I am giving two talks for Writing School Leicester on the 26th October and 23rd November on the genuinely exciting topics of Finding Your Digital Readership and The Entrepreneurial Writer. They are part of a series of five talks also titled New Ways With Writing involving Ross Bradshaw, Will Buckingham and Farhana Shaikh. They are one offs, so miss them and weep!
Finding Your Digital Readership – 26th October
The internet and other new technologies are transforming the ways people read. E-books and online publication allow writers to reach readers directly, and blogging and social networks like Twitter and Facebook are being used to build online communities with writers at their centre. Finding your digital readership has become an essential goal for all writers, from established bestsellers to those seeking publication.
The Entrepreneurial Writer – 23rd November
Building a career as a writer takes energy, determination and an entrepreneurial spirit. Instead of waiting to be recognised by editors and agents, many now famous writers got started by setting up their own projects, from spoken word nights to small press publishers. But what separates the projects that succeed from the thousands of such projects that fail every year? With so many writers competing to be heard, is it the writers who listen who ultimately succeed?