warmly invites you to attend the
COMPOSE. DREAM. PUBLISH
Your Message. Your Dream. Your Book.
Hosted by Maria Elita, Trudy King, Scott Alexander King
and Animal Dreaming Publishing
When: Saturday August 27 – Monday August 29
10am – 4.30pm each day
An Empowering Three-Day Online, Webinar-style Conference.
The Animal Dreaming Publishing Writers’ Empowerment Conference was first offered back in 2018 as the Your Journey to Success Conference; a self-empowerment Course designed to help bolster self-confidence, drive, and the ambition to succeed (in business) in the hearts and minds of all in attendance. Although very successful, the program organically evolved over the years to focus primarily on writing, publishing and what it means to become a successful author. From the hundreds who have attended since the first YJTS Conference back in 2018, to what is today affectionately known as the ‘Animal Dreaming Publishing Writers’ Empowerment Conference’, we are proud to confirm that many of those who have attended in the past have fruitfully advanced from being people who only dream of being a writer, to writers who have realised their dream of becoming a published author.
Transforming exclusively into a Writers’ Empowerment Workshop wasn’t the only evolutionary step the Conference has taken! As George Bernard Shaw is quoted as saying, “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change anything”. The truth is, change cannot be avoided, and with the uncertainties we’ve all been forced to endure these two years past, most of us have learned to roll with the punches. It’s because of this need to adapt that Animal Dreaming Publishing has decided to change the format of the Conference from being a live, in-person event on the Gold Coast, to an online webinar-based experience. Despite our prayers and best intentions, Covid19 continues to play havoc and not wanting to put anyone at unnecessary risk, we have decided to move the Conference online. Our decision is not so much a fear-based response as some may assume, but rather a carefully planned preventative measure that will ensure the Conference can go ahead without any chance of compromise or risk of postponement or cancellation should Covid decide to change the playing field once again. So where does this leave you? Well, apart from the obvious disappointment of not attending in person or getting to hang out with like-minded people for three days, the major advantage of going online is that you will not have to worry about booking flights, organising transfers or car hire, finding house-sitters, plant sitters, baby sitters and pet sitters to hold the fort while you’re away, finding affordable accommodation, dining out every night, and all the other hidden expenses attending an in-person Conference demands, so – putting your health and safety aside as motivation enough – we think you’ll agree these are all pretty great reasons to go online.
Whether you just love writing, you’re contemplating writing a book, you’re physically writing a book (at any stage of completion), or you’re dreaming of someday writing a book, this ‘Writing and Publishing’ Conference is for you.
Oh, and if it turns out you can’t attend live (for whatever reason), don’t stress. So long as you are fully registered to attend, all three days of the webinar will be recorded and a link to view the recordings will be emailed to you to watch the very next day!
During the Animal Dreaming Writers’ Empowerment Conference, you will learn about the publishing industry (the good, bad and ugly), how to pitch a manuscript, what it REALLY means to be ‘offered a contract’, and what your alternatives are to signing your manuscript over to a publisher – and what it really gets you if you do. Learn how to effectively promote yourself as an author by using social media, establishing a profile, getting your work ‘out there’, building an audience, marketing and branding yourself and earning an income from your writing, both short term and long term. You will be given the opportunity to meet several of our established authors who have successfully written and published their own book or oracle deck with the support of the Animal Dreaming Publishing team. You will feel inspired by their stories, their personal challenges, and the emotional roller coaster that is writing and the process after that saw their work edited, type-set and finally printed and made available in stores throughout Australia and, for many, around the world. If you want to hear the experiences of others, told by the authors themselves, then you will most definitely love this component of the Conference.
Saturday August 27 10am – 4.30pm
How to turn a desire to write into an actual, dedicated process.
Or … whether you opt to write on a daily basis or not: how to get started, stay motivated and eliminate forever negative thoughts such as, ‘I’m not qualified to do this’.
People often ask us, as both publishers and authors, ‘How do I write a book?’ Obviously, they don’t mean, ‘Should I type it or handwrite it?’. What they’re asking is – is there a process I should be following that will lead me to successfully writing and completing my manuscript?
During this workshop, you will be shown simple steps and strategies that will ensure you not only start writing your book, but that you complete your manuscript! By following some simple writing activities, identifying what ‘sort of writer’ you are, and what drives you to write (and when), you will soon be on your way to becoming a published author!
Sunday August 28 10am – 4.30pm
How to turn a love of WRITING into a career as a published AUTHOR.
Or … how to maintain control of your Writing Career so that you can become a successful, professional Author.
Whether you just love writing, or you’re contemplating writing a book, or you’re physically writing a book (at any stage of completion), or if you’re dreaming of someday writing a book, this ‘writing and publishing’ workshop is for you.
During this workshop, you will learn about the publishing industry (the good, bad and ugly), how to pitch a manuscript, what it REALLY means to be ‘offered a contract’, and what your alternatives are to signing your manuscript over to a publisher – and what it really gets you if you do. Learn how to effectively promote yourself as an author by using social media, establishing a profile, getting your work ‘out there’, building an audience, marketing and branding yourself and earning an income from your writing, both short term and long term.
Monday August 29 10am – 4.30pm
How to run a successful spiritual business in the technological age.
Or … how to turn your published book into the most powerful business card you’ll ever need.
This will be one of the most valuable days of your life if you want to create a Spiritual Business that not only makes you feel great and alive, which however is financially rewarding for you as well. Maria and Scott are not only two of Australia’s most respected spiritual teachers and published authors – they have also bravely owned and run successful retail-and-service-based businesses in both the mainstream and spiritual arenas, and now they want to share their expertise (on various levels, within the Food / Hospitality and Mind Body Spirit industries) with you!
Learn from their mistakes and successes; from their combined decades of experience in a competitive industry that offers more than just ‘Love and Light’ and the influences and inspirations that both inspired and hampered the early stages of their individual careers.
This is indeed a rare opportunity to be candidly coached on the highlights and pitfalls of the industry by two ‘spiritual teachers’ who have also run respected ‘goods and services’ businesses that helped catapult their individual careers.