Speaking Engagements and Topics

USA Today Bestselling Authors

Nikoo and Jim McGoldrick are popular speakers and conduct various interactive workshops stemming from their successful book Step Write Up and collaborating on forty books over two decades with traditional publishers. 
Nikoo has been author-in-residence in Northwest Connecticut for a decade, making many school visits, while the two of them have developed a variety of programs for all ages on the craft and business of writing.
Some workshop topics that might interest you:

  • The Pleasures and Perils of Writing About Dead People and Bygone Eras: Historicals

  • The Architecture of Murder: Crafting a Solid Story Structure

  • Pre-first Page Checklists

  • Wage Slave to Full Time Writer. Making $ in digital world.

  • Creative Writing Workshops for Middle School and High School Writers (School visits)


  • The Pleasures and Perils of Writing About Dead People and Bygone Eras

  • Creative Writing Institute: soups-to-nuts on 'I want to write a novel'

  • Composing a first-rate query letter, synopsis, and outline

  • Three Things About Writing the Novel (That You only THINK You Know). How to structure a story, how to write great dialogue, and how to murder clichés.

Various workshops may be combined for half-day, full-day or weekend presentations.
Programs are flexible and tailored to the skill level and time constraints of the host group.
Programs will work effectively for beginning and advanced groups, including published authors.

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