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Build Your WordPress Author Platform | Feb/Mar OWL

How to Build Your WordPress Author Platform From the Ground Up Presenter: Lana Pecherczyk  Take control of your career and learn how to manage a simple WordPress website and blog then turn it into a successful self-managed powerhouse for your author business. Learn via easy walkthrough videos as Lana builds an author website before your eyes, and talks about content creation, e-commerce, traffic acquirement and more. Downloadable PDFs and worksheets will be available so you can revise at your leisure. Whether you’re a digital immigrant or an author just wanting the latest hot tips on WordPress, you can get the author …

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Bring your story into focus: why ‘show don’t tell’ is a layer cake | February/March OWL

Bring your story into focus: why ‘show don’t tell’ is a layer cake Presenter: Sandy Vaille ‘Show don’t tell’ is the lynch-pin of great writing. I’m sure you’ve all heard the term, but are you applying it effectively? Delve into the vivid realm of showing, and realise a balance between description and brevity that will captivate readers and not let them go. This course is aimed at beginner to intermediate writers. During this workshop participants will: Discover when to show, and when it’s okay to tell. Identify and banish info dumps. Practice infusing the story with details that will engage readers. …

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Quickly Learn Aeon Timeline for Fiction Writers & Authors

Course Dates: 30th January – 26 February 2017 Cost: RWA-Member – $30.00 Non RWA-Member – $80.00 Presenter: Kylie Ross Quick Learn Aeon Timeline is an online course that is logically laid out and covers all the features within Aeon Timeline 2. Created for all types of writers, Fiction and Non-Fiction, this course takes you through the basics of Aeon Timeline and then gives you Ninja skills with practical real world examples and bonus templates you can make your own. If you don’t already, you’ll come to love brainstorming and plotting your timelines and then sync to Scrivener and begin writing faster! Aeon Timeline …

FINAL CALL – LOVE GONE WILD WORKSHOP SUBMISSIONS CLOSING

Submission for #RWAus17 close on December 31, 2016.   We have been mustering a diverse herd of talented professionals for the 26th RWA Annual Conference – Love Gone Wild.   But are you the stray runaway we’re waiting on to join the pack?   We are cracking the whip one last time.   Our team is planning #RWAus17 to be the best conference ever and want to utilise our community of talented authors and professionals. Stop grazing out in the pastures, frolicking in the ocean or flitting about in the skies – get your workshop, panel or roundtable submissions to …

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OWL | Author Branding: Why You Need It Before You Sell

Course Dates: 2 – 29 January 2017 Cost: RWA-Member – $30.00 Non RWA-Member – $80.00 Presenter: Nikki Logan There is so much more to effective AUTHOR BRANDING than a pretty website and a catchy tagline. Working out who you are as a writer and what you want to say is an important part of effectively communicating to editors, agents and (ultimately) readers. Branding is not something you need to leave until after you sell. This OWL course will look at author branding in the romance sector and will help participants identify what their brand is. By month’s end you will …