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PWL 2021 Spring Conference

From Solo to Supported:
Build Your Writing Community

#ProlificWritersLife

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021
9 AM – 5 PM Pacific | 12 PM – 8 PM Eastern
$25

About
Presenters and Panelists
Agenda

About: Writing is amazing! It is also challenging – from your head to the page, it’s all you. In short, there are no shortcuts – unless you have a supportive community and network around you!

Every writer can benefit from a writer community. Go from solo to supported at the PWL Spring Conference: learn the ins and outs of being part of an online community. Start building (or further build your existing) writer network, and directly connect with writing-industry experts across the country from the comfort of your own home.

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PWL’s 2021 Spring Virtual Conference will feature: 

  • Dynamic panels
  • Online networking opportunities
  • Breakout sessions with subject matter experts
  • Tools to grow your writing

Surround yourself with fellow writers! Find your writing community, get the expert solutions you need, and build the writing life you’ve always dreamed of. 

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021
9 AM – 5 PM Pacific | 12 PM – 8 PM Eastern
$25

Presenters and Panelists:

From 12PM to 8PM Eastern, and from 9AM to 5PM Pacific, connect with experts on various subjects – each sharing their experience and expertise. See The Agenda for the day’s details

All combined, these top producers in the writing industry have centuries of experience. With all this expertise in the conference, you might be wondering, why is the ticket price so low? Tickets are only $25 because we want to introduce you to the power of connection to a writing community — you may be writing your manuscript, poetry, play, game, script, or biography on your own, but you don’t have to do it without the support of a robust network of writers, editors, and other experts ready to be on your side.

  • Learn from an author who has over $1 million in ebook sales.
  • Talk face-to-face with a networking master who connects first time authors with literary agents and publishers.
  • Connect with a small press publisher with tips and tricks for how to get your writing life organized.
  • Learn from a librarian how local libraries can expand an author’s reach.
  • Hear from award-winning audiobook producers on how they can bring your characters to life.
  • Find out how a poet, and mental health advocate, understands the universe through poetry.
  • Connect with a doctor who can check your science (and scientist) facts.
  • Ask questions of a CPA who specializes in working with authors and other creatives.
  • Be educated by a master publicity strategist who works with TV networks and top magazines.
  • See how a prolific author, with more than 15+ books, uses efficiency to get more creative.
  • Learn how to ditch fear and confusion, gain ease and confidence in their place, and write your best seller! 

Keynote Speaker

Randy Peyser Author One Stop Prolific Writers Life

Randy Peyser edits, ghostwrites, and connects authors with literary agents and publishers. Clients have been featured on Hallmark TV and Daily Mail TV, in Oprah Magazine and Time Magazine, on the Wall Street Journal and USA Today Bestseller Lists.

In Conference: 

Empowered Author: How to Get a Book Deal with a Publisher

Find these Experts on Prolific Writers Life

Lorraine Haataia PhD Founder Prolific Writers Life

Your Host

Lorraine Haataia, PhD, is the founder of Prolific Writers Life. She earned 6 college degrees by the age of 35. She loves reading, writing and engaging with lifelong learners. She envisions PWL to be the #1 community for writers to connect, learn, publish and prosper.

Connect with Lorraine on PWL

In Conference:

Breakout Sessions: Start Building Your Writer Community

Linton McClain DarOne Brand Management

Moderator

Linton McClain is an author, entrepreneur and coach. He helps you condition your mind to have the endurance, focus and consistency for daily writing. Writing is a marathon! He helps you create healthy habits to enhance your longterm performance and go the distance.

Connect with Linton on PWL

In conference: 

Benefits of a Writer Community & Network 

Keiko O'Leary Prolific Writers Life

Panelist

If your creative life is stuck, call on Keiko O’Leary. Keiko’s workshops help writers improve their craft, organize their life, and see the big picture while taking meaningful action today. Keiko is also a co-founder of Thinking Ink Press.

