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Quarterly Authorpreneurship Tip


If you write with the end goal of publication and having your work read by a large audience,

SECURE YOUR URL/DOMAIN NAME ASAP.

Securing a URL = reserving a “parking spot” on the Internet where, once you build your website, readers can find you.
 
As an author, the ideal URL is: yourname.com    (mine is jessicaconoley.com)
 
The cost to secure a URL is typically low. You have ownership of that address until the term (1 year, 3 years, 5 years, etc.) expires. You will need to renew your ownership before the term expires, or someone else could buy that address and take over your parking spot.

To secure your domain:

1) Type "domain search" into your search engine.
2) Pick a company. (Godaddy, Wix, SquareSpace, Domain.com, etc.)
3) Use the company's search engine to see if your preferred domain is available.
4) Pay the service provider to reserve the url.

You can transfer your domain to another service provider in the future. 

Your only concern now is to reserve your parking spot, because when you're a best-selling author people are going to want to know where to find you.

3 days left to apply for a full scholarship to my Group Authorpreneurship Coaching Class via YA4YA!

Save the Jo Co Library
Writers Conference Dates &
Sign Up for Limited Space Sessions Now.


November 14th-17th is Jo Co Library's FREE annual Writers Conference.

There are a ton of talented presenters and excellent workshops this year.  Check out the full schedule here.

Some of the sessions have limited space so you want to reserve your spot in the smaller sessions as soon as possible.
 
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Have you been looking for another writer who is invested in their craft and will offer feedback on your latest work-in-progress? Are you willing to invest your time in a fellow writer and expand your critique and editing skills? Sign up for a Critique Partner (CP) Matchup session! Walk away with a list of writers as dedicated to the craft as you are, as well as a road map on how to navigate the opening stages of a CP relationship.

To assist facilitators in making the best possible match, please register for the class and fill out this form by November 7. Space is limited to 24 participants and sessions are held on Friday 11/15 and Saturday 11/16 at 10.a.m.
 
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First Page Reads is happening on Friday and Saturday at 3 p.m.

Find out what your manuscript is doing right or what might be keeping you from finding the perfect publishing opportunity. Submit one, double-spaced page with no identifying information. We’ll randomly select pages for our panel to read and discuss. 

Submit here: https://readlocal.submittable.com/submit 

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You finished your draft! The story is done! It's time to... let someone else read it. Sharing a manuscript for the first time can be daunting, but when you have the right Beta Readers sharing can be educational, encouraging, and exciting! I'll cover Beta Reader Basics on Saturday 11/16 at 1 p.m. in the Carmack (big) room.  This is also where I'll signal you to turn in your stealth edits.
 
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Please help us get the word out to as many Kansas City writers as you can. Here's a link to the Facebook event to help share or you can forward this email along.

Hope to see you there!
WORK WITH JESSICA

Stealth Edits at Jo Co Library's
Writers Conference 11/16


If you would like the chance to get four pages of your work edited, for free, by me, here's what you need to do:

1) Join my writer email list (Hooray! you already did that. Good job & way to be an over achiever.)
2) Format your work in standard manuscript formatting.
3) Print a copy and bring it with you to the Jo Co Writers Conference on Saturday, November 16th.
4) Make sure your e-mail address is somewhere on the submission. (Hand write it, type it, put it in braille, doesn't matter to me. Just have your e-mail address on there somewhere!)
5) Give your pages to me when you see the SECRET SIGNAL betweeen 1-2 p.m.  You'll know it when you see it, don't worry.

I'll edit stealth submissions within one month of the conference and email my notes back to you. Priority will be given to people who have not received stealth edits from me in the past.



 
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