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Texas Writes: the Craft + Business of Writing

Spicewood Community Library
Event organized by Spicewood Community Library

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Join us for this free and open event featuring two presentations on the craft of writing and the business of publishing, plus the opportunity to meet other writers in the area, learn about local and statewide opportunities for writers, and more.

WLT Program Director Michael Noll, author of the recently published book The Writer’s Field Guide to the Craft of Fiction, will discuss strategies for solving problems of character, scene, plot, and structure. A great way to find such strategies, Michael says, is by doing close readings of great writing and adapting the techniques gleaned from these close readings to your own work. This presentation will offer practical tips for doing just that.

WLT Executive Director Becka Oliver spent more than 16 years working in the book industry, first at major publishing houses and then as a literary agent, before joining the Writers’ League. In this presentation about the business side of publishing, Becka will talk about best practices for querying agents and how the process – from query, to submission, to publishing deal, to publication – works.

There will be plenty of time for questions (bring your burning questions!) for both presenters and attendees will be encouraged to chat with each other before and after the program (we’re all about craft, business, and community – this event promises all three, plus refreshments!).

Please call the library at 830.693.7892 to register.