Tuesday, Feb 01, 2011
Good “Muse” For LA8 Conferee, Wicked Website Workshop, Plus
Last September's LA8 bestowed conferee Tonilyn Hornung's manuscript, How to Raise a Husband, with the Outstanding Non-fiction Award. Now agent Sally van Haitsma reports she's signed Tonilyn on as a client and is revving to get her book sold. Given Sally's record for discovering exceptional talent at the SCWC -- including Stacy O'Brien (Wesley the Owl), Raul Ramos (America Libre) and Mark L. Thompkins (Illuminations) -- it shouldn't be too long 'til she finds yet another priceless baby a home. This makes Wes happy!
While we sort out the massive number of advance submissions that came in at the last minute (you know how writers are with deadlines), word is in that a few readers are already caught up and will accept a limited number more over the next couple of weeks, among them is agent Dana Newman. We'll provide a list of who exactly will be doing so in the next couple of days, but before arbitrarily selecting any reader, first be sure to email Michael to confirm availability.
In response to many requests to address the issue of how to build a slick, professional author's website that enhances one's platform and -- in the words of one conferee -- "doesn't suck and cost a fortune," we've added a hardcore hands-on workshop to the schedule. Jeremy Lee James, internet developer, marketing strategist, and SCWC site guru, will conduct "From Zero to Rockin’ Writer Website In One Workshop," enabling participants to test drive for free his Word(slinger)Press Writer's Website + Web Hosting package, which he developed specifically for writers. In this session, literally, participants will be able to launch a secure, expandable and easy-to-maintain ultra-cool website in a matter of minutes. Details here.
Now, a Writer Replay about the challenges all modern authors face...