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Classes and Focus Groups

Upcoming Classes
Upcoming Focus Groups
Weekly Planning Notepads
CLASS: Goal Setting Boot Camp
CLASS: Introduction to Self-Publishing
KIDS' WRITING WORKSHOP: Writing the Interactive Story
FOCUS GROUP: Kick Butt Goal Setting
FOCUS GROUP: Kick Butt Time Management
"This class had all I needed to get started-practical advice and concrete information."
--Bonnie Saucedo, author


"The wealth of information P.J. provided was enough to get me confidently moving in that direction."
--Christina Mandelski, author


"Tricia's Introduction to Self Publishing class gave me all the tools I need to successfully self publish."
--David Simon, author


"Exactly what I was looking for. I highly recommend her fun and informative class for anyone curious about DIY publishing!"
--Kristin Rae, author of Wish You Were Italian, and What You Always Wanted


"Tricia pointed out great trail markers on the path to self-publishing that I would not otherwise have noticed. Highly recommend!"
--Scott Miller, author

CLASS: GOAL SETTING BOOT CAMP
January 2, 2021, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CST

It's the start of a brand new year, and if you're like most of the population, you're thinking about setting some New Year's Resolutions. But how many times have you set resolutions in the past and failed to follow through? This year can be different! Let's give 2021 a strong start by setting our goals the right way. With techniques to not only help set goals but to stick to them, this class will have you excited about everything you're going to accomplish starting today! Don't let another year of your life pass you by.

COST $50
Class will be online via Zoom.
January 2, 2021, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CST

Email me with questions or if you'd like to pay with another method besides Paypal.
pjhoover_books (at) yahoo (dot) com


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CLASS: INTRODUCTION TO SELF-PUBLISHING
January 23, 2021, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CST

If you’ve ever thought about self-publishing a book but have no idea where to start, then this class is for you. Self-publishing is a great way to bring in some passive income while learning new skills and doing what you love. Dipping your toes into self-publishing can seem overwhelming, and yes, there is a lot to learn, but this class is here to help you. Whether you’re looking to publish a brand new title or publish a book that was previously traditionally published but had rights reverted, it’s all covered.

Here are just a handful of the things we’ll cover in this introductory class:
  • Where do I self-publish my books?
  • Where do I get cover art and interior art?
  • What format(s) does my book need to be in?
  • Should I enroll my book in Kindle Unlimited and what does this even mean?
  • How do I request rights back for a traditionally published book?
  • Do I need an editor, copyeditor, and proofreader (and where do I find them)?
  • What software do I need to use?
  • How do I market my book?
  • Why would I want to do this?
If you’re even thinking about trying self-publishing, then this is a class you don’t want to miss!

COST $50
Class will be online via Zoom.
January 23, 2021, 10:00 am - 1:00 pm CST

Email me with questions or if you'd like to pay with another method besides Paypal.
pjhoover_books (at) yahoo (dot) com


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KIDS' WRITING WORKSHOP: WRITING THE INTERACTIVE STORY
December 28, 29, 2020, 2:00 - 4:00 pm CST

Interactive stories, like Choose Your Own Adventure, are not only a blast to read, they're a ton of fun to write. Why? Because the writing is short and exciting, and the possibilities are endless. P. J. Hoover (under the pseudonym Connor Hoover) has written a whole bunch of interactive adventures, her Pick Your Own Quest series. Whether you're trapped in the world of fairy tales, stuck back in ancient Egypt, or sucked into Minecraft, her stories have reached thousands of readers. Now PJ is excited to offer this workshop aimed at kids 4th-8th grade to go through the process of writing interactive stories of their own. The class will be split into two 2-hour sessions and promises to engage kids, offer humor and insight, and share the idea that writing doesn't have to be painful. It can be a ton of fun. Kids who participate in this workshop will be brainstorming ideas for an adventure, mapping out the interactive elements, and writing their own stories.

