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The Craft: Part 2 of 2: GWW Ch 11 – The Business of Writing: Driving Yourself Nuts for Fun and Profit

Please note the slight time change, arrive at 6 pm, and be ready to roll into our study by 6:15! 6:00 – 6:15: Social Grab a cup of joe, maybe a plate from Agia Sophia’s enjoyable menu, sit back, and relax. Catch up with old friends. Make some new ones. 6:15 – 7:30:  The Craft:  Part 2 of 2:  GWW Ch 11 – The Business of Writing:  Driving Yourself Nuts for Fun and Profit Tonight we’re wrapping things up with the last chapter of our text:  Gotham Writers’ Workshop, Writing Fiction. “The writing life.  Why do so many crave it?  Few professions hold the degree of uncertainty that writers endure.  The emotional and financial ups and downs are extreme.  Nevertheless, I’ve yet to go to a party where nine out of ten people — successful, rational people — don’t want to be writers. “If you’re reading this, then I assume you […]

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The Seven Deadly Elements of a Drop-Dead Gorgeous Elevator Speech

6:00 – 6:15: Social Grab a great cup of coffee and selection from Agia Sophia’s menu, sit back, and relax. Catch up with old friends. Make some new ones. 6:15 – 7:30:  The One (or Two) Liner aka “The Seven Deadly Elements of a Drop-Dead Gorgeous Elevator Speech” Last night (seriously) I was on the phone with an agent, and he asked me to provide a short synopsis of my novels.  I had a couple of canned responses, but I wound up winging it, as would any of us if we were actually caught in an elevator with an agent! Here’s what I told him: Ok, here’s a synopsis of my first book, Dead in a Red Dress:  John Degha, a former OSS commando during World War II, struggles to find his footing six years after the war.  During a late-night gig as a private detective, his world is shattered when […]