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Aspiring Non-Fiction Writers Workshop: How to get your ideas into print: Video Course

Aspiring Non-Fiction Writers Workshop: How to get your ideas into print: Video Course

Have you thought about writing an article, a book or creating a blog to express your ideas? Many helping professionals have – whether it is to share their knowledge or own growth experiences, express their professional ideas, or enhance their professional standing. However, as you may have already found out, there can be a big gap between thinking about writing and actually writing. This webinar, led by an editor-author team with decades of mental health publishing experience, will provide the bridge that will help you to get from thinking to doing.

Video course packs, including all notes are available immediately on booking. The access links are part of your ticket. Online video access remains available for 1 year from the date you receive the video course.

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This course does not qualify for CE credits.

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Course Credits

CPD: 3 / CE: N/A

Speaker(s)

Babette Rothschild. Deborah Malmud

Course length in hours

3 hrs

Full course information

The workshop will help you to: define your topic, cultivate a writer’s mindset, identify your audience, and build your platform. In addition, the presenters will provide you with core writing strategies that will get you started and keep you going. The workshop will also help you understand the value of “short form” writing (blogs, articles, Op Eds). You will leave the workshop with concrete steps for your own writing project, whether it is a blog post, article, Op Ed or a book.

Participants will be able to:

  • Identify the genre that suits their writing goals
  • Narrow their writing topic
  • Employ strategies to start a writing project
  • Construct a writing project outline
  • Define their audience / readership
  • Gain tools to follow through and complete a writing project
  • Name multiple strategies for building a platform
  • Discuss the pros and cons of various publishing options

Workshop outline:

  • Why are you writing?
    • Passion to do it
    • Experience needed
    • Skills needed
    • Which genre (memoir, professional, self-help)
  • Who are you writing for?
    • Yourself
    • Clients
    • General public
    • Colleagues
    • Identify your audience worksheet
  • What are you writing about?
    • Topic vs. Concept
  • How to get started – Babette
    • Rough first drafts
    • Bird by Bird
    • Articles & other short form
    • Outlines
  • How to keep going – Deborah
    • Writer’s mindset for the long-haul
    • Writer’s block
    • 7-Signs you may not finish your project
  • Building your platform – Paid vs. free
    • Blog
    • Presentations/Workshops
    • Interviews
    • Instagram posts
    • Comment on Instagram & Twitter posts
  • Who / Where / How to publish?
    • Proposals
    • Agent or not?
    • Mainstream vs. Self-publishing

About the speakers

Babette Rothschild, MSW is already well known to nscience participants for her many books, and well-received workshops on trauma treatment and therapist self-care.

Deborah Malmud, PhD., a Vice President of W.W. Norton & Company, and Publishing Director of Norton Professional Books, has been involved in all aspects of the publishing world for over 30 years, bringing millions of volumes into the hands of professional and lay readers around the world.

Together, Babette & Deborah have been editor-writer partners for over 20 years and through multiple book projects, including Babette’s own bestselling non-fiction titles as well as the acclaimed 8 Keys to Mental Health series (all published by W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.). As a team, Deborah and Babette are privy to and eager to share their insider tips and knowledge with aspiring non-fiction writers.

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What you’ll learn

The workshop will help you to: define your topic, cultivate a writer’s mindset, identify your audience, and build your platform. In addition, the presenters will provide you with core writing strategies that will get you started and keep you going. The workshop will also help you understand the value of “short form” writing (blogs, articles, Op Eds). You will leave the workshop with concrete steps for your own writing project, whether it is a blog post, article, Op Ed or a book.

Learning objectives

  • Identify the genre that suits their writing goals
  • Narrow their writing topic
  • Employ strategies to start a writing project
  • Construct a writing project outline

About the speaker(s)

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