July 12, 2013

MFRW Summer Camp: Schedule and Workshops @MFRW_ORG #RLFblog #MFRWcamp

A Taste of Summer Camp 
What is MFRW? It stands for Marketing for Romance Writers, which is a peer group for authors and others in the literary community. Our motto is "Seek, teach, share, learn, succeed."
The group helps us focus on learning marketing and publicity. We seek ways to advance our careers, brainstorm new ventures and ideas, get feedback, and find others interested in working together. We provide free workshops. You can take a class or teach one.
We welcome marketing-related material that asks a question, offers a promo or idea, or is a request for help, advice, or opinions. We offer opportunities to promote and join others in promotional efforts. As fellow authors (published and not-yet), publishers, and other members of the literary community, we are your support group and co-workers. Need to buy pens, pins, or other goodies? Found a great place to do that? We hope you'll share the news.
We're open to the entire literary community. Our writing is not discussed; we focus on creating an image and using it effectively. We provide ways to learn new ideas, new skills, to gain new opportunities, and share them with others.
While promotions are not allowed on the Yahoo group, news about pitch sessions and calls for submission are. We coordinate pitch events with publishers for our members. On Facebook, we promote and share news. We link our blogs via a unique software "ribbon" in blog hops. We pin books by members on Pinterest, and show off our cover models. We share tweets on Twitter. We interview each other on BlogTalkRadio. We're about to open a Goodreads group. You are welcome to join us at all our locations. We offer assistance to our members in every way we can.

Why? Because we want you to succeed.

This is our second annual Marketing Summer Camp. This year's theme is "A Taste of Summer Camp" and we've promoted it by sharing recipes on our blogs, Facebook pages, and with tweets. We partnered with Coffee Time Romance to hold the three-day all free conference in their forum. We have volunteer speakers giving classes, and panels on how to promote books. Here is the schedule.

Friday July 12

Start -- End -- Day -- Instructor -- Class
12:00 PM -- 1:00 PM -- Friday -- Wt Prater -- Podcasting
1:00 PM -- 2:00 PM -- Friday -- Tonya Callihan -- Street Team
2:00 PM -- 3:00 PM -- Friday -- MFRW Staff -- How to Use MFRW's Promo Options
3:00 PM -- 4:00 PM -- Friday -- Trish Owen -- Who's on First? Handling POV
4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM -- Friday -- Kayelle Allen -- Blogging
5:30 PM -- 6:30 PM -- Friday -- Tina Gayle -- Cut the Crap (Editing)
6:00 PM -- 7:00 PM -- Friday -- Kristyn Phipps -- Buffer
7:00 PM -- 8:00 PM -- Friday -- Killarney Sheffield -- Everything I Don't See
8:00 PM -- 9:00 PM -- Friday -- Kristyn Phipps -- Social Media
9:00 PM -- 10:00 PM -- Friday -- Kristyn Phipps -- Paper.li 

Saturday July 13

Start -- End -- Day -- Instructor -- Class
8:00 AM -- 9:00 AM -- Saturday -- Kristyn Phipps -- Paper.li
9:00 AM -- 10:00 AM -- Saturday -- Gina Ardito -- Hips Don't Lie (Body Language)
10:00 AM -- 11:00 AM -- Saturday -- Kristyn Phipps -- Social Media
11:00 AM -- 12:00 PM -- Saturday -- Tina Gayle -- Cut the Crap (Editing)
12:00 PM -- 1:00 PM -- Saturday -- Mary Caelsto -- Guardian Muse
1:00 PM -- 2:00 PM -- Saturday -- Wt Prater -- Podcasting
2:00 PM -- 3:00 PM -- Saturday -- Kristyn Phipps -- Buffer
3:00 PM -- 4:00 PM -- Saturday -- Killarney Sheffield -- Heroes and Heroines
4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM -- Saturday -- Kayelle Allen -- Back to Basics
5:00 PM -- 6:00 PM -- Saturday -- Karen Cote -- Pinterest Game
6:00 PM -- 7:00 PM -- Saturday -- Monica -- Log Lines
7:00 PM -- 8:00 PM -- Saturday -- Ann Siracusa -- I Wish I'd Known Before I Published 

Sunday July 14

Start -- End -- Day -- Instructor -- Class
2:00 PM -- 3:00 PM -- Sunday -- Wt Prater -- Podcasting
3:00 PM -- 4:00 PM -- Sunday -- Trish Owen -- POV
4:00 PM -- 5:00 PM -- Sunday -- Tina Gayle -- Cut the Crap
5:00 PM -- 6:00 PM -- Sunday -- Ann Siracusa -- Career Planning
6:00 PM -- 7:00 PM -- Sunday -- Mary Wilson -- Query & Pitches
7:00 PM -- 8:00 PM -- Sunday -- Kristyn Phipps -- Social Media
8:00 PM -- 9:00 PM -- Sunday -- Kristyn Phipps -- Paper.li
9:00 PM -- 10:00 PM -- Sunday -- Kayelle Allen -- The Next Step

10:00 PM -- 10:30 PM -- Sunday -- Kayelle Allen -- Farewells and Next Year

Summer Camp!
How much does this cost? A lot of time and energy, but the camp itself is free. We do this for our members every year. So how much is membership? That's free too. We're a Yahoo Group of about 1800 people, from every part of the literary community. We are mostly romance writers, but we're also poets, technical writers, and bloggers. We have publisher members, cover artists, and other professionals.

Why not join us and find out what it's like? Wander over to the Coffee Time Romance forum and join up. Come by our Yahoo group and see what we're up to. We promote for our members on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, BlogTalkRadio, and we're about to open a Goodreads group. Maybe you'll find a place you feel at home. Bring your questions.


  1. Hi Kayelle,

    Attending camp and teaching a class. I post a blog today at http://tinagayle.blogspot.com/ with an outline of my class.

    Can't wait for the fun to begin.

  2. I am a learner and loves the help I have always gotten from people. Thank you Gayle for opening this door for me . I will be joining today.


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