2007 conference workshop leader G.M. Ford is back, sharing his secrets of success in writing and the writing life in "A Survival Handbook for Writers."
This engaging, up close view of the writing life and publication will include: Getting straight with yourself about what you want out of your writing efforts. Making sure your skill set matches your dreams, and what to do if it doesn’t. Understanding the business that publishers are in and how rejection is not personal. Digital vs. traditional publishing. What neurobiology tells us about the role of storytelling in human affairs. Coming to grips with reader expectations and how to meet those expectations. What to do if it doesn’t work. With humor and the expertise
gleaned from a long career, G.M.Ford will help you survive the writing life. (Optional but fun: Ford will e-mail registrants a fun exercise to try before the workshop.)
Room 2015 Wenatchi Hall at Wenatchee Valley College 1300 Fifth Street