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: