Two Events. Three Days.


Option #1: Thursday's Build Your Brand social media track 

Option #2: Friday and Saturday's Intensive (choose your genre track)

Option # 3: Join us for both events!

​This event is for you if...


⇒⇒⇒ You want personalized attention to get your questions answers instead of spinning your wheels.

⇒⇒⇒ You want to grow your platform quickly to a targeted audience.

⇒⇒⇒ You want to maximize your time and efforts with marketing to your readers.

⇒⇒⇒ You have an upcoming book launch or relaunch of a book in your backlist.

⇒⇒⇒ You want to avoid common mistakes writers make.

⇒⇒⇒ You love the Serious Writer family and you're ready to get out of the house!!!

We'd love to see you there so check out the details and come to one (or all three days) of this fantastic event.

There is no limit to the number of registrations for the Build Your Brand: Social Media event.

The genre Intensive tracks are limited to 10 attendees in each so that we can give as much personal attention as possible.

There are only a few spots left...literally...in the Intensives track.

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Meet Your Trainers

Click on their headshot to go to their website (opens in new window).

Cyle
Young

Fiction Track

Bethany
Jett

Nonfiction Track

Michelle
Medlock Adams

Children's Track

The Build Your Brand: social media track includes:

  • 2-hour Pre-Intensive Warm-Up virtual session to get you prepped and ready (date TBD)
  • 1-day of in-person training
  • Lunch 
  • Audio recordings
  • 2-hour Post-Intensive Debrief virtual session to give you time to think, reflect, and put into action what you've learned (date TBD)
  • 50% off the Pitch Palooza price, if you choose to attend (dates and info TBD)

***There is no limit to attendees for Thursday's event.

What makes the Build Your Brand day so valuable?

**Cyle Young grew his social media platform by over 100,000 followers in seven months. You're going to learn everything you need to know to do the same.

The Intensive (Sept 17-18) includes:

  • 2-hour Pre-Intensive Warm-Up virtual session to get you prepped and ready (date TBD)
  • 2-day in-person Intensive in track of your choice
  • Lunch for both days
  • Audio recordings from all three tracks (when applicable)
  • 2-hour Post-Intensive Debrief virtual session to give you time to think, reflect, and put into action what you've learned (date TBD)
  • 50% off the Pitch Palooza price, if you choose to attend (dates and info TBD)

***Please note: Only 10 spots available per genre track. A waitlist is available if all 10 spots are taken.

What makes the Intensive so valuable?

**Outside of the event, a one-hour consultation or strategy session with Cyle, Michelle, or Bethany starts at $149. You get 3 full days of training (when you include the Thursday seminar!) all for $399.

Venue & Hotel Information

Venue Address

Mt. Zion Baptist Church
3572 W Greensboro Chapel Hill Rd
Liberty, NC 27298

Airport

Raleigh-Durham airport is recommended.

Hotel

Country Inn & Suites
3211 Wilson Dr, Burlington, NC 27215

(336) 584-1115

Room Rate:

King bed: $99
Double Queen beds: $109
(plus taxes & fees, etc)

Mention Serious Writer when calling to book the room rate. There is no online link available for booking with this special deal. 

We've stayed at the Country Inn & Suites for the last three NC events and the staff is super helpful.  We are excited to partner with them again.

 Registration Info


 To register, click the track you want to open the checkout form.

Because spots in the genre intensives are limited, if you want both the Thursday social media track AND a genre track, you'll need to register for both individually.  We know this is an extra step but it will keep the registration running smoothly, which is a benefit for all!

Register here for Thursday's event:

Register here for Friday & Saturday's event by choosing your track:

If all the spots are full, you'll be directed to join the waitlist automatically.

**Please note: It's free to join the waitlist. If we open any extra spots, we will email the waitlist and extra spots will available as "first-come, first-served." We are not opening the waitlist based on who joined the waitlist first.

Thursday, September 16

Build Your Brand Schedule

Thursday, September 16

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM - Welcome & Announcements

9:15 AM - 11:00 AM Overview of Platforms
(Instagram, Tik Tok, Facebook, YouTube, CosTV, Pinterest, Twitter, Clapper)

11:00 AM - 11:15 AM - Break

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM  - Telling Story Through Video + Q&A

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM  - Networking Lunch

1:30 PM - 2:30 PM - Going “Viral”

2:30 PM - 2:45 PM - Break

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM - Basic Equipment, Format, and Editing + Q&A

4:00 PM - 4:45 PM - Podcasting and Other Social Media(Discord, Clubhouse)

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM  - Closing

Friday, Sept 17 & Saturday, Sept 18

Intensives Schedule

Friday, September 17

9:00 - Main Session

9:30 - 10:45 AM - Intensives

10:45 - 11 AM - Break

11:00 AM -12:30 PM - Intensives

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM - Networking Lunch

1:30pm - 2:30 PM - Main Session
Preparing your Proposal for All Genres

2:30 - 2:45 PM Break

2:45 PM – 4:45 PM - Intensives

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM - Closing Session 

**There will be homework! *insert evil laugh*

Saturday, September 18

9:00 - Short Main Session

9:15 - 10:45 AM - Intensives

10:45 - 11 AM - Break

11:00 AM -12:30 PM - Intensives

12:30 PM - 1:30 PM - Networking Lunch

1:30pm - 2:30 PM - Main Session
Selling Your Book Before You Start

2:30 - 2:45 PM Break

2:45 PM – 3:45 PM - Main Session
Book Marketing, Book Publicity, and Author Public Relations…How they are different and why they matter!

3:45 PM - 4:45 PM - Main Session
Freelance, Work-for-Hire, and Ghostwriting

4:45 PM - 5:00 PM - Closing Session

Topics Covered in the Intensives:

What we’re covering in Fiction: 

  • Overview of Genres and Editing Practices
  • “High concept” and “mass market” appeal
  • Review of Individual Critiques together
  • Writing your Summary & Elevator Pitch/Hook
  • S.P.R.I.N.G.S. Method
  • Writing in POV & in Scenes
  • “Plotter” vs “Pantser”

What we’re covering in Nonfiction: 

  • Overview of Nonfiction Niches
  • Review Individual Critiques together
  • Crafting your Chapter-by-Chapter Summaries
  • Crafting your Bios (for books and social media
  • Creating your overview
  • Researching to Find the Felt Need & Pain Points

What we’re covering in Children’s:

  • Overview of Age Categories and Niches
  • Rhyme versus Free Verse 
  • Review Individual Critiques together
  • Nuts & Bolts of Writing for Kids
  • How to get started in Children’s Writing
  • Writing Nonfiction for Kids

Contact Info

 

If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to us at [email protected].

 

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