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Southwest Writers (SWW) is a group of published and not-yet-published writers who actively help other writers of all ages to improve their writing craft and writing career in all areas of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. SWW holds monthly meetings, writing workshops, writing classes, and an annual writing conference while also connecting its members to local and national writing contests and conferences.

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With so much competition, it is critical to build a marketing plan that leverages the many opportunities available online. In this content-rich presentation, Stephanie Chandler shares proven content marketing strategies. They include: Understanding and attracting your ideal audience; getting visibility with online media opportunities; producing and promoting videos, webinars, and online events; connecting with online resources for massive exposure; leveraging podcasting, blogs, and video that get results; and promoting with Facebook strategies you haven’t heard anywhere else (really!) Whether you’ve been an author for years or you’re just getting started, an effective marketing plan can have a dramatic impact on your book sales.

Stephanie Chandler is the author of several books including The Nonfiction Book Marketing Plan. She is CEO of NonfictionAuthorsAssociation.com, a vibrant educational community for experienced and aspiring writers, and NonfictionWritersConference.com, events conducted entirely online since 2010. A frequent speaker at business events and on the radio, she has been featured in Entrepreneur, BusinessWeek, and Wired magazine.
Check out her website here: https://stephaniechandler.com

In-Person Meeting:
Go to the SWW Meeting Location page for information about our new meeting place. https://www.southwestwriters.com/sww-meeting-location/

Zoom Meeting Information:
Topic: SWW Wednesday Meeting – January 2022
Time: January 26, 2022 at 6:30 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join the Zoom Meeting
Our Zoom log-in policy has changed due to disruptions to our meetings. Non-members are required to contact our office [masked] or [masked]) or sign up for Elerts to receive a link to our upcoming meetings. SWW Members sign into the Members Only portion of the website (request a username and password from [masked] if you haven’t already done so). Once in the Members Portal: https://www.southwestwriters.com/members-only-resources/
follow the Zoom log-in directions posted prior to the meeting.

Crafting Nonfiction Book Proposals with Loretta Hall

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We have a Fantastic 4 Week Class coming up Live on ZOOM and there is still time to register!
Saturdays: February 12, 19, 26 and March 5
3:00 – 5:00 pm (MST)
⭐️Cost: $160 for SWW members;
⭐️$200 for nonmembers

Registration information is available at: www.southwestwriters.com/classes/

Unlike novels, nonfiction books are offered to publishers in the form of a book proposal before the manuscript is completed. (Memoirs are also offered with a book proposal, but after the manuscript is completed.) In this class, you will learn what should be included in a book
proposal and how to make that information compelling. Topics also include planning a marketable book and finding appropriate publishers to submit to. Even if you plan to self publish your nonfiction book, preparing a book proposal keeps you focused and convinces
your publisher (you!) that the book has a reasonable chance of success.

Loretta Hall has worked with four different publishers to produce her
nine nonfiction books. The lessons she learned from these experiences
will give you a head start with your quest to get published. Loretta
served on the South West Writers board for four years and received the
2007 Parris Award. She was named Communicator of Achievement by
the National Federation of Press Women in 2016.
Check out her website here: https://authorhall.com

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