Our Meetings

The Basics

When?

3rd Saturday of each month

Where?

via Zoom until further notice

Times?

10:00 AM -- Get Published! Workshop

11:00 AM -- Speaker

12:00 PM -- Business Meeting

 

Zoom links are sent via direct email to those eligible to participate.

September 2021

 

Join us Saturday September 18 at La Hacienda for

Coach Kyle Draper sharing

The Social Media Mindset

Social media is already hard…doing it wrong makes it impossible. During our time together I’ll help you unlearn your bad habits and transform them into good ones. You’ll grow more comfortable with video and learn tips and tricks to increase your daily engagement. Don’t miss this opportunity to turn one of your biggest weaknesses into a strength!

 

This meeting will also be streamed live via Zoom!

Come visit us at one of these upcoming meetings

VIA ZOOM Spotting Trends and Profitable Markets For Romance Authors: Latest Market Research To Up Your Game In this session, Alex Newton from K-lytics will open his book market data vault to share latest insights from the romance market. Alex will help us maneuver through the Amazon jungle of sales ranks, categories, keywords, pricing, KU vs. Non-KU, trends, competition, profitable tropes, high-selling covers, and more. Alex makes data palatable and fun. So if you love to write but hate math, this event is for you. Non-members are welcome to attend! Register here. * * * * * About Alex Alex Newton is the founder of K-lytics.com, a leading provider of book market research. His Genre Reports and Amazon category performance database have made the power of “Big Data” accessible to individual authors and smaller publishing houses. Alex’s research from analyzing millions of books over the last seven years has helped thousands of authors to spot opportunities, sell books in attractive market niches, and optimize their book marketing. Alex spent more than 20-years in top management consulting for Fortune 500 companies. He lives in Switzerland with his wife and daughter and looks forward to joining us to share his latest insights. Want to get a taste of Alex’s research beforehand? – Get the free Christmas Romance report and seminar at => http://k-lytics.com/christmas

IN PERSON

Please join us March 19, 2022 at 11am for

(this will be a two-hour presentation)

Allie Pleiter Presenting

The Chunky Method

The Chunky Method identifies and wields your unique style and speed into a clear step-by-step program to get the work done. No stuffing your style into someone else’s frustrating structure! You’ll feel the energy that happens when you build success upon success. We’ll work together to formulate a perfect, personalized plan that won’t fail because it’s built around how you naturally write.

This program gives you everything you need to:

~ Accurately discover your “Chunk”—the key to your productivity

~ Uncover the unique traits that make writing possible for you

~ Plot a path to completion that works in the real world

~ Fine-tune that plan with me so that it works even better than before

In as little as 4 to 8 weeks, you can have a solid, personalized plan for how to finish that book.

Bio

Bestselling international author Allie Pleiter honed her talents in the world of popular fiction, where she still releases multiple books a year. Allie has over 50 published titles to her name, and over 1.5 million Allie Pleiter fiction and non-fiction books have been sold around the world.

Her well-known Chunky Method system trains writers at every level to formulate plans and meet deadlines in a way tailored to their unique working style. Allie runs an active coaching practice helping writers and all kinds of creative people be more productive, as well as training productive people to be more creative. Already a national speaker among writing associations, Allie now extends her reach to entrepreneurs, speakers, consultants, and anyone who needs to bolster their productivity and creativity in a demanding marketplace.

Allie is an avid knitter, confirmed coffee junkie and firm believer that “pie makes everything better.” She holds a BS in Speech from Northwestern University and lives in the suburbs of Chicago with her husband and the world’s most adorable dog.

Link to buy books that go with program:
Here’s a link to the book.
And to the series, if people also want to order HOW TO WRITE WHEN IT ALL GOES WRONG.

An intro video to the Chunky Method!

Please register if you plan to attend…
The speaker would like a head count.

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IN PERSON

Please join us May 21, 2022 at 11am CST for

Shayla Raquel Presenting

Your Book Marketing Recipe for Sizzling Sales

From authentic branding to social media, from your website to consistency, I’ll cover everything you need to know so you can create a tribe of book ambassadors and do the author thing forever. This is my most popular class!

BIO:

A self-publishing mentor, best-selling author, and public speaker, Shayla Raquel works one-on-one with writers every day. A lifelong lover of books, she has been in the publishing industry for eleven years and teaches on author branding, indie publishing, book marketing, and the craft of writing.

Her award-winning blog teaches new and established authors how to write, publish, and market their books.

