November 3, 2013

How to Drive Traffic to Your Obituary

The Brownview Library Writers' Club invites you to the next seminar in their fall series: How to Drive Internet Traffic to Your Obituary

These days, getting your work read is incredibly difficult. And getting noticed, even in death, is surprisingly tough. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s most recent data, the annual number of US deaths was just under 2.5 million. Legacy.com reports that 75% of deaths receive online and print obituaries. That’s an average of 5,000 published obits per day. Tragically, most writers toil for years and never get published or noticed.

This seminar offers proven methods to achieve at least a modicum of exposure to your work. 

You’ll learn how to:
- Get your death (and work) noticed in the tough post mortem market.
- Seamlessly insert your best fiction and plug your blog while honoring family and day jobs.

Some (but not all!) of the topics covered:
- Unconventional approaches, including first person examples: “I had a helluva run.”
- Action intros that grip readers: “Even the undertaker couldn’t wipe that smug look off her face.”

Bonus handouts include:
- How to repackage manuscripts after you’re gone.
- Go “viral” without writing schlock to do it.

Please call Nan Greenwell at the Brownview Library to reserve your spot!
* Light refreshments and cookies will be served.