Managing the Many Steps Toward Publication
Editor, Novelist & Short Story Author
First Friday Network Meeting, January 4, 2019
9-11 AM Coco’s, 7887 Madison Avenue, Citrus Heights
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Got a great idea and want to see it in a book but don’t know what’s involved in getting it there? This presentation will touch on the relevant steps required before seeing your idea shared with the world at large. There are numerous tasks required to complete the process—several of which can be done by the author, but a few requiring a level of expertise most authors don’t have. Therefore, you, as author, need to decide what you can afford the time to do yourself, and what you should pay someone else to do. (And even if you are an expert, a second set of eyes is always helpful.)
Different levels of editing are needed at different points. For example, an artistic ability is needed with graphics rather than words. Tedious jobs should be handed off to someone with an eye for detail. Though all functions are needed to achieve a creation of which the author can be proud, the distribution of tasks is up to you. Understanding what is involved will make the journey more predictable for you.
Westley Turner spent his early home years with “a pair of school teachers.” His first career focused on math and computer science. He later turned toward more creative pursuits when he became an editor: of stories, books, encyclopedias, endeavors that led him into investigation of the printed word. Learning by doing, he formatted and laid out a non-fiction book whose first run sold out the weekend it was released. Now branching out into audio books, Westley says that he will never run out of challenges, wanting to learn how to do it all himself.
The California Writers Club–Sacramento Branch Networking Meeting is held the first Friday of every month at Coco’s Restaurant, 7887 Madison Avenue, Citrus Heights, at the corner of Madison and Sunrise, starting at 9 a.m. Meetings are free. Attendees pay for their own breakfast.
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