“The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page.” – Saint Augustine.
You have questions, I have answers (hopefully). If I don’t, I’ll find them for you. My knowledge is your knowledge, and a few times a year I share it with those interested in the travel industry. Topics… include travel writing, self publishing books, websites, et cetera.
Check back regularly.
How to Self Publish Your Book (Online Class)
Sunday, September 12, 2021, 10a.m. – 12p.m. (PT)
Gone are the days of sending your book manuscript to myriad editors in hopes of getting published. In the 21st century actualizing your tome is easier than you imagine. Having written and self published two books, I learned the ins-and-outs of what it takes to bring your dream of being an author to fruition. I’ll teach you how to research the market for competition; choose the correct format; whether to use four color, two color, or black and white; photos vs. no photos; layout; design; printing in the USA vs. China; proofing the final product; and much more. After learning these techniques you’ll be equipped to be an author.
Social Media For Beginners (Online Class)
Saturday, September 18, 2021, 10a.m.-12p.m. (PT)
Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and other social media doesn’t have to be difficult. This class will teach you how to cruise through the murky waters of hashtags, @ signs, and tweets.
We’ll cover how to:
- set up an account
- write an effective bio
- post quality content
- find organic followers
- take stellar photos
- create your personal hashtag
- market yourself or your brand on major platforms
- avoid being shadowbanned
- how analytics prevent your posts from garnering likes
- truncate URLs to fit Twitter
- and much more
Don’t be intimidated. It’s much easier than you think…and fun!
If you can’t join us from 10a.m. to 12p.m., we’re recording the class for you to purchase at a $10 discount and view later. Click for details and how to register ⬇️:
Step Up Your Zoom Meetings (Online Class)
Thursday, June 18, 2020, 7p.m. to 9p.m. (PT)
Over the past few months, COVID-19 has compelled many to conducted work meetings, webinars, even happy hours on Zoom. With the video platform here to stay, online presentation skills are important. Join me as I share tips on proper lighting to look your best, different backgrounds to liven up your screen, where to position the laptop/phone/iPad, camera position, and more.
This fun, interactive class will show how to put your best face forward on any Zoom meeting. There will be a Q&A for you to get answers to your specific questions.
Learn How to Write a Blog Post for Maximum Visibility
Sunday, July 19, 2020, 10a.m. – 12p.m.
Writing an effective blog post is essential for maximizing visibility on Google search. To increase a post’s readability and SEO rank, certain steps need to be taken. I will share these easy tips on how to create a WordPress post which will garner more visitors and traffic. We’ll cover internal and outbound links, a keyphrase, meta description, image attributes, and more. Sign up for this invaluable two hour class to take your posts to the next level.
This class will be taught at San Diego Writers, Ink, and capped at 10 participants to adhere to all Social Distancing and safety protocols. Face masks are required for attendance.
Learn How to Travel & Make Money Selling Your Stories
Sunday, January 13, 2019, 10a.m. – 1p.m.
This is the year you’re going to make dinero from your travels! I’ll be teaching tricks of the trade at San Diego Writer’s, Ink. for you to get started in a fun travel writing adventure! Click here to register for the class:
Make Writing & Selling Your Book a Reality
Sunday, July 14, 2019, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Gone are the days of sending your book manuscript to myriad editors in hopes of getting published. In the 21st century actualizing your tome is easier than you imagine. Having written and self published two books, I learned the ins-and-outs of what it takes to bring your dream of being an author to fruition and I’ll be teaching them to you.