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The Write Stuff - Greater Lehigh Valley Writer’s Conference

  • Greater Lehigh Valley Writer's Group Best Western Lehigh Valley Hotel & Conference Center 300 Gateway Drive Bethlehem, PA 18017 (map)

I'll be presenting four programs at the Greater Lehigh Valley Writer's Conference!

Editing: Soup to Nuts

For many authors, the editing process is a daunting one. But a well edited manuscript can mean the difference between a book that’s ready for the world and a document that sits in a drawer collecting dust. Let’s talk about the different parts of the editing process, and how to successfully find and work with an editor. We’ll then spend some time discussing the goals of a developmental edit, and share techniques that will help make the editing process efficient, effective, and satisfying.

So You Want to Be an Indie Author?

Independent publishing is no longer a path of last resort. For many authors, it’s a business decision, and an exciting one at that. As an independent author, you will be responsible for your story content, your brand and platform, and your marketing and sales. What makes a successful indie? For whom is this a viable choice? Let’s talk about the pros and cons of this path to publishing, and consider what your first year as and indie author might look like

It’s a Marathon not a Sprint: Long-Range Marketing Strategies for Indie Authors

Indie authors have to think beyond their book’s release in order to implement an effective marketing and sales strategy. From platform-building to pre-orders, from back-lists to book tours, let’s talk best practices and creative strategy for getting your book into readers’ hands.  

Balancing the Busy: A Crash Course on Time Management for Indie Authors

As Indies, we’re responsible for all aspects of our project, from the first word on the page to a marketing and sales plan, and everything in between. Some of us are balancing family life and a day job as well! How do we stay productive, healthy, and inspired amidst all the busyness? How can we maximize our time and make sure we’re attending to our priorities first? Let’s talk about time management in a guilt-free, supportive environment

Earlier Event: December 2
RI Author's Expo
Later Event: April 13
Big Apple Con