Teaching/Speaking

Need someone fun and creative to speak at your next conference or writing event?

Megan Haskell and Greta Boris, co-directors of O.C. Writers, are popular workshop presenters. Together and separately they’ve developed workshops for the Orange County Public Library System, writing conferences, and writers guilds from California to Texas.

Workshops we teach:

Taught by Greta and Megan: First Page, Lasting Impression – A Hands-On Revision Workshop. 

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Taught by Megan Haskell: Tips and Tricks for Writing Productivity

How to:

  • Carve time to write out of your busy schedule
  • Build solid writing habits and realistic goals
  • Use awesome productivity hacks

Megan and Greta provided tips that can work for every kind of writer. – Shelly Denison

The workshop was very informative with tips, tricks, apps, and hacks that were all helpful and motivating! – Kathryn Atkins, Author and Speaker. 

Taught by Greta Boris: Write faster with the Character/Plot Menu

How to:

  • Craft deep characters using the 9 Enneagram personality types
  • Visualize character arcs using the 3 Act Structure
  • Keep your story on track with the Character/Plot Menu
  • Brain dump for faster writing

I loved it! Really well-organized way of systematizing one’s project. The presentation was concise and enthusiastic. Thanks you so much for making something so stressful into something manageable. – Lauren Dani, Aspiring Author

The brain dump and plot menu will keep your writing process fun and on track. You’ll break through the blocks and fears that slow down or stall your writing. – Kristine Fox

I’m new to writing and will definitely use the Character/Plot menu tool. I had no idea how to track my book and this looks like an easy and practical way to do it. – Marianne Weinell

Taught Together: 

Choose the Right Publishing Path for You

How to:

  • Evaluate your strengths and weaknesses with the Publishing Personality Quiz
  • Sort through the pros and cons of Traditional and Independent Publishing
  • Use best  practices for working with Industry Professionals

Very thorough presentation covering all the major areas of publishing. I’m now exciting to begin implementing these refreshing and powerful ideas! – Jeff Whitehead, Historical Fiction Writer

This workshop had a valuable mix of information on both indie and traditional publishing for those who might be on the fence about which direction to go. – Erin Reilly, Author. 

Superbly crafted workshop! Good information across the publishing options to help aspiring authors find their personal path.- Tom Wing, Aspiring Author.

Build Your Author Platform Early

How to:

  • Design your website
  • Build your email list
  • Target your social media efforts

Fantastic information! I wish I had this workshop before my books were published. I learned great tips to add to and improve my current author platform. – Laura Perkins, AKA Mercy Hollow Author

Greta and Megan bring their experience to the table, guiding both new and established writers to their target audiences. – Sonya Versluys, Writer and Blogger

Incredibly useful and detailed advice for designing my author brand and platform with great examples!– Joy Pixley, Author

Taught by Greta Boris: Discover your Author Premise 

How to:

  • Uncover your unique writer proposition
  • Craft your own writing Mission Statement
  • Establish brand integrity
Megan Haskell, Program Director

Megan Haskell Program Director

Megan Haskell is the award-winning author of The Sanyare Chronicles, a fast-paced dark fantasy adventure featuring a kick-ass heroine, snarky carnivorous pixies, and a quest across nine faerie realms.

You can find her online at www.MeganHaskell.com, on Twitter @MeganPHaskell, and on Facebook.

Greta Boris, Director

Greta Boris, Director

Greta Boris is the author of A Margin of Lust, The Scent of Wrath, and The Sanctity of Sloth, the first three books in The 7 Deadly Sins. Ordinary women. Unexpected Evil. Taut psychological thrillers that expose the dark side of sunny Southern California.

She’s a popular conference speaker and the Amazon Kindle bestselling nonfiction author of The Wine and Chocolate Workout – Sip, Savor, and Strengthen for a Healthier LifeYou can find out more about her speaking schedule at http://gretaboris.com/speakingteaching/

Together, Megan and Greta wrote PUBLISH: Take Charge of Your Author Careera guide for writers feeling overwhelmed as they contemplate their path to publication. They have both been on staff at the Southern California Writers’ Conference, and enjoy working with writers to help them reach their author goals.

Please email info@ocwriters.network for current speaker rates. Special consideration may be made for nonprofit organizations.