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DigDeeper Retreat with Sophfronia Scott and Brian Allain

June 12, 2019 @ 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT


Ready to take your writing to the next level? On the day after the Writing for Your Life conference we will also offer a DigDeeper Retreat, taught by Sophfronia Scott and Brian Allain. It will take place at Drew University Theological School on Wednesday, June 12, 2019 – the day after the Writing for Your Life conference; which is also the day before the Publishing in Color conference.

The Retreat cost is $199 and includes refreshments (lunch and dinner are on your own). A one-hour phone consultation with Brian Allain, sometime after the conference, is also included.

Sophfronia’s topics:

From Idea to Book Proposal: How a Thought Grows into a Book

You have a good idea for a book–at least you think it’s a good idea!–and you’re really excited about it. Now, what’s next? There seems to be an immense divide between your idea and a finished book and you don’t know how to cross it. We’ll make the journey in this workshop. First we’ll cover generating ideas then move on to look at how, through blogging and social media, you can cultivate an idea in a way that 1.) a publisher would notice/appreciate and 2.) allow you to test the idea to see if it has an audience. Next we’ll work on creating a book proposal by studying each section a proposal requires, why it’s important, and the nuts and bolts of how to write up what is essentially a business plan for your book.

Brian’s topics:

Building Your Platform

Strategic positioning – how to find your niche and become known
Building your platform through social media – why it matters
How marketing is different for spiritual writers
Social media marketing recommendations
Tactical Facebook marketing guidelines including advertising


June 12, 2019
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM EDT


Drew University
36 Madison Ave
Madison, NJ 07940 United States
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