The Five-Year Plan: Using Long-Term Planning Strategies to Turn Dreams Into Reality (with Francine Puckly) - ONLINE
In this two-hour, hands-on workshop, writers and illustrators have the opportunity to turn their long-term creative hopes into concrete goals over a five-year period. Participants begin the workshop by defining five-year visions for their careers. But just as the idea for a novel doesn’t turn into a book without a plot and outline, our careers must have detailed roadmaps delineating the work that must be done, at what pace, and in what order. Five-year visions are turned into annual goals, and those annual plans give way to quarterly, monthly and weekly tasks. Participants will leave the workshop with plans that incorporate all aspects of projects, including (but not limited to): topic research, number of drafts required, editor/agent research, submission goals and tracking, skill acquisition (conferences, workshops, writing retreats), and social media strategies/website development needs. Limited to 12 writers.
WHEN: Saturday, January 23 (1 - 3pm EST)
WHERE: Online, via Zoom video conference (live)
ABOUT THE INSTRUCTOR
FRANCINE PUCKLY is a contemporary YA writer, management consultant, trainer, blogger and co-founder of 24CarrotWriting.com. She is life-long avid user of planning and goal-setting strategies and has faithfully kept a writer’s notebook for nearly two decades. Francine is a long-time member of SCBWI. She co-directed the 2007 and 2008 SCBWI New England conferences and served as an Assistant Regional Advisor for SCBWI New England from 2009-2018. Her publishing credits include more than 50 humor essays which have appeared in numerous regional magazines and newspapers.
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ONLINE SESSIONS happen remotely, via Zoom video conference. All you need is a laptop, computer, or phone with functioning audio and a webcam. Those who RSVP receive directions and a link to "join" the session via email (please see above note about receiving the Zoom link). All online instructors will log on to the video conference a few minutes before the start of the session, so please plan to log on early if you'd like assistance! We'll do everything in our power to help you get comfortable with the Zoom format, though we are not able to offer technical assistance beyond basic Zoom orientation.
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