WRITING LECTURE: A DEBUT NOVELIST'S ROCKY ROAD TO PUBLICATION Discouraged about your publishing prospects? Don't be! I queried 110 agents and 15 small presses before receiving an offer from The Permanent Press, a publisher specializing in literary fiction. I will share tips I learned the hard way about approaching agents and negotiating a contract with a publisher. Audience: aspiring writers and authors Links: - My novel and reviews - Lecture for a Canadian writing center
TWO-HOUR NOVEL BOOT CAMP Thinking of writing a novel? Here's everything you need to know to get started. We will discuss the key elements (character, plot, point of view), the writing process and drafts, finding an agent once you're done, and marketing basics. The lecture includes handouts, reading lists, and time for Q&A. You can do it! Audience: aspiring writers Links: - My published novel "God Bless Cambodia." - My writer's blog "The Loneliest Planet."
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