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** PUBLISHING IS A SYTEM.
LEARN THE MACHINERY SO YOU CAN NAVIGATE THE SYSTEM **
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(Check back here for details and scheduling.)
** Session 5 will be held Tuesday, Dec. 6. Mark your calendars.
** PDF class materials are sent out with the zoom link the day before each session. They are major topic oriented and do not include any of the fine details we will cover. Print them and take notes directly on the pages, hole punch or staple them, and keep them handy.
** We monitor registration payments so if you sign up last-minute, we will email you the PDF materials right up to the time of class.
** These sessions are NOT recorded for online use.
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Theodore P. Savas has been fielding requests for help on a wide range of issues from new and veteran authors for many years. Ted has been in the publishing arena for three decades and knows all the tips, tricks, and hard work needed to succeed.
He is also an award-winning author and editor, the ghost-writer of dozens of books, an agent, entrepreneur, attorney, and co-founder of the hot tech startup Cubestream (now in early beta). Click HERE to read more about Mr. Savas or check out his Wiki page HERE.
These Zoom sessions (each about 90 minutes in length) apply to non-fiction and fiction, and work regardless of whether you want to write for magazines, blogs, publish books, or simply write for the joy of it without ever being published.
These are not micro-lessons on grammar and word usage. Why not?
Because that is not what you need.
That will NOT help you.
These fun and informative classes will teach you simple structural and organizational principles to save you months and even years of wasted time so you can begin, organize, set goals, pick a topic, routinize your schedule, build a brand, establish your voice, find the right publisher, and save $$$ on taxes as an author -- and much more. Ted will help you reach your goals.
These principles apply to everything you could write, fiction or nonfiction!
Bookmark this page as we begin preparing and scheduling the sessions and spread the word. Each numbered session has specific information. If you miss one, I will rehost them later in order and you can always swing back and pick up the session.
THE FINE PRINT
COST: just $12.99 per session. Satisfaction guaranteed or you get a refund. Period.
If you have a Savas Beatie online account, we will add $5.00 of the session fee to your account, lowering your cost to $7.99. (The only thing you cannot use it on is classic reprints.) If you are not satisfied, we refund your money and you can keep the SB bucks. Yup. No risk to you.
Once you have paid (the Paypal button is below) you will be added to our list and provided with a private Zoom link for the meeting with materials 24 hours before it starts.
** Previous sessions will be repeated, so stay tuned.
You can begin in any session. Jump in. **
SESSION 5: AN EVENING WITH AWARD-WINNING AUTHOR
SCOTT L. MINGUS SR. (with your Q & A!)
When: December 6, 2022, 4:00 p.m. PST / 6:00 p.m. CST / 7:00 p.m. EST.
Part 1: Ted and Scott discuss Sessions 1 through 4 and apply them to the real world.
Part 2: YOU ask Scott (and Ted) any questions about writing, research, and publishing.
This class ties together ALL of the concepts of Sessions 1-4. Join us for a fun and informative evening.
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SESSION 1: WHAT YOU MUST KNOW BEFORE YOU BEGIN YOUR WRITING JOURNEY
When: November 1, 2022, 7:00 p.m. EST. 6:00 p.m. CST, 4:00 p.m. PST
This session is personalized to YOU. I will offer you at least seven questions you MUST answer yourself before you set foot on the writing road, before you pick a topic, and before you have an end game in mind. The vast majority of "writers" begin without realizing they are starting in a ditch in a car without wheels. Let me teach you how to avoid the ditch altogether. A clear-headed start with an end game in mind is a roadmap to success.
SESSION 2: HOW YOU CAN PICK THE RIGHT TOPIC, AND HOW TO ESTABLISH YOUR BRAND
When: Thursday, November 10, 2022, 7:00 p.m. EST / 6:00 p.m. CST / 4:00 p.m. PST
Part 1: How to Pick the RIGHT Topic For YOU. (This is absolutely crucial.)
Part 2: How to Use Your Topic, the Form of your Writing (blogs, articles . . .) and Your Talent Stack to Begin Creating YOUR BRAND.
When: November 10, 2022, 7:00 p.m. EST. 6:00 p.m. CST, 4:00 p.m. PST
SESSION 3: WRITING! HOW TO FIND YOUR VOICE, AVOID THESE COMMON MISTAKES WHEN DRAFTING AND REVISING, AND WHEN TO STOP RESEARCHING AND WRITING.
When: Thursday, November 17, 2022, 7:00 p.m. EST / 6:00 p.m. CST / 4:00 p.m. PST
Part 1: How to Find Your Writing Voice. (It is not the way most are doing it today.)
Part 2: Plan, Draft, Revise: What to do when, and how and the Mistakes to Avoid. (Easy fixes to enhance your writing and your brand.)
SESSION 4: STOPPING WORK, FIND THE RIGHT PUBLISHER, GET ACCEPTED & WORK WITH YOUR PUBLISHER. DID YOU KNOW YOU ARE A BUSINESS?
Part 1: When to Stop Researching/Writing.
Part 2: Find the RIGHT Publisher & Understand How the Submission Process Works (it is not what you think).
Part 3: How to Work with Your Publisher.
Part 4: The Author is a business. Did you Know That? (i.e., save on taxes, whether published or not).
Learn early. Save time. Save money. Avoid months or years of lost time and frustration.
Do these things right, and your odds of finding the right publisher will increase significantly. See you online.