June Webinars – Plus a chance to attend free!

These two webinars are coming up in June and you have a chance to attend one of them for free. Just comment below telling us which one you would like to attend and why (in under 40 words). Three winners will be chosen at random to attend the June webinar of their choice by June 2nd.

If you are already a CWG member or student you can attend both webinars for free. If you are not a member you can join here for $99 and get a full year’s worth of webinars at no additional cost.

June 4: Gary Hensley

The Business Aspects of Being a Professional Writer

Whether you’re a beginning or an established writer, learn how to keep more of your writing income. In plain language, veteran tax advisor Gary will address business organization, how to determine if assignments are financially viable, and tax strategies.

He will review:

● The Best Business Organization for Writers

● How to Obtain Optimal Business Results

● Your Best Accounting Choice: Cash Basis

● How to Act Like a Business

● Form 1099 Requirements

● How to Avoid Contact with the IRS

● Four Tax Forms You Need to Understand

● Allowable Business Expenses

Gary A. Hensley is a 35-year veteran in the fields of accounting, auditing, and federal taxation. Gary has served as a tax consultant to the Ford Motor Company and an auditor with the Michigan Department of Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service, working for national and local CPA firms, and managing his own practice. Gary has had numerous articles in publications such as Writer’s Digest, Writer’s Yearbook, Christian Communicator, and Writers Journal.


June 13: Janet Bly

10 Research Tips for Authentic Fiction

How can you discover the background details to make a historical novel feel authentic?

When my sons and I determined to finish Stuart Brannon’s Final Shot, the western my late husband began, we had a tight deadline. Our goal: accomplish enough research to create as close to a Stephen Bly novel as possible. We put our whole heart into it, but it was Stephen’s genre and comfort zone, not ours.

We’ll share what we learned about the process, including:

● Travel the Terrain

● Tick off a Timeline

● Spy out Local Lore and Legend

● Bother with Brands

● Be a Movie Critic

Janet Chester Bly has authored 31 books, 19 of them co-authored with her late husband, Stephen Bly. Her co-authored fiction titles include The Hidden West Series, The Carson City Chronicles, and Stuart Brannon’s Final Shot, a Selah Award finalist. She lives at 4,200-foot elevation. on the Nez Perce Indian Reservation in Winchester, Idaho.



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