Welcome to Plug In For Writers On Demand!
Each year, Plug In for Writers has evolved with my writing career . And evolve she has! Since Conari Press contacted me in 2006, I’ve:
- written 4 books, 2 journals, and 1 adult coloring book
- developed six mystical tele-courses
- created Your Soul Wants Five Things and the Mystical Fools Society
- developed The Soul-Directed Life radio show (celebrating over 200,000 downloads)
- inaugurated The 9 Containers of Love and 1 of Hearts global prayer practices
- developed and delivered The Goddess Forgives Prayer Intensive (2018) in partnership with Kahu Lahela Johnson
People ask how I can be so creative and so productive. The answer is The Intersection. In Plug In for Writers, I share everything I’ve discovered about how to succeed at this wild, crazy, delicious writing life. It takes four very different abilities: vibrant creativity, commitment to the craft of writing, marketing savvy, and understanding publishing as a business. I’ll teach you everything I do, plus introduce you to my personal publishing team—my village.
Plug In for Writers is unique. It is the only in-depth exploration of how to write in The Intersection between the craft of writing and profound spiritual practices that nourish a successful writing life.
>>> PART 2 - THE WORK - AND THE VILLAGE <<<
Whether you decide to self-publish or seek a traditional publisher, it takes a village – a large, brilliant, author-centric village – to get your book into readers’ hands. I’ll introduce you to my Village: my publishing consultant, two favorite publicists, agent, tapping coach, creativity guru, and for those who feel ready to pitch a publisher, I’ll even introduce you to my publisher.
By the time you complete Plug In for Writers Part 1 & Part 2, you will have the knowledge, tools, practices, and contacts to create a delicious writing life. Members have finished their novels, clarified their message, found agent representation, signed publishing contracts, completed proposals, built their audience, begun speaking professionally, created blogs, hosted radio shows, and self-published.
If there is a book or other expression waiting to be born through you, please join me and my village. I love the writing life and it is my great joy to see another writer fall in love with it, too! I invite you to Plug In to The Intersection, and become the creative force you came here to be.
Our Guest Experts
Caroline Pinkus was once my editor at Conari Press, and a rare one indeed. Caroline is able to see and support what you’re doing creatively, while communicating the practical time and budgetary needs of the publisher. She has a rich history in publishing going back to the important spiritual imprint Harper San Francisco. I am thrilled to share Caroline’s expertise and beauty with you.
Margo Mastromarchi trained with Doreen Virtue on both angel guidance readings and mediumship. She is a perennial favorite on Plug In for Writers on angelic guides and guidance. She’ll introduce us to the reality of divine guides and guidance in many forms, how to detect the presence of your guides, and how to engage with your guides in a vibrant, ongoing, living relationship.
Jo Ann Deck
Jo Ann Deck is a rare publishing expert with 38 years of experience in all phases of publishing from returns to sales to acquisitions. She supports writers as a publishing consultant, proposal doctor, publicity advisor, and agent. Jo Ann understands the new world of publishing, how to write a query that gets attention and a proposal that gets a contract. When you hear Jo Ann describe how a publisher decides to publish your book, the arcane world of publishing will suddenly come to life.
JO ANN TALKS ABOUT HER INSIGHTS OF THE BOOK BUSINESS
Brenda Knight is a veteran of the publishing industry with almost thirty years of experience with such well-known names as Red Wheel Weiser/Conari Press, Cleis Press and Viva Editions. She was named IndieFab Publisher of the Year at the American Library Association in 2014 for “Outstanding leadership and contribution to society through the publication of books of significance.” She now serves as President of the San Francisco Chapter of the Women's National Book Association.
Kat Sanborn has worked in book publishing, sales, and publicity for over a decade. She has worked with hundreds of authors to create successful broadcast, online, and print media publicity and has set up numerous national and international author bookings. Her specialties include: book publicity, media booking, event management, business management, special sales, foreign rights and remainder publishing sales, media buying, and literary agent contract negotiation.
Jennifer Hill Robenalt
Jennifer Hill Robenalt swooped into my life when Writing Down Your Soul came out in 2009. She took me by the hand and introduced me to the wild world of publicizing your book. She is the Public Relations Manager at EnviroMedia in Austin Texas. Previously, she was Vice President at Porter Novelli, and principal of her own media communications firm, Robin Hill Media. Jennifer will talk about how to build the all-important author platform without becoming overwhelmed. Jennifer combines a deep understanding of current publishing reality with an even deeper appreciation for spiritual art of writing from the heart.
