What To Do If You F%#! Up – Avoiding the #AuthorsBehavingBadly Tag

What To Do If You F Up

When: February 25, 11AM – 2PM Pacific Time (Click to see when this happens in your time zone)
Where: Online via Zoom video conference
Price: $30 – $40 or Whatever You Can Afford
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It is a truth universally acknowledged that a writer of fiction will, in the course of their career, f%#! screw up. The screw up might be small or it might be huge. Either way, authors worry that screwing up could negatively impact their career for years, or even forever. For some, that fear is paralyzing, keeping them from engaging in community or with their readers or with learning opportunities.

A truth not universally acknowledged is that authors can recover from a screw up, even a highly public one, by avoiding specific behaviors that do nothing but escalate and make the situation worse. In the lecture portion of this webinar, authors Nisi Shawl and K. Tempest Bradford will break down what authors should not do and advise on what they should do, instead. The webinar concludes with a long question and answer session.

Who Should Take This Webinar?

Any author of any skill level or publishing status who wants to avoid messing up, especially if they want to avoid hurting marginalized communities. This online seminar is not only for white writers, or cis writers, or men, it is for any writer who wants to take steps toward being a positive force in the creative community.

Registration and Payment Options

We’re offering multiple registration options for this webinar which we hope will make it more accessible to writers financially affected by COVID-19.

Live Webinar Registration is $40 for attendees. If you cannot afford this, please use the Live Webinar Reg – Pay What You Can Afford option, where you can pay any amount $1 or more. 

If you cannot attend the class during the live webinar, please choose Video Only Registration to get a recording of the class after the live webinar ends. You won’t be able to participate in the Q&A session live, though you may submit questions beforehand. You will get all the resources, the lectures, and answers to questions asked during the live class.

The fee for this registration is $30. There’s a Video Only Reg – Pay What You Can Afford option for this as well. 

We will send the webinar recording by March 10. 


Zoom meetings software is compatible with standard screen readers and has several other accessibility features that make it possible for writers who are Blind or vision impaired to participate in the webinar. 

Questions can be submitted via the meeting software chat function or via voice. 

Closed captions will be available, auto-generated by Rev.com. The final version of the recorded webinar will have auto-generated closed captions available. Note: the accuracy of these captions varies, and for live webinars we do not edit them.

Technical Requirements

Zoom video conferencing works on computers, tablets, and most smartphones. We suggest you access the live webinar via a computer for the best experience. Before enrolling, make sure your computer or mobile device is compatible with Zoom. To do that, load the app on your system and join this test meeting.

Webcams and microphones are not necessary. Participants may submit questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar via text. 

Refund Policy

We are not offering refunds for this webinar. If you purchase a ticket for the live session and are unable to make it, you will still get access to the recording. You may also submit questions ahead of time via email.

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