If you’re determined to be a published writer, it’s important to balance writing with ongoing learning. Getting published requires a willingness to always be seeking out new information and insights — not just about the process of writing itself, but about the ins-and-outs of the business of authorship.
The publishing world is evolving dramatically, and these days, only the most outrageously famous and prosperous authors have the luxury of retreating to far-flung mountain cabins and Mediterranean villas to weave magic with the words, letting their “people” take care of the rest. Even if you’re determined to be that successful, you have to start where you are — and that means soaking up a lot of information, and being prepared to act on what you learn.
One place to start or enhance your education is with a lecture and Q&A in Asbury Park, NJ, called Being a Writer Today. I will be speaking about my experience writing my memoir and getting it published by Random House, along with Bob Podrasky, a 21-year veteran of the publishing industry, who’ll be sharing his insights. We’ll be covering such topics as:
- How to publish your book
- How to promote yourself and your writing
- Unconventional pathways to publication
and much more.
Come prepared to take notes!
Here are the details:
Being a Writer Today: A Lecture and Q&A in Asbury Park Saturday, May 7, 2011 1:00 PM The Stephen Crane House 508 Fourth Avenue Asbury Park, NJ $20
Lecture followed by Q&A and meet-and-greet.
RESERVE YOUR SPOT: firstname.lastname@example.org or call (212) 729-4370
Looking forward to meeting you there!