October 20 – 23, 2022

Pasadena, CA

Mirror, Mirror: “How Beautiful Is a Writer’s Life?”

The magic mirror says, “It depends.”

What comes after signing with an agent? The popping of Champagne corks is often followed by a long list of questions and a dose of reality. Having an agent means you’ll soon have a publishing contract, right? How much of an advance can you expect? What will your editor do for you? What’s the most effective way to get the word out about your book? What if you don’t like the cover? When will you get a royalty check? Should you spend more time writing book #2 or marketing book #1?

Although writing and publishing journeys differ greatly, some common questions, doubts, and insecurities arise. Whether you’re aiming for a traditional publisher or planning to self-publish, Laura DiSilverio delivers the straight skinny on everything from finances to daily writing routine to working with agents/editors to building a long-term writing career focused on your goals. Bring your questions! One part inspiration, one part practical advice, and one part humorous anecdote, this seminar is for writers anywhere between “I think I want to write a book,” and total career fulfillment.