Writing More Than Your Book: Queries and the Business Side of Writing,
with Dale Phillips

Saturday, October 20, 2018

10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Thayer Memorial Library, 717 Main Street, Lancaster, Massachusetts 

These days, writing the book is only part of what a writer needs to do. More than connecting with readers, writers must also connect with people from the business side of writing. When writers expect to be published and paid for writing, there are many issues involved, so communication must be precise and concise to be effective. Others in the business will judge a writer by how well they communicate, and this workshop will help writers improve their standing and understanding.

The workshop will explain and focus on the various types of communications a writer might need to know, from targeted query letters (to agents, editors, and publishers), to acceptance letters, contract negotiations, requests, synopses, and more. A list of resources will aid the writer in finding more information on the topics presented.

Dale Phillips has published novels, story collections, non-fiction, and over 70 short stories. Stephen King was Dale’s college writing teacher, and since that time, Dale has found time to appear on stage, television, in an independent feature film, and compete on Jeopardy (losing in a spectacular fashion). He co-wrote and acted in a short political satire film. He’s traveled to all 50 states, Mexico, Canada, and through Europe.