Tue, Oct 17|
ECRW Mini-conference Content Access
Missed the October 7th ECRW’s mini-conference? Get access to the slides and videos from the single day event. The workshops include a variety of topics from writing craft to alternative forms of author income.
Time & Location
Oct 17, 2023, 5:00 PM PDT – Nov 14, 2023, 5:00 PM PST
About the Event
In this workshop: This single day event provided authors with a day packed full of speakers and topics. The morning started with workshops on writing craft and the day wrapped up with talks on alternative forms of author income.
Registration for the ECRW Mini-conference Content Access provides links to the slides and videos from the presentations (Note: the videos will only be available for 30 days).
Also included is a link to an information sheet on ways authors may attain additional forms of revenue outside of writing (multiple streams of income) and range from merchandising, affiliate income, and more. It covers the gamut from free to buy-in options. This isn’t an exhaustive list, but is a good starting point for authors looking to diversify their writing income.
About the speakers and their presentations:
Crossing Genres, One Writer’s Journey:
by Anne Shaw
In Crossing Genres, One Writer’s Journey, Anne Shaw will speak about how she navigates between historical and contemporary romance. She’ll discuss the key differences between the time periods, and how to keep your voice no matter what century you’re writing in.
Anne Shaw writes historical romance (Regency and Victorian) and contemporary romance. She holds a Bachelor’s in History with a minor in Women’s studies. Her passion for writing has resulted in the publication of over 20+ titles.
Anne loves to write about sexy heroes and bold heroines who face unsurmountable odds to reach the ultimate goal, a happily ever-after. Whether the story takes place in modern times or in a bygone era where the heroines can hold their own, even today, Anne strives to infuse humor, snappy dialogue, and detailed descriptions to draw the reader into her world.
Adding Suspense to Your Romance Novel
by Patricia D. Eddy
Ah, romance. Two hearts finding a happy ever after together. Smoldering looks, needful touches, and some lively bedroom antics (even if behind closed doors) are the tools of your craft, and you wield them with expert precision. You know how to raise the stakes in love. Now, drive them even higher with danger, intrigue, and a car chase or two. In this workshop, you’ll learn how to marry your suspense and romance arcs to create a novel your readers won’t be able to put down.
Patricia D. Eddy:
Patricia D. Eddy writes romance for the beautifully broken. Fueled by coffee, wine, and Doctor Who episodes on repeat, she brings damaged heroes and heroines together to find their happy ever afters in many different worlds. From military to paranormal to BDSM, her characters are unstoppable forces colliding with such heat, sparks always fly.
Patricia makes her home in Seattle with her husband and very spoiled cats, and when she’s not writing, she loves working on home improvement projects, especially if they involve power tools.
Her award-winning Away From Keyboard series will always be her first love, because that’s where she realized the characters in her head were telling their own stories—and she was just writing them down.
Patricia loves fuzzy blankets, curling up on the couch with her cats (and as many blankets as possible), and interacting with her fans, so drop her a line.
Turn Your World Building into Marketing
by C. Morgan Kennedy
Whether you write contemporary, historical, paranormal, or science fiction - a great story is always rooted in great world building that provides an escape for your readers. This course starts with a quick overview of world building fundamentals and how to structure a series story bible. The majority of the course is spent discussing specific examples of marketing done well and providing creative, low cost, and actionable book marketing strategies.
C. Morgan Kennedy:
C. Morgan Kennedy is the author of interracial romance, multicultural cozy mysteries, and steampunk novels. A self-described 'Blerd' and Afrofuturist, Morgan puts her Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering to good use imagining all manner of gadgets for her stories. She uses her MBA in her day job as a marketing and business development professional. Writing as C. K. Eastland, she co-authors the Crafty Sleuth cozy mystery series with her dear friend Nelle Heran (aka E. J. Russell). Through her workshops, she seeks to demystify marketing fundamentals for the writing and small business communities.
Series Bibles Made Easy
Increasing Your Productivity with the Efficient Use of Book and Series Bibles
by Jami Davenport
Do you use a three-ring binder to organize your series? Or an unwieldy spreadsheet, multiple document files, or random pieces of paper? Or do you use nothing at all and wade through countless notes and books in an attempt to find one tiny bit of description of a former secondary character who is now the main character of your current WIP? Do you spend too much time searching for information you know exists somewhere? All this wasted time takes away from your writing time.
