Women in Medicine (WIM) 2018 Pre-conference Session


Writers in Medicine. Marketing in Writing.

Do you want to publish your writing, traditionally or through the new world of independent publishing?

Do want tips on marketing, whether it’s boosting your online presence, media appearances, or hand-selling?

Are you overwhelmed and have no idea where to begin, beyond picking up your pen or booting up your laptop?

Come on down! As part of the Women in Medicine pre-conference, I’m offering a special class for doctors who want to get their writing in front of eager readers. Think of it as matchmaking between your words and book lovers.

I’m Dr. Melissa Yuan-Innes, the emergency doctor who writes the popular Hope Sze Medical Crime Series, twice nominated as the best mysteries of the summer by CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter (here and here). I’ve been writing since I could hold a pencil, and winning awards across genres since medical school.

When: Friday, June 8, 2018, at 12:45-1:45 p.m.

Where: Ottawa Westin


Limited to 20 participants

Please add your e-mail and phone number so I can contact you in case of last-minute shenanigans.

After WIM MIW with me, you’re welcome to join a separate, special writing class with Dr. Saroo Sharda at 2 p.m.

Message me ahead of time if you have specific questions, so that I can tailor this workshop for you. And if you’re not a woman, or not in medicine, contact me anyway. I’ll see if I can arrange a separate class for you.

melissa [dot] yuaninnes [at] gmail.com is best, and works beautifully for e-transfers (better than Paypal!).

I also hang out part-time on Facebook and, more rarely, Twitter (@dr_sassy).

Top: Joseline Beaulieu. Bottom: Darlene Novosad. Aren’t they phenomenal?

Want proof that this will be fun? Check out these two yoginis, who appeared on the front page of the Standard Freeholder newspaper with my books.

I’m excited. This is going to be awesome.