I’m very fortunate to work at a job I love. In fact, I frequently am asked about offering publishing classes and writing advice — who, me??? Maybe a book: I could call it WRITING LIKE CATS & DOGS! ha!
Many of y’all have heard me say that I’ve had to “reinvent” myself time and time again. An anniversary of sorts will soon be here, because on April 15, 2010, I self-published my very first book. An Ebook. On the Kindle platform.
. . . With dozens of pictures, sidebars, and bullet lists. ARGGG! yes, t’was a hair-pulling horror show, learning to DIY the hard way. At the time, most folks kindle-ized only fiction titles that had few to no illustrations or photographs. Yep, I had to be different!
But I figured it out, by doG. Seven years later, I have 70 self-pub’d titles, both nonfiction and fiction (and even play scripts) available across all Ebook, print and audio platforms, plus several dozen writing awards for my efforts.
Most of all, I have the most amazing loyal readers! Holy wow! How did that happen? Well…one book at a time, of course.
WRITING ADVICE & PUBLISHING CLASSES
Today, there are many more options than when I began. It’s still relatively dummy-proof to publish plain text in Ebook forms, and a bit trickier for nice looking print. You can find free DIY writing advice and publishing tips here and there, or you can pay someone to do the hard stuff for you.
Of course, there be sharks in them-thar waters, too, so it’s helpful to have a go-to person or mentor to answer questions. Over the years, I’ve shared my publishing tips and writing advice in a variety of writers conference seminars, and still do upon occasion. The information applies no matter what you write, so even though I specialize in pet-centric stuff, any writing advice or publishing tips I’ve learned works across the board in attendees’ fiction or nonfiction.
But these days, I avoid travel — it’s hectic and expensive — and it occurred to me that folks might find benefit in an “on-demand” type of service. I could present in a live Webinar format and make it available later for replay, or subscription, or smorgasbord selections of what each individual writer wants/needs, or or or . . . ?
WRITING ADVICE & PUBLISHING CLASSES — WEBINAR SERIES?
So, I’m throwing this out into the world. If there’s interest in writing advice and/or publishing classes, I’ll move forward. And, if there’s crickets . . . more time for me to write my next 70 books! LOL!
So, here goes nothing. *hitting the blog publish button*
If you are interested in hearing what comes next, sign up for AMY’S WRITE SCHTUFF list, below–either the NONFICTION or the FICTION sign up (or both if you’re doing both). It’s brand new, I won’t “spam” you, and just ask for some feedback going forward so any program offers what YOU want. And in addition, feel free to weigh in on the survey (below), or even add topics that you’d like included in such a project.
Oh, and if you want to learn a wee bit more about my writerly REINVENTING AMY strategy, check out this fun recent guest blog over at YourFirst10KReaders.
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