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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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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SMIAH Writers Conference – Aug 26th-28th

Join me Thursday, August 26th & Friday, August 27th at the SMIAH Writers Conference. Register now at: 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!

Thank You for all the BOOK recommendations!

I asked you to help me find books about writing that read like memoir, & you all came through in the most spectacular fashion. Thank you! I only need one book, but so many great and highly recommended titles came through I thought it best to share the whole list with everyone. The Poetry Home Repair Manual by Ted Kooser On Writing Well by William Zinsser Save the Cat Jessica Brody Pity the Reader by Kurt Vonnegut How to Write: …

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Registration open – FREE CLASS – May 6th, 2021

Thursday, May 6th, 2021 6:30 p.m.- 8 p.m. CST I’m teaching a FREE expanded virtual workshop: The Business of Writing & Authorship. Mid-Continent Public Library is hosting this free virtual event in coordination with their Story Center. Register to attend at: A sustainable writing career requires more than good writing, it requires an understanding of the industry and a consistent investment of time in your writing business. This workshop lays a foundation of effective, sustainable, long-term business practices for …

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Save The Date 9/26/2020- smiah FREE Publishing Panel & More!

September 26th, 2020. FREE SMIAH Virtual Mini Conference. Saturday, September 26th, 2020 from 10 a.m. – 11 a.m. CST – I will answer all questions publishing as part of the SMIAH MINI Publishing Panel. I have also put together a 10 minute video class for the conference on Timeblocking with an Author’s Mindset. Register for this completely free educational conference at: