Oak Room, Wilsonville Public Library
Cost is $5.00, $3.00 for Seniors & Students
Even if you are not yet known and you don’t have a writing specialty, you will enjoy this lively presentation about how to name, claim, cultivate and explain your all-important writer’s platform from scratch. Becoming visible is more crucial to landing a book deal than ever, according to agents and editors in every facet of the publishing industry. Simply churning out a book isn’t enough. Aspiring authors need to develop a platform in order to get noticed. Based on her book, Get Known Before the Book Deal, Christina Katz, will help you see the bigger platform picture and then take the small steps every writer must in order to get known and land a book deal.
Christina Katz is the author of Get Known Before the Book Deal, Use Your Personal Strengths to Build an Author Platform and Writer Mama, How to Raise a Writing Career Alongside Your Kids (both for Writer’s Digest Books). She started her platform “for fun” seven years ago and ended up on Good Morning America. She teaches writing career development from beginner through book deal, hosts the Northwest Author Series, and is the publisher of several free e-zines including Writers on the Rise, The Writer Mama and The Get Known Groove. Christina speaks at MFA programs, literary events, and writing conferences around the country. More at www.christinakatz.com.