Swapped with permission from WriterMamas website.
Writing conferences can be a valuable experience for authors — the information, the focus, and the camaraderie. They take money and time, but they’re worth it.
Unfortunately, authors who are mothers with small children often find it even harder to manage, both financially and from a time standpoint. Often the dreams of writing take a back seat to the necessities of family life.
The Un-Conference — and the mothers left behind.
There’s a strong sense of connection for the members of Writer Unboxed. They’re holding their first in-person conference in November — the Un-Conference.
(Other than loving the community, we are not affiliated with Writer Unboxed. This is just writers helping other writers.)
We discovered there were mothers with young children who would be unable to attend because of those additional financial issues. They would have to come up with not only airfare (in some cases, international airfare!), room and board, and the conference fee — but they were going to need childcare help, as well.
Since it’s a close knit family, we decided to throw a fund raiser — this fund raiser — which would sell a bundle of valuable resources that would benefit our fellow writers, and whose proceeds would enable these writing moms to attend the conference.
THE SUCCESSFUL AUTHOR’S TOOLKIT.
Have you had trouble figuring out that whole “platform” thing? Have you had difficulty juggling your writing and your promotion (not to mention the rest of your life) and feel like you could use some resources to make that easier?
Thanks to the generosity of several awesome authors and experts, we’re offering this collection of ebooks and courses to help navigate craft, marketing, and career planning.
What’s the price?
Together, these resources would retail for over $200.
And we’re selling the whole lot for $100 — 50% off.
We’ve budgeted $15,000 to take care of the financial needs of the moms on our list.
So when we sell 150 copies of this bundle… THE SALE WILL CLOSE.
This is limited quantity only. First come, first served. We’ve made this agreement with our donors, and since this is a one-time fund raiser, we’re not holding any finances for future growth or a private organization. It goes from you to the mothers. That simple.
What’s included in the bundle?
New York Times bestselling author Lori Wilde offers a step-by-step guidebook for creating a “high concept” premise for your novel, as well as creativity and brainstorming exercises, and ways to make your current concept even stronger.
Includes a step-by-step method for creating a high concept; first aid for low concept books; ways to make a high concept even better; where to find high concept ideas; how to think like a high concept writer; creativity and brainstorming exercises; hints and tips from top industry insiders.
Mary Buckham’s WRITING ACTIVE SETTING Boxed Set.
USA Today bestselling author Mary Buckham has created a perfect craft resource for beginners and established writers alike. It will help you move your novel from ordinary to active setting, create engaging descriptions, and deepen your sensory world building.
These books go straight to the point, putting theory in plain language, adding examples from authors in a variety of genres, and finishes each section with exercises designed to help you work with your Setting in a way that will excite you. . .and your reader.
A publishing veteran with fifteen years of experience and seventeen novels published, Cathy Yardley is offering the complete Rock Your Writing library — Rock Your Plot, Rock Your Revisions, Rock Your Query, and Write Every Day — as well as her new, not-yet-released marketing course Painless Promotion, which covers the intricate details of branding, tactics, and creating your own customized strategy and marketing calendar, with corresponding audio, PDFs, workbooks, and infographics.
Publishing rebels and iconoclasts Sean Platt and Johnny Truant are renowned for their informative (and hilarious) Self Publishing Podcast. Drawing on their experiences as successful full-time indie novelists with a strong information marketing background, this is a guidebook for understanding your market, and building a marketing plan, as well as technical details of covers, title, formatting, pricing, and publishing to multiple platforms.
Well known publishing professional Dan Blank has worked with companies like Random House, Perseus Books, Publisher’s Weekly, Writer’s Digest, and Writers House, assisting them in setting strategy to grow and engage their audience. In this ebook, he focuses on helping you craft a blog that attracts readers (not just other writers!), identify your ideal audience, craft content that engages, and create a blog that showcases your voice and expertise.
Tim Grahl’s YOUR FIRST 1000 COPIES[pullquote]“If I could give an aspiring writer one piece of advice, it would be to read this book.”
–Hugh Howey, New York Times best selling author, Wool[/pullquote]
Book marketing expert Tim Grahl — who has worked with bestsellers such as Hugh Howey and the Heath brothers — walks you through how successful authors are using online marketing tools to build their platform, connect with readers, and sell more books.
Special bonus! He’s including the podcast episode “just for fiction writers” for more specific ways to apply the principles — something not currently offered for sale!
New York Times bestseller CJ Lyons and esteemed blogger and sci-fi novelist Joanna Penn (of TheCreativePenn.com) are offering one of their ProWriter author courses.This comprehensive course includes videos, mp3 audio files, and PDFs for sessions which cover the creative mindset (including dealing with writer’s block), being a professional writer, productivity and time management, the financials of traditional and independent publishing, and creative entrepreneurship. Great checklists and bonuses, as well!
Donald Maass, noted literary agent and author of Writing the Breakout Novel and The Fire in Fiction, offers his classic book on strategies for navigating traditional publishing, including the marketing game, the best way to choose an agent, the give and take of collaboration, and more.
Frequently Asked Questions
How will I receive the bundle?
When you purchase a bundle, you’ll get the password for the protected download page. Most of the files will be either MOBI (Kindle-formatted), PDF, mp3 (audio) or Quicktime (video).
How long do I have to download?
You’ll have 30 days to download your purchases before the website shuts down.
Do I have to sign up for the classes? Are they moderated?
The courses are all self-paced and completely self-contained… you can use them at your own speed. They are not moderated.
When does the sale end?
The sale ends when we “sell out” the 150 quantity of bundles. Because of the quality of the donations and the value of the discount, we anticipate hitting our target quickly!
What if I’m the 151st person to try to buy it?
We’ve made an agreement with our donors: 150 bundles only. So that’s it, unfortunately!
What is your refund policy?
Because of the nature of this fundraising effort, we will not be offering refunds.
If I don’t want to purchase a bundle, can I still help?
Yes! We are accepting donations. Any little bit helps, no donation is too small! And all donations will go to the recipients — you’ll be helping the mothers directly.
I want to buy this now! Can I?
Hold your horses! We launch on Wednesday, July 16th. If you want to make sure you don’t miss it, sign up for the announcement list!
What if I have another question that’s not on this list?
Feel free to email us! We’ll try to answer any questions you might have.
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