In this course, we explore how to build a series bible, what items to put in it, and how to increase your efficiency in the areas of researching, plotting, organizing, and accessing book details so you have more time to write the actual book. While Jami uses OneNote to organize all the details, you can apply her concepts to any storage format.
USA Today Bestselling author Jami Davenport is a retired IT professional with thirty years of experience in the field. Jami has degrees in Business and Education. An author of over fifty books, Jami ruthlessly uses series bibles to organize herself and her writing in order to find time for the actual writing and also have a life.
USA Today Bestselling Author Jami Davenport writes sexy contemporary and sports romances, including her Seattle Sockeyes, Steelheads, The Scoring series, and Portland Icehawks. A retired former computer geek, Jami has now achieved her life-long dream of becoming a full-time author. She lives on a small farm near Puget Sound with her Army Ranger-turned-plumber husband and assorted animals who make guest appearances in her books. She's a lifetime Seahawks and Mariners fan and a proud season ticket holder for the Seattle Kraken hockey team
Subscription For Authors
by Emilia Rose
Learn how to start and supercharge your subscription, create superfans, and publish your books on subscription platforms like Ream.
Emilia Rose is a USA Today bestselling author of steamy romance.
Highly inspired by her study abroad trip to Greece in 2019, Emilia loves to include Greek and Roman mythology in her writing. She graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a degree in psychology and a minor in creative writing in 2020 and now writes novels as her day-job.
With over 18 million combined story views online and a growing presence on reading apps, she hopes to inspire other young novelists with her story of growth and imagination, so that they go on to write the stories that need to be told.
5 Places You’ll Make Money with Kickstarter
by Russell Nohelty
Kickstarter is a platform on everyone's lips these days after Brandon Sanderson used it to raise $41 million dollars. Authors like Will Wight and Sherilyn Kenyon have joined staples Dean Westly Smith, Michael Sullvan, and many others in expanding the platform to more authors, but how do you use it effectively? Join USA Today bestselling Author Russell Nohelty, who has raised over $325,000 for publishing projects on Kickstarter, as he goes through the ins and outs on how to crush it on Kickstarter.
Russell Nohelty (www.russellnohelty.com) is a USA Today bestselling fantasy author who has written dozens of novels and graphic novels including The Godsverse Chronicles, The Obsidian Spindle Saga, and Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter. He is the publisher of Wannabe Press, co-host of the Kickstart Your Book Sales podcast, cofounder of the Writer MBA training academy, and cofounder of The Future of Publishing Mastermind. He also co-created the Author Ecosystem archetype system to help authors thrive. You can take the quiz to find your perfect ecosystem at www.authorecosystem.com or find most of his writing on his Substack at authorstack.substack.com. He lives in Los Angeles with his wife and dogs.
What's the Deal with Book Boxes?
by Dylann Crush
Get a behind-the-scenes look at what goes into putting a book box together. From how books are selected to what's expected from participating authors, we'll cover all of your questions. Plus, if you've ever thought about sending out a cool PR box for your own books or offering readers a special edition or new release book box, we'll chat about the dos and don'ts of making it awesome.
USA Today bestselling author Dylann Crush writes contemporary romance with sizzle, sass, heart and humor. A true romantic, she loves her heroines spunky and her heroes super sexy. When she’s not dreaming up steamy storylines, she can be found sipping a margarita and searching for the best Tex-Mex food in the Upper Midwest.
Dylann co-hosts Romance Happy Hour (https://www.romancehappyhour.com/) with live episodes every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month and is a founding member of the Romance Chicks group where authors and romance readers can connect.
Although she grew up in Texas, she currently lives in a suburb of Minneapolis/St. Paul with her unflappable husband, three energetic kids, a clumsy Great Dane, a lovable rescue mutt, and a very chill cat. She loves to connect with readers, other authors and fans of tequila.
ECRW Member Ticket
ECRW Mini-conference Content Access Ticket for members.$25.00
ECRW Mini-conference Content Access Ticket for non members.$50.00