COST $95
Aimed at kids 4th-8th grade. Please email me if you are interested in this workshop for a different age.
Workshop will be online via Zoom.
Monday and Tuesday, December 28 & 29, 2020, 2:00 - 4:00 pm CST

Email me with questions or if you'd like to pay with another method besides Paypal.
pjhoover_books (at) yahoo (dot) com


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FOCUS GROUP: KICK BUTT GOAL SETTING

You have goals? I have goals! One of the best ways to reach goals is to be open about them and accountable for them. When it comes to being open, that can be hard. You may not want to stick your hopes and dreams out on social media. I sure don't. But that doesn't mean you shouldn't share them with a select group of others. Here's where the accountability part comes in. I want to invite you to be part of a Kick Butt Goal Setting group. The group is small, with a maximum of 5 people, and the idea of the group is that each week we meet and check in.
In the initial meeting, we'll each get a chance to talk about our goals and the steps we've planned to reach them. Yes, there is a bit of pre-work for this one, and after the meeting you may find yourself inspired to update your goals and steps. This is great! The whole point of the group is to inspire and support each other.
In the following meetings, we'll do two things. First, we'll each check in with how the week went. It's okay to have not reached every goal. What would the point be if it were that easy? We all stumble. It's continuing on the path after the stumble that matters. And second, we'll each have a piece of homework. This is normally a small thing that won't take much time but that will have great opportunity for introspection and advancement.
Does this sound like what you need to get on the right path with reaching your goals? Don't let any more time slip away from you. Register now and let's reach our goals together!

GROUP MEETINGS FOR JANUARY 2021
Mondays, 12:00-1:15 pm CST (January 4, 11, 18, 25)
Tuesdays, 2:00-3:15 pm CST (January 5, 12, 19, 26)
COST $80 total for the 4 sessions ($60 for returning participants)
Groups will be online via Zoom.
Note: There is a maximum of 5 participants for each meeting. If you are looking for a 1:1 meeting instead of a group setting, email me for times and pricing.

Email me to sign up or with questions. pjhoover_books (at) yahoo (dot) com

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FOCUS GROUP: KICK BUTT TIME MANAGEMENT

Do you feel like each week time has slipped away from you and all those things you wanted to accomplish somehow got pushed to the back? Does it seem like there is never enough time to get those things done that you want or need to do? Maybe it's regular exercise. Maybe you've always wanted to write a book. But those things aren't getting done and time is still passing by.
A friend once asked me if I was actually one of triplets because there was no way I could get so much done as just one person. "Tricia, what's your secret? How do you manage to do all these things? I can't manage to hardly get my hair brushed in the morning."
I laughed and joked about how nice it would be if I actually did have two clones to get the less fun tasks out of the way (you know, like scrubbing toilets and pulling weeds). But days after the conversation was over, the comment would not leave my head. I realized my superpower. I get a lot of stuff done. More than the average person. And I have secrets and techniques for how I do it.
I want to invite you to be part of a Kick Butt Time Management group. The group is small, with a maximum of 5 people, and the idea of the group is that each week we check in and share ideas.
In the initial meeting, we'll each talk about what we're trying to get accomplished in life and what our challenges are when it comes to time management. There will be a bit of pre-work, but don't let that stop you. If we don't actually know how we're spending our time, it's kind of hard to improve our time management skills. The first week will end with an action plan for each group member. Depending on needs, these action plans may be the same or may be vastly different.
In the following meetings, we'll do two things. First, we'll each check in with how the week went. I make great use of my time MOST OF THE TIME, but there are still plenty of opportunities for me to improve. Let's see how we each did and where we have room for improvement. And second, we'll each have a piece of homework. This is normally a small thing that won't take much time but that will have great opportunity for honing our time management skills.
Does this sound like what you need to get on the right path with getting stuff done? Don't let any more time slip away. Register now and let's make the most of our time together!

GROUP MEETINGS FOR JANUARY 2021
Mondays, 2:00-3:15 pm CST (January 4, 11, 18, 25)
Tuesdays, 12:00-1:15 pm CST (January 5, 12, 19, 26)
COST $80 total for the 4 sessions ($60 for returning participants)
Groups will be online via Zoom.
Note: There is a maximum of 5 participants for each meeting. If you are looking for a 1:1 meeting instead of a group setting, email me for times and pricing.

Email me to sign up or with questions. pjhoover_books (at) yahoo (dot) com

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PJ Hoover About me:
My name is P. J. (Tricia) Hoover, and I'm a huge believer in encouraging others to define and reach their goals. I love the idea of taking control of our lives and using time to our advantage. I'm the author of over twenty books for people of all ages, mom to two kids, health and fitness fan, and home improvement fanatic. Is there time to do it all? That all depends on what "it all" entails. It starts with knowing what you want to accomplish. Let's work together to make your life fulfilling, happy, and authentic.

pjhoover_books@yahoo.com