Friday, February 12, 2010

Getting Published

Last Saturday I moderated a panel at the Story Circle Network National Conference called Getting Published. Five wonderful - and very knowledgeable - authors answered questions for an hour and a half. If you visit here often, you’ve met those five women when they guest posted on Straight From Hel: Kendra Bonnett, Matilda Butler, Laurie Wagner Buyer, Susan J. Tweit, and Linda Wisniewski.

Today, I’m over on Kendra’s and Matilda’s blog, Women’s Memoirs, doing a wrap-up of some of the questions and answers from the panel. The authors fielded questions from what are the stats on the popularity of memoirs, to how do I find an agent interested in memoir, to what is an author’s platform and how do I build it.

I know Kendra and Matilda would love it if you linked over and asked them any questions you have, not just about memoir, but about writing and publishing in general.

See you there!
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  2. Sounds like the panel was great! I'll click over.

    Elizabeth
    Mystery Writing is Murder

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  3. And an hour and a half probably flew by, too.

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  4. I wish I could have been there...:)
    I'll definitely visit the site you suggested! Thanks for sharing.

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  5. Even I was surprised by how quickly the hour and a half went by.

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  6. I'm headed over, Helen ...

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  7. I think being in the right place at the right time is a big plus for getting published. I started reading two mystery books this week (from well known authors). After the first three chapters of bonding with what I thought was the protagonist in the first book there was a death - hers. Then I picked up another mystery and the POV changed so much my head was spinning like a character from the Exorcist.
    Ann

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  8. Ann, head-hopping drives me nuts as well. Ask some of the writers I edit for - ;-)

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  9. Hi Helen -

    I was there for the panel and really enjoyed it. I'll link over.

    thanks!

    http://lifelinesjournaling.blogspot.com/

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  10. Dawn, If I missed anything, add it in your comments!

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  11. The conference sounds like it was great and very beneficial. Thanks for sharing so much of the info from workshops and presentations with us

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  12. I have seen in this and other blogs that many authors self-publish their work. I guess you have an advantage when English is your first language. Then you have potentially one billion readers or more world wide. My first language, Winterlandic, is spoken (or at least understood) by less than 20 million people. How many potential readers would you need to set up a successful self-publishing book project? Any ideas about that?

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