Writing Workshops and Events

Check back often to learn more about writing, self-publishing, and marketing a book or Click Here to Subscribe to get all of the latest tips.

Find out what people are saying about these workshops

Live Writing and Publishing Workshops

 Write! Publish! Sell!

Whether you want to write a book as a marketing tool for your business, for your career as a writer, or as a creative hobby, find out how YOU can self-publish a book and sell it online on sites such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble. This course will take you on a tour of writing, editing, pricing, publishing, and marketing your book, plus a whole lot more. You will leave with a solid understanding of the self-publishing industry and how you and your book fit in.

Tuesday, January 25, 2017
6:30-8:30pm
Newark Senior Center
200 Whitechapel Dr.
Newark, DE 19711

$32 City of Newark residents/$47 Non-residents
Find registration details in the City of Newark’s Parks and Rec activity catalog www.cityofnewarkde.us/play or call 302-366-7000.

Blogging for Business

Do you have a blog that labors along or don’t know why you need one in the first place? Do you struggle with figuring out what to write and finding time to write it? Get the lowdown on setting goals, organizing the information, and maximizing readership on your blog and website. Find out how you can use this information to boost your social media presence on other sites, build your credibility and even how you can turn all of that great content into a book! This workshop is for those who are new to blogging or have one but don’t use it effectively. Join us to learn more about the non-technical side of content creation.

Thursday, February 2, 2017
10:30am-12pm
Wilmington Library
10 E. 10th St.
Wilmington, DE  19801

Registration is FREE, but I’d love to know you’re coming!

Eventbrite - Blogging for Business

Blogging for Business

Do you have a blog that labors along or don’t know why you need one in the first place? Do you struggle with figuring out what to write and finding time to write it? Get the lowdown on setting goals, organizing the information, and maximizing readership on your blog and website. Find out how you can use this information to boost your social media presence on other sites, build your credibility and even how you can turn all of that great content into a book! This workshop is for those who are new to blogging or have one but don’t use it effectively. Join us to learn more about the non-technical side of content creation.

Monday, February 27, 2017
6:30-8:00 pm
Elkton Library
301 Newark Ave.
Elkton, MD   21921

Registration is FREE, but I’d love to know you’re coming!

Eventbrite - Blogging for Business

 Write! Publish! Sell!

Whether you want to write a book as a marketing tool for your business, for your career as a writer, or as a creative hobby, find out how YOU can self-publish a book and sell it online on sites such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble. This course will take you on a tour of writing, editing, pricing, publishing, and marketing your book, plus a whole lot more. You will leave with a solid understanding of the self-publishing industry and how you and your book fit in.

Sunday, February 12, 2017
2-4 pm
Newark Library
750 Library Ave.
Newark, DE   19711

Registration is FREE, but I’d love to know you’re coming!

Eventbrite - Write! Publish! Sell!

Write! Publish! Sell!

Whether you want to write a book as a marketing tool for your business, for your career as a writer, or as a creative hobby, find out how YOU can self-publish a book and sell it online on sites such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble. This course will take you on a tour of writing, editing, pricing, publishing, and marketing your book, plus a whole lot more. You will leave with a solid understanding of the self-publishing industry and how you and your book fit in.

Thursday, March 16, 2017
6-8pm
The Palette & The Page
120 E. Main St.
Elkton, MD   21921

Registration details coming soon!

How to Write a Memoir

Have you always dreamed of writing a memoir? Do you know how it’s different from an autobiography? Find out how you can write a story that resonates with readers, whether it’s for your family or a wider audience. You’ll also learn about self-publishing a book and how to sell it online on websites, such as Amazon and Barnes and Noble. This course will take you on a tour of writing, editing, pricing, publishing, and marketing your memoir, plus a whole lot more. You will leave with a solid understanding of how to construct your message and craft it into a book.