Connect with Keiko on PWL

In conference: 

Traditional Publishing: Big or Small, It’s All Business

Panelist

Stephanie Katz is a librarian, writer, and editor. She runs the award-winning literary journal 805 Lit + Art and is the author of Libraries Publish: How to Start a Magazine, Small Press, Blog, and More.

Connect with Stephanie on PWL

In conference:

Benefits of a Writer Community & Network

Kendra Murray Ralph Scott Squeaky Cheese Prolific Writers Audiobooks Hosts

Presenters 

Ralph Scott and Kendra Murray are the award-winning Audiobook Producer and Duet Narration team who bring characters to life for the ear as they work their audio magic at S.F. Bay Area-based Squeaky Cheese Productions. The team produces Solo, Duet, and Dual-Narration audiobooks that are ‘On the cutting wedge!’ ™

Connect with Ralph & Kendra on PWL

In conference: 

Movies for the Ear: The AudioBook Revolution

Ivan Farber Author Conversations Prolific Writers Life

Panelist

Ivan Farber is a Relationship Manager, Author and Podcaster. His book is called Conversations: How to Manage Your Business Relationships One Conversation at a Time. His podcast is called Conversations About Conversations. His mission: raise the level of conversations everywhere.

Connect with Ivan on PWL

In conference: 

Movies for the Ear: The Audiobook Revolution

Tim Dey MD Prolific Writers Life

Moderator 

Timothy Dey, MD, has 20 years’ experience helping professionals manage challenging problems. Using advanced coaching, teaching, and workshops, he provides powerful ways to positive changes in thinking: personalized paths to move from where they are to where they want to be.

Connect with Dr. Dey on PWL

In conference: 

Writing And Mental Wellness,

Sophia Falco Prolific Writers Life poet

Panelist 

Sophia Falco, poet and mental health advocate, finds poetry essential to her understanding of the universe. Author of her award-winning The Immortal Sunflower (UnCollected Press, 2019), the winner of the Mirabai Prize for Poetry, and was nominated for a Pushcart Prize.

Connect with Sophia on PWL

In conference: 

Writing And Mental Wellness

Jill Lublin Publicity Prolific Writers Life

Panelist 

Jill Lublin is a master publicity strategist, bestselling author, and presents on publicity, networking, and influence marketing. She has worked with ABC, NBC, CBS, and more as a publicity expert, and has been featured in The New York Times, Women’s Day, Fortune Small Business, Entrepreneur, and Inc. magazines.

Connect with Jill on PWL

In conference: 

Benefits of a Writer Community & Network

Maya Carlyle Prolific Writers Life Host Quill Anvil

Conference Organizer and Co-Host

Maya Carlyle runs Quill & Anvil Development Coaching, helping writers make the plans that reach their goals. She is also an avid Event Manager, and is ready to help others put on virtual cons, author meet & greets, and workshops.

Connect with Maya on PWL

In conference:

Behind the scenes room angel and event organizer

Bob Haataia Prolific Writers Life Product Manager Tech Support

Conference Tech Support

Bob Haataia is the senior product leader at Prolific Writers Life. His focus is on delivering a premier customer experience. When you submit a PWL support ticket, Bob is the one working behind the scenes to resolve the issue and improve performance.  

Connect with Bob on PWL

In conference:

Behind the scenes tech support

Ryan Hicks Pozotron Prolific Writers Life

Panelist

Ryan Hicks is the director of outreach with Pozotron. He has been a part of the audiobook industry since 2012. He is excited to share the bridge is between the audiobook industry and the writing industry. He believes that technology, when used properly, is a path to success!

Connect with Pozotron on PWL

In conference:

Movies for the Ear: The Audiobook Revolution

Prolific Writers Life: Guest Panelists and Presenters

Jennifer Wilkov Prolific Writers Life conference

Panelist 

Jennifer S. Wilkov is a multi #1 international best-selling award-winning author, a TEDx/keynote speaker/emcee, an award-winning freelance writer, The Literary Agent Matchmaker(TM), and the Dream Maker …a book and business consultant for writers who want to write, market, publish and produce their books, films, tv/episodic series, and theatrical/stage projects.

