This event took place on Wednesday, Feb. 16, 2022
So, you’ve finished writing your book and must send it into the world.
- Do you need a literary agent?
- And is it really your job to write the book AND find its audience?
The answers to these questions depend on the kind of book you’ve written and your particular goals.
Helping you to think through these issues will be Prof. Cathy Day and her special guests, Ball State grad Sarah Hollowell and Ball State faculty member Prof. Angela Jackson-Brown, who have each just published novels.
Feb. 16, 2022
Speakers: Angela Jackson-Brown, Sarah Hollowell
Link to PDF of presentation slides
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Gathering of Writers
This one-day writer’s workshop will feature a keynote by Angela Jackson Brown. Learn more.
Finding an Audience
Jane Friedman, “A Definition of Author Platform”
Michelle Melton Cox, “What You Can Learn about Platform from a 12-Year Old”
Jane Friedman, “How to Build an Author Website: Getting Started Guide”
NY Book Editors, “Author Platform: How to Build It”
Carolyn See’s concept of “Charming Notes” from Making a Literary Life
Definitely check out Austin Kleon’s book, Show Your Work
Finding an Agent
Query tips from literary agent Eric Smith
The Query Letter
Cathy Day, A Real Pitch and Query Story
Cathy Day, Jacket Copy Formula
The Pitch, The Query, and the Synopsis