DATE: Saturday, March 12, 2016
TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Lauderdale Airport-Cruise Port, 180 SW 18th Ave, Dania Beach, FL 33004
COST: $25 per person/member, $35 non-member; includes buffet breakfast
DIRECTIONS: I-95 to 848 E. (Stirling Road Exit 22) then turn on 18th Ave.
PARKING: Open parking - free of charge.
PROGRAM: Why to Blog and How: What Writers Need to Know About Content Marketing
We’re told we must have a blog to promote ourselves, but most novelists, and many nonfiction writers, struggle with blogging.
This session will discuss the purpose of blogging, why it’s important, and how to write an effective blog post. For nonfiction writers, we’ll look at how blogging can build the audience for your book as it’s being written. For novelists, we’ll talk about how to write about things other than writing so you wind up with a blog that attracts readers, rather than other writers.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER: Kristen Stieffel is a freelance editor specializing in speculative fiction and is associate editor of Havok, a flash fiction magazine focused on the science fiction and fantasy genres. She provides a full range of editorial services and has worked on a variety of projects including business nonfiction and Bible studies, but she is a novelist at heart and has edited novels in many genres for both the general market and the Christian submarket. Kristen is a member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and Christian Editor Connection. Website: kristenstieffel.com.