In conference: 

Traditional Publishing: Big or Small, It’s All Business

Steven Savage Prolific Writers Life Conference

Panelist 

Steven Savage wants to help people be more creative and effective in all aspects of their life. He’s most known for the continuing series on worldbuilding, Way With Worlds. He also writes about creativity, careers, and fandom history. His second work of fiction, A School of Many Futures, is out the fall of 2021.

In conference: 

Benefits of a Writer Community & Network

Julie A Fast Prolific Writers Life

Panelist 

Julie A. Fast is an international bestselling self help author of eight books with over 500,000 copies sold. She was the first person to sell a self help ebook online and taught digital marketing at writing conferences for ten years. She is regularly interviewed for TV, radio, print and podcasts.

In conference: 

Benefits of a Writer Community & Network

and

Traditional Publishing: Big or Small, It’s All Business

Miera Rao Top Form Academy Prolific Writers Life

Panelist

Having learnt the art of Zen from a cactus (there’s a story!), Miera Rao likes mindfulness practices that aid a writer’s journey to The End.  She has written for prominent Bay Area publications, and is the Director of Top Form Academy which provides training in Business Communication and Protocol.

In conference: 

Writing and Mental Wellness

Presenter & Panelist 

Chris is founder and managing partner for Chris Morris CPA LLC, an accounting firm focused on meeting the needs of small business owners. Having worked in accounting / finance ~2 decades, Chris has developed niche expertise for creative entrepreneurs and specifically authors.

In conference: 

Writing Can be so “Taxing”: Writing and Finance

and

Writing And Mental Wellness

Tanya Brocket Ghostwriter Editor Book Coach Podcaster

Moderator

Tanya Brockett, host of the Write Something Worthy podcast and founder of Hallagen Ink, inspires authors, experts, and entrepreneurs to ditch fear and confusion so they can write a best-seller-worthy book that boosts brands, increases impact, and leaves a legacy. She is a ghostwriter, editor, podcast host, and book coach.

In conference: 

Traditional Publishing: Big or Small, It’s All Business

Trina Amador Author Prolific Writers Life conference

Panelist 

Trini Amador is a well-traveled global marketing consultant. He is a sought-after guru, teaching multinational brand marketers – such as for General Electric, Microsoft, AT&T, Yahoo!, Google, and Jack Daniel’s – to understand customer and consumer segment behavior based on their needs, values, motivations, and feelings.

In conference: 

Movies for the Ear: The Audiobook Revolution

Liane Carmen Investigation Duo DNA Prolific Writers Life Conference

Panelist 

Liane Carmen is the author of The Investigation Duo Series. After twenty-four years in marketing, she’s thrilled to be writing full-time. She recently completed a standalone women’s fiction and is currently working on the third book in her series.

In conference: 

Movies for the Ear: The Audiobook Revolution

Panelist 

Miller Thomas is an independent multi-genre author of fantasy, mystery, and thrillers. He does his best to balance a full-time job, manage a business, and craft compelling stories while raising two sweet and crazy kids under the age of four. 

In conference: 

Movies for the Ear: The Audiobook Revolution

Dena Nicotra fantasy dystopian science fiction author Prolific Writers Life

Panelist

Dena Nicotra is an urban fantasy and dystopian science fiction author. She’s also a copywriter and freelance journalist. She has a wild imagination and loves to tell stories. She gets her ideas from dreams, people-watching and the ever-constant question in her head: what if? 

In conference: 

Movies for the Ear: The Audiobook Revolution

Martin Cullen author Prolific Writers Life conference

Panelist

Martin Cullen has been a musician, bouncer, infantryman, and worked in museums. He walked the storage rooms of the American History Museum, worked backstage for a magician, drank more than he should, and sang more than most folks would have liked. Now he writes stories for your enjoyment.

