Christina Katz, AKA The Writer Mama and The Prosperous Writer, is the author of three books from Writer's Digest: The Writer's Workout, Get Known Before the Book Deal, and Writer Mama. Her writing career tips and parenting advice appear regularly in national, regional, and online publications.
A "gentle taskmaster" over the past decade to over a thousand writers, Christina's students go from unpublished to published, build professional writing career skills, and increase their creative confidence over time. She holds an MFA in creative writing from Columbia College Chicago and a BA in English from Dartmouth College.
Known as a champion of mom writers, Christina is a popular speaker on creative career growth and writer prosperity. She keynotes for writing conferences, literary events, MFA writing programs, and libraries. She lives near Wilsonville, Oregon with her husband, her daughter, and far too many pets. Learn more at ChristinaKatz.com.
The inspiration, stamina, and power to take charge of your writing life?every day.
Get the daily jolt of energy your writing life needs from The Writer?s Workout. Inside you?ll find manageable, no-nonsense techniques for every aspect of your writing career from getting organized to connecting with your audience to building relationships.
Veteran writing coach Christina Katz draws on her knowledge from more than a decade in the business to give you tips, exercises, and insider strategies to build your skills.Make your writing as strong and powerful as possible.Pitch and sell your work at every opportunity.Overcome rejection to come back better than ever.Promote your work and build an audience.Learn how to balance your creative life with your daily life.With The Writer?s Workout, you?ll develop skill, strength, and confidence ? everything you need to build a robust, unique writing career that?s built to last.
Bonus online exclusive: Download a free motivational poster to keep you moving as your build your writing career at writersdigest.com/writers-workout.
Have you ever considered writing a nonfiction book? Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to become a published author? What would the process be like? What are the steps? What do publishers do for authors? How long would it take from start to finish? Can you make any decent money? Should you self-publish or traditionally publish? Now you can find out the answers to these questions and more when you read Author Mama.
In Author Mama, I share my personal experience walking through the traditional book-deal process and book-writing experience and offer tips along the way, addressing common myths and challenging writers to get ready for the marathon that is writing a book.
Sell Your First Book & Develop a Successful and Sustainable Writing Career
Before you can land a book deal—before you can even attract the interest of agents and editors—you need to be visible. How do you become visible? You develop a platform, or a way of reaching your readers. Everybody can develop a platform, and this book shows you how to do it while you're still writing.
This book offers: A step-by-step approach to creating, growing, and nurturing a platform An economical approach to self-promotion (no need to spend thousands) A clear way to uncover your strengths and weaknesses as an author The strategies that are essential (or not) to online promotion A philosophy of authorship that leaves you confident, empowered, and equally partnered with agents, editors, and publishers (instead of waiting to be discovered) A diverse set of tools and methods for getting known (not just web-based tools or ideas for extroverts) After you read this book, you'll be able to answer the inevitable question: "What's your platform?" You'll learn the hows and whys of becoming visible and how to cultivate visibility from scratch. Best of all, you won't need any previous knowledge or experience to get started.
Growing a writing career isn't just about landing one book deal and then scrambling like crazy. There is a more strategic and steady way to lay the groundwork so you can avoid scrambling altogether—and Get Known Before the Book Deal is the only comprehensive book that shows you how.
Children change your life, but they don't necessarily have to end your career!
As a mom, you want to spend as much time with your children as possible. But you'd also like to make some money doing something you enjoy. How do you get the best of both worlds? Writer Mama by experienced freelancer Christina Katz tells you how. You can start a stay-at-home freelance writing career tailored to fit your family and lifestyle.
Writer Mama will answer all your questions about how to get started, in realistic, easy-to-follow steps. While conversational and easy-to-read, this book also does a lot of hard work for you. It gives you practical advice and exercises that help you get started in a matter of weeks. You'll get tips on how to:
* begin with the easiest routes to publication for moms
* network with other writer mamas, editors, and agents
* write cover letters and queries
* choose your own writing specialty
* create a web presence
* set up a home office
* make time for yourself, your kids, and your writing
You'll love the short chapters, sidebars, and exercises that let you get the information you need in small doses that fit into your busy schedule. Plus this book was written to grow with you. Once you master the skills of being an article writer, it teaches you how to pitch a nonfiction book idea and explore other areas of writing.
So if you want to get started writing for publication, let writer mama Christina Katz help. If she and countless other moms can do it, so can you!