Monthly Archives: January 2017

March BookCamp: Comedy Writing Intensive Workshop for Authors

March BookCamp: Comedy Writing Intensive Workshop for Authors

What do Actors Jack Black and Nathan Lane have in common?
2 words:
The outrageous and comedy writer Steve Kaplan … and so can you!

We have a DOUBLE HEADER BOOKCAMP in March!
March 4 … Sharpen up your writing with Hollywood’s premier comedy writer.
March 5 … Learn tips and tricks to transform your work to the big screen.
A very special BookCamp is coming your way with comedy writer, trainer, author and mentor to …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

 
 
Marketing Updates needed …
Do you have a business card? Excellent. Does it have your phone # on it? Your website? How about email and snail mail address? In other words, do you make it easy for people to connect and contact you? If not … not so good.
Now, have you thought about creating a brochure? Expand your business card has several Calls to Action on it pronto. And make sure you have a very visible …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 26, 2017

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 26, 2017

 
OH-OH … the Early Bird ends at Midnight Saturday for registering on how to dump our social media phobias (and other phobias that you may have that sabotage our book and author efforts).

It’s Tick Tock, Tick Tock time … 
REGISTER:  http://authoru.org/events.html

Today
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles of The Book Shepherd digs into a variety of writing and publishing insights each show.
Judith has how to write funny guy steve Kaplan as …

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Insider Websites for Authors to Mine …

Insider Websites for Authors to Mine …

This week is an immersion of all things publishing … as in 18 hours of classwork for authors at all levels of the publishing journey. AuthorU members Kelly Johnson, Daniel Hall, Amy Collins, Joan Stewart, Nick Zelinger and Judith Briles are leading several of our members plus many “to be” members in four days of mastering publishing and marketing on the high seas (actually, they are pretty flat)
One of the sizzling sessions identified several websites …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

I loved the workshop delivered by LinkedIn expert and author of LinkedIn 101 Ways to Rock Your Brand, Viveka von Rosen for the AuthorU.org community. Of course, it was ALL about LinkedIn … how to maximize what you are doing as an author, how to use it to expand your branding and expertise and, of course, your author success.
If you are like me, at least on one of the LinkedIn features, I just let LinkedIn do “it’s …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 19, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 19, 2016

WOWSA … this will be FUNNY BONE Hot … make sure your register for the Comedy BookCamp on March 4th and/or the 5th. We are bringing in one of Hollywood’s secrets to delivering two awesome days. Early Bird registration ends soon. All info is on the website … don’t miss out on this unique and ONE TIME ONLY event in March.
REGISTER:  http://authoru.org/events.html

 

 

Today
Author U –Your Guide to Book Publishing, host Dr. Judith Briles of The Book …

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10 Publishing Tips for Publishing Successfully …

10 Publishing Tips for Publishing Successfully …

 10 Tips for Publishing Success (especially if you have an MFA)
By Kathryn Brown Ramsperger

I was lucky enough to attend Hollins University, renowned for its MFA in creative writing (Masters in Fine Arts degree). My classmates became award-winning authors. I sat next to, and was taught by, Pulitzer Prize winners and Poet Laureates. I found my voice there through experimentation and objective, positive critique. However, when I received my degree, the pervading mentality was that writing …

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Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Authoring, Writing and Book Publishing Tips

Author overwhelm is a given in social media land. Here are three tools that you can use to expand what you do without sucking out a lot of your time. Let the “bots” do the work for you!

 
 

Tagboard  Hashtags are essential to increase your influence factor. Meet Tagboard. It uses hashtags to find and collect social media posts that you are interested in via the use of a particular hashtag. Within Tagboard,  tools are available that …

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Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 12, 2016

Top Ten Twitter Tweets of January 12, 2016

 
Do you like to laugh? Do you think your writing could use a tad of humor? If you answered yes to either question, make sure your register for the Comedy BookCamp on March 4th and/or the 5th. We are bringing in one of Hollywood’s secrets to delivering two awesome days. Early Bird registration ends soon. All info is on the website … don’t miss out on this unique and ONE TIME ONLY event in March.
REGISTER:  …

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Hollywood’s Insider Tips to How Comedy Really Works

Hollywood’s Insider Tips to How Comedy Really Works

In March, a very special event is coming to Authors, Screenwriters and all those “planning on being either” to Colorado. Comedy Trainer Steve Kaplan is coming to AuthorU.org (open to the public) for two all-day workshops. The first day, March 4th concentrates on incorporating comedy and humor into your writing (something we all could use); and the second day, March 5th, a clarion event for all those who want to sell their work to Hollywood …

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