Passionate Ink Conference
Join us for the
November 2-6, 2020
Meet other Passionate members in this FREE members-only educational and fun event, hosted via Zoom.
- We will have special workshop sessions, our annual party, and prizes, for a whole week. Join us!
- Enter to win fabulous prizes including 2 memberships to Passionate Ink and 2 $25 Amazon gift cards!
All members must be at least 18 years old, a member of RWA, and a member of Passionate Ink.
MONDAY November 2, 2020
|3:00 PM||Holly Mortimer||Newsletter Building
Teaching romance writers to use modern digital marketing methods to grow rabidly loyal readers!
|7:00 PM||Tiffany Yates||Amping Up Tension and Suspense to Supercharge Your Stories
Tension and suspense are among the most important elements of compelling, readable fiction that grabs your reader and compels her to turn the page–regardless of your genre. In this detailed exploration into these concepts, learn why a lack of tension and suspense may be what’s keeping you from that contract or bestseller list, or costing you reader investment; how to identify where your manuscript may let them lag; how to instill both into every single scene and page; what “lizard-brain writing” is and how to use it to amp up tension and raise stakes, develop character, and further plot; and more. Filled with practical examples, this workshop will supercharge your writing and set your stories apart from the pack.
TUESDAY November 3, 2020
|3:00 PM||Evan Gow||Mailing Lists/Reviewers|
|7:00 PM||Christina Hovland||Facebook Ads|
WEDNESDAY November 4, 2020
|3:00 PM||Kathleen Sweeney||Bookbrush How-to
What is Book Brush? Join Kathleen Sweeney from Book Brush for a fun live walk-through of the Book Brush tools. Get ready to embrace the marketing side of writing & see why authors say Book Brush saves them both time and money!Learn how easy it is to use Book Brush to create your own eye-catching marketing images for all things social media. Plus explore video effects, creating Box Set images, designing your own book covers, and more! Kathleen will share handy tips & tricks along the way and have time for Q & A, too.
|7:00 PM||Sarah Allan||Professional Editing|
THURSDAY November 5, 2020
|3:00 PM||Angelina M. Lopez||Writing Alpha Heroines|
|7:00 PM||Michelle Spiva||Crafting Engaging Hooks|
**ANNUAL MEMBER MEETING**
THURSDAY Nov 5, 2020
Time: 9 pm ET
FRIDAY November 6, 2020
|3:00 PM||Benjamin Sanchez||Radish Fiction (serialized fiction)
Radish is an exciting mobile fiction platform for serialized storytelling. Our wide variety of stories are published and read in bite-sized installments optimized for the smartphone reader. It’s the literary equivalent of addictive TV shows, right on your phone!
|7:00 PM||Jeanette Grey||Goal-setting For The Chronically Disappointed Writer
Self-help gurus and life coaches will tell you to think positively and success will fall into your lap. But if that worked, would they still have jobs? If thinking positively hasn’t gotten you on any best-seller lists, maybe it’s time to try something new. In this hands-on, interactive workshop, multi-published hybrid author and experienced self-re-inventor Jeanette Grey will challenge you to probe your darkest depths for the sources of your disappointments and resentments in your writing career. Then, we’ll tackle those issues head-on, discussing the fallacies that keep people barking up the wrong trees, and strategizing how to both harness and silence the Debbie Downers that live in all of our heads. Participants will leave armed with new areas for improvement, refreshed serenity to accept what they cannot change, as well as actionable, concrete goals for how to make progress and find more joy in their careers—and their lives.
THURSDAY November 19, 2020
Time: 5 – 8 pm ET
Topic: Critical Lens