Saturday October 19th, 1 – 4pm
Hey writer, do you like to make money?
If you do, I’m teaching a class about creativity and income.
As a storyteller, you’ve got more opportunities today to create income from your work than you may realize and I’m excited to share some of these ideas with you.
From book sales, affiliate income, Patreon supporters and sharing your knowledge with others, you probably have more chances to make money from your learned skills as a writer than you realize. In this class, we’ll talk about those opportunities, where they are now, and what may be appearing in the near future so you’re ready to pivot with change.
What I do
For the last three years, I’ve been working with one of the best-selling science fiction series on Amazon, and I’ve learned what it takes to build a loyal audience who love and support your work. I’m the author of nine novels and a member of the Science Fiction Writers of America.
I’ll share how to build a flagship series with multiple entry points for readers, how to build an email list so you talk directly to your readers, as well as engagement in Facebook groups, how to identify who is not your audience, and to build relationships with readers who are your audience.
We’ll talk about affiliate income from your newsletters, how to build a successful Patreon presence that serves your readers, and even why and how you might run a crowd-funded Kickstarter campaign.
That’s just the foundation. Once you have your series, there are many ways to generate income off your creativity, from audio, merchandising, affiliate income, events and experiences.
Multiple Income Mindset
You also may be looking at your writing career as an either/or situation: You can only be a full-time author, or a full-time employee.
For me, thinking about multiple income streams from my work and in my life helps me feel more confident about my financial and personal decisions.
This class will give you actionable steps to assess your writing from a financial perspective, build an audience of readers who want to buy your work, and then options on authentic merchandise and experiences to build their loyalty to you and your work.
I don’t teach often (I’m busy writing) so I look forward to seeing you!
Sign up here: https://www.facebook.com/events/477885196096654/
A thirty-year stalemate between humanity and the Psion AIs is ending…
But the AIs have not been idle. Their agents are everywhere and the seeds of rebellion and dissent have taken root. Humanity’s home system is a powder keg, and when the match is lit, all of Sol will erupt.
Cara has been in prison for four years, her mind numbed by docility, unaware of what’s been brewing. When a mysterious agent breaks her free, she finds herself caught up in a web of intrigue, double-dealing, and political machinations.
The Sykes family saved Sol from a human-AI war once before. Now it’s up to Cara and her sister Lyssa to turn the tide, and keep the galaxy’s two dominant species from tearing one another apart.
Kurt Vonnegut on graphing plots.
People interested in short science fiction and fantasy often ask for help picking an SF/F magazine to subscribe to. After four years of reading and reviewing, Rocket Stack Rank is in a good position to offer some advice, and the start of the year is a good time for it, since people are making (or trying to live up to) their New Year’s resolutions.