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Want to be taken seriously as an author, even though you don't yet have extensive publications or a meaty CV? You need to learn to treat your writing—poetry, fiction, nonfiction—as a business.
Instructor Lyzette Wanzer says, “Believe it or not, one of the surest ways of opening greater opportunities for your work is to manage the not-so-sexy aspects of your practice. That means realizing that writing is a business, not just an art. Marketing is a critical, often overlooked aspect of our craft.”
Lyzette will introduce you to several habits that will enable you to boost your writing career. In this three-week workshop, you will learn how to:
- Increase your profile within the Bay Area literary scene to develop local, regional, or national opportunities
- Write the dreaded-but all-important Artist Statement (yes, authors need these, too, not just visual artists)
- Present a professional presence, both on paper and online
- Harness free and low-cost tools to help track your writing output, submission markets, contest entries, and grant applications
- Develop and use a literary calendar to build results for yourself and your work.
You will need an iPad, tablet, or laptop for this seminar-style class.