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CATCH MY FIRST WRITER’S DIGEST WEBINAR!

Please Note: Date Change

Tuesday, Oct. 13th
Author Webinar:
Are You a Specialist or a Generalist?
Evaluating Your Skill Set to Get Published in the New “Gig Economy”
by Christina Katz (60 minutes)

What are your skill sets as a writer, and how do you evaluate them? How do you decide whether to specialize or generalize?

You need to establish a strong direction for your development as a writer to survive in the changing times of publishing.

All registrants will take a pre-quiz called “What’s Your Specialty?” designed to help you start identifying your strongest sources of expertise.

This live event will offer:

Tips and paths for both specialists and generalists, and how to get started

Examples of writers’ websites (both specialist and generalist)

How to combine a specialist and generalist approach

Your chance to jump-start your career using the same strategies as the pros

Opportunity to ask Christina Katz your questions about platform development

Bonus: All attendees receive a copy of Get Known Before the Book Deal by Christina Katz.

I bet many of you have not done a webinar before but there is really nothing to it. You just show up in front of your computer at the scheduled date and time and watch the images I display on your computer screen while listening to my voice in real time. You can even type in questions for me to answer during the Q&A period.

More info

 

 

Upcoming Events & Classes with Christina Katz: Spring – Fall 2009

christina-katz-and-samanthaLIVE APPEARANCES:
I love chatting with readers. Come and meet me!

Sunday – Tuesday , May 3-5, 2009
King County Library Tour
Seattle, Washington

May 3: Mercer Island Branch, 2 p.m.
May 4: Covington Branch, 7 p.m.
May 5: Belleview Branch, 7 p.m.
More Info

Writer’s Digest/BEA Writer’s Conference
Wednesday, May 27th, All day
New York, NY at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center

More Info

Writer’s Digest Conference: The Business of Getting Published
September 18-20, 2009
The New York Marriott Marquis

Times Square, New York, NY
TBA

Willamette Writers Mid-Valley Chapter
October 1, 2009
Tsunami Books
2585 Willamette St., Eugene, Oregon

6:30 – 7:00 Social time
7:00 – 8:15 Speaker
8:15 – 8:45 Questions and books signing
Open to the public; tea, coffee and cookies provided
More Info

TEACHING:
Classes with myself & other highly qualified instructors!

Spring E-mail Classes Begin Wednesday, May 6, 2009:

Early Fall E-mail Classes Begin August 12, 2009:

Late Fall E-mail Classes Begin October 7, 2009:

HOSTING:

Northwest Author Series, Wilsonville, Oregon
Sunday, April 19, 2009
Carmen T. Bernier Grand
“Writing Children’s Books”

2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Wilsonville Public Library
Books on sale after the event
Cost $3-5
More info

Northwest Author Series, Wilsonville, Oregon
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Elizabeth Lyon

“The Successful Nonfiction Book Proposal”
2:30-4:30 p.m. at the Wilsonville Public Library
Books on sale after the event
Cost $3-5
More info

Northwest Author Series, Wilsonville, Oregon
Call for presenters for the 2009-2010 series.

May – June 2009
More info (Will be posted on May 1st)

Meeting Schedulers/Event Planners:

If you would like to invite me to your conference or event, please email me your dates and rates at “writer mama at earthlink dot net.”

Is Your Next Best Book Idea Right In Front of You?

Mine was. You can read all about it in this WritersWeekly Success Story I wrote, which was published right before Christmas.

And if you live in the Portland, Oregon area, I’ll be offering a workshop on naming and claiming and ramping up to your next nonfiction book. I realized today, doink!, that I’d mis-posted this information for my upcoming January 10th live, six-hour intensive. So here it is, corrected:

Empowered Nonfiction Writer Boot Camp

If you are interested in cultivating your communication skills into  saleable articles, a book-worthy platform, and a contract-worthy book proposal, you’ll want to check out this six-hour workshop with two-time author, Christina Katz.

