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Whistler Writers Festival – Publish like a Pro Workshop Series

October 14 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT

Thursday October 14th schedule:

Publish like a Pro Workshop Series
Online: All-in-one: $60
In-Person: All-in-one: $150 or Single Sessions: $30 each
Presented by: Vivalogue Publishing and Fenton Street Publishing

WORKSHOP 1: Spark Your Creativity
With K. Jane Watt
9:00 a.m. – 9:50 a.m. PDT
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
The Contemplative Practice of Writing (CPOW) can be used to overcome writers’ block and achieve meaningful output each and every day. Learn about and try this hands-on technique that will quickly become part of your regular and trusted writing routine.

WORKSHOP 2: It’s Not Just About Typos
With Kilmeny Denny
10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m. PDT
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Most writers know they will need an editor. Fewer understand why. Learn the difference between a substantive editor, copy editor and proof-reader. Learn how to work effectively with each and how to save money by completing some tasks yourself.

WORKSHOP 3: Preparing to Publish
With Lynn Duncan
11:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. PDT
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
Once your manuscript is finished, you need to decide how to turn it into a book. How does self-publishing compare to trade publishing? What are the most common mistakes to avoid? Who are your intended readers and how will you reach them? Why is your book special? Participants will be asked to complete a worksheet over the lunch-hour in preparation for the Tell Me About Your Book workshop.

WORKSHOP 4: Tell Me About Your Book
With K. Jane Watt
1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m. PDT
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
This simple request confounds many authors. In this hour, participants will refine and test their “elevator pitches” in a lively workshop – and emerge ready to engage with buyers.

WORKSHOP 5: Design a Cover
With Kilmeny Denny
2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. PDT
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
What makes a cover successful? Vote for your favourite design elements and watch a cover come together in real time. Whether you are designing a cover yourself, commissioning a professional or working with a publisher, this entertaining, interactive session will help you understand what you want and why.

WORKSHOP 6: Completing the Package
With Lynn Duncan
3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. PDT
Fairmont Chateau Whistler
With your marketing plan mapped out, your elevator pitch refined, and your cover brief established, it’s time to add the finishing touches—the interior layout and the back cover copy, perhaps the most important paragraph you will ever write.

Learn more and register here: https://whistlerwritersfest.com/#schedule

Details

Date:
October 14
Time:
9:00 am - 4:00 pm PDT
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https://whistlerwritersfest.com/#schedule

Venue

Fairmont Chateau Whistler
4599 Chateau Blvd
Whistler, BC V0N 1B4 Canada
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Phone:
(604) 938-8000
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Organizer

Whistler Writing Society
Email:
writers@whistlerwritersfest.com
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