The Writing Process
What I Offer
This deep dive conversation between me and your students focuses not on any particular story, but on how a story gets turned into a book. Starting with a short discussion of what steps are involved in completing a manuscript, we move into content editing, copy editing, standards of excellence and knowing when to stop or when to keep going. Then we talk business. Queries and agents and traditional v.s. indie publishing. Self publishing, too. The there's marketing and, of course how much all this costs. It's as much a talk about choosing a life as an entrepreneur (same rules for most every industry!) as it is about anything literary. The business of writing, who you need on your team, what is needed to do it all yourself. I share my stories of having a traditional publishing agent, how I do my business now, how I founded a small publishing company and how it has grown to include other authors, editors, etc. I'll also share stories of how HIDDEN CITY went from an amazon ebook to a Barnes & Noble seven time in-store bestseller published in hardcover, paperback ebook and audiobook- and what "bestseller" really means.
My mission is to inspire and motivate your students to discover their potential and possibility. I want to see them shine while helping others move forward toward their own power.
If you are ready to bring The Writing Process to your students, please fill out the form below. You will hear from me or one of my team shortly.
Here's a short price guideline, so you know what to expect.
Single class (or class group) virtual visit : $300 or free with 20 book purchase
Single class (or class group) in person visit: $500 or free with 25 book purchase
Entire School virtual assembly: $900 or free with 60 book purchase
Entire Day in-person visit (multiple classes, full school assembly, etc): $1500 or free with 100 book purchase
GRADUATION KEYNOTE SPEECHES ALSO AVAILABLE.