You Tube Videos 2023


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Links for latest workshops below.

November 6 
From Conference to Contract:
Turning Your One Sheet into a Stellar Proposal
Michelle Lazurek

You’ve gone to the workshops. You’ve met with publishers. They’ve shown interest in your book. So now what? In this workshop, Michelle shows you the five essential elements to flesh out your book idea and turn it into a proposal that captures a publisher’s attention. At the end of the workshop, each attendee will receive the resources needed to create a proposal worthy of submission to agents and publishers.


November 13
Cover Design and Creation
Daniel Mawhinney

A picture is worth far more than a thousand words! You will learn how to make the best first impression possible using up-to-date graphic design principles, eye-capturing images, and high-impact text. This class will teach you the elements and fundamentals of successful cover creation. Be prepared to get your hands dirty while you discover your inner cover artist.


November 20
How Poetry Improves Prose
Tim Riter

Learn how basic aspects of poetry
can be translated into our prose writing for greater beauty and effect.

November 27
The 21 Elements of a Great Nonfiction Book
Tez Brooks

Learn what must be in your book in order to produce well-rounded nonfiction that satisfies readers and establishes you as an authority on the topic.


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Links to Video Replays


7 Ways in 7 Days to Pray for a New Start

with Laura Shaffer

Are you feeling overwhelmed, but don't know the way to start in a new direction? Feeling a sense of urgency to get things done, but don't know where to begin? Why not ask God to direct your creative path? And give you the inspiration, motivation and protection you need to move forward! The link to the video replay will be posted on YouTube as soon as possible.
Part 1 link:

Part 2 link:


Go, Grow, and Write through the Hurts
with Marlene Bagnull 

Biblical principles for those times that stretch our faith and later become grist for our writing mills. You'll discover how to use your life experiences to help others. Click here for video replay.


Putting Off Procrastination
with Donna DeLoretto Brennan

What’s keeping you from writing? Kids? Stress? Your favorite TV show? Do you let other things take priority over your writing? In this one-hour Zoom webinar we’ll discuss ways to help manage your time so you can get to some of those things you keep putting off—like writing, research, submitting. etc. And we’ll cover strategies for setting and maintaining your long-term writing goals, including factors to consider when writing those goals. Printable tools will be provided to help you achieve your writing goals.

Donna is part of the Write His Answer team. She was a technical writer for over ten years before becoming a computer programmer. Since leaving the corporate world after her twins were born, she’s had short stories, interviews, and nonfiction articles published online and in print magazines.


Click here for video replay.

Passcode: 7S&g$P?+

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Upcoming Webinars

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Using Images in Your Publishing Projects without Getting Sued with Eric Sprinkle

July 17, 8 pm Eastern Time

Want to use that brilliant shot on your phone in your next book cover? Does it include family? Friends? Corporate logos or works of art? Which are okay to use, and which aren’t? And why not? There are rules to this, but who can keep track of things like “Assumption of Privacy” and “Fair Use” while trying to self-edit?!? Don’t worry! You focus on the writing, and I’ll help you decode the rules, guidelines, and areas of concern on using beautiful images in your written works— Blog, Indie Pub, Website or Promotions—so that you can happily write your book and not worry about getting sued.

Eric is a professional photographer, but not a lawyer. He's happy to save you some time and effort by sharing his area of expertise with you. Why do you need to become an image expert if you can borrow his knowledge instead?


Time: July 17, 8 pm Eastern Time (7 CT, 6 MT, 5 PT)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 873 2085 1163

Passcode: 676433

Looking and Sounding Your Best on Zoom
with Eric Sprinkle
July 31, 8 pm Eastern Time

Let's face it, we've all been on Zoom for a while now, but somehow, when you pull up Gallery View and see your image next to all those other people, for some reason they always look better than you? Brighter, or Sharper, or with a more interesting or less distracting background? If an agent is talking to you at the conference and someone else that looks like a news anchor, well, which one do YOU think they're going to want to work with? Come join Eric Sprinkle, long-time Zoom MC of the WHA conferences as he shares all the Tips and Tricks you need to look your best and catch the eye of that agent or editor at this year's Live Virtual event.


Time: July 31, 8 pm Eastern Time (7 CT, 6 MT, 5 PT)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 829 9756 5786

Passcode: 377597

Developing a Great Nonfiction Pitch

with Karen Whiting

July 31, 4 pm Eastern or

August 1, 1 pm Eastern


Make the best pitch to not only grab an editor’s attention to help get a contract but to start developing a marketing plan. Karen is the award-winning author of more than 30 traditionally published books for women, children, military, and families. She will provide individual help to polish each person’s pitch. An effective pitch will, in 30 seconds:


Define the target audience
Share the book’s unique value (take-away) that reveals the big concept
Share the features/stye
Include a memorable and engaging title


Time: Monday, Jul 31, 2023, 4 pm Eastern Time (3 CT, 2 MT, 1 PT)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 868 6965 4991

Passcode: 682084




Time: Tuesday, Aug 1, 2023, 1 pm Eastern Time (noon CT, 11 am MT, 10 am PT)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 814 5804 2538

Passcode: 832497

Practicing Fiction Pitches - Info and date coming

Conference Orientation

Sunday, August 6, 8:00 pm Eastern Time


Zoom with Marlene to learn how to navigate the conference dashboard and to get your questions answered. Will be recorded. Important for you to attend or to view the replay.


Time: Aug 6, 2023, 8 pm Eastern Time (7 CT, 6 MT, 6 PT)

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 860 7142 7930

Passcode: 113072

To Prepare for Your Appointments

video replays


The Weight of the First Page – Linda Glaz

Learn to put POP! and action onto the first page of your work, in a manner that keeps a potential reader … well … reading.


Pitching to Industry Professionals – Linda Glaz

Learn how to construct the much-needed Pitch.


Nonfiction One Sheet – Marlene Bagnull

Beyond explaining what needs to be included on your nonfiction one sheet and why, Marlene shares some of her journey to publication. Click here for sample one sheet. 


Fiction One Sheet – Darcie Gudger

First impressions are everything. Like a resume for that dream job, your one sheet needs to leave a lasting impression on agents and editors who require them. Since expectations change like the weather, come learn how you can craft that unforgettable, colorful fiction one sheet. Click here for link to sample fiction one sheet.



Picture: My precious granddaughter, Erin, ten years ago! You'll see her at the conference.