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The Craft + Business of Writing with WLT: Alpine Edition

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West Texas National Bank
101 E. Avenue E
Alpine, TX 79830

12/14/2018 From 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

We're excited to visit the Texas Mountain Trail Writers in West Texas to offer this free and open event featuring two presentations on the craft of writing and the business of publishing from Writers’ League of Texas staff members, plus the opportunity to meet other writers in the area, learn about local programs and offerings, and more.

WLT Program Director Michael Noll, author of the recently published book The Writer’s Field Guide to the Craft of Fiction, will discuss strategies for solving problems of character, scene, plot, and structure. A great way to find such strategies, Michael says, is by doing close readings of great writing and adapting the techniques gleaned from these close readings to your own work. This presentation will offer practical tips for doing just that.

WLT Executive Director Becka Oliver spent more than 16 years working in the book industry, first at major publishing houses and then as a literary agent, before joining the Writers’ League. In this presentation about the business side of publishing, Becka will talk about best practices for querying agents and how the process – from query, to submission, to publishing deal, to publication – works.

There will be plenty of time for questions (bring your burning questions!) for both presenters. We hope to see you there!