Monday, May 8, 2017
6:30-8:30pm
George Wilson Community Center
303 New London Rd.
Newark, DE   19711

$32 City of Newark residents/$47 Non-residents
Find registration details in the City of Newark’s Parks and Rec activity catalog www.cityofnewarkde.us/play or call 302-366-7000.Online Writing Courses

FREE 14-Day Writing Challenge

Expand your creativity, break through the clutter, and find your voice

free writing course

What you receive as part of this Challenge:

  • 14-daily emails with writing and creative exercises to challenge the way you think and how you see the world around you on the journey to becoming a better writer
  • Inspiration from writers and other creative thinkers
  • A closed Facebook group with other course attendees to share your experiences about the exercises

You would benefit from this course if you:

  • Are new to writing
  • Are exploring a new style of writing
  • Are experiencing writer’s block
  • Are stuck in your writing project
  • Want to think more creatively
  • Want to really experience seeing, hearing, and feeling your surroundings
  • Want to use writing as a tool to think more creatively at work
  • Want to jump start writing a book

I WANT TO BE MORE CREATIVE!

Click Here to Sign Up!

What to expect:

Each exercise is designed to take about 30 minutes. While participation in the Facebook group is not required, it is highly recommended to read and comment to get the most out of the course. You are not expected to share your writing with the group, but your experience with the exercise is valuable for all participants.

By the end of the course, you will be armed with techniques to create pop-off the-page characters, settings, and story ideas as well as topics and framework to write non-fiction titles. You will look at and experience your world differently and trust that your mind will expand to find the creative solution required.

Because the exercise is delivered right to your inbox, it is ready when you are. You can write at a time that fits your schedule.

Learn more about the FREE 14-Day Writing Challenge!

It’s only 14 days and it’s FREE! Today is SOMEDAY!

free writing course

Want to stay informed about our live events?

Click Here for Tips and Events

 Speaking Engagements

Attention event organizers! Are you looking for a dynamic speaker or workshop presenter for your next conference or event? Contact me to speak at your writing conference, book fair, critique group, or next business or service meeting!

Need more info? Download my speaker one-sheet here.


Caren McCabeMcCabe Training & Consulting
I highly recommend Lois’s workshop on creating and managing a social media strategy. The monthly planning calendar and use of an online scheduler (e.g. HootSuite) is a great way to stay ahead of the curve while building relationships with customers and prospects. The list of websites she provides for writers ...
Lora Stradley
Very concise and informative. Thanks for the support, too.
Elaine Wollaston
Inspiration is a gift - You inspire me to get started.
Carol Gentes
Lois knows her subject well and is very giving and helpful with answering questions.
Barbara
Well designed workshop. Attendees participated, yet, the instructor "stayed" with her outline. I, personally, learned a great deal and will begin my writing experience this month. Thank you.
Patti Paulus Co-Owner, The Palette & The Page
Lois Hoffman knows her "social media stuff." She leads a great workshop that allows for discussion, sharing, and questions. I learned so much and am encouraged.
Sid Jacobs
As a former teacher/professor, I like the idea of taking academia to the masses or the "streets." You are living proof of that idea.
Benita
Speaker was prepared and enjoyable. I got a lot of information and felt the evening was worthwhile.
Barbara Nolan
Lois is an excellent motivational speaker. She keeps her workshop "user-friendly" and engages her audience in her presentation.
Pete Kamenik
Great workshop. Very informative. I highly recommend this speaker for anyone thinking of writing a book.
Bev Gregerio
If you have always wanted to write a book and did not know where to start with getting it published, Lois has the answers!
Karen KnoettnerWrite! Publish! Sell! Workshop Attendee
I highly recommend Lois’s workshop! She is very knowledgeable and covers a lot of material in the time-frame. The workshop was time well spent!
Dana DobsonDana Dobson Public Relations and Copywriting
Lois generously shared the knowledge she's acquired while writing, publishing and promoting her own books. Anyone who is considering writing a book must attend this workshop.