I am very excited to announce that I will be speaking at a Writer's Retreat in Ubud, Bali Oct 1-6 2010 in the week before the Ubud Writer's Festival. You may know Ubud from Elizabeth Gilbert's wonderful book Eat, Pray, Love. It is a magical place, great for creativity, relaxation and learning new things while being based in the wonderful Balinese culture.
Full brochure to come soon, but here are some details so far. You can show your initial interest by filling in the box at the bottom, and I'll let you know more details when they are available.
Dates: Oct 1-6, 2010
Venue: Kumara, Ubud, Bali
Program (still to be finalised): Each day will focus on a different overall topic. There will be practical sessions where we go into the details of the topic, plus demos where appropriate of tools as well as your full participation in the session.
Oct 1: Arrive, welcome and introduction to the authors and the program, goal setting and overview
Oct 2: Writing your book. Writing, creativity, inspiration and unblocking – including the practicalities of actually writing your book
Oct 3: Publishing your book. Evaluating all your publishing options including traditional publishing, self publishing and digital publishing. How to publish and sell your book on Amazon using print-on-demand. How to create and publish ebooks, even if you are not technical.
Oct 4: Building your author platform. Everything you need to know including blogging, social networking, videos, podcasting, speaking, list-building and much more. Detailed how-to information provided.
Oct 5: Writing as a Business. How to make money as an author with multiple streams of income. The tools you need to build a business online around your writing. Plus: Next steps, Q&A, lessons learned and your personalised plan for moving your project forward.
Oct 6: Check out.
There will also be a few trips included: Balinese temple by night and rice paddy walk with lunch one day.
For those people who want more, the Ubud Writer's Festival runs 7-11 Oct so you can stay and join in, or relax and have a holiday!
Photos Flickr Creative Commons: Bali temple by Souvik, Rice paddy by Axel,