Susanne Lakin has posted updates on learning opportunities for writers:

Come join me in my FREE webinar
and get a cool new ebook!

I’m going to confess something to you. I’m seriously nervous about putting on my very first webinar on APRIL 25. Although I teach workshops around the US, the thought of dealing with tech always makes my palms sweaty.

Have you ever attended webinars that suffer from tech failure? Halfway through the sound goes out? Or the video jams or the webinar crashes?

I participated in a whole lot of webinars in the last year, and about a third of them suffered some sort of tech blip. That’s why I’m a bit nervous. Tech and I have issues.

But I plan to plow through.

Because I have a lot of great stuff to share with you and other writers.

Since I launched my new online course Targeting Genre for Big Sales, I’ve been getting wonderful comments from students.

Here’s one I got just this week:

“Sales and Reviews working in harmony! It’s a beautiful thing. Susanne, I’m so excited I wanted to share with you and my fellow students. The most important thing I’ve learned? Susanne is the bomb! Thank you from the bottom of my heart for sharing your wonderful knowledge with us. I’m going to keep plugging away, and as soon as I hit below 100 in a category, I’m going to be adding “Best Selling Author” to my bio. Can’t wait. Just knowing this can be accomplished feels like a huge weight lifted, and is giving me the drive to keep chugging. THANK YOU – THANK YOU – THANK YOU!”
—Debbie L. Moore, author of Flip This Ghost and the Pure Faith series

It’s very exciting to me to hear that authors are finally seeing the sales results they long for. And some of these authors are making only minor adjustments to their novels and Amazon product pages.

I’ll say this again: all the author platform in the world will get you nowhere if you don’t know how to target genre and target Amazon in a smart way. You can write a terrific book and never, ever sell more than a handful of copies if you don’t know how to optimize for big sales.
This one-hour webinar will cover these four key points:

1. Understanding what genre is and how Amazon interprets your book’s genre

2. How to find a niche genre that has high demand but manageable competition

3. How to deconstruct books in your genre to know how to write to fit in and sell well

4. How to optimize your Amazon product page for discoverability.

Learning the strategies of these four key aspects of targeting genre will give writers the best chance at discoverability and big sales.

Don’t waste years trying to figure out the secret to discoverability.

Join in the webinar and learn how to apply these strategies today!

If you come join in the webinar, you’ll get a time-limited awesome discount on my targeting genre course AND I’ll send you my upcoming new cool ebook (it’s a special release I’m working on, just for my list!)


Date: Monday, April 25, 2016
Time: 3pm PT | 4pm MT | 5pm CT | 6pm ET

Hosted by my friend author Beth Barany at the Writer’s Fun Zone.

Space is limited to 50 spots, so sign up early, and show up early.

SIGN UP HERE! IT’S FREE! (And if the tech goes wonky, we’ll all have a good laugh.)

Just a few other reminders:

There is still room for you at one of my terrific South Lake Tahoe retreats, but act fast!

You will be spoiled by great food and fellowship, personalized instruction on novel writing, and a gorgeous house with hot tub and lake view. Seriously, this is my kind of vacation!

The Sept. retreat includes instructor and prolific fantasy author and editor Rachel Starr Thomson, coming from Canada.

The Oct. retreat has award-winning women’s fiction author and writing coach Ginny Yttrup helping teach.

Dates are Sept. 14-18 and Oct. 19-23

For more info, check out the flyer HERE.

If you missed the email about mega-author James Patterson’s terrific online course, be sure to check it out.

It’s a fun, comprehensive course with videos and handouts. I’m having fun going through the course myself!

It’s only $90! Here’s the link to enroll via the Masterclass site.

To learn more, read my post on Live Write Thrive that tells you all the cool details!

So, I hope you take advantage of all these great ways you can see success as a writer in 2016. And don’t forget to join me on April 25th in my webinar. I will answer your questions!

Thanks for all your support!

~ C. S. Lakin

About Dawn Essegian Lajeunesse

I, like so many others, am a novelist struggling for recognition. My last three novels, THE EYES HAVE IT, IN HER MOTHER'S SHOES and STAR CATCHING, are available in e-book format through Amazon and other formats by request here or on my website. AUTUMN COLORS was my first novel and is still available through Amazon and B&N in multiple formats. My early writings are women's fiction, one also suitable for YA. My work-in-progress is a historical fiction about the Armenians who settled in Troy, NY in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Come visit me at my website: www.dawnlajeunesse.com.
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  1. It would be wonderful if there was a similar webinar for new writers, as in encouraging them and educating them how to write or even tips and advices on producing good writing content.

    Thank you


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