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How to Use BeemGee Storytelling Software

How to Use BeemGee Storytelling Software

Starting a novel is not about writing. BeemGee encourages the careful thought about characters and plot that is necessary to get the story right. We’ll discuss approaches to developing material, what you must understand about your characters, and how plot structure gives readers the emotional experience they are looking for.
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Plotting Your Novel with Mandy Berman

Plotting Your Novel with Mandy Berman

For many writers, exposition is the easy part. But what about the stuff that propels fiction forward: scene and plot? In this workshop, we will discuss getting your characters from point A to point B and writing active scenes that engage readers while still servicing the greater plot of your novel.
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How to connect with Book Bloggers, Bookstagrammers and Book Podcast hosts

How to connect with Book Bloggers, Bookstagrammers and Book Podcast hosts

As a self-published author, it can feel daunting pitching your work directly to potential readers and book influencers. This session will give you the chance to find out more about the world of Book Blogging, Bookstagram, Book Twitter and Bookish Podcasts. Come armed with questions and learn how to get your work in front of people who will love it.
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Build Your Build From Scratch with Harry Bingham

Build Your Build From Scratch with Harry Bingham

Want to know how to put an ebook together? Then we’ll do it – live. We’ll take a text. We’ll set it up properly – with careful thought about how to convert and retain the reader. Then we’ll format it and upload it to Amazon. All done live during the webinar.
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Build an Audience and Run Your Own Campaign with Anna Caig

Build an Audience and Run Your Own Campaign with Anna Caig

An audience of engaged readers can be just one campaign away. This session covers the solid marketing principles you need to know, as well as how to apply these in the real world to reach people who will love your books through the right channels and with effective content.
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Marketing Without A Budget with Kristina Adams

Marketing Without A Budget with Kristina Adams

In this workshop, we look at the different ways you can market your book – without spending a penny. We explore if you should bother with blogging, the right – and wrong – ways to use social media, and how to engage with your audience using an email list.
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In Conversation with NYT Bestselling Self-Published Author ​​​​​​​Marie Force

In Conversation with NYT Bestselling Self-Published Author ​​​​​​​Marie Force

Marie Force has sold millions of books worldwide and built a very successful career of her writing. Come armed with questions for Marie about anything to do with her self-publishing journey.
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Write Your Blurb Workshop with Holly Dawson

Write Your Blurb Workshop with Holly Dawson

You have slaved away on your book for years and now you want everyone to read it. But suddenly slogging through 80k words seems easy compared with crafting the perfect 150 words to entice readers in. In this hands-on session, we will explore the art of writing a succinct, engaging summary that captures the essence of your book and leaves readers desperate to open the page. What do you leave out? What do you put in? Please bring an example of a blurb you like in your genre as inspiration.
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In Conversation with Bestselling Self-Published Author Rachel Abbott

In Conversation with Bestselling Self-Published Author Rachel Abbott

Join Harry Bingham in conversation with bestselling self-published author, Rachel Abbott, as they discuss all things self-pub, talk about the changing face of the industry and impart top tips to get your book in those bestseller charts.
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Building Your Mailing List with Harry Bingham

Building Your Mailing List with Harry Bingham

The most powerful tool in self-publishing is the author mailing list. We’ll show you exactly how to put yours together. We’ll show you how to use it. And we’ll explain the magic which makes the mailing list such a powerful and versatile tool.
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How to Write a Cover Brief and How a Designer Interprets It

How to Write a Cover Brief and How a Designer Interprets It

Writing cover briefs can be deceptively challenging, and getting it right can make the difference between a great or an average cover. This webinar will explain how best to brief a designer, what elements need to be included and how designers might take that brief to a finished creation.
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How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon – 2021 Edition

How to Sell Books by the Truckload on Amazon – 2021 Edition

Amazon is a great place to sell books, but most authors (and publishers) underutilise the free systems Amazon offers. Metadata, keywords, and Amazon’s backend systems are also something that are often misunderstood, and underused. This deep dive class will dig into all of the pieces that Amazon has to help you sell more books. Understanding Amazon’s Relevancy Score and why it matters! Finding the best keywords to optimize your Amazon book page Understanding categories and how to rank consistently #1 in your category Good book descriptions: how to create one that will help your book sell How to quadruple the reviews you get on Amazon Quick tips to enhance your Amazon book page – and why you should! Bookbub: Tips for incorporating this website into your Amazon book promotion!
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Ten Steps to Self-Publish on Amazon with Michelle Emerson