In conference: 

Movies for the Ear: The Audiobook Revolution

Panelist 

Judy Gitenstein — editor, strategist, secret weapon — helps writers navigate the publishing process with ease and confidence. She’s who you need when you want to write, revise, and prepare your manuscript for submission or for self-publishing.

In conference: 

Traditional Publishing: Big or Small, It’s All Business

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021
9 AM – 5 PM Pacific | 12 PM – 8 PM Eastern
$25

Tips to make the most of the conference: 

  • ask questions
  • prepare snacks
  • turn your camera on during  breakout sessions
  • share your experience on social media #ProlificWritersLife
  • expand your writing community!

Agenda:
From Solo to Supported: Build Your Writing Community

9:00AM-10AM Pacific
12:00PM-1:00pm Eastern
60 minutes

Opening Panel: Benefits of a Writer Community & Network

Panel discussion about the whys and hows of having a robust writer network, and how PWL can fit into that.

10:10AM-10:40AM Pacific
1:10PM-1:40pm Eastern
30 minutes

Breakout Sessions: Start Building Your Writer Community

This is your chance to meet other writers – like you would in the hallways of a conference center – meet people from all over, and connect over your shared passion for writing. 

10:50AM-11:35AM Pacific
1:50PM-2:35PM Eastern
45 minutes

Traditional Publishing: Big or Small, It’s All Business, Panel Discussion

Hear why traditional publishing is always a business, no matter how small or from what angle. Panel discussion with owner of a small press, a pro editor, and a multiple-times traditionally published author. 

11:35AM-12:20PM Pacific
2:35PM-3:30PM Eastern
45 minutes

Break Time

12:20PM-1:20PM Pacific
3:20PM-4:20PM Eastern
60 minutes

Writing Can be so “Taxing”: Writing and Finance

Writing isn’t just writing – it can also be pricing strategies, contract negotiation and filing taxes. Hear from a CPA who specializes in helping creative entrepreneurs minimize their financial stress.

1:30PM-2:15PM Pacific
4:30PM-5:15PM Eastern
45 minutes

Writing and Mental Wellness

Mental Wellness is a vital part of our lives. Poetry, journaling, and fiction can all be used to live comfortably with what goes on in our heads. This MD led panel will talk about writing, and how it can impact our mental health.

2:25PM-3:25PM Pacific
5:25PM-6:25PM Eastern
60 minutes

Movies for the Ear: The Audiobook Revolution

Audio is king in this presentation, where husband and wife team (and business partners) talk about how audio books can bring your writing to life and expand your audience.

3:35PM-4:35PM Pacific
6:35PM-7:35PM Eastern
60 minutes

Keynote Presentation: Empowered Author: How to Get a Book Deal with a Publisher with Randy Peyser

Randy Peyser showcases for first time and established authors the importance of building relationships, providing empowering feedback, developing confidence, and doing things in the right sequence.

4:40PM-5:10PM Pacific
7:40PM-8:10PM Eastern
30 minutes

After Party: Individual “Connect with Presenters Sessions”

Presenters and Panelists will be available in individual breakout rooms that you can step into and out of, to meet and connect with subject matter experts. 

Saturday, May 22nd, 2021
9 AM – 5 PM Pacific | 12 PM – 8 PM Eastern
$25

Many writers are frustrated because they don’t have the writing life they want. Prolific Writers Life is the writers conference that’s always there for you. Find your writing community, get the expert solutions you need, and build the writing life you’ve always dreamed of. 

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Prolific Writers Life is a global community for writers. We provide virtual access to experts, events, classes, and resources for writers to learn, collaborate, and build the support network they need. Our mission is to facilitate long-term relationships among writers and trusted experts who can help them realize their goals. Our commitment is to provide the tools and connections writers need to build the writing life they’ve always dreamed of.

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