Once upon a time, the path to being a successful author was clear.
It wasn't easy, but you knew what you had to do. Write a book. Edit it until it shone. Query agents until you found one who loved your work. Sign with the publisher your agent found you and pray they'd attract readers to discover and buy your book.
Today? Not so much.
Should you self-publish or try for a traditional contract? Sign with a Big Five publisher or a small, independent press? Once you have a book out, how do you market it? With millions of books published last year alone, is it still possible to get noticed? It can be overwhelming.
You want to take charge of your writing life.
Instead, you're flailing in a sea of decisions or worse, paralyzed by the fear of making the wrong choice. What does it take these days to be a successful author? And what does it mean to be a successful writer, anyway? Wheelbarrows full of money? Hordes of screaming fans? A prestigious award on your mantel? Every writer has a different idea of what success is, and each destination lies at the end of a different path.
Need some clarity and a strategy for getting out of the bog you're in and onto the road you want to be on?
Then join me for this half-day, interactive online masterclass on Saturday, Oct. 19, 2019 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm Central time.
This class is not for you if you're satisfied with your writing career and feel confident in your ability to navigate the crazy world of modern publishing.
But if you feel like you're floundering, you're overwhelmed by the sea of decisions in today's publishing world, or you've made mistakes you feel you can't overcome, this course will put you on a path toward the writing life of your dreams.
The first ten people who register will receive a free coaching and strategy session to help you clarify and solidify your plan of action.
Seating is limited. Reserve your spot now!
About the instructor
Jaden Terrell is a Shamus Award finalist and the author of the internationally published, Nashville-based Jared McKean private detective mysteries. She writes a series of author interviews for the International Thriller Writers' The Big Thrill online Magazine and is also a contributor to the Killer Nashville Noir anthology and to Now Write! Mysteries, a collection of writing exercises published by Tarcher/Penguin for writers of crime fiction.
Terrell is a recipient of several awards for service to the crime writing community, including the 2017 Killer Nashville Builder Award and two awards for service to the Southeast Chapter of Mystery Writers of America (SEMWA): the 2009 Magnolia Award and the 2017 Silver Quill Award.
A former special education teacher with thirty years of experience as a teacher and trainer, Terrell is a writing coach and consultant who also teaches workshops on the craft and business of writing fiction. Contact her at: http://www.jadenterrell.com.