12 August 2017. Caulfield North, Vic. $99 per person to include working lunch and cake (always cake) and bubbles. Maximum 10 people. 9am to 6pm.
We're calling it an unconference, because it's not a formal, stodgy event.
Morning: Ebony McKenna and her structure workshop
Ebony has three workshops she runs regularly and this is definitely my favourite:
Structure is your friend: 13 main scene cards (great for plotters and pantsers ... for pantsers, it helps you put some structure to your sprawling first draft .. yay for that!). That will be a half day workshop and the scene cards are provided. Bring your troublesome manuscript or latest work in progress, and be prepared to work! Including coffee and cake break.
Lunchtime forum: indie publishing share-a-thon
We'll take 90 minutes for lunch and hold a forum about the ins and outs of indie publishing. Everyone can share their tips and traps, and brainstorm ideas. Lunch will be make-your-own sandwiches, with gluten free and standard bread, plus vegetarian and omnivore fillings. Plus more cake.
Afternoon: Sara Hood (me!) and how to sell more books - customised workshop
Once we know who is coming I'll email you about your biggest issues with your book marketing and will build a workshop that, hopefully, addresses everyone's challenges. Building an email list, avoiding being blocked by your email provider, do I really need to be on Twitter, building a sales funnel, not wasting time flapping about on Facebook! What is worrying you at the moment? Or what would you like to do better? Including coffee and cake break.
End of the day: Bubbles and recap
A glass of something with bubbles in (sparkling wine or sparking water, your choice) and we'll recap what we all got from the day. Close at 6pm sharp!
SPECIAL FOOD NOTE AND WARNING: if you have special food needs please advise and we'll do our best to help, but if it's life threatening please be aware this is a home kitchen and we can't guarantee there won't be cross contamination. Please email me to discuss.
Added extra: if you wish to stay in the evening you're welcome to join some of us as we lurk on Twitter to see who has won the annual awards from the Romance Writers of Australia. We'll have a whip round for pizza and red wine, and haunt the internets to see who will take out these prestigious awards, as profiled in Booktopia.
HOW TO BOOK
Here's the booking form. Fill that out and send it back to me and I'll raise a PayPal invoice. Can that be paid before you arrive? Then we can be sure how many we're catering for. So there will be plenty of cake.
Sounds like what you need? Email me! Or sign up for this one day unconference. It will be fun. And did you notice it will include cake?