She is the author of the Pre-Publishing Checklist, “The Rotting” (in Shivers in the Night), The Suicide Tree, The 10 Commandments of Author Branding, All the Things I Should’ve Told You, and “Savage Indulgence.” In her not-so-free time, she studies all things true crime and obsesses over squirrels. She lives in Oklahoma with her husband and three fur babies.

 

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Please register if you plan to attend…
The speaker would like a head count.

May 2022 ~ Shayla Raquel ~ Book Marketing Recipe for Sizzling Sales

Join us Saturday, January 15, 2022 at 11AM for

SALLY KILPATRICK

Do your manuscripts get comments like “your story is too quiet” or “you have too much external conflict”? Do you find it hard to put your characters in sticky situations? Sally Kilpatrick relays her own journey to creating conflict even when, in real life, she prefers to run away. Starting with the tried and true concept of GMC, she’ll expand upon the concept and guide you through adding internal conflict and other strategies for making sure that your story has layers.

 

Non-NTRWA Members–if you’d like to join us for Sally’s program, sign up here.

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Sally Kilpatrick is the USA Today bestselling author of six novels. She has won multiple awards, including the 2018 and 2019 Georgia Author of the Year, the Maggie Award of Excellence, the Booksellers’ Best, and the 2016 Nancy Knight Mentorship Award. She lives in Marietta, Georgia with her husband, two kids, and two cats. You can find her at sallykilpatrick.com or on Twitter as @superwritermom.

Join us Saturday, December 11, 2021

10:30AM (CST) at La Hacienda Ranch in Colleyville.

Wear an ugly sweater and bring an ornament ($10 or less value) to participate in the annual white elephant exchange.

Also see your fellow writers! Live and in person…!!

Join us Saturday, November 20, in person and via Zoom for

Rossie Cortes

talking to us about Radish, Kiss, and Amazon Vella

Do you want to learn how to thrive by publishing serialized fiction in apps like Radish, Kindle Vella, and Kiss? Then let Rossie walk you through everything you need to do to become a successful and profitable author in the newest publishing trend. In this workshop, you will learn:
– What is serialized fiction, and why it’s so successful
– Pros and cons of this trend
– How to apply to become an author
– Publication strategies
– Setting publications goals
– Finding your audience
– How do you earn royalties and how to increase your earning potential

Rossie Cortes is a USA Today Bestselling Author and a seasoned professional with over 20 years of experience in marketing and public relations. She has been involved in the book industry for the past 10 years helping authors launch and market their books, a dream that has culminated in the creation of IQ Media Press, a hybrid publishing company.

Meeting starts at 11AM CST

FREE for NTRWA Members

$10 for Non-Members

PAY HERE, please pay first, you’ll need your transaction ID for registration.

REGISTER HERE…

Join us October 16th at 11AM via Zoom for Sylvia McDaniel

The Psychology of Readers

Do you know what your readers want to read and why they enjoy certain books? Come learn the psychology of readers and how to engage them more with your storytelling.

 

Non-Members please join us ~please pay first as the form needs the transaction ID.

Pay $10 here!

Register here…

Join us Saturday September 18 at La Hacienda for

Coach Kyle Draper sharing

The Social Media Mindset

Social media is already hard…doing it wrong makes it impossible. During our time together I’ll help you unlearn your bad habits and transform them into good ones. You’ll grow more comfortable with video and learn tips and tricks to increase your daily engagement. Don’t miss this opportunity to turn one of your biggest weaknesses into a strength!

 

This meeting will also be streamed live via Zoom!

 

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Coach Kyle has helped Realtors and Lenders across North America create over a billion dollars in sales through organically showing up in front of their sphere over and over again. Kyle preaches value-based marketing leveraging relationships first. He uses psychology, humor, and storytelling to teach social media in a fresh way that allows people to feel served and not sold to. He has been married to his wife Lana for almost 12 years and has two kids, Harrison & Everly, and a Chiweenie named Parker.

We will be streaming the meeting via Zoom, so you can attend from anywhere.

NON-NT Members, pay via PayPal here: PAYPAL PORTAL. Please pay before filling out the form as it required the transaction ID. Thanks.

NON-NT Member registration: CLICK HERE.

Due to increasing COVID cases & health concerns, the in-person meeting has been canceled.

 

We’ll meet via Zoom. Zoom info available on Facebook and via the official membership loop.

 

Meeting starts at 11, but a few will probably be around early.

 

Join us back at La Hacienda for an in-person Summer Social.

There’ll be no speaker or official meeting. We’re just gonna SEE each other and visit.

Celia has a few things she’d like to say as her tenure as president comes to a close.

We definitely hope to see as many of you as possible.

No GetPublished! programming, so let’s plan to arrive starting at 10:30ish.