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Publishing and Editing Panel with Claire Polders, Daniel Presley, and Corey Farrenkopf

December 12, 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

Sturgis Library Presents:

Publishing and Editing: A Conversation with Claire Polders, Daniel  Presley, and Corey Farrenkopf

Wednesday December 12th, 2018 @  6PM

Topics include: 

  • How to pitch your novel/screenplay/story collection
  • How to submit to agents, magazines, and editors
  • How to market your writing
  • How to write a catchy synopsis
  • The steps to publishing novels and memoirs
  • Dealing with rejection
  • How to edit your work, and much more!
The Dreaded Question
What is your book about? Every author will have to answer that question sooner or later. It’s best to be prepared. How you hook a reader is how you hook an agent, a publisher, a producer, and so on. What does high-concept mean and why does the market want it? What is an elevator pitch? From personal experiences at the Cannes Film Festival to concrete advice on how to write a catchy synopsis, Daniel Presley will speak about how best to answer the dreaded question. 
The Long Game of Short Work
The road to a published novel or memoir often begins with the publication of short work. Not only to capture an agent’s attention and assemble a body of work, but also to practice and benefit from feedback. From the submission process and dealing with rejection to social interaction and self-promotion, Claire Polders will speak about how to find your place in the writers’ community. 

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December 12, 2018
6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
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