Adulting as an Author
San Francisco Writers Conference 2017
I was fortunate to be able to volunteer for California Writers Club at the San Francisco Writers Conference on February 18. I met some great people while manning the booth while representing local authors.
I went to one of the classes, and the keynote speaker at lunch. The class that I attended was 'Good Books Aren't Written, They're Rewritten: How to Be Your Own Editor' with Stuart Horwitz, Susie Meserve, and Monica Weslowska as speakers. I know that editing is the step of writing I am in and I'm learning as much as I can so that I can prepare the best story for all my readers. I felt like a sponge in the back of the room listening to all they had to say about the process.
Little Gems of Wisdom:
Stuart Horwitz: Take action steps and develop your revision style.
Susie Meserve: Read your manuscript OUT LOUD to hear it with new ears.
Monica Wesolowska: Sometimes you learn about your story by writing something else.
I also picked up Stuart Horwitz's book 'Blueprint Your Bestseller'. I like Stuart's sense of humor, I can hear him talking while I'm reading the book.
Building Up My Author's Platform
I've been working hard to get the infrastructure set up so that I can provide you with the best content that I can. Who knew there was so much to learn about websites, Twitter, Facebook, Goodreads, Patreon, Google Analytics, Gravatars and so much more?! Just when I think I've got a handle on what I need to be doing, I realize that my email capture is amateur and pretty sub-par. So I went back to the drawing board.... It should now be functioning. Be sure to sign up to receive my monthly newsletters and subscriber only content. And please let me know if you have trouble with it!
Some of it is pretty amazing once it's in place; and I hope that you find it more enjoyable than I found it setting up. I'm looking forward to when all of the behind the scenes stuff is up and running and I can work on the pretty stuff again.
Speaking of Pretty Stuff
Be on the look out for my daily updates on Facebook and Twitter. I've set up themes for each day of the week.
Speaking of which: here's Princess Pumpkin Doodle as a #FairieCat yesterday on #CatSaturday. How can you not love those eyes peering into your soul? (I may be a little biased, since she is one of my four-legged-furry kids.)
Don't miss any other adorable photos of the Doodlebug or she'll find you and ask for you to pet her!
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