Workshop – Writing a Novel, Speaking to Your Book, and Marketing for Authors
Our first workshop for this year will be held on 26 March at Fradgley Hall. This workshop will include three talks from GCWA members: Kathy Stewart, Leo Petrik and Jeannie Barker.
Writing a novel – Kathy Stewart
What is a story arc?
The essentials for creating a scene
Kathy Stewart owns and runs Authors’ Ally, an editing service situated on the Gold Coast. She has always been passionate about the written word and has worked as a professional editor since 2004. Many of the books she has worked on are now selling in bookstores and online and many others are in the pipeline. She has written a number of full-length manuscripts herself and was lucky enough to have her first polished work shortlisted for the Debut Dagger Award in the UK in 2010.
Talking About Your Book – Leo Petrik
How to speak with confidence about your book and engage your audience.
Leo Petrik has been a professional speaker, trainer and business professional for over 33 years, specializing in the areas of Sales, Marketing and Business Development. Leo has also recently becoming a successful writer and author, publishing business articles on a number of sites and having his first book available soon.
Marketing Tools for Authors – Jeannie Barker
To get your book noticed and your name out there you need to utilise as many marketing tools as you can. We will cover print tools like giveaway bookmarks, postcards, business cards; also book reviews, launches, email signature files, websites and social media.
Jeannie Barker is a web developer, WordPress Consultant and Trainer who helps businesses and authors market their message to the world through online and print media.