BREVARD COUNTY ― In today’s competitive publishing market, authors need ways to reach more readers. A critical key to success is building a brand. Unlock Your A Game, a full-day writers’ workshop to be held in Cocoa Beach on Jan. 18, 2020, will start at square one and lay out a personalized branding and promo plan for genre fiction careers of every stripe.

Damon Suede, an acclaimed fiction writer, author of writing guides Verbalize and Activate and co-author of Your A Game, will teach authors how to revamp their promo mojo and stand out in a crowded market, whether they are baffled newbies or seasoned pros.

Using simple game theory and practical exercises, this entertaining workshop will help writers plan their best next move. It will tackle every component of a winning author platform: brand, presence, market, and project strategy. Authors will leave the class with all the components of a basic promo plan and the tools they need to tailor their career and unleash their own unique A game.

In addition, in a fun Blurb Slam, Mr. Suede will take a look at selected book descriptions from attendees and talk about what works and what doesn’t.

The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Ocean Landings Resort, located at 900 N. Atlantic Avenue in Cocoa Beach

Registration is $55 (free for members of sponsoring organization Spacecoast Authors of Romance). Learn more and register at

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