Come with an idea and leave with a  concrete plan as to how to expand your idea into a profitable writing career. Topics covered will include:

  • How to brainstrorm your best idea for these times

  • How to break in by writing short and tight

  • How and when to query for longer assignments

  • How to lay the groundwork for a solid platform that will grow with your career

  • How to prepare and get started on a saleable book proposal plan

Give me six hours and I’ll help you plan a successful writing career that will take root faster thanks to time-tested strategies and writing templates you’ll take home with you.

Avoid the common pitfalls and get your writing year off to an informed start. I look forward to helping you jump start your career!

Location: The Wilsonville Library

Date: January 10, 2009

Cost: $199.00 (lower price only for first-time session) for six hours

To register, visit www.christinakatz.com.

January Classes Make Great Holiday Gifts


Christina KatzWriting and Publishing The Short Stuff
Especially For Moms (But Not Only for Moms)!
Class Begins on January 14th
Prerequisites: None
Finally, a writing workshop that fits into the busy lives of moms! You will learn how to create short, easy-to-write articles-a skill that will make it easier to move up to longer, more time-consuming articles when you’re ready. Try your pen at tips, fillers, short interviews, list articles, how-tos, and short personal essays-all within six weeks. Now includes markets!
Cost: $199.00.
Register at Christinakatz.com


Abigail Green

Personal Essays that Get Published with Abigail Green
Class Begins on January 14th
Prerequisites: None
The popularity of reality shows, blogs, and tell-all books proves that it pays to get personal these days. Whether you want to write introspective essays, short humor pieces, or first-person reported stories, your life is a goldmine of rich material that all kinds of publications are pining for. Personal Essays that Get Published will teach you how to get your personal experiences down on the page and get them published. Students will learn how to find ideas, hone their voice, craft solid leads and endings, reslant their work for different markets, and submit their essays for publication.

Cost: $199.00

Register at Christinakatz.com


Christina KatzPlatform Building 101: Discover your Specialty
(Formerly “Targeting Your Best Writing Markets”)
Class Begins on January 14th

Prerequisites: None

Identifying your writing specialty is one of the trickiest and most necessary steps in launching a writing career today. This class will help you find your best audiences, cultivate your expertise, manage your ideas, develop marketing skills, claim your path, serve editors and become portfolio-minded. You’ll learn how to become the professional you’ve always wanted to be and, most importantly, how to take your writing career more seriously.
Cost: $199.00.
Register at Christinakatz.com


Christina KatzCraft A Saleable Nonfiction Book Proposal
Winter Class Begins on January 14th
Prerequisites: Former student or Permission from Instructor
Most writers underestimate the comprehensiveness needed in a book proposal that will garner the interest of agents and editors. They also mistake the definition of platform and importance of alining their proposal to a solid track record. A two-time author, Christina has helped hundreds of nonfiction writers succeed over the past seven years. Now she’s making her proposal-writing advice available in a six-week e-mail course to aspiring authors who want to nail the proposal the first time around. The best way to have a short, tight proposal that will impress agents and editors is to start now!
Cost: $299.00 [Priority to former students]
Register at Christinakatz.com

MORE FALL CLASSES START OCTOBER 8TH!


Christina Katz, photo by Mark BenningtonWriting and Publishing The Short Stuff
Especially For Moms (But Not Only for Moms)!
Another Class Begins on October 8th
Prerequisites: None
Finally, a writing workshop that fits into the busy lives of moms! You will learn how to create short, easy-to-write articles-a skill that will make it easier to move up to longer, more time-consuming articles when you’re ready. Try your pen at tips, fillers, short interviews, list articles, how-tos, and short personal essays-all within six weeks. Now includes markets!
Cost: $199.00. [This Class Fills Fast.]
Register at Writers on the Rise

Christina Katz, photo by Mark BenningtonPlatform Building 102: The Basics for Writers
Next Class Begins on October 8th
Prerequisites: Writing and Publishing the Short Stuff & Targeting Your Best Writing Markets are recommended or Permission from Instructor
Be the first to sign up for the companion class to my forthcoming book, Get Known Before the Book Deal. Picking up where Targeting Your Best Writing Markets left off. This class helps you go position yourself as a seasoned professional, who isn’t afraid to let the world know what you have to offer. This is an advanced class, for people who have taken classes with Christina Katz and who are ready to take their writing career to a more professional level with a blog, Web site and newsletter. By the end of our six weeks, you will have a clear vision of your platform, and a plan for first and future steps. You will be ready to anchor your book proposal to that all-important online and in-person presence, agents and editors are looking for.
Cost: $199.00 [This Class Fills Fast.]
Register at Writers on the Rise

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FALL CLASSES START AUGUST 20TH!


