Past Event: Auntie M’s Guide to Greaseless Self-Promotion

“Yeah, writing is great, but I tell you what I really love: constantly shilling my book to a crowd of indifferent strangers.”

Said no writer, ever.  But while marketing yourself is an unavoidable task, it doesn’t have to be an unbearable chore.

If you’re disappointed, burned out, or just wondering where to start, this workshop is for you. We’ll work together to help you find your audience, harness your talents, and rekindle your enthusiasm – one step at a time.

Tex Thompson will present a 2-hour virtual class covering the following:

  • Author skills inventory
  • Marketing based on reader feedback
  • Parts of a book proposal
  • Advertising cost/benefit analysis
  • Network building
  • Promotional multitasking

This class is ideal for traditional and independently published authors as well as ‘pre-published’ writers with completed work.

Hand-outs from the class will be emailed to participants after the event.

Saturday, November 20, 9:00-11:00 a.m.

Registration for this event is now closed.

The class is $5 for members of Lake Superior Writers and $15 for non-members.

Arianne “Tex” Thompson is a licensed locksmith, egregiously enthusiastic editor, and professional ruckus-raiser. She is the author of  Children of the Drought, an internationally-published epic fantasy Western series from Solaris, as well as an instructor for Writing Workshops Dallas and ‘chief instigator’ of WORD – Writers Organizations ‘Round Dallas. Now she’s blazing a trail through conferences, workshops, and conventions around the country – as an endlessly energetic, catastrophically cheerful one-woman stampede. Find her online at and!

You can become a member of Lake Superior Writers for as little as $35! Become a member or renew your membership now and your membership will be good until the end of 2022!

This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.