So You Want to be a Writer Agenda

Nov. 12, 2016

Libbie Mill Library

Greetings and Introductions
10 a.m.

So, You Want to Write A Book: The Creative Process
10:15 a.m. – 11: 15 a.m.
Each author will spend 15 minutes reading an excerpt from his/her book(s) and will discuss whether your idea for a book is more than just an idea. Other topics will address:
How much time should you devote to writing your book?
Must you be a wordsmith to write? What are the necessary skills and tools needed to write a book?

So, You Want to Write a Book: The Business & Technical Aspects
11:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Should you self-publish or secure a publisher?
How do you find an agent?
What are the costs involved in writing a book?
Who will design your cover? Promote the book?
What are the returns on your investment (of time and money)?
What is the next step once your book is published? Does it sit on a shelf or become a blockbuster movie or play?
How do you take your work to the next level?

Meet the Book Bros. and Learn How Their Passion for Books is Transforming Lives
12:15 p.m. – 12: 40 p.m.