Please register only for those sessions you know you can attend. Each session will last approximately 45 minutes
10:00 am: How to Get Started
Have you ever had an idea for a novel or book but never got it started? Join us to learn how to turn a dream into reality and realize it really is as simple as putting pen to paper. Get over the hurdle of starting. Get the motivation to go in the right direction.
11:00 am: Developing Your Story, Characters and Plots
Every story is wonderful but you can always improve on perfection. Learn how to organize your ideas and develop stronger characters and compelling plots.
1:00 pm The Role of Agents and Query
Your first draft is done now what? This session will discuss the next steps including the point of query, how to write them, and when to send them. The role of agents and do you need one.
2:00 pm Truth about Publishing
Publishing is not as complex as the publishing world would make you believe. Learn the ins and outs of self, vanity and traditional publishing. Leave armed with the knowledge to choose the publishing path that is right for you.
3:00 pm Marketing, Promotion and Social Media
Every book no matter how great needs active marketing and promoting. No one can market and promote your book better than you. It starts long before the book is complete. Learn the tools to turn your book into a success.
If you have questions contact us at: Collingswood@jswank.com
When & Where
Joanna Swank - ACBAN INSTITUTE
A new emerging Southern New Jersey author, Joanna Swank has already taken the romance genre by storm. Writing under the pen names of Eva Lindke and Blanche Mae she has carved two distinctive niche areas in the romance genre.
In 2011, having a desire to help other aspiring authors reach their dream she created the free seminar “Anyone Can Be a Novelist”. The series started in local libraries throughout southern New Jersey.
The demand for the free program has led to agreements with various college and county library groups. In the fall of 2013 Ms. Swank moved from the library to the classroom teaching her program at area community colleges. Now on her second year the program has grown into three distinctive courses and has spurred the need for a workbook.
The “Anyone Can Be a Novelist” workbook was first created in 2013 but with the ever expanding material and classes it is being re-released in a new Enhanced version in the Fall of 2014.
Ms. Swank is always eager to share what she has learned to provide aspiring authors to become better educated on the process and make educated decisions that are best for them.