Friday, August 6, 2010

Join Nina for a Free Writing Webinar

Nina, the Writing Coach
Are you looking to get published? What’s stopping you?

Join me for a FREE Webinar through Writer’s Digest University on how to improve your writing and succeed in getting published.

I'm joined by journalist and editor Vernon Oikle on “Toolkit Talks", a conversation in which we share great tips on how to get published. We answer some commonly asked questions provided by Writer’s Digest Magazine editors; questions faced by writers getting started as well as those finding their career stagnating. Learn some of the secrets writers use to jumpstart and keep their career in upward motion. Get the answers you need to get published.

What’s the difference between a writer who publishes and one who isn’t publishing? It’s often not talent or storytelling ability; it’s more ofen attitude, organization and drive. For instance, do you suffer from any of the following?

• You have cool ides but have trouble getting started

• You've been writing forever but can't finish

• Time & schedules are getting in the way

• You're lost in a sea of plot & characters

• You're scared of getting rejected & being ridiculed

• You're scared of living a dream

Join my free webinar where I answer frequently asked questions that came straight from Writer's Digest! Questions whose answers will help you get published:

• What resources and tools do you recommend for writers?

• Which do you think aren't worth the time?

• How do I make sure I maintain the right level of objectivity when I'm writing about things I'm passionate about?

• How do you balance plot and characters in your story?

• What are the elements of a strong hero? What are the elements of a strong villain?

• How do I know if my story moves too slowly or too quickly? How do I fix it?

• How do you weave in theme within a story?

• How do you choose the right point of view for your story?

• Should I outline before I begin writing a story?

• Where should I begin when I'm revising?

• How do you promote your work?

• How do you know when your story is ready to submit?

• How do you know which markets are best for your work?

Register for my free webinar by August 20th to view this on-demand webinar (meaning you can register and view it any time you want) and you may have access to additional materials and be eligible for additional perks.

Hope to see you there!

“The Writer’s Toolkit” DVDs Coming Soon!

For those of you waiting to purchase my DVD set of “The Writer’s Toolkit“, a 3-disc DVD collection based on “The Writers Toolkit” workshops--your wait is almost over!.

These three major workshops cover ”How to Get Started and Finish”, “Craft of Writing” and “Marketing” your writing. The DVDs will be available shortly (third week of August, 2010) for purchase on The Passionate Writer. Here’s what students of “The Writer’s Toolkit” said:

“I felt inspired to look at my writing again…I found my ideas unlocked, problem areas exposed and strengths endorsed.”–Jane Morrell

“Nina was very relaxed, informal, very knowledgeable and interesting…She gave a lively presentation and gave lots of examples to relate to.”—Lauren Seaton

“Nina encouraged me to actually start my novel. She is very good, easy to understand.”—Patricia Slauenwhite

“Nina was engaging and inspiring… I was able to use specifics that were discussed to immediately improve my writing.”—Susie Buck

“I found what I had been searching for a long time.”—Candice Croft

“What you’ve done for me, Nina, is you’ve just opened up a whole new world. You’ve shown me how to put soul into my books … You’ve transformed me from what I considered an oddball to somebody special and for that it’s worth a fortune.”–Hectorine Roy

Guests of Nina’s Writer’s Digest Webinar will be eligible for a special price.

Nina Munteanu is an ecologist and internationally published author of novels, short stories and essays. She coaches writers and teaches writing at George Brown College and the University of Toronto. For more about Nina’s coaching & workshops visit Visit for more about her writing.


Reveillon Axe Moi said...

Oh my God Nina, you just made my day! I was looking on google for a writing help and found your blog! Thanks, i'm allready looking at your Free writing webinar, interesting! Thanks,

SF Girl said...

Hi Andressa!

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the webinar. If you're interested in more material, you can visit my website,, which features my writing guide "The Fiction Writer: Get Published, Write Now!" on sale at Amazon and my 3-disc DVD set of "The Writer's Toolkit", which you might find useful.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

You have one satisfied person there, Nina! It looks like your Webinar is a good idea.

SF Girl said...

Thanks, Jean-Luc! We had fun doing it too! :)