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Upcoming Events – Spring 2023

April, May, & June workshops. 2 FREE upcoming events!

Join Jessica Conoley and Jane Friedman for: Finding & Working with Beta Readers

When: LIVE Thursday, April 27. noon CST or watch recording afterwards

Cost: $25

How to Join: Register now via Jane Friedman’s website! Registration required.

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.

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

When: Thursday, May 4, 2023. 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.

Join Jessica and the writers’ of CIWA for: The Most Important Choice of Your Creative Career–Mindset

When: Monday, June 19, 2023. 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. CST

Cost: $FREE

How to join me: For non-members contact CIWA. For CIWA members I’ll see you at your June meeting!

What Jessica will be talking about: You’re lucky enough to know what your dream is and are living it, so why are so many writers unhappy? It’s not just because we’re in a “hard” industry, it’s because we feel like we don’t have any control. This workshop teaches you to build a healthy creative mindset. We’ll delve into the mental challenges you’ll face in a creative career and how to take your next steps with confidence. Walk away with: a mindset emergency tool kit, career accomplishment log, know-how to build your creativity support triangle, and more.

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