Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Supermom: The Art of Juggling Motherhood and a Writing Career by Eliza Knight

I'm definitely on the trail for managing my writing time better. I just signed up for this workshop taught by Eliza Knight and - wow! - it's wonderful getting ideas from other writers about how to maximize my writing time.

Supermom: The Art of Juggling Motherhood and a Writing Career
Dates: September 6-26, 2010
Instructor: Eliza Knight
Cost: FREE to FTHRW members; $20.00 for all others
Registration Deadline: September 1, 2010

Course Description:

Every working woman has to juggle her time between working, herself and her home. But what happens when you add being a writer and mother to the mix?

This workshop will help mothers with children of all ages to juggle motherhood and a writing career. Whether you work outside the home and write in your spare time, or you are writing full time, this class should help you finesse the art of juggling motherhood and a writing career.

This is an open discussion workshop, questions and comments are welcome and encouraged. The class generally lasts 3 weeks. The lessons will be presented as follows:

Lesson One: Time Management
Lesson Two: Setting Goals
Lesson Three: Mamawriting: Making it happen
Lesson Four: Challenges and how to overcome them

About the Instructor:

Eliza Knight is the author of sizzling historical romance and erotic time travel Highlander romance. Eliza is the author of the award-winning blog, History Undressed and has published numerous articles on writing craft and history. She is a freelance copy editor, professional critiquer, President of the Celtic Hearts Romance Writers signature chapter of the RWA and Contest Chair for Hearts Through History. She presents workshops on history, researching techniques and writing craft, to writing groups online. For more information on Eliza, please visit or

How to register:

Fee: FTHRW Members: FREE; FTHRW Non-Members: $20.00

Click here to register before September 1, 2010.
Thank you for your interest in the workshops offered online through From The Heart Romance Writers. Should you have any questions, please email workshops @fthrw. com.

The Book Factory: Producing Multiple Novels in One Year by Kerri Nelson

I just took this fabulous workshop held by Kerri Nelson - an amazing multi-tasking writer! I highly recommend this workshop if she teaches it again.

The Book Factory: Producing Multiple Novels in One Year
Instructor: Kerri Nelson

Is life getting in the way of you completing that novel? Ever think there’s not enough hours in the day to find time to write? Have a full time job distracting you from your real passion of being a novelist? Are family responsibilities weighing you down and interfering with your writing goals?

I’m here to tell you that you can do it all and do it successfully. In 2009, I successfully managed one husband, two jobs, three children, a difficult pregnancy, AND still managed to write twelve books, sell ten of those books (including all the editing and promotion), and coped with other various life challenges thrown in just for fun!

How did I do all of that and still find time to eat and sleep?

I developed a method of writing known as “The Book Factory Method”. It does require commitment and desire to “get it done”. If you’re willing to put in the effort, you can produce multiple books in one year.

What’s the benefit of completing multiple books in one year?

The more books you have ready to submit, the more chance you’ll receive contract offers on one or more of those books.

Why shouldn’t you just focus on one book and continue polishing that book all year long?

The cold, hard truth is that you might not ever sell that one specific book. You should always have more than one project “in the works”.

Are you one of those writers who starts multiple projects but never finishes any of them?

Then this class is for you as well. We’ll talk about how to finally see those projects through to completion.

Have trouble with time management or procrastination?

We’ll address methods for getting organized and staying focused. Plus much, much more!

If you want to learn how to get started, stay on track, and get those books ready to submit…this workshop puts a method to the madness of novel writing.

Kerri Nelson has always been passionate about reading books but when she wrote her first poem in the second grade, she discovered her love of writing. At the age of sixteen, she became a columnist for her local newspaper as the high school correspondent for the weekly "Panther Tales" column. She won the Outstanding Young Journalist of the Year Award for her efforts.

After an education and career in the legal field, Kerri began to pen romantic suspense novels with a legal or law enforcement theme. She is a true southern belle and comes complete with her dashing southern gentleman husband and three adorable children. When she’s not reading or writing, you’ll find her baking homemade goodies for her family, feeding her addiction to blogging online or designing custom made book trailers. Kerri is an active member of Romance Writers of America as well as numerous Chapters including Gothic Romance Writers, Futuristic Fantasy & Paranormal, and Celtic Hearts Romance Writers.

Kerri is a multi-published author of romance in every genre from romantic suspense and paranormal to young adult and inspirational novels. In 2009, Kerri wrote and sold twelve books to multiple publishers using her Book Factory method. Her latest paranormal romantic suspense “Courting Demons” will release from Dorchester Publishing in 2011.

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