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April 17, 2018 — Abigail Owen

Organizing Your Writing Life

Are you overwhelmed by everything you have to remember as an author? Social media and marketing a constant struggle? Do you have handouts and notes from workshops and never use them but would like to someday? Even your email inbox is crazy? This workshop will give you tried and true methods for staying on top of your email, craft notes, social media, and marketing as an author. We’ll primarily focus on Gmail & Microsoft OneNote as tools to help you get organized (including an overview on how to use OneNote). Materials can easily be translated to other email and note-taking methods.
Bonus: These methods and tips can also be helpful in your personal and professional lives aside from writing!
This workshop is delivered as quick-hitting tips & tricks with the help of real-time, practical examples.  Attendees are encouraged to take away 2-10 tips that work with where they are in their business and personal styles. Attendees will be given a handout with all the tips listed in an easy bulleted format. In addition they will be given a link to OneNote templates already set up for authors to help them get started.
The workshop is broken into the following topics:
  • Email Management
  • OneNote Basics & Getting Started
  • Social Media Management
  • Note Taking For Later Use
  • Querying
  • Book Ideas/Book Bible
  • Editing Lists
  • Release Day Planning
  • Audience Requested Topics & Additional Q&A

Bio: Abigail Owen is an award-winning paranormal and contemporary romance author with 10+ years experience both self-published and traditionally published. She also brings 20+ years experience in web design, project management, business analysis, and editing, as well as an MBA. Prior to becoming an author she developed an “organization skills” workshop which she delivered to employees at Intel while working there as a sales analyst. Abigail applied her techniques to her writing life, resulting in this workshop specific to authors. She LOVES organizing almost as much as chocolate, and hopes you’ll get some new tricks out of it that will help you in your own journey!

  • Website: http://www.abigailowen.com/
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/abigail.owen.12


2018 Speaker Calendar

Annual Writers Conference

SEPTEMBER 21-22, 2018

Friday evening through Saturday

Agenda details will be provided soon.

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