The first workshop in the NorthWrite 2020 series is Blogging for Writers presented by Wendy Wickens. It will be hosted online using the Zoom platform on 16 May from 1.00 – 3.30pm. Full instructions for using Zoom will be given to all participants prior to the event. Recordings of the event will be available for all participants attending live and will also be available to purchase if you can’t make the live event. Registrations for both the live event and the purchase of the recording close on 15 May. The fee is $20 for NZSA members and $25 for non-NZSA members.
Wendy is a non-fiction writer and land surveyor. She has published a self-help eBook, The Little Bullying Book, and is a regular contributor to the Kiwi Gardener Magazine. (She has also written under the name Wendy Megget and now writes as Wendy Morgan.)
Blogging is just one tool available for writers to boost their online discoverability. It can also help improve your writing confidence and create friendships all around the globe.
Wendy will work with you on various aspects of blogging. This will include:
How to create a genuine author profile
Tips for writing great content
Ways to increase your engagement level
How to link to your social media accounts
Ways to utilise statistics effectively
Information on how to increase your understanding of some of the basic technical points
Whether you already have a blog or have been thinking about starting one, this workshop will give you the direction and focus to build a blogging platform that is not a burden, but a source of real joy.
All of us at NorthWrite hope that you and your bubble are doing well in these strange times. We had a programme for NorthWrite 2020 all ready to launch at Tūhono Kerikeri! in March but given the current situation we have had to revise it somewhat. We have been working hard behind the scenes to do that and are thrilled with the line up we have for you.
The NZ Society of Authors, Northland Branch is pleased to announce the programme for the NorthWrite 2020: Workshop Series. We are offering four workshops in May, July, August and November, as well as an event in October to be run in conjunction with Book Week. Given the current situation and the remote nature of Northland and its writers, the intention is to run most if not all workshops using the online Zoom platform to enable as many Northland writers as possible to attend. The October event may take a different format and we will keep you informed of this as we get closer to the date. Registrations for the workshops will open shortly and the cost to attend each online workshop is $20pp (incl. GST). This cost could increase if we return to face-to-face workshops.
Note: Zoom is an easy to use video-conferencing platform and full instructions on how to use it will be given to those who register.