Workshops! Sales! More!

I’m trying to do too many things in the space between semesters. I’m actually getting a lot done, but I’m being woefully bad at promoting everything. I’ve been relying on the cats at Promotion Central on Facebook, which really isn’t the best way to promote, because I’m neglecting all of you. Still, I’m adding the cats here, just to give them some equal time. This […]

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Not A Black Friday Sale

Especially since you’re just being notified of it, and Black Friday has nearly ended. Think of it as a Small Business Saturday Sale, or a Cyber Monday Sale, or a Holiday Week Sale. We’re offering 50% off all workshops listed on Teachable, now through December 2. Hit this link, pick the workshops you want, and then at checkout, add the coupon code HolidaySale. If you […]

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Writing Workshops Half-Off Sale!

Now that Fall’s here, I think we’re all ready to have some learning time. Get yourself a warm beverage of your choice, settle into your chair, and take a look at the list of writing workshops that we have done through WMG Publishing. We have literally hundreds of online writing and business classes. Check out the list here. https://wmg-publishing-workshops-and-lectures.teachable.com/ If you use the coupon code […]

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Writing Workshops Sale!

We ran a Kickstarter during the start of the pandemic for our Year of the Cat books. One book featuring stories about cats, every month, for a year. The books are coming out now with stories from me and Dean and oh, other people, like Edgar Allen Poe and E. Nesbitt and Annie Reed and all kinds of fun writers. When we ran the Kickstarter, […]

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Half-Off All Online Writing Workshops!

Wow, we did not expect to be stuck in place kinda sorta a year into this pandemic. Well, I hoped we’d be out of it by now, but my knowledge of history told me that an uncontrolled pandemic takes about three years to work its way through the population. We’re not on that trajectory thanks to Science!!! Yay, science!!!! So we’re all waiting for our […]

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Half Off All Workshops!

I feel like I just got home from a long, long, long business trip. I checked out on the writing and publishing world on Monday night, and I’m finally returning—happily, I might add. But I realized I have some cleanup to do. I need to let you know things, which I will do over the next week, so you don’t feel inundated. I know I’ve […]

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Business Musings: Learning, The Future, and CES (Contracts/Negotiations)

In November, 2007, the members of the Writers Guild of America (East & West) walked off the job as part of a contract negotiation with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. (AMPTP) That strike was consequential for a variety of reasons. But what caught me at the time, and catches me now, was how prescient that strike was. The writers walked off because, […]

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Business Musings: Own It

It took me a long time to learn that negotiation is all about strength. If you say, My agent or my lawyer too many times in the middle of a negotiation, the person on the other side of that negotiation won’t want to talk to you. You’re not the one with power.

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Business Musings: Workshop Excitement

Recently, someone asked me why Dean and I continue to teach writing workshops. Most established writers don’t, unless they’re asked to address a college class or spend a week at Clarion. Even then, they’re following someone else’s format, and simply putting their spin on it. Dean and I have developed an entire curriculum, both online and in-person, and we continue to add to it. We […]

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Business Musings: Data Diving

Writers obsess about how many people they have on their newsletter, whether those names are “good” names, what kind of marketing they should do for those people, what kind of writing they should do because of the newsletter, whether the last marketing campaign brought in “good” names that converted to real dollars, whether five impressions with click-throughs and buys are better than fifty impressions with click-throughs and no buys yet.

If we end up obsessing too much…

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