Ideas with Heart™
These talks will no doubt be inspirational, educational, and motivational. What they will not be is a rant or negativity toward authors, vendors or particular paths of publishing. The purpose of the UTOPiAIdea Xchange is to share ideas that can help all of us move forward in this crazy beautiful world.
Without further ado, here are the speakers and the title of their upcoming talks:
Exercising Your Demons
I went from writing about vampires and demons to wrestling with my own. But I was able to go from feeling lost and defeated to living my best life in less than a year — raising a son who is the light of my life, and helping others conquer years of struggle to feel more confident and healthy. In my talk, I’ll share how you can banish demons in your own life, and how to attract and harness positive people and epic results within days not years.
Angeline Kace is a lifestyle coach and a fitness rep for Beachbody. Author of the paranormal YA Vampire Born Trilogy and the NA romance Wicked Thing.
The Audacity of Self-Love
How to (Legitimately) Root For the Competition
Although competition can be a healthy thing, it can quickly become an obsessive thing, leading to bitterness and frustration. But when people root–honestly root–for the competition and invest in others’ triumphs, their own success and achievements become that much more enjoyable. In this talk I’ll share how to root out the weeds in your habits and thinking in order to root for others for increased happiness and success.
TEDxYouth Speaker Chelsea Fine is a women’s activist, and the author of the bestselling NA romance Finding Fate series, as well as the author of the YA Archers of Avalon series.
From the Writing Cave to the Spotlight: The Reality of Writers in Hollywood
Screw the Self-Publishing Stigma: YES, You are Good Enough!
If you’re indie, you know the looks. The ones where people get super excited to hear you’re a writer, then when they ask who published you, and you say, “I’m self-published,” you get “the look.” You know the one. “Oh,” they say, their shoulders deflating with disappointment. “I thought you were like, famous or something.” You don’t need to be a traditionally published author to understand what goes into your books. There are editors to check spelling and grammar, brilliant cover designers to catch readers’ attention, and marketing teams so that you’re going it alone and completely overwhelmed.
So how does an indie author celebrate the fact that you’re taking charge of your life by going after your dreams? That there are just as many indies out there who will and do succeed? This talk focuses on how to define, measure and manage not only your own success, but your confidence as well.
Liz Long is a proud graduate of Longwood University with a BA in English. Her fabulous day job as a Social Media & PR Strategist includes writing for a magazine publisher in Roanoke, VA. She is also the editor of a wedding magazine, runs her own social media business, Blue Fire Consulting, and is the PR Coordinator for UTOPiAcon. Liz has self-published six books, including the Donovan Circus Series. To learn more about Liz (including more information on her books, plus writing, marketing, and social media tips), visit her website: http://lizclong.com.
Imposter Syndrome: Conquer the Fear by Speaking Out and Reaching Out
Imposter Syndrome is the name given to the feeling that one is a fraud–the internal feeling that success is not deserved or is the result of luck, and if others realized how XX (incompetent, foolish, untalented, etc.) she is, they would realize she doesn’t deserve whatever success is achieved. It is particularly common among women. However, from personal experience, I know that it can be overcome. This talk will show others the biggest tool to conquer this debilitating mindset, and where to find it.
Kate Corcino is a reformed shy girl, a people-pleasing good girl gone bad who has found her voice (and uses it…a lot). She believes in the transformative power of screwing up and second chances. Cheers to both!
She is currently gearing up for publication of Spark Rising, the first in the Progenitor Saga, a post-apocalyptic/dystopian romantic series featuring dark protagonists with no guarantee of a happily-ever-after for either of them. She’s also working on Spirit Twin, the first book in the New Adult urban fantasy series Ascendant Spirits, about the magic created by friendship and self-acceptance.