect.
PLEASE NOTE:
To illustrate superior examples of plot and structure, Paula will reference The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett throughout her webinar. Although it's not necessary to be familiar with the story, she recommends that attendees either read the novel or watch the movie prior to the boot camp in order to get the most out of the event.
Paula also recommends that you have 60 blank index cards on hand. Though they aren't required, you'll find them a great help for brainstorming ideas and writing down scene details. You can then use these cards to keep track of your scenes and easily reorder them to work out the best possible structure for your story.
This product is not eligible for additional discounts.


October 12 - 29, 2018

$199.99


Gina Panettieri
Gina Panettieri is President of Talcott Notch Literary Services, and has worked as an agent for 25 years. She currently represents a full range of adult and children's fiction and nonfiction, with an emphasis in fiction on YA, MG, mystery, women's fiction, historical fiction, and book club fiction. In nonfiction, she is particularly seeking memoir, cooking, health and fitness, pop science, medicine, true crime, military history, and current events. She currently represents an eclectic range of writers, encompassing everyone from a former head of Security and Intelligence for NATO Europe, to CEOs of major corporations and Deans of major medical schools, to stay-at-home writer moms and amazingly talented teens. Gina speaks at many conferences and writing events throughout the country on the craft of writing and the publishing industry.

Paula Munier
Senior Literary Agent & Content Strategist at Talcott Notch Literary, has broad experience creating and marketing exceptional content in all formats across all markets for such media giants as Disney, Gannett, Greenspun Media Group, and Quayside. She began her career as a journalist, and along the way added editor, acquisitions specialist, digital content manager, and publishing executive to her repertoire. Before joining Talcott Notch, she served as the Director of Innovation and Acquisitions for Adams Media, a division of F&W Media, where she headed up the acquisitions team responsible for creating, curating, and producing both fiction and nonfiction for print, ebook, eshort, and direct-to-ebook formats.

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Our writing online workshops cover every aspect of writing, from how to get started all the way to getting your writing published. Writer’s Digest University features writing classes online for every skill level of writer and our professional instructors are dedicated to helping you achieve your writing goals.
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Courses Starting This Week:


Advanced Novel Writing
Instructor: Terri Valentine
While it is possible to write a novel in a month, in this workshop you'll spend 15 weeks writing yours—all the while gaining valuable feedback and getting the encouragement you need in order to finish writing your novel.


Fitting Writing Into Your Life
Instructor: Terri Valentine
When you take this workshop, you’ll learn to manage your time effectively, create a writing platform, practice strategies for writing, and enjoy your writing career day-after-day. This course is recommended if you want to set goals, increase productivity, and develop your platform.


Introduction to Copyediting
Instructor: Kim Catazarite
If you've thought about becoming a copy editor but you're not sure how to go about it, this is the course for you. This course will help you learn how to gain experience and land a job!


Revision and Self Editing
Instructor: Terri Valentine
When you take this online writing workshop, you will learn the methods of self-editing for fiction writers to ensure your writing is free of grammatical errors. If you have just finished your first draft, this is the perfect course for you.


The Art of Storytelling 102: Showing vs. Telling
Instructor: Gloria Kempton
During this course you will learn the difference between showing and telling and when it’s good to tell instead of show. Discover how you can create a unique style that puts your story on the map!


Writing Nonfiction 101: Fundamentals
Instructor: Carolyn Walker
Throughout this 12-week workshop, you will get step-by-step instruction on how to write non-fiction, read Philip Gerard's Creative Nonfiction: Researching and Crafting Stories of Real Life, and write articles, essays, or a few chapters of your book. Register for this workshop and discover how fun writing nonfiction can be.


Writing Women's Fiction
Instructor: Amy Sue Nathan
This course will help you identify the essential elements that make up women’s fiction. You will also gain insight to see inside your main character, and hone the skills needed to bring women’s fiction to life on the page.


Featured Courses:


Plot Perfect Boot Camp
Dates: October 15 - 29
Whether you're writing a novel, short story, memoir, stage play, or screenplay, this boot camp will show you how to craft a great narrative scene-by-scene. It's a hands-on event that provides personalized feedback on your story structure and plot. Learn more >>


Mastering Amazon for Authors
Dates: November 8 - December 14
Mastering Amazon for Authors is the premiere online video course designed to help you increase book sales at the world’s largest retailer. This self-paced course provides in-depth instruction for authors at any level. Marketing expert, Rob Eagar, takes the guesswork out of promoting your books on Amazon. Learn more >>







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Here’s the secret about writing: survival (and also success) has nothing to do with talent or technique, it’s all about mindset and attitude. This is true whether you are just starting out or have been writing for decades. The most effective way to up your game is to understand yourself more fully, both as a writer and as a human being.

In this FREE webinar, Gabriela debunks three major myths about writing, lets you in on her secret formula for conquering goals, and walks you through a fundamental technique that will change your writing process forever. You’ll leave this session energized and inspired, but also with the tools you need so you can write more, write better, write smarter.

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There will be a recording of this webinar, but it will expire at 11:59pm on October 5th.




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