Weekly Online Writing Events for Members
Live Member Events
Our live events cover everything you need to know about writing, editing, and publishing your book.
Exclusive for members of Jericho Writers, our programme of 2022 online events give you the chance to pitch your work to literary agents, ask questions to leading experts and get feedback on your writing – all from your living room.
Member events are included in the Jericho Writers membership, alongside professional video courses, masterclasses, query letter feedback and our AgentMatch search engine. You can take a look at our upcoming events, here.
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It’s that time of year again – welcome to Self-Publishing month! Find out whether you should self-publish, learn the tools of the trade, and come armed with questions for scarily successful self-published authors.
1 April, 19.00 GMT
Should I Self-Publish? with Gwyn GB
Are you considering self-publishing? Join indie writer Gwyn GB for a frank discussion to help you decide if going solo is right for you. Gwyn will consider the pros and cons, the skills and mindset you will need to be successful, and the practicalities of running your own publishing business.
4 April, 19.00 GMT
Building An Author Website with Gerald Hornsby
Every author who wishes to develop their writing career should have some form of online presence – your own space on the internet, where you can engage with your audience and promote your work. In this online session, you will learn the best and most affordable ways of creating your own website.
8 April, 19.00 GMT
Launching a Boutique Press with Sara Gran
Have you ever wanted to start your own publishing imprint? Author of eight novels, Sara Gran, is launching new indie press Dreamland Books and she’s going all-in: her press’s first book is her own newest novel! Join Sara and Jericho’s Drew Broussard for a conversation about moving from author to publisher and about the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of deciding to do it for herself.
11 April, 19.00 GMT
Branding and Self-Marketing for Self-Published Authors with Anna Caig
Too often, authors doing their own marketing feel like they’re shouting into a vacuum. But it doesn’t have to be this way. This session combines author branding with exploring your creative inspirations and the unique perspective you bring to your work – and how this insight can be used to form meaningful connections with readers who will want to read your books.
14 April, 19.00 GMT
‘School Girl Errors’: Mistakes Career Authors Should Avoid
Lots of authors and teachers can tell you what you should do to publish a book, but what are those career limiting decisions and mistakes that can cut your self-publishing journey off before it’s started? Find out from rebel podcaster Sacha Black!
15 April, 19.00 GMT
In Conversation with Matador
Choosing the right Self-Publishing company is very important. It’s the decision that can make you as an author, but also break you. We’ll be asking Matador about what they do, why they do it and how you can get your work noticed. We’ll talk money, marketing and publicity. Come armed with your questions!
19 April, 19.00 GMT
Traditional Vs Self-Publishing with Harry Bingham
Should you publish with a traditional publisher or go it alone? There’s a stack of things to consider, including what kind of book you have, what your aspirations are, and what kind of outcomes you want. Harry has successfully published via both routes and will help you decide what’s right for you.
21 April, 19.00 GMT
Book Cover Design with Jessica Bell
Book cover design is one of the most important things to consider when self-publishing a book, and can really separate the wheat from the chaff. Join award-winning designer Jessica Bell to find out what makes a cover stand out, how to choose the right designer and get the most out of your working relationship with them.
23 April, 19.00 GMT
How To Generate Publicity for Self-Published authors with Lori Hettler
You’ve settled on a cover design, your book’s been edited, you’re eager to tell the world about it… but how, exactly, does one do that? Part-presentation / part-conversation, freelance publicist Lori Hettler will talk about how publicity works for self-pubbed and indie-pubbed authors and what every author should know as they approach their release date.
25 April, 19.00 GMT
ALLi ask us anything with Orna Ross and Michael La Ronn
Join Orna Ross and Michael LaRonn for an evening with the Alliance of Independent Authors. Orna and Michael know everything there is to know about Self-Publishing: what to do, what not to do and how to get your book noticed. Come with a list of your burning questions to put to these experts.
27 April, 19.00 GMT
Self-Publishing: No Place for Amateurs with Jane Davis
Get top tips from an experienced award-winning self-published author on how to put in place essential building blocks so that your novel has the best chance of success. This one-hour session will provide a high-level overview on how to up your game and make your budget go further, with a focus on style sheet, self-editing, use of beta readers, book cover and layout and author platform.
Discover different forms of writing, learn how to make a living as a writer, and find out how a project changes when it’s not just your own. We’ll be traversing galaxies far far away, stepping into a writers room, speaking to the ghost behind celebrity books, and more.