Ten Steps to Self-Publish on Amazon with Michelle Emerson

So you’ve finished your first draft, now what?  Now this!  This 10 Simple Steps to Self-Publishing on Amazon workshop explains the process in easy-to-grasp steps. Forget overwhelm. Forget complicated. Forget techy confusion. Just grab your pen and notebook and join Michelle Emerson for 60 minutes of KDP self-publishing simply explained.
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Ask Us Anything About Self-Publishing with Orna Ross

Ask Us Anything About Self-Publishing with Orna Ross

Self-Publishing expert and Director of Alliance of Independent Authors (ALLi), Orna Ross, answers questions from the audience at the opening event of Self-Publishing Month.
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Self-Editing with Harry Bingham, March 2021

Self-Editing with Harry Bingham, March 2021

Back by popular demand: Harry will take chunks of your work and edit them live on screen, talking through his thought process as he does so. You get to see how a successful author thinks about editing and you can see the work change as he works.
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Inspiring Jericho Stories with Neema Shah, Taj Fregene, Philippa East and John David Mann

Inspiring Jericho Stories with Neema Shah, Taj Fregene, Philippa East and John David Mann

We love a Jericho success story! Join us for a panel with four excellent writers who have achieved their dreams through Jericho. Come armed with questions and prepare to be seriously inspired.
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Getting Ready for Publication with Helen Richardson

Getting Ready for Publication with Helen Richardson

Full of industry insight and practical tips, this session shares effective strategies for publicity.  Learn how to build your author brand, flex your contacts and utilise social media.  Gain an understanding of publicity so you can write your own PR plan or get the most from working with your publicist.
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Your Submission Package with Juliet Mushens and Silé Edwards from Mushens Entertainment

Your Submission Package with Juliet Mushens and Silé Edwards from Mushens Entertainment

Spend an hour in the company of Juiet Mushens and Silé Edwards from Mushens Entertainment. Want to know what gets them interested? Have a question about your submission package? Want advice on how to make your work as noticeable as possible? This interactive event will allow you to put your questions to two leading industry experts.
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Writing Your Elevator Pitch with Harry Bingham

Writing Your Elevator Pitch with Harry Bingham

How do you create the perfect elevator pitch? The summing-up of your book in only a few sentences. Being able to capture an agent or editor’s imagination in a short amount of words is a real skill; a good pitch can transform your writing journey. ​​​​​​​Learn from the king of elevator pitches, Harry Bingham, and have yours ready to show him in the chat!
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Slushpile Live USA with Alice Fugate, Joy Harris Literary Agency

Slushpile Live USA with Alice Fugate, Joy Harris Literary Agency

Ever wondered what a literary agent thinks when they open your cover letter? Want to get live feedback on yours? Now is your chance to hear from a top US literary agent.
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Applying for Funding and Entering Competitions

Applying for Funding and Entering Competitions

This session will cover how to apply for Arts Council funding as a writer – including an up to date look at the different available grant schemes as well as accessing alternative sources of funding. It will also cover tips for entering competitions, and uncover the ‘dos and don’ts’ of submitting prize winning entries.
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Managing Expectations with Debi Alper

Managing Expectations with Debi Alper

Every writer wants their stories to be read but the truth is that not everyone will be published. How do you balance dream and reality? This session will focus on what you can do to give your story the best chance of reaching readers, whether through a trade deal or self-publishing.
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How to Use Agent Match

How to Use Agent Match

Agent Match is a huge database of literary agents with powerful tools for searching. We show you exactly how to run a useful search on AgentMatch – and show you how to generate your agent longlists and shortlists. (Clue: it probably takes you about 5-10 seconds to generate a useful agent longlist.)
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To (get an) Agent, or Not to (get an) Agent

