Hire Bernadette Marie to speak at your next writers' event
Bernadette Marie is an International Bestselling Author who has published nearly twenty of her own novels and has helped launch the careers of other bestselling authors. She is the owner of 5 Prince Publishing. Her expertise are in writing, publishing, and promotion on a small budget. If you are interested in having Bernadette Marie speak at your function please fill out the contact form below. There may be a nominal fee.
*Bernadette is available to present these workshops upon request for writing organizations and conference. Please contact her at email@example.com as there my be a nominal fee and travel expenses.
*Publicity for the Pre-Published Author (1 or 2 hour workshop)
Learn how to publicize yourself as an author before you are published to maximize your exposure for publishers and future readers.
*Writing Romance From Concept to Completion (2 hour workshop)
Explore the process of writing in the romance genre. Learn the difference between its subgenres and how a romance story line may differ from other genres. Gain insight on the importance of POV, open and closed doors, and heat levels.
*Successfully Writing a Series (1 or 2 hour workshop)
Explore the best strategies for planning, organizing, and writing a series in different genres.
*Getting Your Manuscript Finished and Submission Ready (2 hour workshop)
Finishing your manuscript is only the first step. In this workshop we will go through a fine checklist of making your manuscript ready for submission to a publisher, editor, or agent.
*Intimate Details Without Following Your Characters into the Bedroom (1 or 2 hour workshop)
Romance can be hot and spicy without going into explicit detail. Learn how to close the door on sex, but create heat and passion.
*How to Host or Participate in an Online Takeover Event (1 hour workshop)
Online takeovers on social media are a great way to build your readership. Learn effective time management and marketing skills to give you maximum exposure in this quick paced environment.
*HOW TO HOST YOUR OWN FACEBOOK TAKEOVER (or multi-author event) Can be combined with above workshop.
Facebook is one of the critical social media networks used to reach new readers and interact with them. Hosting a Facebook Takeover Event is key to putting yourself out in front of book lovers and engaging them in conversation. Learn how to set up an event, invite current and new readers, and what kind of content to fill your event with. Explore new ways to have your message received and hook new readers without having to leave your computer.
*Go With the Flow / Story Arc Mapping for the Recovering Pantser (1 hour workshop)
If you've been writing stories by the seat of your pants, learn how to develop an easy and effective visual story arc to help keep your manuscript flowing nicely. In this workshop we will learn how to map out a story without giving up that free for all pantser attitude.
*Author Networking 101 - Building Your Likeminded Tribe (45min Panel)
From plotting to celebrating a release, every author needs a tribe of like-minded individuals to help them bounce ideas off of, share strategies, help with marketing, and to celebrate successes no matter how big or small. This panel will look at networking and building a like-minded tribe, where to find other authors who are looking to connect, and how to keep in touch so that you can offer each other needed support.
*Building Your Author Platform (2 Hour workshop)
Aspiring authors, those with finished manuscripts, and published authors all need a platform to promote their books and their brand. In this workshop, Bernadette Marie, will cover the basics of what is needed for an author platform and where to begin--including website development, newsletter curation, and online marketing. Learn what options are available to you as an aspiring author, and which avenues you will want to venture into as a published author.
*Building Your Online Presence and Platform
Having and online presence is crucial in today's literary market. Explore the best practices for being front and center on social media platforms as well as using a platform to gain readership.
This workshop will explore and expand on ways to set up an author's online presence through social media and websites. We will discuss methods of getting in front of readers, such as interviews, vlogs, blogs, etc. We will also talk about securing a platform in which the author can speak to their like minded readers. For example, not only writing about domestic violence in their books, authors might educate their readers on the subject and be part of a proactive movement.
*Marketing - Thinking Outside the Industry (2 Hours)
Are you looking for new and fresh marketing strategies? Consider thinking outside the literary industry to gather ideas that will make your marketing stand out.
This workshop will detail ideas on gathering marketing strategies from outside the literary industry. We will explore different methods of marketing, as well as strategies from other industries which have worked to make an author’s marketing stand out. The class will be interactive, taking suggestions from attendees to create a new marketing strategy to get started with.
*Writing Series Workshop (2 hours)
Explore the adventure that is writing a series and learn the key elements to your series success. We will discuss the necessity of plotting out your series and creating a series "Bible." What genres are best suited for a series and how does the passage of time affect the series? Cover art, character arcs, pitching and marketing your series will also be discussed.
Bernadette Marie is skilled and knowledgable in the following areas and can be a great asset on a panel or group discussion:
*Online/Social Media Marketing
*Setting up and using Social Media
*Book Formatting using Word or Vellum
*Romance and the Sub-Romance Genre