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WriteCon 17 -Making a Living as a Writer
Calendar: Commercial Events
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11.11.2017 09:00 to 17:00
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City/Town: Zurich
Event Type: Other
Location: Volkshaus Zürich Stauffacherstrasse 60 8
Price: 165CHF Early Bird ticket

It’s back! We’re delighted to announce that our regular annual writing workshop weekend will be on Saturday 11 November.

This year, we’re focused on Making a Living as a Writer.
To that end, we have two exciting guests who are doing just that.

From Big Idea to Bestseller

Diccon Bewes is a well-known author and speaker, a bookseller in both the UK and Switzerland, who worked for two publishers and a magazine and knows the whole writing/publishing process from concept to customer. Swiss Watching became a bestseller and Slow Train to Switzerland and Around Switzerland in 80 Maps also proved hugely successful.

Diccon will speak about travel writing, non-fiction and the publishing landscape. He’ll advise on how to develop your experiences and adventures for the page, how to create a sense of place, discover your individual voice and point out pitfalls.

Practical and interactive, the workshop requires participants to work individually and in groups, covering how to pitch a proposal, where to seek an agent, how to market yourself and your work via social media and using your expertise more widely.

Writing to Win

David Penny, author of The Thomas Berrington Series. David will cover a wide range of subjects of interest both to writers just starting out and those who are more experienced.

Topics covered will include the Craft of Writing, Genre Expectations and how to satisfy them (if you even want to), Routes to publication including both Traditional and Indie, World Building and Research, How not to overdo Description, How to self publish and the pitfalls to look out for, and How to get your book noticed, which will cover a range of methods for marketing your work.

Bring a notebook and an open mind.

Both workshops will run from 09.00 – 17.00 with coffee breaks in the morning and afternoon and a lunch break for participants to mingle.

On Friday 10 November evening, we’ll have informal drinks to meet and greet and get to know each other. If you’re free, come along to The James Joyce anytime from 19.00. We’ll be wearing our Woolf T-shirts, so you can’t miss us.
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