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I am pleased to announce that I’ve had my busiest month of sales ever in my Etsy shop, Words, Glorious Words.

And this was before I put my entire shop of posters on sale.

I am even more pleased to announce that between now and the end of August 2016, you can get a free additional poster when you purchase two of your choice.

I have a large selection of posters in my shop, and although I do offer bundles of four posters for half price already, every customer has unique tastes.

My posters are perfect for your home, office, and classroom. For example, my three favorite posters right now are:

Create A Great Day

It’s Never Too Late To Make A Comeback

Stay Home & Write

These just suit my mood right now.

Which posters in my shop suit your mood?

This once-a-year sale allows you to pull together the three posters you’d really love to own right now and save money purchasing them.

Please let me know in the comments, which poster is your favorite and why. I’d love to hear what you think.

While you are visiting, please favorite my shop and share your favorite posters on social media.

I am in the encouraging words business. It’s fun and empowering to surround yourself with encouraging words. Won’t you join me in sharing some encouraging words today?

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Jane Friedman & Christina Katz

Jane Friedman & Christina Katz

I am teaching at the Willamette Writers Conference this weekend. This is the writing conference I attended in 2005, where I sold my first book, Writer Mama to Jane Friedman, when she was still at Writer’s Digest Books.

I’ve taken a break from teaching appearances for a few years, so I am looking forward to the conference and the opportunity to connect and re-connect with writers. I’ve got a stack of manuscripts to review for writers who are attending and I cannot wait to see Jane Friedman, who is giving the Friday morning keynote. I’m also meeting a coaching client in person, who I’ve been working with for over a year for the first time.

Bottom line: technology is awesome, but events like writing conferences are great places to connect with your writing tribe.

While I wholeheartedly recommend all of the sessions and instructors, here are some of the sessions I recommend, related to sessions I am teaching (see the complete schedule):

Platform & Marketing

Friday

8:30 am: The Basics Of Author Platform Building with Christina Katz (that’s me)

1:30 pm: Optimizing Your Online Presence and Book Launch to Maximize Sales with William Hertling

3:30 pm: Advanced Platform Building: Meaningful Metrics and Lifelong Readership with Jane Friedman

Saturday

8:30 am: Branding: The Key to Career Growth with Chip MacGregor

1:30: Make It Worth Your Time: How to Analyze and Adjust Your Social Media

Sunday

8:30 am: Building Your Brand with Rima Greer

1:30 pm: Getting Started as an Indie Author: What Does It Take? with Tonya Macalino

Nonfiction, Essay & Memoir Writing

Friday

10:30 am: Location, Location, Location: Settings that Breathe, Create Mood, and Influence Story Events with Jessica Morrell

1:30 pm: Your Memoir’s Focus: Writing About Yourself by Writing About the World with Emily Grosvenor

3:30 pm: The Most Important Moment in Your Story with Larry Brooks

Saturday

8:30 am: Excellence 102: The Essential Nature of Dramatic Arc with Larry Brooks

10:30 am: The Web of Character with Hallie Ephron

1:30 pm: Corporeal Writing I with Lidia Yuknavitch

3:30 pm: Corporeal Writing II with Lidia Yuknavitch

Sunday

8:30 am: Writing for the Common Good & Service Writing with Cheryl Hofstetter Duffy

10:30 am: Act Two Blues: The Tools for Making Act Two Great with Cynthia Whitcomb

1:30 pm: Maintaining Your Sanity While Writing About Family with Debra Gordon Zaslow or That’s What She Said! with Natalie Serber

3:00 pm: The Personal Essay: Turn Your Personal Experience into Literary Gold with Christina Katz

Of course, I am only scratching the surface of all the great faculty, who are speaking at the conference. I recommend creating learning tracks for yourself that are customized to the skills you are working on most at this time.

Have fun and be sure to say hello if you are there!

Learn more about the Willamette Writers Conference.

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