Colorado Romance Writers (CRW) is excited to announce a new moneymaker idea for 2017—a nuts and bolts type book filled with CRW’s publishing knowledge.
We are planning to publish this book on-line and print the books in time for the RWA Conference. We are asking you to provide your insights into one or more of the multiple categories selected. Get creative and let the fun begin.
Deadline (To be confirmed)
Submission Deadline: May 15th
Format (Draft) Deadline: June 1th
Edit and Cover Deadline: June 26th
Proofread Deadline: July 1st
Select one of the categories below, and write something. It could be as short as 500 words or as long as it needs be to cover the topic in a tight and precise manner. Once the document is self-edited navigate to the input form and fill in the necessary information. Be prepared to enter your pen name, bio, website, the category you selected, and a catchy title for your submission.
Yes, please submit more than one submission. However, we encourage everyone to participate so no more than three submissions per person. Thanks.
Below is a list of categories selected for this fun exercise.
A couple of notes:
1) The sub-categories are there to help stir the creative juices and to give an idea of what is included in each category. Please feel free to invent your sub-segment as long as you feel it will fit inside the body of the central segment.
2) You don’t need to recreate the wheel. If you have a particular piece, you have written for a blog post or workshop, and feel it is relevant, submit that article.
|Writer’s Life||Accepting critique
Finding beta readers
Increase your word count
Focus in a world of distractions
Plan for the next level
When everything goes wrong
Becoming the CEO
|Self-Publishing||Distribution Channels – Amazon, iBooks, Kobo, D2D, Ingram Sparks, CreateSpace, etc.
Product types – eBook, Print, Foreign Language, Audio, Boxsets, Kindle World, etc.
Advertising – Facebook, Amazon, Blog Tours, Bookbub, etc.
Writing to market
The launch plan
Selecting the right vendors (Editors, cover artists, proofreaders, assistants, etc)
Creating a business
Something other than “buy my book”
How to get the money
Writing as a partnership
Getting others to share your vision
Cliché with a twist
Emotion – Deep POV’
Motif and Metaphor
|Research||Organizing your Scenes
Law and Order
Research for Amish novel
Research for a historical novel
Getting the details right