I often hear that as a writer, I should blog about writing. I confess it's not the first thing I think about. Writing about writing seems hard when I know there are so many others out there who are already doing such a beautiful job.
But, writing is a huge part of my life. And one of the biggest blessings of this life is this chick right here:
Pardon the grainy photo. iphone + hotel conference room. It's to be expected.
My agent, Sandra Bishop has done more to shape my writing career than anyone else I know, and I've had the opportunity to hear her speak wisdom into my life on countless occasions.
I have never regretted it.
Sometimes I don't like what she says (she doesn't always bring good news...) but I always love the way she says it. Clear, concise wisdom infused into your writing life. And now you can get a little bit of that wisdom for yourself...
(And the best part is, you don't have to travel to a conference to do that...you can sit right there...in your pajamas if you want to...and gain all the wisdom of this brilliant literary agent.)
Sandra is teaching a course at Writer's Digest & if you're a writer or a wanna-be writer then, yes, you most certainly should take part.
Sandra tells me she's going to discuss "the importance of keeping your readers in mind while you write as well as the mistaken notion that it's possible to write a cross-over book". In addition, you'll learn why your bio and platform are more important than ever.
You'll also learn:
The course starts tomorrow and will be 100% worth the time and investment. Check out the Writer's Digest Website for more information on Sandra and this incredible offering.
So what about you...have you ever considered writing a book?
Do tell. I love to swap dreams.
Sandra Bishop was invited in 2009 to join MacGregor Literary, an agency consistently listed among the top five dealmakers on Publishers Marketplace. Prior to agenting, Sandra worked in the marketing department of a major CBA publishing company, and made a living as a freelance writer for nearly a decade.
In her second full year as an agent, Sandra defied the lingering cries of the falling economic sky and placed 30 books for publication. In 2010, Sandra enjoyed the honor of being named “Agent of the Year” by ACFW, a national association of authors who specialize in inspirational fiction.
Sandra represents fiction and nonfiction authors in multiple genres and with varying levels of publication background. She is as hard working as she is likeable, and is proud to have helped several of her authors reach milestones early in their literary partnership. Sandra is awaiting membership status in the Association of Authors’ Representatives (AAR).
Sandra is only open to new clients by referral, and unpublished authors via writers conferences.