Publishing

How To Share Your Story With The World

How To Share Your Story With The World

If you’re a writer, there’s a pretty good chance you want to share your stories with the world. You may not say it out loud, you may not even admit it to yourself—but deep down maybe you dream of seeing your book in a Barnes & Nobles, or watching someone read it on the subway.

For me, my publishing dream is seeing my novel in an airport bookstore. I know it’s kind of weird and specific, but ever since I was a kid, there was something so magical about the books in the Hudson News displays.

It took me a long time to admit I wanted to become a published author, but once I did, I had to research how. Nowadays there are two main pathways to share your original stories with the world, and I’m excited to teach you about both today!

How To Become A Published Author: Kristen Ciccarelli's Story

How To Become A Published Author: Kristen Ciccarelli's Story

I get emails from you guys all the time about how you don't think you can do it. You walk into the library or Barnes & Nobles and you never believe your story will sit on those shelves.

When you're stuck in that funk the important thing to realize is you're not alone. With every book you've ever read there was likely a time the author didn't believe that story would ever sit in your hands. As writers we all struggle with self-doubt - the important thing is to not let that self-doubt control you and stop you from going after what you love.

How To Pitch A Literary Agent in 5 Easy Steps

How To Pitch A Literary Agent in 5 Easy Steps

Alright writers!

If you've been following me, you've read 3 Reasons Every Writer Should Go To A Writers Conference and you've looked up a 2016 Writers Conference near you.

If you're attending a conference with opportunities to pitch to literary agents, you're probably both excited and freaked out for the chance to talk about your novel. I know this, because last weekend I was feeling the same thing!

Two weeks ago I signed up for the San Diego Writer's Conference and decided to pitch my book to 4 literary agents. I scoured the web for all the tips, tricks, and advice I could find and practiced my pitch like my life depended on it.

At the end of the day, it paid off: 1 agent asked to see the first 50 pages of my book and 2 agents asked me to send the whole thing!

2016 Writers Conferences

2016 Writers Conferences

If you've read 3 Reasons Every Writer Should Go to A Writers Conference, you're probably dying to find one near you.

Here is a list of every 2016 Writers Conference I could find!

If you discover any missing conferences, please let me know in the comments (conference name, website link, location, and dates!) so that I can add them to the list.

I'll be continuously updating this list with new conferences I discover, so if you don't see one near you today be sure to check back in the future!