Cathy Salit, CEO of Performance of a Lifetime, had a life-changing book on her hands: Performance Breakthrough: A Radical Approach to Success at Work. It’s a book that everyone interested in becoming a better version of themselves should read, especially if you’re an author without writing experience, or a writer without publicity and marketing experience.
What’s the key to unlocking publishing doors? A great pitch! Learn the art and science of the seemingly impossible task of boiling your book down to 250 words or less.
I came away from our workshop inspired, hopeful, informed, and once again in love with writing, writers, and even agents (well, some of them)!
It reads like a fairytale: A man, afraid of pursuing his dreams, takes a leap of faith toward them. He attends The University of New Mexico Summer Writers’ Conference in Santa Fe, on the wings of his wife’s benediction, “I just want you to be happy.”
Frances Stroh is part of a family that made wildly successful and popular beer for many decades. And then all the beer money dried up. Since her memoir, Beer Money, just came out, we thought we’d pick her brain about alcohol, money, family and writing it all down.
We first became aware of Lin Oliver when we presented at the annual New England Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Conference. We learned she had co-founded SCBWI, and we kept hearing what a wonderful writer, great businessperson and generous human she was. She talks publishing, writers groups and how to get successfully published.
JoAnneh Nagler is a charismatic, wise, energetic evangelist for artists looking to become better business people. Now that her new book, How to Be an Artist Without Losing Your Mind, Your Shirt, or Your Creative Compass, is out, we picked her brain about books, writing, art, and money.
Your pitch is one of the most powerful and underrated arrows in your quiver as you attempt to scale the walls of Publishing Castle. Here are just a few helpful tips.
Lin Oliver explains how she and Stephen Mooser founded the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, the linchpin of the children’s book community.
We are excited to announce that we will be presenting at this year’s University of New Mexico Summer Writers’ Conference in Santa Fe, July 24-31, 2016. We spoke with Sharon Oard Warner, founding director of UNM Summer Writers’ Conference in Santa Fe, about the conference, reading and her advice for writers.