NAIWE offers a variety of webinars and teleconferences as a way to develop your professional skills.
June 21, 2021
Time: 2:00 pm Eastern
Webinar: The Secrets of Good Design
with Tamian Wood, NAIWE’s Book Cover Expert
Have you ever wondered what makes a person pick one product over another? Many times, it’s the result of good design. In this webinar you’ll learn a bit about the basics of color psychology, including cultural responses and the language of color.
We’ll also explore the transformative magic of typography and how you can use it, in varying ways, to change the message of your words. I’m not talking about reading the words themselves, but rather reading the mood of your font choice. And last, we’ll take a dive into tracking, kerning, and leading. OH MY!
Join me to learn the secrets.
June 23, 2021
Time: 4:00 pm Eastern
Webinar: Choose the Right Tool for Writing and Editing
with NAIWE Benefit Partner Cadman Training
Multiple tools claim to help editors and writers speed up and improve the quality of their work. But how do you know which tools to choose – which are easy to use, reliable, and good value for money? To help you determine what’s worth your investment of time and money, Hilary Cadman will share three of her favorite tools: PerfectIt, PhraseExpress, and ProWritingAid. Hilary will outline the functions of each of these tools, how and when you might use each one, and the pros and cons of all three tools. By the end of this webinar you’ll be equipped with the information to decide whether these tools are for you.
July 19, 2021
Time: 7:00 pm Eastern
Webinar: What Every Fiction Writer and Editor Should Know About Story Editing
with Fictionary, NAIWE’s Benefit Partner
Are you a writer? We all get excited when we type “The End” on our first draft. Before you share your story with others, you owe it to yourself to tell the best possible story. Learn how to story edit, and you’ll create a story readers love.
Perhaps you’re a structural editor for fiction and are worried that you’re overly influencing a client’s manuscript or that you’re not comprehensive. We’ll have you elevate your editing.
In this session, Kristina Stanley, founder of Fictionary and bestselling author, will teach you where to begin a Story Edit. If your dream is to craft a powerful story, she’ll show you how to “see” your first draft in a new way.
- What is Story Editing?
- When Story Editing Should be Done
- The Most Common Story Issue
- Story Elements to Evaluate
- Story Structure and Form
- How a Writer and Editor Differ
- Editing Checklist
July 28, 2021
Time: 6:30 pm Eastern
Webinar: Getting Your First Review (or Your 100th)
with Brian Schwartz, NAIWE’s Self-Publishing Expert
What’s the one thing you can do each day to grow your sales? Ask for a review. In this webinar, Brian will empower you to build the essential foundation behind any successful book: a strategy to continually ask for reviews. Before you spend a dime on advertising, your book must have reviews. While Amazon reviews get all the attention, there are many other ways you can leverage reviews elsewhere.
Key takeaways you can expect from attending this webinar:
• The indicators that Amazon uses to remove reviews
• The importance of “vanilla urls” when pointing to Amazon
• The 3 key elements of an effective review
• Using Amazon reviews in your marketing materials
• How many reviews you need
• When a bad review can be good
• How to avoid getting banned by Goodreads
• What a successful reviewer outreach, tracking & follow-up system looks like
• How to find over 100 potential reviewers in your own network.
After helping hundreds of authors over the past 10+ years, Brian has seen firsthand what works and what doesn’t. How do you get a good review for your book? You put your book in the hands of the right reader. Amazon.com began with a single line of code. Similarly, the success of any title began with a single review.
Join me to gain new insight on how you can get more reviews for your books!