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Make Facebook your Friend

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Presented by Sara Hood Course Dates – 2ndOctober to 29thOctober Cost: RWA Member – $55. Non-RWA Member – $80. Try-booking Link–www.trybooking.com/TXIC About the course…. This course will cover how to use Facebook to sell more books, in particular: Understanding what Facebook is and what it isn’t How Facebook fits into your sales funnel Insights into the Facebook algorithm and how it works Why a business page is critical to have and why you’re an idiot if you’re running your author page off a personal profile! How to use free Facebook features to cut the amount of time you spent in there …

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Harnessing Your Reader’s Psychology – with Tamar Sloan

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Long before I was a writer, I was a psychologist. The study of the whys of what we do drew me like the smell of roast turkey on Christmas day. There was no point in fighting it, for me, it’s practically a primal need. Discovering the evolutionary, biological, and psychological drives behind the choices we make fascinated me. I was always asking ‘but, why?’. Why do we say what we should do, but then do the exact opposite? Why do we fear something that might never happen? Why can’t I say no to cheesecake? So when I discovered writing, it …

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Create Advertising That Will Hook your Reader

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Presented by Charmaine Ross Course Dates – 2ndJuly to 29thJuly 2018 Cost: RWA Member – $55. Non-RWA Member – $80. Try-booking Link–www.trybooking.com/348638   About the course…. There are so many authors advertising their books on Facebook nowadays, what with Mark Dawson and Nick Stephenson’s ‘Advertise on Facebook’ courses going wild. Which is all good and fine, but how do you actually create that advertising panel to support your marketing strategy? What images should you choose? How should you present your book? What colours attract potential readers? What should your advertising copy actually say?   You have to know that your …

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CREATE COMPELLING CHARACTERS THROUGH PSYCHOLOGY

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Presented by Sue-Ellen Pashley Course Dates – 2ndJuly to 29thJuly Cost: RWA Member – $55. Non-RWA Member – $80. Try-booking Link–www.trybooking.com/348645   About the course….  What makes a character human? How can we make sure we are creating real people in stories rather than just clichés? This workshop will make use of psychological tools and principles to help create characters that are authentic and congruent. It will explore the psychological development of a character trying to find their place in their world with all their experiences and traumas. Having a deeper understanding of our characters means they can become people …

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PITCH PANEL BOOT CAMP – Your first 5 pages.

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PITCH PANEL BOOT CAMP – Your first 5 pages. Presented by Samantha Bond & Robb Grindstaff Course Dates – 2ndJuly to 29thJuly 2018 Cost: RWA Member – $55. Non-RWA Member – $80. Try-booking Link–https://www.trybooking.com/379943   About the course…. Before committing to a book, most readers open it and read the first page in a store, or download the free excerpt of an eBook before buying it. That’s also what an agent or publisher does with your manuscript. There’s massive pressure on your first few pages because their job is to hook your readers (be that agents, publishers or eventual everyday …

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Pitch Like a Professional!

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PITCH LIKE A PROFESSIONAL – a conference primer! Presented by Anita Joy Course Dates – 4thJune – 1STJuly 2018 Cost: RWA Member – $55. Non-RWA Member – $80. Try-booking Link–https://www.trybooking.com/348155     About the course….   Gearing up for the RWAust conference in just a couple of months? Excited but silently terrified about the opportunity to pitch your book to an editor or agent? “Pitch Like a Professional”is a four-week conference primer designed to getyour synopsis, query letter, in-person pitch (and you!) glinting with readiness. Each week will focus on one aspect of the pitching and submission skillset. As well …

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GRIT FOR WRITERS

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GRIT FOR WRITERS Presented by Tamar Sloane Course Dates – 4thJune – 1STJuly 2018 Cost: RWA Member – $55. Non-RWA Member – $80. Try-booking Link–https://www.trybooking.com/348134   About the course….   Grit for Writers is premised on the knowledge that success in the writing industry is dependent on our passion and perseverance. The road to writing success, whether it be publication or best-seller status, is littered with unfinished manuscripts, dejected hearts, and writers wondering if they should turn around and head home. The reality is that success in the writing game is more of a marathon than a sprint, and to succeed …

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Show Don’t Tell Is Like A Layer Cake…

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BRING YOUR STORY INTO FOCUS Presented by Sandy Vaille Course Dates – 4thJune – 1STJuly 2018 Cost: RWA Member – $55. Non-RWA Member – $80. Try-booking Link–https://www.trybooking.com/348141   About the course….   Show Don’t Tell Is Like A Layer Cake… We’ve all heard this old adage, but applying it often causes confusion, because it’s riddled with contradictions. Both showing and telling are valuable techniques. One creates drama and movement, and the other conveys information succinctly and poetically. Bring your story into focus by finding a balance between action and brevity that will captivate readers. Participants will: Discover when to show, …

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BOOK PUBLISHING AND PROMOTION

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Be your books best advocate! Presented by Laura Boon Course Dates – 7thMay – 3rdJune 2018 Cost: RWA Member – $55. Non-RWA Member – $80. Trybooking Link-https://www.trybooking.com/348123   Ready, set, publish! Now what? Is your book an instant bestseller? Have you been invited to compete in the RUBYs? Short-listed in the RITAs? Or are you worried that you might have a little trouble getting your sexy, witty heartfelt romance into the hands and onto the devices of readers? If you answered yes to that last question, this course is for you. We’ll show you how to make your book stand …

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THE PRESSURE COOKER OF SUSPENSE

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Presented by Sandy Vaile Course Dates – 7thMay – 3rdJune 2018 Cost: RWA Member – $55. Non-RWA Member – $80. Trybooking Link-https://www.trybooking.com/348111   Suspense can add the all-important element of uncertainty to any story, and is therefore a vital element in the author’s toolbox. By getting the balance of pacing right, authors can compel readers to keep turning the pages.During this workshop they’lllearn a variety of techniques to play on that uncertainty to squeeze every bit of emotional value from their characters. This workshop has been delivered face-to-face at the Clare Writer’s Festival and Eyre Writer’s Festival by Sandy, but …