To (get an) Agent, or Not to (get an) Agent

​​​​​​​This panel event includes a host of authors, all with very different experiences in finding representation and getting published: Steffanie Edward, Karen Powell, Victoria Dowd, Araminta Hall and Greg Buchanan.
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A Case for Publishing: Big 5, Independent, Hybrid and Digital First

A Case for Publishing: Big 5, Independent, Hybrid and Digital First

In this panel event, we hear from four authors who have had different publishing experiences: digital first, hybrid, independent and Big 5.
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Ask Us Anything About Publishing

Ask Us Anything About Publishing

There are more ways than ever to see your novel in print. But what one works for you and your book? Each route to publication has its pros and cons. This is your opportunity to ask Harry and Anna any questions you have about what route will work best for you and how to go about it.
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How to Research and Write Historical Fiction

How to Research and Write Historical Fiction

History can be a wonderful source of inspiration and writing historical fiction an exciting challenge. We’ll look at the elements of story an author can use to balance the twin goals of historical accuracy and creative freedom, ways to research for authenticity, and telling a universal story through specific lives.
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The Art of Writing Memoir

The Art of Writing Memoir

In her debut memoir GOOD MORNING, DESTROYER OF MEN’S SOULS, Nina Renata Aron situates her personal narrative within a larger cultural history of addiction and co-dependency. In this talk, she will discuss the seemingly paradoxical work of researching a memoir.
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Writing Crime and Psychological Thrillers

Writing Crime and Psychological Thrillers

As part of our month of exploring genre, Anna spoke to four excellent authors of crime and psychological thrillers: Imran Mahmood, Dorothy Koomson, Holly Seddon and Sophie Flynn.
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Writing Commercial (Women’s) Fiction and Romance

Writing Commercial (Women’s) Fiction and Romance

In her 25 year career, Joanna/Josie has published comedies, romances, historical dramas, erotica as well as contemporary fiction.  In this session, she will share her tips on how to write successfully in different genres – about the similarities and differences she finds between them –  about taking risks and finding the romance at the heart of a novel.
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Literary Fiction: Writing It, Reading It, Selling It

Literary Fiction: Writing It, Reading It, Selling It

A continuous question in the industry is ‘what counts as literary fiction’. Join author Lee Matalone and editor Amber Oliver as they discuss the genre, talk about how a work of literary fiction comes together, and give tips and tricks to aspiring authors of literary fiction.
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Use Themes To Finish Your Novel with Patrice Lawrence

Use Themes To Finish Your Novel with Patrice Lawrence

Patrice’s books for teenagers cover tough territory – bereavement, grief, toxic relationships and addiction. But they are also about the power of friendship, learning how to be loved, redemption and hope. Find out how she uses themes to help strengthen and finish her books.
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Things To Know About Literary Agents

Things To Know About Literary Agents

You’ve written and polished that manuscript, so now what? This workshop will go over next steps in your journey to publication. How do you figure out which agents to query? How do you get their attention? And once you do, how do you work with one? 
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Making the Most of Feedback

Making the Most of Feedback

So you have someone’s assessment of your writing – what next? It’s key to respond wisely to other’s remarks and use them to make our next draft stronger. Not all feedback is created equal though, so in this fun and supportive 1.5 hour workshop, we’ll also talk about who to go to read your writing and when to follow their advice or stick to your guns.
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Finding the Time to Finish Your Book with Holly Seddon

Finding the Time to Finish Your Book with Holly Seddon

Finding the time to finish a novel can seem daunting. Bestselling author (and busy parent) Holly Seddon shows you how to break the work into bite-sized pieces, overcome hurdles and squeeze productive writing from the tiniest slivers of time.
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The Writer, The Plotter, The Editor And You – Part Two

The Writer, The Plotter, The Editor And You – Part Two

This webinar ‘The Writer, The Plotter, And You’, features freelance writer and editor, Holly Dawson and is the second in the four-part series. It was first shown in October 2020.
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Tips And Tricks To Finish Your Novel

Tips And Tricks To Finish Your Novel

This session will focus on strategies for making steady progress on a novel, from idea to finished draft (i.e. how to manipulate yourself into being productive). Megan will also speak about her own experience writing and publishing her novels while working two other jobs.
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Unpacking The Submission Package

Unpacking The Submission Package

This webinar will cover the practicalities of submitting to agents and beyond. From covering letter to synopsis and opening pages, Imogen will share some common pitfalls, and tips on how to make your submission stand out.
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What Do Book Bloggers Do?

