Welcome to Second Tuesdays! This free online video discussion series features several authors who have a heart for helping other authors! Each month we have an open, informal discussion on a different topic. Everyone is welcome to ask questions!

When: the Second Tuesday of the month at 8 PM Eastern; upcoming discussions: September 14, October 12, November 9, December 14

Where: On Zoom, of course!  Here is the link to participate in any of the live sessions: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/900708245pwd=ZkJwTnJFcDA1ODgxdUNvemZ0VXJvdz09

What: The topic of our discussion is different each month, with a different set of author participants. If there is a particular topic you would like us to discuss, please let us know here. September’s topic will be: “Connecting With Your Audience Before You Write Your Book”

  • Have you clearly identified why your readers feel they need this book?
  • Share the target audience of your book.
  • What are members of that audience feeling inside that will drive them to buy your book?

In this conversation, we will discuss how to match your title, your back cover copy, and your table of contents to communicate the promise of your book to the reader. Even though the publisher reserves the right to entitle the book, and the back cover copy is typically written in house, these three items together show that the author identifies with the felt need of the reader, and the message of the book scratches exactly where the reader itches.

If you would like to receive email reminders in advance of each group meeting, please let us know here.

Each session will be recorded and available on this page for later enjoyment. Past discussions can be found at the links below:

  • June 2021: “Writing Flash Fiction” featuring Xochitl Dixon
  • May 2021: “What the Ancient Stoics Have Taught Me About Being a Writer–And What They Can Teach You Too.” with Lori Erickson
  • April 2021: “What Is a Writing Coach and Should I Invest in One?” with Erin Healy
  • March 2021: “The Art of Interviewing” with Philip Yancey
  • February 2021: “The Challenges of Writing into Reality and Division” with Diana Butler Bass
  • January 2021: “2020 is over; time for a new start” with Lyn Cryderman
  • December 2020: “ending the year well” with Brent Bill
  • November 2020: “writing during a chaotic 2020” with Patricia Raybon
  • October 2020: a discussion on children’s books with guest author Glenys Nellist
  • August 2020: “What does “re-entry” look like with summer winding down and trying to find some semblance of an academic year routine? What does “Writing in a Pandemic” continue to look like practically.
  • July 2020: “Creative Ways to Vision the Future of the Spiritual Writing”
  • June 2020: “Transformation”
  • May 2020: “How to Respond to a Crisis”
  • April 2020: “Writing During a Pandemic”

A few links from the August discussion:

https://businessesgrow.com/2020/07/30/personal-brand-3/ https://businessesgrow.com/2020/07/16/pandemic-survival/ https://businessesgrow.com/2020/06/18/personal-productivity/ https://businessesgrow.com/2020/07/13/creating-insights/ https://businessesgrow.com/2020/06/25/consumer-behavior/https://trello.com/en-US
https://www.focusmate.com/