Building Platform for your Novel
Free Monthly Meeting, 1-hour Zoom presentation
Saturday, August 21, 2021
Presentation 1:00 – 2:00 p.m.
Sign-in and social time 12:30-1:00
Freelancer and Award-winning Novelist
Writing a novel is time-consuming. It’s great to have a “palate cleanser” of writing an article that gives immediate gratification (yes, publication, and payment) and builds platform for your novel. For example, if your novel is set in 16th century Portugal, it might help to publish an article about Portuguese history to start building platform for querying your book.
We will learn:
-how to pitch magazines and newspapers.
-how to interview subjects.
-how to write for this market (style differences from novel writing).
-how to share the work upon publication.
-how to generate ideas for the next article.
Erika Mailman is a six-time traditionally published novelist (historical fiction and teen fiction), and has built a freelance career with clips from Washington Post, Smithsonian, Atlas Obscura, Rolling Stone, Diversity Woman, and others. See: https://erikamailman.com