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Indie Publishing: Soup to Nuts — $40 to members, $50 to the public, and free to paid registrants from the original live workshop. Registration below.
Building an Organized, Supportive, Successful Writers CommunitY — free to the public
How to Leave a Review on Amazon — free to public. Bonus: download How to Help An Author article and the Author Army spreadsheet.
How to Leave a Review on Goodeads – free to public. Bonus: download How to Help An Author article and the Author Army spreadsheet.
How to Create and Share an Event on Facebook — free to public. Bonus: download How to Help An Author article and the Author Army spreadsheet.
How to Read Your Work Aloud (And Why It Matters) — free to members. Presented by Elizabeth White of the Writers Studio of Houston. Please have a piece of your own writing to read from, and pause the webinar and practice reading when Elizabeth starts the class on group exercises. Press play it again when you are finished!
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Indie Publishing: What Kind of Loser Indie Publishes, and How Can I Be One, Too? — $40 to members, $50 to the public, and free to paid registrants from the original live workshop. Don’t forget to leave a review for What Kind of Loser Indie Publishes, and How Can I Be One, Too? after you take the class
NOTE: You will receive an email with access/login information to the webinar and be able to take it after that time. Please email HoustonWritersGuild@Hotmail.com if you have not received this information within 24 hours of payment.
Bonus: download How to Help An Author article and the Author Army spreadsheet.
Who knew indie publishing could be this much fun? Pamela Fagan Hutchins makes an overwhelming field manageable by presenting tried and true how-tos and a myriad of resources, including the marketing plan that got her debut novel national distribution – all with her tongue firmly planted in her cheek. Click here to download or read an excerpt from the book on which the class is based.
What people are saying about What Kind of Loser Indie Publishes, and How Can I Be One, Too?
“Sharp, practical, and a pleasure to read, this is an indispensable tool for indie writers. Hutchins maps the shortest distance between you and your readers. You need this book!” – Mark Moore, writer and editor
“Sassy, brassy, can-do voice. It’s very inspiring.” – Martin Turnbull, author of The Garden of Allah novels
“Fabulous! Dozens and dozens of great suggestions and resources. Indie writers are going to LOVE this book, not only for its insights, but for Pamela’s witty personality.” – Jennifer Meils, writer, editor, and journalism teacher
“Loser is so packed full of useful, important information, it will become the Bible of indie publishing. As always, Pamela’s wit and humor shines throughout. Definitely a must-have for any author.” – Rhonda Erb, writer and editor
“Awesome information; very well written.” – Fernanda Brady, writer and English teacher
Building an Organized, Supportive, Successful Writers CommunitY – free to the public. Want to show support to your presenter, fellow author, and HWG President? Feel free to leave a review on one or more of her books.
Have you ever wondered why other writers weren’t more supportive of your writing career? Sure, some folks rock, but why aren’t more people showing up at your book release? Reviewing your book? Hell, lending their talents to critique circles in the first place to help you finish your book? Have you ever dreamed about what would happen if all of the talented writers in Houston banded together and decided to show the world that this is a city of of writing, of words, and of vision?
You’re about to find out why reviewers call Pamela honest and transparent, as she explains the leadership transition/finances of the Houston Writers Guild and issues a call to action to its members in building a well-functioning and supportive writing community that nurtures the craft and publication careers of its members. You’ll see case studies on other writing communities and how they achieved their success, then Pamela will break down how to fit community activities into an already full life (hey, she’s famous for overachieving, a certifiable expert on the subject), what you will gain individually from it, and exactly what to do. She may even divulge the big secret of the spring conference keynote speaker, if you’re lucky. Shhhh, this one’s big.
Pamela Fagan Hutchins is an employment attorney and workplace investigator by day who writes award-winning and best-selling romantic mystery/suspense (Saving Grace, Leaving Annalise) and hilarious nonfiction (How to Screw Up Your Kids, What Kind of Loser Indie Publishes?) by night. In her spare time, she presides over the Houston Writers Guild, the premier writing organization in the fourth largest city in the nation. She is passionate about great writing, her good looking husband-five offspring-four dogs-one duck-four goats-one heifer family, and smart authorpreneurship. She also leaps medium-tall buildings in a single bound, if she gets a good running start.