Sister Bay, Wis. (January 30, 2023) — Writers of all experience levels are invited to a Writer’s Workshop with Rachel Werner at The Dörr Hotel in Sister Bay, Wisconsin on March 10 & 11, 2023. Writers can stay in luxe accommodations at Sister Bay’s newest waterfront hotel while learning from a seasoned professional about turning their writing into a viable career.
Rachel Werner is the founder of The Little Book Project WI as well as a teaching artist for Hugo House, The Loft Literary Center and Lighthouse Writer’ Workshop. She regularly contributes content to The Spruce Eats, Mother Untitled and Fabulous Media Group. Her first cookbook “Macro Cooking Made Simple” (Chartwell Books) will be released in Spring 2023. And Rachel’s debut science book for kids “Floods” is one of the titles in Capstone’s Wild Earth Series. Her next kidlit book with Capstone (“Moving and Grooving to Fillmore’s Beat”) will be released in Fall 2023. Rachel is represented by Savannah Brooks at KT Literary Agency.
Making money and promoting yourself as a writer do not have to be mutually exclusive. This writers’ intensive workshop will help novice and seasoned writers alike take concrete steps toward elevating their side hustle into a book deal or a financially-viable freelance career. The general presentation will be on Saturday, March 11th from 9:00am-12pm for a cost of $150 per person.
Participants will engage in interactive sessions on the following topics:
- Actionable steps to secure more paid writing assignments
- Editorial pitches, query letters and artist statements
- Building a “bookish brand” (online portfolio, author websites, social media etc.)
- Find the right editors to pitch…plus literary agents to query
- Pay rates/Fair compensation
- Tips for dealing with rejection
- How to handle edits you don’t agree with
One-on-one consultations will be available after the presentation for an additional $75. Guests are invited to bring a piece of their own literary work that Rachel can help them with. These consultations can cover any of the following topics:
- Non-fiction book proposals
- Identifying comp titles &/or mentor texts
- Writing for young readers
- Historical fiction research
- How to avoid cultural appropriation
- Determining if you need a sensitivity reader (and how to find one)
- Morphing writing into your day job
- Digital marketing tutorial
There will also be a meet-and-greet welcome party on Friday, March 10 at 5pm. Guests are invited to mingle and make new friends and connections in the industry. This fun gathering of writers will include food and wine. Guests who choose to make a weekend out of this experience will find a wide variety of Sister Bay dining, shopping, and other activities within walking distance of The Dörr Hotel, or they can head out and explore the wonders of a beautiful Door County winter.
The Dörr Hotel opened in 2021, and by melding modern style with local heritage features, they have created a year-round Nordic hotel experience in the heart of Sister Bay. Guests are welcome to sit at the lobby bar by the fire or grab a bottle of wine and relax outside in the winter domes. A complimentary on the go breakfast snack with coffee, tea and juice is available from 7-9am.
This Door County writer’s escape has limited availability, so please call the Dörr Hotel to book your stay at 844-944-0354 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about The Dörr Hotel and other upcoming events, visit www.thedorrhotel.com.