Christina Katz, photo by Mark BenningtonWriting and Publishing The Short Stuff

Especially For Moms (But Not Only for Moms)!
Next Class Begins on August 20th
Prerequisites: None
Finally, a writing workshop that fits into the busy lives of moms! You will learn how to create short, easy-to-write articles-a skill that will make it easier to move up to longer, more time-consuming articles when you’re ready. Try your pen at tips, fillers, short interviews, list articles, how-tos, and short personal essays-all within six weeks. Now includes markets!
Cost: $199.00. [Almost full!]
Register at Writers on the Rise

Abigail GreenPersonal Essays that Get Published with Abigail Green
Next Class Begins on August 20th
Prerequisites: None
The popularity of reality shows, blogs, and tell-all books proves that it pays to get personal these days. Whether you want to write introspective essays, short humor pieces, or first-person reported stories, your life is a goldmine of rich material that all kinds of publications are pining for. Personal Essays that Get Published will teach you how to get your personal experiences down on the page and get them published. Students will learn how to find ideas, hone their voice, craft solid leads and endings, reslant their work for different markets, and submit their essays for publication.
Cost: $199.00 [Almost full!]
Register at Writers on the Rise


Christina Katz, photo by Mark BenningtonPlatform Building 101: Discover your Specialty

(Formerly “Targeting Your Best Writing Markets”)
Next Class Begins on August 20th
Prerequisites: Writing and Publishing the Short Stuff is recommended or Permission from Instructor

Identifying your writing specialty is one of the trickiest and most necessary steps in launching a writing career today. This class will help you find your best audiences, cultivate your expertise, manage your ideas, develop marketing skills, claim your path, serve editors and become portfolio-minded. You’ll learn how to become the professional you’ve always wanted to be and, most importantly, how to take your writing career more seriously. This class is discounted so that anyone who wants to take Platform Development 102 in October will take advantage of this important preparation stage.
Cost: $175.00. [Last time at this price. And last time in 2008.]
Register at Writers on the Rise

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Take All Five of Christina’s Classes:

  • Writing and Publishing the Short Stuff
  • Targeting Your Best Writing Markets
  • Pitching Practice: Write Six Queries in Six Weeks
  • Platform Building Basics for Writers
  • Craft a Saleable Nonfiction Proposal

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More Fall Classes Start October 8th


Christina Katz, photo by Mark BenningtonWriting and Publishing The Short Stuff
Especially For Moms (But Not Only for Moms)!
Another Class Begins on October 8th
Prerequisites: None
Finally, a writing workshop that fits into the busy lives of moms! You will learn how to create short, easy-to-write articles-a skill that will make it easier to move up to longer, more time-consuming articles when you’re ready. Try your pen at tips, fillers, short interviews, list articles, how-tos, and short personal essays-all within six weeks. Now includes markets!
Cost: $199.00. [This Class Fills Fast.]
Register at Writers on the Rise

Christina Katz, photo by Mark BenningtonPlatform Building 102: The Basics for Writers
Next Class Begins on October 8th
Prerequisites: Writing and Publishing the Short Stuff & Targeting Your Best Writing Markets are recommended or Permission from Instructor
Be the first to sign up for the companion class to my forthcoming book, Get Known Before the Book Deal. Picking up where Targeting Your Best Writing Markets left off. This class helps you go position yourself as a seasoned professional, who isn’t afraid to let the world know what you have to offer. This is an advanced class, for people who have taken classes with Christina Katz and who are ready to take their writing career to a more professional level with a blog, Web site and newsletter. By the end of our six weeks, you will have a clear vision of your platform, and a plan for first and future steps. You will be ready to anchor your book proposal to that all-important online and in-person presence, agents and editors are looking for.
Cost: $199.00 [This Class Fills Fast.]
Register at Writers on the Rise

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