What Do Book Bloggers Do?

We’ve all heard of Book Bloggers, but what do they actually do, and how can authors and bloggers work together effectively? In this Workshop, Clare will talk about her experience as a Blogger, but also how you as an author can find the right blogger and audience for your book.
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Working With Your Commissioning Editor

Working With Your Commissioning Editor

Kish Widyaratna will talk through the commissioning process at Picador; the literary imprint at Pan Macmillan. Using case studies, Kish will discuss what stands out about what books, how she commissions them, what authors can do to give themselves the best chance of getting published, and what happens once the book is out there.
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Writing Displacement

Writing Displacement

What does ‘home’ mean for hybrid selves? Is (dis)placement the other side of (em)placement? This workshop will use a theoretical framework of diaspora (Paul Gilroy, Homi Bhabha, Iain Chambers) and literary examples (Ha Jin, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) to explore how fiction writers can reflect this reality in their writings.
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Writing Goals For 2021: Yours And Ours

Writing Goals For 2021: Yours And Ours

This webinar ‘Writing Goals For 2021: Yours and Ours’, features members of the Jericho Writers’ Team, Harry Bingham, Sarah Juckes, Holly Seddon, Stephanie Vendreyes, Anna Burtt and Miriam Sautin. It was first shown in January 2021.
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Writing Good Endings

Writing Good Endings

The last pages of your book are what the reader takes away with them; there’s little worse than a disappointing ending. This session is designed to work out how to imprint your story on the reader’s mind, so they feel the characters live on after the final page.
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Quiet Poetry Workshop

Quiet Poetry Workshop

We’ll reflect on our relationship to quiet; being alone in meditation, the awkward quiet of people around a dinner table with nothing to say or the comfortable quiet shared with a romantic partner. We’ll read and discuss poems on this topic and use them as models to write our own.
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Rebecca Horsfall – Show Don’t Tell

Rebecca Horsfall – Show Don’t Tell

Join editor Rebecca Horsfall as she workshops your problem passages to help you master that all-important ‘rule’ to show, not tell. First shown in November 2020.
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Scriviner: Everything You Need To Know

Scriviner: Everything You Need To Know

In this session, you’ll be shown through the leading writing app for writers of all kinds, used every day by bestselling novelists, screenwriters, non-fiction writers and more. Typewriter, ringbinder, scrapbook – Scrivener combines all the tools you need to get words down on a page. In this session, you’ll be shown around this comprehensive platform from the team behind the app itself. First shown in September 2020.
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Self-Edit Your Novel Mini-Course (Live)

Self-Edit Your Novel Mini-Course (Live)

Based on the phenomenally successful six-week online course, this mini-course will cover everything from structure, plot, pace, characters, voice, POV, psychic distance and all the other elements of your writing, to give you the tools you need to create a final draft ready to submit to agents, or self-publish.
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Seven Productivity Myths

Seven Productivity Myths

It’s easy to take a class on productivity from an author or productivity guru and think you’re getting the best information for your brain. But are you? Join Becca Syme, Gallup-Certified Strengths Coach and Author Success Coach, to find out if you are believing any of these productivity myths, and what to do instead.
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Should An Author Write For The Market?

Should An Author Write For The Market?

Publishers are experts in audience and readership they have to be to do their job. But how much should a writer consider audience and readership? Can it help in the writing or is it best to stay in your bubble? As a professional marketer of books, and as a multi-published author, I look at the view from both sides of the aisle.
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Show, Don’t Tell Mini-Course

Show, Don’t Tell Mini-Course

Show, don’t tell is one of the most universal and crucial pieces of advice we hear as novelists. But what exactly does it mean, and how do we learn to do it? We look at how to master this all-important fiction-writing technique.
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