Jessica Conoley

I’ll be invisible for a few weeks

I’m taking family leave the next couple of weeks.  If all goes well, I’ll be back to work as normal in early November.  If I need to extend my leave I’ll let you all know ASAP. Don’t worry co-working can still go on without me as normal.  You’re all lovely humans who know how to get words in without my supervision 🙂  If you email while I’m on family leave, thank you for your understanding in delayed responses.  I look …

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January 2022-A New Coaching Partner & we want to work with you!

Group Apprenticeship Coaching for Writers is back in January, and I’ve brought in the phenomenal developmental editor, Natasha Hanova, to take the program to the next level. I’ve spent years refining a coaching system that: helps you build a writer support system, demystifies the business side of publishing, & provides personalized guidance to the next step in your writing career. But, now, through The Creative’s Apprentice, I’m taking group coaching to the next level. Natasha is an exceptional developmental editor …

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FREE Writers Conference – Save the Dates November 4-6!

Friday, November 5th & Saturday, November 6th, 2021. Johnson County Library’s Virtual Writers Conference. This FREE conference is 100% online, & I’m hosting afterhours book discussions on both Friday & Saturday. The Johnson County Library’s seventh annual Writers Conference kicks off on Thursday, November 4 with a discussion on hope and inspiration featuring conference faculty members Alyssa Cole and Michelle Tea. Friday and Saturday includes lectures and workshops on building a DIY writing career, crafting pleasure narratives, and bending genre. The …

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October Co-working & Critique Crew dates – Slight interruption to regular programming

Throughout October, I am hosting co-working dates and a critique group via a virtual zoom room. Try a co-working session to help focus and motivate you to get some work done. Co-working sessions run: Mondays 10 a.m. – noon CST Wednesdays 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. CST Fridays 10 a.m. – noon CST October’s upcoming sessions are: Monday 10/4 – 10 a.m. – 12 noon Wednesday 10/6 – 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. CST Friday 10/8 – 10  a.m. – noon. …

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Did You Know? I post super secret content over on my Patreon.

On the 15th a Patron’s only post is going out about the 3rd book that inspired the founding of TCA. I told you all about Book #1 here & book #2 here. Initially, I felt a distinct loathing of book #3. The lessons it offered up were a little more than odd. (Real Scrooge McDuck style gold coins were involved in part of it.) If you’d like to become a Patron and get ALL of the stories (in addition to …

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September Co-working & Critique Crew dates – Great for Non-writers & Writers

Throughout September, I am hosting co-working dates & a critique group.  Try a co-working session to help focus and motivate you to get some work done. Co-working sessions run: Mondays 10 a.m. – noon CST Wednesdays 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. CST Fridays 10 a.m. – noon CST September’s upcoming sessions are: Wednesday 9/1 – 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. CST  Friday 9/3 – 10 a.m. – noon CST Monday 9/6 – 10 a.m. – 12 noon (*This is a US …

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Conferences are back & It feels a little strange.

I’m excited to present in real human life this Thursday and Friday at the SMIAH Writers Conference. Imari & I are both attending and we’ll be learning all the writerly things and meeting some new people. I’ll also be teaching a few things about the business side of writer world. I’m not going to lie, it feels pretty weird. I’m a little nervous about it and feel out of practice for presenting. I’ll have to put on a whole outside …

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August Co-working & Critique Crew dates – Great for Non-writers & Writers

Throughout August, I am hosting co-working dates and a critique group via a virtual zoom room.   Try a co-working session to help focus and motivate you to get some work done. Co-working sessions run: Mondays 10 a.m. – noon CST Wednesdays 8 p.m. – 10 p.m. CST Fridays 10 a.m. – noon CST To learn more about the business of running a Creative Career, including mindset challenges & tech assistance, join the TCA Insiders Tier for debut workshops. We …

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The Creative’s Apprentice is live!

We did it! TCA is live, and I’m very proud of what Imari, Natasha, & I are building. Six months from idea to inception is pretty good. Especially when I factor in the six weeks of family leave I took in the middle. I launched our TCA on-demand classes with a class on Mindset, because our Mindset is the key to the most important choices we make in our careers. I know my advice over at TCA is tailored to …

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SMIAH Writers Conference – Aug 26th-28th

Join me Thursday, August 26th & Friday, August 27th at the SMIAH Writers Conference. Register now at: https://www.smiahwritersconference.com/register I’m excited to be presenting an extended Business of Writing and Authorship workshop on Thursday and Author Websites 101 on Friday. Jennifer Nielsen & Emily Bleeker are keynote speakers for this Blue Springs, MO based conference. I love that they are offering both in-person and virtual options this year. Can’t wait to connect with writers in person again!