Craft Talks

On Writers & Writing
Webinars and workshops devoted to essential
writing topics, tools, publishing & more.

Curated by Sharla Yates & Allison K Williams

NEXT EVENT: From Itch to Pitch with Natalie Serianni & Julie Vick

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LEARN YOUR CRAFT. LOVE YOUR WORDS.

Join noted teachers for CRAFT TALKS webinars, workshops & courses. Connect with the broader writing community. Learn your publishing path while creating your best work.
ALL WEBINARS 2PM EASTERN TIME
OUR STUDENTS SAY...
"I'm so glad these talks are available and easily accessible, especially with the recordings. Today I thought I would have to miss the "live" rendition but didn't. Yay either way.."
Kelly M.
"Thank you so much Sharla for the incredible work you've put into these CRAFT TALKS! I found this workshop really informative and useful & I'm definitely going to sign up for more."
Justin A.
"I'm loving the intimacy of Craft Talks, even when we are off-screen. Sharla (and Allison) are warm and welcoming."
Kathy S.
"Really incredible series, these Craft Talks. I can't believe my good fortune to have exposure to this learning (and so far, it's affordable--which is SO helpful)."
Sandra W.
"Keep them coming. These webinars are the writing highlight of my week."
Cynthia E.
"Very wonderful and organized presentation that helps us to focus on what’s really at stake in telling our stories.
Thank you, Dinty and Sharla."
Eolia W.

Upcoming Events

WHAT WE'RE TALKING ABOUT

Dedicated writing seeking kindred spirits? Just starting out, or returning to writing after focusing on family or career? Make connections with other creatives, learn literary networking techniques, and build a community around your writing practice.

“All writing is rewriting” as they say. Explore point of view, narrative distance, character, tension, plot, detail, form and structure. Learn practical self-editing tools and techniques that raise your writing level and bring your book closer to done.

Whether you’re getting your first words on paper, or an experienced writer mired in the middle, generative writing webinars help unleash your creative mind with guided in-class writing exercises.

Write better, right now. Moving way beyond high-school grammar, learn more about voice, style, form, literary devices and expressing your true meaning on the page. Be inspired by examples and learn from published writers’ techniques.

Gathering information can be daunting, but it doesn’t have to be complicated. Whether learning about genre expectations, how to query, or find comp titles for your proposal, Craft Talks’ research-focused webinars teach you how to collect–and assess–the information you need.

Dedicated writing seeking kindred spirits? Just starting out, or returning to writing after focusing on family or career? Make connections with other creatives, learn literary networking techniques, and build a community around your writing practice.

Publishing is the ultimate goal of every writer. Whether its an article in a magazine, an online journal, a memoir with a small press or a self-published novella where Bigfoot fights Santa. Our publishing webinars engage experts in the field to get you to your desired outcomes.

OUR PRESENTERS & TEAM

GREAT CRAFT STARTS WITH GREAT CRAFTSPEOPLE.

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Craft talks are a convenient, affordable and accessible opportunity to learn and practice the art, craft, and business of writing. Our presenters are professional authors, agents and editors, in touch with literary and market trends.

Craft talks are a convenient, affordable and accessible opportunity to learn and practice the art, craft, and business of writing. Our presenters are professional authors, agents and editors, in touch with literary and market trends.

Craft Talks sessions are highly engaging, informative, and interactive. Webinars include live group chat to meet your literary community,  2-way interactions between presenters and attendees and time for your questions.

ALL WEBINARS ARE AT 2PM EASTERN TIME

Our webinars are accessible. All webinars include live closed captions; follow-up materials include a transcript.

Using a screen reader? Let us know and we’ll provide slides text before the webinar and follow-up materials formatted for screen readers.

Use our events calendar to pick your favorite topics and teachers. The Register Now button takes you to our booking system, where you’ll be able to pay through PayPal. You do not need an existing PayPal account to pay with a credit card.

Please join our mailing list! We’ll send you upcoming events, Early-Bird pricing, and special writing opportunities.

We’re always looking for professional writers, writing teachers, content creators and publishing experts from diverse backgrounds and experiences who are passionate and knowledgeable, with a genuine desire to help writers improve their craft.

Visit our Webinar Pitch Submission form and tell us about yourself and what you want to present.

All presenters are paid.

OUR STUDENTS PUBLISH

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  • 3 office hours sessions with Allison K Williams
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Begins one week before the webinar (and still a bargain!)
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PRESENT A CRAFT TALK

Passion Led Us Here

Passionate about helping writers improve their craft?

We’re always looking for knowledgeable writers, writing teachers, literary agents and publishing experts from diverse backgrounds and experiences. All presenters are paid.
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