CWA Writing Panels at BlogPaws Conference

The CWA is excited to announce our two writing panels at Blogpaws 2015, the premier pet blogging and social media conference.


Publish Or Perish?

This publishing panel features pet book authors and publishers Amy Shojai of CWA; Pam Johnson-Bennett, a best selling cat behaviorist and author; Lisa Erspamer, a best selling publisher of cat and dog books; and Bob Mayer, a best selling author and publisher. The panel will discuss the current state of publishing from the “traditional” to “indie” paths, how publishing has changed, why bloggers should write a book (or become a publisher), how to choose your publishing path, pitfalls to avoid, and how to leverage social media and blogging to build your author platform.

Lisa Erspamer HeadshotPam Johnson-Bennett, CCBCBob MayerAmyShoja

Panelists (from left) Lisa Erspamer, Pam Johnson-Bennett, Bob Mayer and Amy Shojai.


Bridging The Blogger/Writer Gap

There are writers who blog and bloggers who write but all bloggers can benefit from honing their journalistic skills. In an interactive roundtable discussion, award-winning CWA members Layla Morgan Wilde with Janiss Garza, Alana Grelyak and Deb Barnes share their knowledge in a lively debate. Key points include: Attribution, citing sources, deep research, stylistic consistency, editing, editorial calendars, ethics and transparency.

Deb BarnesJaniss GarzaAlana GrelyakLayla  Morgan Wilde

Panelist (from left) Deb Barnes, Janiss Garza, Alana Grelyak and Layla Morgan Wilde.

The full BlogPaws speaker schedule is here,and we hope to see you in Nashville! CWA members are eligible for a discount code of 10%.


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