June 1 - July 15
Are you looking for guidance and direction for your writing career? Have you written your book, but don’t know what to do next? Not sure how to promote your books with social media? Interested in self-publishing, but aren’t sure where to start or how much it costs? Julie’s Author Mentoring Intensive is for you!
This 6-week workshop will focus on the specific and unique needs of each individual participant with a particular focus on three major aspects of an author’s career:
Your story: Julie will work with you on your first 3 chapters (30 pages maximum) with 2 rounds of edits over the course of six weeks. Specific topics include, but are not restricted to:
- Show VS tell
- Point of view
- Character development
- Where to start your story
- Hooking the reader on the first page
Social media management: learn to use Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram effectively to promote your books and brand. Specific topics include, but are not restricted to:
- Setting up accounts, profiles, and pages
- Where and how to create professional looking graphics
- Developing content for all three social media platforms
- Getting organized so it doesn’t take over your life
Demystifying self-publishing: guidance on how to self-publish your stories to digital, print, and audio. Specific topics include, but are not restricted to:
- Easy file conversion (no matter your what computer you use)
- Publishing wide or just with Amazon
- Print options
- Audiobook production options
- Costs associated with each step
The workshop begins with a comprehensive needs assessment and ends with goals and deadlines defined for the rest of the year.
Julie will meet with each participant individually via Zoom twice during the six weeks. Once during week one and again closer to the end of the workshop.
What people are saying about Julie’s workshops:
“Julie’s teaching technique is informative and applicable. She doesn’t use a cookie-cutter process. Julie spends the time to learn about each of her students and gives each person individualized help. I took away more ideas and tools than any other class I’ve attended in a long while.”
“Julie's style of teaching is exactly what I needed in this class. Rather than writing 500 words and having your work topographically examined, Julie makes you dig deep into your story. What are you writing? Why are you writing it? What message are you trying to get across to the reader? Every novel needs suspense. Julie helps you dig it out from within your own words. No matter your genre, you need to take this class!”
“I am so glad I found this course. I had done some preliminary work on a thriller but was having trouble finding the 'heart' of my story and consequently, everything I tried fell short. Along comes Julie with her way of making you look at your story, characters, etc., from a different angle. Take this course! No matter your genre, your writing will improve.”
Full-time author and workshop facilitator, Julie Rowe’s first career as a medical lab technologist in Canada took her to the North West Territories and Fort McMurray, Alberta, where she still resides (despite a wildfire forcing the entire city to evacuate on May 3, 2016). Julie’s debut novel, Icebound, was released by Carina Press on Nov 14, 2011. Ten novels and eight anthologies have followed. Her most recent titles are the MEN OF ACTION boxed set and VIRAL JUSTICE book #3 of the Biological Response Team series. Julie’s articles have appeared in magazines, such as Romantic Times Magazine, Today’s Parent magazine and Canadian Living.
Julie facilitates communication workshops at Keyano College in Fort McMurray, and has presented writing workshops at conferences in the United States and Canada. She’s also a strong supporter of life long learning and moderates a free announcement loop for the promotion of online classes, workshops and webinars.
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