Jenny Madore – October 13th Guest Speaker

Jenny Madore at the October 13th Monthly Network Meeting!

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Writing for a Living – Profitable Tips for Writing Novels

Whether you focused on publishing traditionally, independently, or a hybrid combination of both, non-fiction or fiction, there are certain practices that propel your writing and raise earnings. This workshop discussion covers what you write, why, how fast, and for what audience. We will discuss the power of genres, niche markets, and hot cells both in the planning stages and in production. I will share my tips and tricks for practical marketing/branding suggestions you can put to work, regardless of genre or market. And, of course, how to make money doing it.

If you’re serious about writing books for a living and ready to step your career up to the next level, this is a meeting you won’t want to miss.

About Jenny Madore

Under the name JL Madore, Jenny has published seven full-length novels and one five-part serial since attending Heather Hamilton-Senter’s WCDR Master Class spring 2017. In that time, her income has increased 1000% over the sales for the two years prior, she’s been awarded best new release on Amazon 3 times, been #1 in her genre sub-category countless times and has learned a ton about what it takes to build momentum as an author.

Workshop Recap: “How to: Short Fiction Workshop” with Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer

Curious to know what goes on at WCDR-sponsored workshops? Wondering just what you missed? Workshop participant (and board member) Jenny Madore, gives us a recap on Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer’s recent WCDR-sponsored workshop. Look for more Workshop Recap posts in the future!


Spending the day with Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer turned out to be much more than a “How to: Short Fiction Workshop”. With impressive publication credentials and accolades as an award-winning instructor I had hoped for a day of learning. And it was. Kathryn hit the highpoints in: crafting story, narrative voice, plot structure, theme, sub-plot and more, but what made me take pause was her overall approach to writing—risk taking.

Beyond publication or contest recognition, Kathryn values the importance of having a personal goal for writing. For her, that goal is risk taking. She endeavours to push the boundaries of story-telling in an effort to expand the limits of what readers will accept. Her aim is not simply to craft her best story—which she does without question—but how that story will then transform the landscape of writing and the mindset of readers.

Though everyone who writes will have their own guiding force to draw them to page or screen, I love the idea of knowing what drives my writing. What is my overall goal? What is yours? My thanks to Kathryn Kuitenbrouwer for posing the question and the WCDR for the opportunity to hear it asked.