Pub Shop and Craft Shop

SCWA Pub Shops and Craft Shops provide a workshop environment presented by publishing and book coaches and professionals to help participants develop their writing and publishing skills within our network of supportive authors.

All workshops are open to SCWA members and nonmembers and members receive a discount. Our workshops are held online and open to presenters and viewers worldwide. To view our past events, check out our YouTube Channel, SCWA Writers Online.

Craft Shop 

These events will focus on building writing craft skills, such as editing, story structure, and character development. They are presented by skilled book coaches and professionals. Live events will offer the opportunity to ask questions and discuss content with other writers in a casual and supportive atmosphere.

January 2021

A Deep Dive into Self-Editing

SCWA’s January Craft Shop is ready for members and nonmembers to take a Deep Dive into SELF-EDITING, a perfect way to follow NaNoWriMo and to refresh all of us wrestling chapters of our works-in-process.

We sometimes think of self-editing as a pass through the manuscript to fix grammar and wording. It is much more. A self-edit can also examine the bones of your project, challenge the premise, and check to see that you have delivered the message you promised.

What better way to start 2021 than with a hands-on workshop with Pam Sheppard, a familiar face at all SCWA meetings, and a regular contributor to the antics on SCWA’s Facebook group. Pam will take you through the four kinds of edits, demonstrate examples of each, and show you how they will take your work to the next level. She will also talk about working with critique groups, beta readers, and professional editors.

We’ll record the session and leave lots of time for Q&A.

Bio

Pam spent over 25 years in Sales and Marketing with Big 5 publishers (Simon & Schuster, Crown Publishers, and Random House). Her career as a publisher’s representative overlapped with seventeen years as a publishing consultant, developmental editor, and coach for new and experienced writers for their independent and traditional publishing projects. You can reach Pam at sheppardedits@gmail.com

Who: Pam Sheppard
When: January 7, 2021
Time: 4-5:30 pm PST
Members: $15.00
Nonmembers: $20.00

Pub Shop 

Our Pub Shop topics include strategies for indie and traditional publishing, book marketing, book covers, book reviews, agents, and social and content marketing for authors. Our presenters are publishing professionals and entrepreneurs with expertise in their fields. Live events include time for Q&A and discussion of the content provided.

February 2021

Creating Your Author Mailing List and Newsletter

Thinking of self-publishing your masterpiece? Getting ready to launch your book? Dreaming of giving your published books a marketing boost?

If so, join us as we break down the steps to create an action plan to help you sell more books and have fun with marketing.  In our first Pub Shop of 2021 we will focus on creating your author mailing list and newsletter!

Diana Pardee and Karen Walker are teaming up to share decades of marketing experience to help you get your books out to the world while you learn to love marketing and increase your profits. We will provide simple, affordable, and effective strategies to get the most out of your efforts in a fun workshop style presentation and conversation.

Presenters:

Top selling author and independent publisher Karen S Walker will present how to build your email list, what you need, resources and tools, and what works and what doesn’t. When we’re done, you’ll have action steps and resources to get you started. Get ready because Karen and Diana are going to spill the tea on how to market your book!!

Karen is a lover of cozy mysteries, from Agatha Christie to Joanne Fluke. When not working or writing, she spends time with her very talented daughter and ever so fun granddaughter.

Diana Pardee has been an entrepreneur for forty years, with decades of experience writing newsletters and web and business content. She is currently Director of Media and Marketing for SCWA and plans to publish her first novel in 2021.

When: February 24, 2021
Time: 4 pm PST
Where: Zoom, register below
Cost: Members $10.00
Nonmembers $15.00