Category Archives: Chicago Writers Conference 2013

What if publishing were easy?

If you’ve been reading my summaries of the various sessions at the Chicago Writer’s Conference last September, you might remember that the main message of the self-publishing session was some variant on “self-publishing’s a lot of work,” “it’s too hard … Continue reading

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“How do I find a publisher?” Notes from the Chicago Writer’s Conference, Part 4

If you’re just joining us, I’m in the process of working through my notes from the Chicago Writer’s Conference and turning them into digestible, topical tidbits on the publishing process.  So far, we’ve covered: How to tell when your book … Continue reading

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“How do I find an agent?” Notes from the Chicago Writer’s Conference, Part 3

If you’re just joining us, in Part 1, I talked about how we writers can know when our manuscript is actually ready to start sending out. In Part 2, I talked a little bit about the decision to pursue traditional … Continue reading

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“My book’s done. What’s next?” Notes from the Chicago Writer’s Conference, Part 2

If you’re just joining us, I’m in the process of working through my notes from the Chicago Writer’s Conference and turning them into digestible, topical tidbits on the publishing process. Last week I talked to you about how writers can … Continue reading

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“Is my book done yet?” Notes from the 2013 Chicago Writer’s Conference, Part 1

If you’ve been doing this writing thing long enough to have the confidence to actually tell people you meet for the first time that you’re a writer, I’ll bet that at least 50% of the time the next words out … Continue reading

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How the Chicago Writer’s Conference taught me to stop hating Twitter

Those of you who know me know that I have spent the past year trying to figure out what Twitter is good for. Before this weekend, my general impression of Twitter was that it’s a place where everyone tweets and … Continue reading

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