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|What do the series Wheel of Time, Runelords, 1632, and Dune have in common? Why they all have authors who led the 2011 Superstars Writing Seminar this year! (www.Superstarswritingseminars.com)
What did Brandon Sanderson, Dave Farland, Eric Flint, and Kevin J. Anderson and other bestselling authors like Sherrilyn Kenyon, Rebecca Moesta, and Tracy Hickman share? Not writing tips per se’ – and participants did not spend three days writing stories or learning how to plot or world build.
Superstars is about learning the business of becoming a professional sci fi/fantasy author. These authors shared the secrets and truths, including how to read a contract, myths about Hollywood deals, what advances and royalties particularly for new authors typically are, what editors are looking for, what you as an author need to do to promote your book, the importance of finishing that manuscript and editing it, the balancing act with family, and just how important it is to treat your fans right – and much more.
These are all New York Times Best Selling authors with tens of millions of books in print, who really know this business. Participants at this year’s recent seminar, which was the second annual seminar, held in Salt Lake City, got to know the authors not simply as lecturers, but in a way as wizards with their apprentices and journeymen. We got to know each other and ask these masters of the craft in depth questions, and even chat with them about our issues as writers -- and get their advice. There was even an add-on exclusive dinner offered, which gave me and four others the opportunity to sit with and learn from, in our case, Brandon Sanderson, asking questions about his thoughts on New York publishers, ebooks, and, how he ended being invited to finish Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time Series. It didn’t hurt that we were all core fan of the series, either!
So, if you are really serious about becoming a professional sci fi/fantasy author, you should consider attending this top flight business of writing annual Superstars Writing Seminar (www.Superstarswritingseminar.com). The next is planned for late April 2012 in Las Vegas. Hope to see you there!
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