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6 Upcoming Events – Feb & Mar 2024

Includes 2 FREE workshops!

Join Jessica and the writers’ of CIWA for: Beta Reader Basics

When: LIVE Monday February 19, 2024. 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. CST

Cost: $FREE

How to join: Log on Zoom via Meeting ID 894 4132 7795 Passcode:725985

What Jessica will be talking about: Sharing a manuscript and asking for feedback can be daunting, but when you have the right beta readers, you can gain insights that will help you improve your manuscript exponentially. This stage of revision allows you to learn where your story can improve, what you are doing well, and if your manuscript is coming across the way you intended.

This class is a deep dive into everything you want to know about beta readers.


TCA Saturday Pilot Workshops Series

When: Every other Saturday. Noon – 1:30 p.m. CST

Cost: Symbolic Pricing a/k/a Pay What You Can Afford. (Suggested donation $44/session.)

How to Join: Via the Zoom link provided on the registration form.

What Jessica will be talking about:

  • Making Time For Your Creative Work – February 17
  • Money & Owning Your Worth as a Creative – March 2
  • Advocating for Your Creative Work – March 16
  • Your Creative Support System – March 30

We debut new workshops in each of our Saturday sessions. These unique exploratory workshops allow you to get one-on-one guidance from our founder, Jessica Conoley, and connect with others committed to their creative career. (Find samples of previous Saturday workshops here.)


Join our founder, Jessica Conoley, live or virtually for: The Business of Writing & Authorship.

When: Thursday, March 28, 2024. 6:30 p.m. –  8 p.m. CST

Cost: $FREE

How to Join:  Register now through Mid-Continent Public library’s story center! Registration required.

This program will take place both in-person in the MCPL Story Center Historic Home and virtually via ZOOM. Choose your format and register the number of guests in your party. Space is limited.

What Jessica will be talking about: A sustainable writing career requires more than good writing, it requires an understanding of the industry and a consistent investment of time in your writing business. This workshop lays a foundation of effective, sustainable, long-term business practices for writers. Author coach Jessica Conoley will discuss an Authorpreneur’s mindset, time-blocking & marketing efficiently, & business basics like: book-keeping, when to look at setting up a business structure (i.e. LLC, corporation, etc.), & finding the right business partners.


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