Business of Writing: Publishing Cliff Notes

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Rules:Game system not specified
Time slot:Fri Jul 31 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm (1 hour)
Host:unknown (Writer's Symposium)
Ages:Teen (13+)
Experience required:None (You've never played before - rules will be taught)
Materials provided?No
Location:Indiana Convention Center, room 243
Tickets:137 out of 150 are available (as of 6:57 am Thursday August 27th, 2020)
Event added:Thu Aug 27 6:57 am

Pull back the curtain on traditional publishing and learn how to take your first draft through edits, querying, submission, your first sale, and beyond. This is your couch to 5k... for writing.

So you want a book deal? The good news is that you don't have to live in New York, have an MFA, be 22, own a Pulitzer, or be Stephen King's cousin. The bad news is that you have to be tenacious, work hard, and grow a painfully thick skin. This presentation will break down the steps of traditional publishing from your first draft through launch day and beyond, including how to write a query, where to find literary agents, how to deal with the inevitable rejections, how to stay sane during submissions to editors, and how to keep leveling up as a writer.

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