Training

NAIWE offers a variety of webinars and teleconferences as a way to develop your professional skills. We will soon be making available all of our archives of webinars and teleconferences!


NEW in 2019

January 24, 2019
Time: 3:00 pm Eastern

Claudia Suzanne, The Ghostwriting Expert

Upgrade Your Writing Career
with Claudia Suzanne, NAIWE’s Ghostwriting Expert

Cost
NAIWE Members: $10
Non-Members: $30

To register, please send an email to admin@naiwe.com along with your name, email address, and telephone number. You will receive an invoice for payment.

This webinar is a one-hour overview of the most exciting, lucrative, and eminently viable career path for experienced and professional writers, journalists, and editors in today’s literary landscape

  1. History of ghostwriting
    a. Public literacy less than 200 years old
    b. Great ideas and stories more often told than written
    c. Scribes and editors
    d. Publisher editors applied “ghostwriting” skills to produce quality titles
    e. Service elite nonwriter celebs, doctors, thought leaders
  2. Ghostwriting today
    a. Replace publisher editors
    b. Service beyond the elite
    c. Fulfill literary dreams
    d. Mentor new writers
  3. Why use a ghostwriter
    a. Expand market potential
    b. Accentuate strengths
    c. Diminish/eliminate weaknesses
    d. Refute potential objections
    e. Improve readability
  4. Why be a ghostwriter
    a. Most lucrative 21st-century writing career
    b. Recession-proof
    c. Apex of all writing/editing skill sets
    d. Professional career vs. freelance endeavor
  5. Ghostwriting expertise
    a. MS Word coding/decoding
    b. Chicago Manual of Style (with industry exceptions)
    c. Creative interviewing
    d. Creative analysis
    e. BISAC Subject Headings
    f. Nonfiction structure (chart, thesis, slinky flow, chart > outline > breaks)
    g. Nonfiction templates/chapter framework
    h. Industry pitch lines
    i. Fiction structure (plot/character integration, PMA)
    j. VPI maintenance (tells, tone, flavor)
    k. Fiction structure/chapter framework
    l. Musical line editing
    m. Book proposals
    n. Synopses
    o. Bestseller strategy plans
    p. Analytical creativity
    q. Analysis & Recommendations
    r. Business (tools, positioning, launch)
  6. Paths to ghostwriting
    a. Trial and error
    b. Find a mentor
    c. Ghostwriting Professional Designation Program (GPDP)
  7. Ghostwriting Professional Designation Program
    a. 2018 Outstanding Noncredit Program Award
    b. Deemed “Premiere CCPE Program”
    c. Introduction to Ghostwriting (6 weeks)
    d. GPDP (10.5 months)
    e. Asynchronous with weekly live sessions (recorded)
    f. In-depth assignment feedback
    g. Readily available individual help
    h. Post-grad apprenticeship program
    i. Professional certification signed by CSULB Dean
    j. Coming soon: CSULB digital badges

February 25, 2019
Time: 7:00 pm Eastern

Greg Smith, The Agile Writing Expert

Write Your Novel in 6 Months
with Greg Smith, NAIWE’s Agile Writing Expert

Cost
NAIWE Members: $10
Non-Members: $30

To register, please send an email to admin@naiwe.com along with your name, email address, and telephone number. You will receive an invoice for payment.

This webinar is a one-hour overview of the Agile Writing Method, which will help you write your first draft in just six months!

The Agile Writer Method combines the lessons of myth, storytelling, psychology, and a little project management to create a 6-month program to finish your first draft. This method was used to successfully complete over 50 first drafts. Yours could be next!

What you’ll learn:
* The Elements of a Great Story
* How to Write Your Story in Bite-Sized Chunks
* What Makes a Great Hero
* Which Characters to Add to Your Story
* What Are the Major Turning Points in a Great Story
* How to Deal With Pacing