17 February, 2012

Although this is a Critique group meeting, all are welcome!

Venue: Johannesburg (Address will be given to respondents)
Date:  6 March 2012
Time: 9 for 9:30
Cost: R300 for SCBWI members, R400 for non-members
Bookings: By 24 February 2012 to Jenny at SCBWI.SA.Gauteng@mweb.co.za

David Chislett will facilitate a half-day session focussing on how to position yourself to succeed in the publishing industry.

Every writing course will help you write better, give you tips and tricks to improve your craft. But this s the ONLY writing course that will help you actually get published.

“Like most artists, many writers know nothing about how the business side of their industry works,” explains Chislett. “This workshop is designed to not only explain the structures, costing and procedures you will encounter, but also to give you sound strategic and business information to help you navigate the common pitfalls of approaching and dealing with publishing houses.”

The 4 hour workshop shows participants how to take their manuscripts from their bottom drawers to the shelves of bookstores – real and virtual and with a publisher or without.

The Getting Published workshop explores what it takes to get from idea to manuscript to print. It does not attempt to teach participants what or how to write. But what it will do is help them to position themselves to publish their book successfully. It also covers developing a profile as a writer and marketing. The ideas shared will help, inspire and expand new, aspiring, and even experienced authors.

As one satisfied participants has found out, the workshop is very practical!
“Hi David. You might not remember me but I attended a workshop of yours on how to get published a few months back. You'll be pleased to know it was not a waste of time because I received an offer for my book yesterday. One lecture and you taught me all I needed to know on how to get published. Thanx man!”
Harry De Jonge

The workshop draws on Chislett’s knowledge and experience from marketing in the publishing industry, compiling and editing short fiction, being a published author and self-publishing a music industry text book.

Book early to avoid disappointment as numbers are limited!

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