This has been a wonderfully busy first quarter, with a cornucopia of activities to keep me sharp. The Nor Cal EFA hosted speaker Judith Horstman in January, and she provided the participants with insider information about writing for magazines and talked a bit about her new book.
We believe we know everything there is to know about our characters. We believe we have created a compelling read, a clear conflict, characters the reader can either love or fear for, a satisfying resolution.
The big Success, with a capital S is elusive. You do know this, don’t you? Success a la big time fame and fortune, cover of People magazine, tooling around Nob Hill in a Maserati, that kind of success.
Starting to think about my presentation at Carla King’s Self Publishing Boot Camp, Nov 12, 2011. A full Saturday in Palo Alto at Stanford University’s Tresidder Memorial Union. I have 30 minutes to speak on the role of the developmental editor.