Ginger Price has several years of previous experience with New Leaf Distributing, the world's largest distributor of books, recorded media and sidelines related to the subject areas of Spirituality and Metaphysics, Natural Alternative Wellness, and Conscious Living. She is currently a publicist with Monkfish Book Publishing Company.
Experiences of Previous Members
Plug In for Writers Eased Me Into the Intersection …
where I expanded from an author into a community builder, and from a blogger into a marketer, both necessities in today's publishing landscape. By sharing her own story and offering valuable tips and resources, Janet helped me identify my brand and start building my platform. She took the scary out of promoting my work, and for this, I am eternally grateful. And now, I can happily announce that my first novel is published!
~ Margaret Duarte, Elk Grove CA, Author of: Between Now and Forever ~
Janet and Her Guests are Excellent Creative Guides …
~ Dr Ed Dodge, San Antonio TX, Author of: Be Healthy: Simple Guidelines for Lifelong Well-Being ~
Plug In for Writers Catapulted Me …
... from dabbling with the idea of a second career as a writer to starting a blog and writing the book that has been stirring in my heart for years. And it will come out in 2015! Janet is a gifted, divinely inspired teacher who has gathered a wealth of writing and publishing resources she is willing to share. Thanks to Janet and Plug In, I am well on my way to live my dream!
~ Debra Mae White, Houston TX, Author of: Permission to Rest ~
Janet’s Energy And Enthusiasm for the Writing World Knows No Bounds …
~ Rita Riedel, Kalamunda, Western Australia ~
Plug in for Writers Helped Me Find Clarity …
... and focus for my writing aspirations. What made this class so powerful for me is the way it blended the practical with the inspirational. For the first time, I am learning how to stay grounded while spreading my wings. I feel I have a more complete picture of the commitment involved with birthing any project I might conceive, and that will help me to decide where I will invest my time and energy in the future. Thank you, Janet, for a powerful course, and blessings to my fellow writers!
~ Violet Smith,Trussville, Alabama ~
Even Though I’m Not (Yet) on the Threshold of Releasing a Book …
~ Kathy Graham, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania ~
My Experience in Plug In for Writers was Felt by the Writer in Me …
~ Cherie Merritt, Las Vegas, Nevada ~
No Matter Where You Are On The Spectrum …
... beginner or advanced writer, this class takes you and your writing to a whole different place. The same engaging and inspiring tone found in Janet Conner's books permeates this class, except now she really is talking directly to you. I've never taken a telecourse that felt as personal, or had a teacher that cared so much! Highly recommend!
~ Devorah Medwin - New York, NY - www.devorahmedwin.com ~
A Most Amazing Writing Adventure …
Thank you so much, Janet, for sharing your sacred writing life with us. I am inspired by your books. And sitting in a virtual circle with you, where you openly share how you weave together the sacred and the daily life, the art of writing and the skills of marketing, was just delightful! Excited by you sharing your beating heart, your secrets to a fulfilling and successful writing life, I am able to create my own. I enjoyed writing my personal blessing that now inspires me to make writing a part of my wonderful life. And I loved meeting your writing village, from other writers to agent to publisher, with the opportunity to pitch my book project for valuable feedback. Gaining so many insights into the secret world of how books come to life - from conception to birth - made your class a one of a kind writing adventure that I highly recommend to every writer out there!
~ Angelika Schultz - Erie, Colorado
Learn Brand New Ways to Approach Your Writing …
~ Ingrid Ieva - Calgary, Alberta, Canada ~
Plug In For Writers is a Treasure Map …
~ Susannah Robinson - Tampa, Florida ~
Usher the Book That’s In Your Heart, Into The World …
~ Kate Ballo ~
I’ve Never Experienced This Level of Connection or Clarity …
I took Plug-In for Writers (Part 1) and enjoyed being introduced to ‘the work before the work.’ This is such an essential part of the creation process, yet overlooked by so many courses. I loved the camaraderie of a group of writers holding space for one another as they wrote their books, a time that brings up our deepest insecurities and fears. Stoked by the power of the sacred circle, I could hardly resist the urge to experience this live, so I signed up for Part 2. Showing up week after week, and learning from the BEST agent, publicist, distributor and acquisitions editor who have an insider’s perspective was invaluable! I’ve never experienced this level of connection or clarity in any other writing program. I can’t thank you enough, Janet.
~ Uma Girish - https://umagirish.com ~
Janet has given away over $100,000 in scholarships to her courses. If you feel that you are standing at the threshold of The Intersection, ready and willing to embrace your writing potential, but do not currently have the tuition, please send Janet a brief email at firstname.lastname@example.org explaining why you feel ready to join Plug In for Writers. Please include where you live.
Have questions? Contact Janet at email@example.com or 727-772-1118