The Business of Writing: workshop

12 November 2012

Clarion West will hold a one-day workshop in Seattle on Sunday, December 2, on The Business of Writing.

Every writer needs to understand the business, not just the craft. We’re all responsible for our own careers, and today writers have more options than ever before. It’s an exciting, challenging, and potentially confusing landscape. That’s why I’m particularly jazzed that Clarion West can offer this workshop with experts from all sides of the writing/publishing equation. By attending, you get information, insight, and face time with editors, publishers and a writer all at the forefront of the business. Hear about the business from folks who are in it daily; get your questions answered; and come away with the big picture of the possibilities for all of us in the new publishing frontier.

Come join us!


Workshop description:

This nuts-and-bolts workshop will provide emerging writers useful tips on how to make a living writing popular fiction. Editors and publishers from Amazon Publishing will share a behind-the-scenes perspective on publishing today, and bestselling author Robert Ferrigno will pass on skills and insights coming from his twenty years of professional experience. Topics covered include research techniques, time management, storyboarding and outlining, marketing, and learning from feedback.

Robert Ferrigno has written twelve best-selling thrillers, including The Horse Latitudes and Heartbreaker. His work has been nominated for the Edgar and the Silver Dagger. He thinks good writing, regardless of genre, is clear, resonant, and packs an emotional punch.

Cost is a nonrefundable fee of $140.

Registration is limited to 12 students.


2 Responses to “The Business of Writing: workshop”

  1. Pia on November 16th, 2012 11:42 am

    Hope this note finds you in good health.
    Been wondering of a collaboration with a writing organization local to Minnesotans might happen? Here in Minneapolis we have a pretty good writing and publishing community from which Clarion might benefit, see from today’s paper.

  2. Kelley on November 22nd, 2012 8:01 am

    Hi Pia,

    Happy Thanksgiving!

    Minneapolis has a terrific writing community, indeed. Thanks for the link. Clarion West doesn’t have any plans right now to expand our operations outside of Seattle, but if we ever do, we will certainly be looking at alumni, and at local writing communities, to help us make that happen.