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Elevator/Twitter Pitches with Carrie Lofty

Posted on Jun 4, 2022 by President   No Comments Yet | Posted in Uncategorized

Please join us for a members-only FREE workshop hosted by Carrie Lofty on June 23rd, 6:30 pm CST.     While studying abroad at the University of East Anglia, Carrie lured an unsuspecting Englishman to the States, where she’s kept him a happy ex-pat for twenty-five years. They live just north of Chicago with their… see more

Marketing and Branding Workshop

Posted on May 23, 2022 by Passionate Ink Vice President   No Comments Yet | Posted in Uncategorized

Marketing and branding aren’t the same thing, though many people think they are. Branding is a subset of marketing, but both are necessary to make sure your story gets the attention it needs to stand out from the publishing crowd. In this course you’ll learn about different techniques – some that you as the author… see more

2022 Passionate Plume Finalists

Posted on May 21, 2022 by Passionate Ink Vice President   2 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

The Passionate Ink board and the Passionate Plume committee are pleased to announce the 2022 Passionate Plume finalists. This year we filled seven categories: Contemporary Erotic Romance – Long, Contemporary Erotic Romance – Short, Erotic Fiction which included our BDSM entries, Historical Erotic Romance, Speculative Erotic Romance, Steamy Romance, and our pre-published category, Virgin. Thank… see more

Summer Writing Salon/Workshop

Posted on Apr 28, 2022 by Passionate Ink Vice President   2 Comments | Posted in Uncategorized

Marketing. Branding. Author Platform. Social Media. Advertising. Say these words to most authors and they break out in hives, or at least a strong case of I-Don’t-Wannas. Some of us think we can get around it by only publishing traditionally. (Do you hear the laughter? It’s coming from New York). Ultimately, your marketing, your branding,… see more

Kickstarter for Authors

Posted on Apr 24, 2022 by Passionate Ink Vice President   1 Comment | Posted in Uncategorized

Did you see that Brian Sanderson made oodles of money on his kickstarter campaign? Did you know that other Passionate Ink members have run successful Kickstarter campaigns? Have you tried it? Have you thought about doing a kickstarter campaign to achieve a new goal? Maybe get your audio books started? But you weren’t sure what… see more

Writing BDSM (the proper way) with Cassandra Carr

Posted on Apr 14, 2022 by Passionate Ink Vice President   No Comments Yet | Posted in Uncategorized

Writing BDSM stories the proper way is absolutely crucial so you don’t put a reader’s life in danger. BDSM can be a lot of fun, but making sure you portray everything in a realistic but safe way is important for both you and your reader, not to mention the story itself. In this workshop we’ll… see more

First Chapter with Tiffany Reisz

Posted on Mar 20, 2022 by Passionate Ink Vice President   No Comments Yet | Posted in Uncategorized

Passionate Ink is pleased to host a unique workshop on the power of strong openings and the secrets of a fantastic first line, first paragraph and first chapter April 23, 2022 @ 11A CDT with Tiffany Reisz. Does your first line capture attention? Does your opening hook agents and editors? Does your “Look Inside” compel… see more

Tweet This Way! by Cassandra Carr

Posted on Mar 16, 2022 by President   No Comments Yet | Posted in Uncategorized

Join us for a month long workshop hosted by Cassandra Carr about Twitter from April 1-30!   Cassandra Carr is a multi-award winning writer. When not writing she enjoys rooting for her beloved hockey team – the Buffalo Sabres, taking her daughter on grand adventures, and binge watching TV shows. Cassandra’s books have won numerous… see more

Pinterest for Authors

Posted on Feb 10, 2022 by President   No Comments Yet | Posted in Uncategorized

Do I Have Your Pinterest? – Pinterest’s demographics line up almost perfectly with the typical demographic for romance, but how do you as a writer use Pinterest to market your stories? We’ll talk about different techniques and instructions to make Pinterest work for you, such as Why Pinterest?, How to Get Started, Making Boards and… see more

BISAC Category code WIN for Erotic Romance

Posted on Jan 10, 2022 by President   2 Comments | Posted in Passionate Ink

Passionate Ink submitted a request to the Book Industry Study Group who creates all of the BISAC codes for books. We asked that they include Erotic Romance into their codes. If you’ve ever published a true erotic romance, you know that they get put into categories that don’t exactly describe what it is. Erotica and… see more