I was helping my daughter with her math homework the other day and she didn’t know the answer to the question, but she didn’t want to say that. She’s quite advanced at math (even more so at reading), so she felt like she should know all the answers. She was afraid that if she admitted she didn’t know something, the teacher would think she was stupid.
I was taken aback.
I told her no one knows everything, and there is no shame in not having all the answers. The key is to find out that answer. To investigate. To seek out understanding. To learn.
And never stop learning.
That’s a lesson all of us need to be reminded of from time to time.
It’s why we offer writing and publishing business workshops, for example. To pass along what we’ve learned. And as we keep learning, the workshops grow and evolve.
We just finished up the 2018 Business Master Class, for example. We learned a lot, including that Las Vegas is a much better—but also more expensive—venue for the in-person workshops. Which means we probably need to raise the rates.
But for a limited time, we’re offering an Early Bird Rate of $750 for the 2019 Business Master Class, which will be held October 25-30, 2019, at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. The focus of this workshop is Long-Term Business Strategies for Writers and Independent Publishers. We will be announcing new instructors through the spring and should end up with around ten to twelve again. So, if you’re interested, now’s the time to sign up. You can do that here.
We also have about four spots left for the 2019 Anthology Workshop. The writing for this workshop starts at the end of November, so if you want to sign up for this one, you need to act fast. The fee is $750 and the dates for the workshop itself are March 1-6, 2019, at the Golden Nugget in Las Vegas. Learn more here.
And don’t forget that we have online lectures and workshops going year-round. Lately we’ve added a new series of workshops to help writers plan the future of their writing business. Because it is a business, and businesses need a plan.
We address this topic in a series of four six-week workshops called The Future Workshop Series. They are:
#1: REFRESH AND RENEW: How to Keep Your Inventory Selling.
#2: OPPORTUNITIES: How to Evaluate and See Opportunities.
#3: STRUCTURE: Habits and Structures for Long-Term Survival
#4: PATIENCE: How, When, Why… Pacing a Career.
The first of these workshops starts this Wednesday, Nov. 7. There are three ways to sign up: you can buy one at a time (the workshops are $300 each); purchase the bundle of all four of them for $1,000 (a savings of $200); or sign up for a lifetime subscription to all the workshops (which has a value of more than $14,000) for $3,000.
For more information or to sign up, go to https://wmg-publishing-workshops-and-lectures.teachable.com/.
They say you should learn something new every day. If you’re a writer, these workshops are an excellent place to start.
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.