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Friday, April 5 • 3:45pm - 5:00pm
4A: Developing Your Nonfiction Book FULL
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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 nonfiction, self-help, or memoir, do you really have to be Deepak Chopra or Omarosa Manigault 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 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 your story more compelling. There will be have 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 →

Friday April 5, 2019 3:45pm - 5:00pm EDT
Charles River Room - 4th Floor