Virtual Professional Development Workshops

Upskill without leaving home!

Monthly online workshops for SpecFicNZ members (members $5/workshop, non-members $15/workshop). Presented by local and overseas experts. Workshops are held via Zoom. We will update this page as we finalise the year’s workshops.

2023

No Plot, No Problem
Presenter: E. C. Ambrose
January (Date and time TBA)

2022

February

Amazon Ads Kindergarten
Presenter: Deb Potter
Sunday 27 February, 4-5 pm

March

Creating Compelling Villains
Presenter: Maria Snyder
Sunday 27 March, 12-2 pm

April

Using Amazon Ads to Find Your Readers
Presenter: Deb Potter
Sunday 10 April, 4-5 pm

May

Characterization and the Unconscious
Presenter: Karin Lowachee
Sunday 15 May, 1-3 pm

June

How to Think About Technology in Worldbuilding
Presenter: Ken Liu
Sunday 12 June, 11 am- 1 pm

July

What Booksellers Wish You Knew About Books
Presenter: Leah Bobet
Sunday 17 July, 12 – 2 pm

August

Crafting Short Stories
Presenter: Alma Alexander
Sunday 14 August, 1pm – 3pm

September

Virtual Writers’ Retreat!
Sunday 18 September, 9:45 am – 5:15 pm
Click on the link above for a full schedule of events for the day.

October

Cooperative marketing and promotion for authors
Presenter: Mindy Klasky
Sunday 30 October, 12-2 pm

November

Power and Politics in Worldbuilding: Schemes, Factions, and Cultures
Presenter: Michael R. Underwood
Sunday 13 November, time TBA

December

Writing Compelling Scenes
Presenter: Barbara Ashford
Sunday 11 December, 12-2 pm

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