Day One 8:30 – 10:00 AM
Welcome, Introductions and Expectations for the event
Brief history of 48 Days & Development of the Sanctuary The 48 Days Mission Statement Our mission at 48 Days is to foster the process of imagining, dreaming and introspection to help people find their calling and true path, and to translate that into meaningful, purposeful and profitable daily work.
Evolution of 48 Days to the Work You Love Launching your writing success Why do you want to write a book? (Page 6) Start with what you enjoy and understand (Page 13-17) Finding your style The craft of writing — grammar, syntax, technique Format options for books, ebooks, childrens’ books, etc.
10:00 – 10:30 AM
Mingle, Recharge and Connect 10:30 – 11:30 AM
Writing with a Purpose
What do publishers and editors look for? Page 19 Book Proposal form Page 23
“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the inner music the words make.” ~Truman Capote
Mingle, Recharge and Connect 12:00-1:00 PM
Lunch, networking, visiting 1:00-1:30 PM
Tour of Miller Property 1:30 – 2:30 PM
Guest Appearance – Ken Abraham – Speaker and Author of over 80 popular titles
“Words - so innocent and powerless as they are, as standing in a dictionary, how potent for good and evil they become in the hands of one who knows how to combine them.” ~Nathaniel Hawthorne
What do editors look for in good writing? How important is it to find a “hook” for getting and keeping reader attention? What are some of the unique challenges of writing someone else’s story? What tips do you have for writers who want to break into the market?
2:30 – 3:30 PM
I’ll do it myself – and she did
Self-publishing options Page 51 Essential Details Page 59
3:30 – 4:45 PM
Guest Appearance – Kent Julian – Speaker, Author and Coach
Multiple Author projects Self-publishing Creating an audience
“The writer writes in
order to teach himself,
Mingle, Recharge and Connect
to understand himself, to satisfy himself; the
Catered Dinner 6:30 – 8:30 PM
Name Where are you from Where are you now in your writing?
publishing of his ideas, though it brings gratification, is a curious anticlimax.” ~Alfred Kazin, Think
Write to the Bank Seminar Day Two 8:30 – 9:45 AM
Building Your Team
“I love writing. I
Selecting a literary agent Page 41 Working with a publisher Page 45
love the swirl and swing of words as
9:45 – 10:45 AM
Guest Appearance – Matt Baugher, Vice President at Thomas Nelson* Publishers
What do readers want? What are the best options for those who want to write? How important is it for an author to have a marketing platform? What is the future of publishing *largest Christian publisher in the world 10:45 – 11:00 AM
they tangle with human emotions.” ~James Michener
Mingle, Recharge and Connect 12:00 – 2:00 PM
Catered lunch, Networking and visiting 2:00 – 3:30 PM
Creating a Business Funnel Page 64 48 Methods for Getting Your Book Noticed 1. Logo -- Develop a great logo 2. Have a great website 3. Have a stellar media kit. 4. Press Releases 5. Special report or article 6. Newspaper and magazine submissions 7. Interviews with celebrities 8. Teleseminars 9. Podcasts 10. Radio Show 11. Radio Show Guest 12. Speaking
13. TV appearances 14. Newsletters 15. Start a blog 16. Comment on at least 3 blogs daily 17. Nurture Marketing 18. Affiliate Relationships 19. Guerilla Marketing 20. Give away free audio CDs on your specialty 21. Give away a one-hundred point check-list for success in your area of expertise 22. Referral Sources 23. Send creative thank-you gifts to referrals 24. Send birthday cards, anniversary of first purchase, benchmarks, etc.
3:30 – 4:00 PM
Mingle, Recharge, Connect 4:00 – 5:30 PM
Leverage and Multiple Streams of Income 25. Use Fusion Marketing 26. Join three organizations in your community 27. Have an exhibit booth at connected trade shows 28. Seminars & Workshops 29. Have lunch twice a week with someone you can learn from 30. Attend 2-3 major conferences each year 31. Have a personal MasterMind group or group of advisors 32. Read 3-4 magazines each month 33. Be extremely intentional about the use of your time 34. Coach others in your area of expertise 35. Consult organizations 36. Ghost Writing or Co-Writing 37. Plan a Themed Cruise 38. Create eProducts for your message 39. Audio Products 40. Instructional Manuals 41. Books 42. Distribution Agreements 43. Specialty Sales 44. Social Networking Site 45. Industry Conventions, Trade Shows, Street Festivals, Flea Markets 46. Republishing Public Domain Works 47. Train-the-trainer programs 48. _________________________
“It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn't give it up because by that time I was too famous.” ~Robert Benchley
5:30 – 6: 30 PM
Questions and Answers – Next Steps 6:30 – 7:00 PM
Mingle, Recharge, Connect 7:00 – 8:00 PM
Dinner with Dan and Joanne, Nathan and Ashley
“Writers are just people who have a whole lot on the inside that they need to get to the outside, with pen and paper as their preferred method of transport.
dancers, artists, and singers - all the same urges with differing transportation.” ~Graycie Harmon
Write to the Bank Seminar ALL TIMES ARE CENTRAL TIME!