Workshops and online events for writers

Apr. 7 2020
Donna Barker

Last week, as a way to bring together writers from many communities who've had their events cancelled, The Creative Academy for Writers hosted a virtual writers cruise with almost two dozen live events. Those workshop replays are live and free to access. You simply have to join the Creative Academy - which is free (we moved to a Pay What You Can model in March to ensure all writers have access).

Our community of over 600 writers is hosting daily writing sprints, motivation and accountability mastermind sessions, craft masterclasses and writer business Q&As. Our focus in on authors at all stages of the process. We've been doing this for over two years and plan to continue for many more. 

Learn about what we offer and join here to access all we have:

To recap the Cruise's main events, this is some of what you can find:

Your Author Business: 

  • Author Business Q&A with Crystal Hunt & Eileen Cook
  • 'Ask Us Anything' Strategic Authorpreneur Podcast Q+A with Crystal Hunt & Michele Amitrani

Motivation & Accountability:

  • Susanna Kearsley (AMA): The Armchair Researcher
  • Elizabeth Boyle (Master Class): Finishing Your Book
  • Donna Barker (Interactive Workshop): No More Sh!tty First Drafts!

Level Up Your Writing Craft

  • Mary Robinette Kowal (MasterClass): Orson Scott Card's MICE quotient
  • Liza Palmer: Heroes & Villains (Master Class)
  • Eileen Cook (Master Class): Don't be a fool: Craft mistakes to avoid

Traditionally Publish Your Book:

  • Barbara Poelle, Agent with Irene Goodman Agency (AMA): What agents look for
  • Nephele Tempest, Agent with Knight Agency (Master Class): Perfecting your query

Indie Publish Your Book:

  • Stephanie Candiago (AMA): Tech tutorial on KDP + Vellum + AMS ads
  • Crystal Hunt (Master Class): Plotting and Planning Your Series

 I look forward to meeting fellow TWUC members in the space!