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Now Available through Moodle Mobile Apps
by PI Workshops - Thursday, 14 January 2016, 7:07 PM

In order to make our workshops more user-friendly to students, is now accessible through the free Moodle apps for your mobile devices. Your login and password will be the same as on the website.

*Disclaimer: Data usage rates (and whatever else those services charge) may apply.


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Available courses

August 8 through September 2, 2016
TRACK: Marketing
LENGTH: Four Weeks
$25.00 for Non-Members
$22.50 for RWA Members (10% OFF)
$18.75 for Passionate Ink Members (25% OFF)


Every author needs a newsletter and an Email list of readers. But where do you even start? And how do your build your list?

Newsletters are a dynamic vehicle for communicating with readers between books — and selling books when published — but your newsletter is only as good as its content. Find out how and where to launch your newsletter, how to add value, and how to develop rapport with readers and keep them interested.

This workshop offers a step-by-step approach to creating a successful newsletter, including:

Lesson 1: Choosing the Right Features
Lesson 2: Choosing a Platform
Lesson 3: Get Readers to Sign Up
Lesson 4: Avoiding Spammers
Lesson 5: Responsive Design
Lesson 6: Consistent Features
Lesson 7: Using Polls and Surveys
Lesson 8: Bonus Materials
Lesson 9: Get Personal
Lesson 10: Utilizing Photos
Lesson 11: Get Subscribers to Share Your Newsletter
Lesson 12: Giveaways
Lesson 13: Give Readers a Reason to Sign Up
Lesson 14: Buddy Up
Lesson 15: Members Only
Lesson 16: When to Send a Newsletter

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Jessie Clever always wanted to be a writer. Then she found out you had to market your books. While she went on to write the bestselling Regency romance Spy Series, Jessie kept to the practical course and earned her MBA with a concentration in marketing, gaining hands on experience in companies ranging from entrepreneurial start-ups to multi-channel international retailers. She now uses her knowledge and experience to help authors expand their readership and deepen the loyalty of their readers. Connect with Jessie at

Click here to register. RWA Members should login to myRWA to receive their 10% discount. PI members should visit the PI Workshops forum for their 25% Discount Code.

***Permission to forward granted and encouraged***

Passionate Ink – Some Like it Hot » Workshops

Burning Ink: How to Write Erotic Romances with Characters and Scenes that Sizzle
By Angela Knight
September 8 through October 6, 2016
TRACK: Craft
LENGTH: Four Weeks
FREE for Passionate Ink Members
MEMBER EXCLUSIVE – Click here to join PI


New York Times bestselling erotic romance author Angela Knight is back by popular demand with an all-new course on how to write erotic romance book. It’s been a few years since the steamy book market exploded and it’s time to update your skills and gain new insights about how to craft good and sexy fiction. Angela will cover everything from setting to sensual detail to BDSM. And she will discuss how to:

  • Write a romance hot enough to burn the pixels off the screen.
  • Create characters with the intense sensuality needed in erotic romance
  • Build a believable erotic attraction that gets lovers into bed without turning either of them into sluts.
  • Design a plot in which sex plays a major role, without morphing into porn.
  • Craft an evolving romance with intense sexuality.
  • Give readers something they haven’t seen before.

ABOUT THE PRESENTER: Angela Knight is the New York Times bestselling author of the Mageverse paranormal series for Penguin Putnam’s Berkley imprint. She started out as a comic book writer in 1988, but was first published in erotic romance in 1996 in Red Sage’s Secrets anthology series. Since then, she has written 21 novellas and eight novels. She has also won two Critics Choice awards from Romantic Times magazine for Best Erotic Romance and Best Werewolf Romance. This year, she was nominated for a career achievement award as well as an award for Best Shapeshifter for Master of Dragons. All of her novels have received Top Picks from the critics at Romantic Times.

This exclusive workshop is for Passionate Ink members only. PI members should visit the PI Workshops forum for their required Registration Key. Click here to register.

***Permission to forward granted and encouraged***

Angela will have some questions for you when the course opens, but feel free to get to know each other here, if you like.