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Saturday, April 30 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
7D: Seven Key Questions You Need to Answer to Successfully Publish Your Nonfiction Book LIMITED

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It’s a truism by now that it’s harder than ever to get books published. But if you’re writing narrative or idea-driven nonfiction, self-help, or memoir, do you really have to be Ben Bernanke or Kim Kardashian to beat the odds? No—truth is, agents and editors are eager for great nonfiction stories because they sell. In this session, we’ll address seven key questions that will greatly improve your likelihood of finding success. In so doing, we’ll look at what "understanding your readers" (and how to reach them) really entails. We’ll see why it’s important to have one main conflict or theme, and what that means in terms of developing an entire book. We’ll ask ourselves: So what? and discover what tricks to employ to make our stories more compelling. There will be plenty of time for Q & A and some on-the-spot exercises that will help you avoid common pitfalls.

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Katrin Schumann

Katrin Schumann is the author of the novel The Forgotten Hours (Lake Union, 2019) and numerous nonfiction books. She is the Program Coordinator of the Key West Literary Seminar. For the past ten years she has been teaching writing, most recently at GrubStreet and in MA prisons, through... Read More →

Saturday April 30, 2016 1:15pm - 2:30pm EDT
Charles River Room