Recently, I was invited to share what I’ve learned in the trenches as I wrote, pitched, and published my debut novel, Into the Free…a book that spent three weeks on both the New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller lists and earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly (even though I never took a writing class).
Through the WriteNow writer’s workshop, I answered many questions, including:
- How did the idea for this book develop?
- Did you sell your first draft or were there many edits involved?
- What tools were most helpful for you as you learned to craft a novel?
- How did your debut novel get noticed on shelves?
We also discussed logistical details such as finding an agent, signing with a large publisher vs small publisher, dealing with editors, and carving time to write.
And we touched on hot topics in the publishing world including the convergence of the Christian and secular markets, self-published e-books, and why indie stores matter.
PLUS…listeners had time to ask questions at the end of this 45 minute workshop.
And the best part of all…the entire audio recording is still available FREE of charge online.
As a debut novelist, I’ve learned a lot by trial and error. Now, I’m ready to share my advice with you.
Why am I offering a free workshop? Because nice people helped me achieve my dream of becoming a novelist, and I want to do the same for you.
What’s in it for me? Well, selfishly, I’m an avid reader…and if I can help you publish a good book, then I’ll have a fabulous new story to read.
What do you have to lose? Absolutely nothing but time.
How can you participate in this free workshop? Visit WriteNowCoach.com where you can find an extensive archive of free workshops. While there, register to receive email updates so you won’t miss upcoming cost-free teleconferences.
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