with Robin L. Flanigan and Linda Lowen
Wed. June 10 from 7-8:30 pm
Whether it comes in a flash of inspiration or slowly evolves over months and years, you have an idea for a book, and you want to bring it to fruition. Writing is only part of it. There’s publishing, promotion, getting it into the hands of its intended audience, and finding support along the way. You want to stay true to your vision, and not get lost or sidetracked in the process.
But when you’re caught up in the frenzy of writing, research, editing, submitting, finding an agent and/or publisher, you can lose sight of your purpose—or why you’re even writing in the first place.
Staying centered and focused may be the last thing on your mind, but a mindful approach will help you navigate the uneven terrain ahead.
In this 90-minute live online workshop, gain insights on writing and publishing from both sides of the equation: from an acclaimed published author and a book reviewer/industry insider. Limited to 12.
Robin L. Flanigan, a national award-winning journalist, will share her experience creating, publishing, and marketing her book, M is for Mindful. She’ll take you behind the scenes of a lengthy, sometimes turbulent journey that began as a parenting exercise and wound up with endorsements from notable people including Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandi; best-selling author Sharon Salzberg; and Golden Globe-winning actress Andie MacDowell, among others. M is for Mindful now is being used in schools and therapy offices, and an education package will launch next year. Her approach to writing, no matter the genre, is to do what you love with intention, which means consciously considering your work’s impact—on yourself and on your readers. It’s all about production with a purpose.
Linda Lowen, a nonfiction book reviewer for Publisher’s Weekly and contributor to The Writer magazine, will discuss the current marketplace for nonfiction, memoir, and fiction and the pressures authors face in obtaining a publishing contract and meeting deadlines. She’ll explain the various channels to publication, and why getting a book deal can feel like selling your soul if you’re not careful. As a nonfiction writing instructor with the Downtown Writer’s Center in Syracuse, NY, she helps emerging writers find their voices and uncover their truths while protecting them from the fallout that can happen when we ‘tell our stories.’ Her talk will explore life after publication–the realities of book reviews, author interviews, public attention–and why staying true to your purpose is key to your well-being as a writer.
Once you register, you’ll receive an email with a link and password. Click it at the scheduled time, and you’ll join the online group — it’s that easy.
A Mindful Approach to Writing & Publishing Your Work
Registration for A Mindful Approach to Writing & Publishing Your Work, Wed. June 10 from 7-8:30 pm