I attended the North Carolina Writers Network Fall Conference in Asheville this past weekend.
The Keynote Speaker was Charles Frazier (Cold Mountain)
Frazier spoke of how he came to be published. His wife’s good friend was an agent. How lucky can you get?
Sessions I attended:
I. Screenplay: Fake vs Fiction with Maryedith Burrell
To Do: Adapt my book to a screenplay-optional.
2. Power Up the Truth You Tell with Christine Hale
To Do: Create a compelling protagonist for my next book.
3. The Limits of Perception with Tessa Fontaine
To Do: Try this prompt at home– and others.
4. The Ins & Outs of Small Press Publishing with Luke Hankins
To Do: Appreciate the fact I worked with She Writes Press.
5. Creative Ways to Promote Your Book (& Yourself) with Anne Fitten Glenn
To Do: Pat myself on the back for doing lots that Anne suggested. Plus look into Audio Books and begin to use Instagram.
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Brothers Like These is a program at the local VA hospital to help veterans from the Vietnam War who suffer with PTSD heal through writing. Moving. Good thing I had tissues in my tote.
I sold 4 out of the 5 books we authors were allowed to place on the conference sales table. Last year I sold only one book. Did the award stickers make a difference or the discussions of my book with other attendees?
To Do: Read. Enjoy. Write a comment on Amazon.