How to Write, Publish & Sell Your 1st Book Seminar
Yesterday, I joined several Washington area writers at the How to Write, Publish & Sell Your 1st Book Seminar. It was unlike any seminar or writers workshop I ever experienced. Tracye McQuirter, our gracious host and author of the national best-seller By Any Greens Necessary, not only imparted insider know how for writers but provided a delicious organic and vegan lunch! Alongside Tracye was National Literary Agent Audra Barrett and Self-Publishing expert Kyra Hicks to share their knowledge about the constant changing publishing industry and how to thrive in it.
In 5 hours, I took in a lot of rich material; I got a better understanding of my niche and who the audience would be for my book; how to write a winning book proposal and marketing plan to land an agent and traditional publisher; I learned that self-publishing isn’t as bad as it used to be; and I also learned how to plan a book tour. Moreover, I got answers to my personal writing, publishing, and selling questions while networking with fellow area authors.
I’ve attended several writer workshops at local universities and at the Writers Center, but these experiences (which helped me tremendously) could not lend themselves to the intimate and exclusive feel of this workshop nestled in the author’s home.
And I’m not just saying this because I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Tracye before her book was published. She has a generous spirit and a down to earth approach to helping other writers reach their goals. It is an honor and a pleasure to learn from Tracye, a trailblazer and a woman that I admire. I am proud of Tracye and wish her continued success!
Just three weeks after their wedding, I met RG3 and his wife at a local Dunkin Donuts shop near the Redskins Stadium. I would not consider myself a sports enthusiast, however if I had to choose a team it would be the Washington Redskins. I got a good chuckle writing that last line. Anyway, despite the little I know of the game, I do have an appreciation for RG3. Not necessarily because he is the quarterback for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League, but because he is down to earth and graceful in his fame. Congrats to RG3 and Rebecca! I am also happy to learn that he’s cleared to play. Best of luck for a new football season! HTTR!