Catch SXSW PubCamp Streaming Live!

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Tomorrow I'll be giving a brief talk at SXSW PubCamp in Austin, along with some outstanding speakers from the publishing industry.

The free event is now wait-listed, but catch it live and online here(link updated morning of March 11!).


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4:00 p.m. (CST)
Keynote by Sarah Wendell, Smart Bitches, Trashy Books

4:30 p.m.
A word from publishing insiders
Calvin Reid and Rachel Deahl, Publishers Weekly

5:00 p.m.
Choosing the Right Publishing Option for Your Project
Jane Friedman

5:30 p.m.
Marketing the Smart (er, Not Annoying) Way
Kat Meyer, Kelly Leonard, Kevin Smokler and Meg LaBorde Kuehn

6:00 p.m.
Keynote by Scott Dadich, Executive Director, Editorial Development for Condé Nast and Rick Levine Senior Vice President, Editorial Operations for Condé Nast
A look at the growing digital publishing industry and Condé Nast’s current initiative to bring all of its 18 award-winning brands to tablets and other mobile devices.

Dyslexia Is a Writer's Superpower (With Help)

Dyslexia Is a Writer's Superpower (With Help)

Author PJ Manney shares how dyslexia, dysgraphia, and dyscalculia should not be viewed as impediments to becoming a writer. Rather, they should be viewed as writing superpowers, especially when paired with certain technologies.

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Falsely Accused

Plot Twist Story Prompts: Falsely Accused

Every good story needs a nice (or not so nice) turn or two to keep it interesting. This week, have a character get falsely accused for something.

By Any Means Necessary: Finding Unorthodox Ways to Break-In

By Any Means Necessary: Finding Unorthodox Ways to Break-In

Novelist D. Eric Maikranz gives advice for how to get your readers to sit up and take notice of your work in untraditional ways.

M.M. Chouinard: On Jumping From One Project to Another

M.M. Chouinard: On Jumping From One Project to Another

Novelist M.M. Chouinard immediately started writing her second book after finishing her first and shares here why that was the best decision she could have made.

How to Write a Eulogy When the Need Arises

How to Write a Eulogy When the Need Arises

While plenty of eulogies are delivered by a clergy member, the perspective provided by a close friend or family member can retell cherished memories of the deceased. If you find yourself needing to pen one, let this advice by Paul Vachon guide you.

Poetry Prompt

Wednesday Poetry Prompts: 564

Every Wednesday, Robert Lee Brewer shares a prompt and an example poem to get things started on the Poetic Asides blog. This week, write a disappointment poem.

How to Approach Friends and Family About Your Memoir

How to Approach Friends and Family About Your Memoir

No one can decide whether showing your memoir to loved ones before it goes to press is the right choice for you. However, if you're planning to approach your friends and family about it, let memoirist Ronit Plank give you 3 tips for doing so.

Emily Henry: On Writing the Second Book

Emily Henry: On Writing the Second Book

Romance author Emily Henry describes the ups and downs of writing your second book, using her experiences writing her latest release, People We Meet on Vacation.