3 May, 19.00 BST| 14:00 EST
Working as a Writer
You might dream about quitting the day job – but what is it really like working as a writer? We ask Katie Hale and Sarah Juckes what expectations they had about a writing career before they embarked on one, how they juggle day jobs and their own projects, how to get writing related work, and how to actually make a living as a writer.
5 May, 16.00 GMT | 11.00 EST
Member ‘Ask Us Anything’ Zoom event
Join us for our regular ‘Ask Us Anything’ event taking place on ZOOM. This is a great opportunity to get to know fellow members from around the world and say ‘hello’ via webcam. Please note there is a 100 participant limit on this session.
6 May, 19.00 BST| 14:00 EST
The Love of the Game with Cassandra Khaw
It’s hard to turn around these days without hearing about a brand-new brilliant story-driven video game — but what kind of writing goes into those stories? Cassandra Khaw joins Jericho’s Drew Broussard for a conversation about the industry, the process, and writing for the love of the game.
9 May, 19.00 BST| 14:00 EST
Storytelling through Podcasts with Jonathan Sims
If Dickens were alive today, he’d be a podcaster. Everybody has their favorite fiction podcast(s), whether it’s D&D or reading about a parent’s attempt at writing a porno or the darker, stranger sides of the world… like Jonathan Sims’ The Magnus Archives. Sims joins Jericho’s Drew Broussard for a conversation about what it takes to write for listeners and how he built his show from its humble beginnings.
11 May, 19.00 BST| 14:00 EST
Ghostwriting with Andrew Crofts
Learn from Andrew Crofts; why ghostwriting is a great way to earn a living, how to find customers, how to extract their stories from them, how to capture their voices, how to structure and maintain the relationships, how to reach satisfactory financial agreements, and how to help them find publishers.
13 May, 19.00 BST| 14:00 EST
Writing Comics for Fun and Profit with Tony Lee
How does writing a comic script make you better at writing every other medium? That’s what Tony Lee believes, and with a 30+ year career across all media, he’s learned the best ways to keep a story moving. From working backwards to killing darlings, Tony will explain his process, whether it’s for his own creations, or an established license, with a few anecdotes along the way!
16 May, 19.00 BST| 14:00 EST
Writing for a Franchise with Daniel Jose Older
For those of us who grew up dreaming we could tell stories in a galaxy far, far away or following the further adventures of anthropomorphic cartoons, there’s never been a more exciting time to be a writer. But what’s it really like to get to add to the canon of an already-famous IP? Daniel Jose Older joins Jericho’s Drew Broussard for a conversation about writing for Star Wars and how it has changed his own writing practice.
17 May, 19.00 BST| 14:00 EST
The Fantastical World of Cowriting with Caedis Knight
How do you share dominion over a fictional world? We ask Caedis Knight (aka Jacqueline Silvester & N. J. Simmonds) how they formed their cowriting relationship, and all about how they navigate the cowriting process: including plotting, planning, and who writes the best sex scenes…
23 May, 19.00 BST| 14:00 EST
The Writers’ Room with Susan Soon He Stanton
What goes on in a ‘writers room’ on a TV series? What does it mean to write for a TV show generally? Susan Soon He Stanton, writer/producer for SUCCESSION, chats with Jericho’s Drew Broussard about just what it means to be in the room where it happens.
25 May, 19.00 BST| 14:00 EST
Writing Radio Plays
What works in audio/radio drama more than any medium? Join Professor Tim Crook as he explores the dramatisation dichotomy (considering narrative voice and self-contained dialogical imperative); writer’s creativity in sound design and aesthetics through character and speech; and the worst radio dramas ever made…
27 May, 19.00 BST| 14:00 EST
Success in Freelance Writing with Sian Meades-Williams
Professional success is often measured by money, especially when you’re a freelance writer. But is that the best way for us to define success? Writer and author Sian Meades-Williams explores how to shape your freelance writing career, achieve your goals, and define success on your own terms.
30 May, 19.00 BST| 14:00 EST
Writing for the Stage with Seth Bockley
Enter SETH BOCKLEY, playwright, and DREW.
DREW: Seth, what do you say we chat about the craft of writing for the stage? New plays, adaptations, and how your practice as a fiction writer and playwright affect each other?
This is just a highlight of the events we have on offer. Members have access to weekly live events featuring the very best of the publishing world.
Previous Member Event Highlights
Members can catch up with any previous events via replay. Here is a selection of some of our favourite previous events.
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