You may have seen some of my previous posts about the “editor intensive” workshops we have at the WD offices (a day of seminars, panels and workshops with editors and experts at WD covering topics about the craft and self promotion; and a one-on-one critique with an editor).
I’ve had a lot of good interactions with writers at these events and wanted to mention a few outstanding writers I’ve talked to who’ve taken the advice they’ve received and are working to build their author platforms and promote their projects:
- Most recently I met Duane LeVick who is putting the finishing touches on a charming novel of adventure and coming of age in the beautiful and dangerous setting of Niagara Falls. It’s a rich story that blends great storytelling along with some fascinating historical facts about the area. After the Editor’s Intensive Duane began building a website for his novel and is working on some smaller works to shop around to literary magazines. Learn more about his novel, The Bridge, here
- At a previous intensive I was very moved by writer Krissy Gallagher’s memoir about her son’s fight with cancer. It was more than just well-written, it presented the hardships her family has endured with an optimism and sense of humor that in light of the seriousness of her story made for a life affirming and very touching story. After meeting Krissy she started a blog to continue to share her journey and to build an audience for her book. Read her blog, The Luckiest, here
These are just a couple of the great people I’ve met at these workshops. If you’re interested in learning more about the editor intensive series click here. The next one is Dec 12-13.