I'm excited to have been invited to give a talk at the BARN about what it's like to work with an editor after you've completed your novel. I'll be speaking what I do as an editor and what a writer should expect.
The Bainbridge Artisan Resource Network (BARN) is presenting a series of talks featuring Elizabeth Wales, a literary agent; Anne Clermont, an editor; Ingemar Anderson, a publisher; and Dave Richards, a local writer, on Saturdays beginning January 23 and ending February 13, 3 to 4 pm. BARN members will pay a $40 fee and non-members $45.
Your book is done. Now what? is a unique opportunity for writers who have completed a manuscript, are struggling to complete one, or are thinking about taking the plunge. Each session will last one hour, including a half hour for questions.
For additional details or to register, those interested should go to bainbridgebarn.org
In session one, Clermont, also a writer whose Learning to Fall will be published this summer, will discuss what an author can expect from hiring an independent editor to read a manuscript.
In the second session, Richards, who wrote If I Could Give You a Day and The Drive-in Miracle, will discuss the book business from a writer's perspective.
Anderson, founder of Kitsap Publishing, will explain how to publish, market, and sell a book in the third session.
Wales, owner and principal agent of the Seattle-based Wales Literary Agency, will complete the sessions when she discusses what an agent can and cannot do for an author.