Our mission is to help authors achieve their goals by providing personal consulting and cutting edge resources in the areas of writing and publishing.

 

MEET MIKE  SQUATRITO...

SELF PUBLISHING INSIGHT

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Self Publishing Insight is a division of Overlords Enterprises.  We are made for authors, by authors!

Mike is our Owner & Founder. He is also an author, a pro expert, a mentor, a software engineer, a champion knuckleball pitcher and an all around good guy! 

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Self Publishing Insight Workshops and Presentations

 

 

The Concepts of Writing and Publishing

 

This workshop focuses on writing, in particular creating characters, settings, plot points, and the Four-Pass Editing Process, as well as self-marketing, self-promotion, social networking, eBooks, and much more. Question and answer time provided.

 

Good for: aspiring authors, authors-to-be, new authors, anyone who wants to self-publish their works

Length: 2 hours

 

 

Monster Creation Sessions

 

This workshop focuses on helping students learn the basic concepts of creating a story, including characters, settings, plot points, etc. and is followed with a Monster Creation session where the children split into groups to brainstorm, foster teamwork, and present their creations to the rest of the class.  This portion of the event is usually quite loud and a lot of fun for students, parents, and faculty alike!

 

Good for: elementary, middle, and high school students

Length: 1 hour per session

 

 

World Building and Mythology Sessions

 

This workshop focuses on helping students learn the basic concepts of creating a world or universe for their stories, including adding an element of mythology, and is followed with a World Building session where the children split into groups to brainstorm, foster teamwork, and present their creations to the rest of the class.  This portion of the event is usually quite loud and a lot of fun for students, parents, and faculty alike!

 

Good for: elementary, middle, and high school students

Length: 1 hour per session

Creating Stories Using Plot Points

This workshop focuses on helping students learn the basic concepts of creating stories with the use of plot points. Students brainstorm the major points of a story, including successes and obstacles for the main character. Students then take their plot point roadmap and split into groups to brainstorm, foster teamwork, and present their creations to the rest of the class.  This portion of the event is usually quite loud and a lot of fun for students, parents, and faculty alike!

 

Good for: elementary, middle, and high school students

Length: 1 hour per session

Skype an Author

 

This workshop creates an online classroom setting to discuss writing, reading, story making, and question and answer sessions via Skype.  Now, by using the Internet, we can reach students in classrooms all around the globe.  Skype sessions are tailor made for the school and we will work with teachers and librarians to bring you the best experience possible.

 

Good for: all student levels

Length: 1 hour per session

Social Networking, Self-Marketing, and Self-Promotion

 

This workshop is for authors looking to promote their work in the ever-growing field of social networking, self-marketing, and self-promotion. Cutting edge technology is focused on in this workshop, including utilizing the Internet to its fullest capability. Websites, social media sites, newsletters, email distribution, blogging, YouTube, and much more are discussed in this highly attended event. Question and answer time provided.

 

Good for: aspiring authors, authors-to-be, new authors, intermediate authors, anyone interested in how to promote themselves online

Length: 2 hours
 

 

Congratulations, You're Now a Business!

 

Did you know that your writing can turn into an actual business? This workshop steps authors through how to create bank accounts, accept multiple forms of payment, have fans purchase your product over the Internet, applying for a sales permit, Schedule C and business write offs, and much more.

 

Good for: all authors 

Length: 1 to 2 hours

 

 

Writing for Beginners

 

This workshop is geared toward the new writer, as well as someone that might need a nudge in the right direction. Content of this workshop takes a closer look into creating characters, settings, plot points, and the Four-Pass Editing Process. When finished with this class, students will be able to apply what they have learned and get their book to the point of publication. Question and answer time provided.

 

Good for: aspiring authors, authors-to-be, new authors, anyone who wants to understand writing/writers/their mindset better

Length: 2 hours
 

 

Sci-Fi/Fantasy Adventure Writers Workshop (Session Based)

 

This workshop is geared toward those writing Science Fiction and/or Fantasy novels. Beyond general writing techniques, this class digs deeper into world and universe creating, mythologies, character development, and genre specific items. Question and answer time provided. Specific discussion of each attendee's work included.

 

Good for: aspiring authors, authors-to-be, new authors, intermediate authors, advanced authors, those interested in examining this writing genre

Length: 4 – 5 evenings (over about a month), 2 hours per session
 

 

Intermediate Writers Workshop (Session Based)

 

This workshop is via a group setting in order to discuss different aspects of writing a novel at length. Participants are encouraged to bring up problems they are encountering and to work as a group to resolve issues with their projects. The workshop focuses on creating characters, settings, plot points, and the Four-Pass Editing Process, as well as self-marketing, self-promotion, social networking, eBooks, and much more. This seminar delves deeper into the topics at hand, allowing students to ask more detailed questions.

 

Good for: aspiring authors, authors-to-be, new authors, intermediate authors, advanced authors, those interested in examining this writing genre

Length: 4 – 5 evenings (over about a month), 2 hours per session
 

 

Write & Dine (Session Based)

 

This workshop combines nightly writing topics and a culinary experience. This relaxed setting brings together writers and food aficionados alike! Plentiful hors d'oeuvres are coupled an intimate setting to discuss the subject of the night in detail. Individual and interactive group conversations are utilized to better grasp the topic at hand. Attendees must be over 21.

 

Good for: aspiring authors, authors-to-be, new authors, intermediate authors, advanced authors, those interested in examining this writing genre

Length: 4 – 5 evenings (over about a month), 2 hours per session
 

 

Writers Retreat

 

This special retreat gives attendees a setting conducive to channeling a truly positive writing experience. This weekend-long excursion combines multiple writing topics in an introspective atmosphere. Attention will be given to each attendee's specific writing, with feedback from the group. Individual break-out sessions with our expert(s) are provided for personal evolution. Attendees must be over 21. This is an overnight event, lodging and some meals included.

 

Good for: authors-to-be, new authors, intermediate authors, advanced authors

Length: One weekend (Saturday & Sunday), overnight, 10:00 – 4:00, plus a fun happy hour and dinner on Saturday, breakfast on Sunday
 

 

One-on-one Writing Consulting

 

This intensive examination of your work begins with a free consultation phone meeting with our expert. Pinpoint feedback, instruction and customized tips work in conjunction to provide you with the tools and abilities to bring your writing dreams to reality. Discount on publishing, marketing and other related services included!

 

Good for: aspiring authors, authors-to-be, new authors, intermediate authors, advanced authors, those interested in improving their writing

Length: To be decided (a minimum of 4 sessions over at least a month)

 

 

 Please inquire regarding costing for all items.