We Write: How to write your book and get it published

Sunday 21st April
The Arc, Jewry Street, Winchester SO23 8SB
£40.00 for all three panels

Trio of panels for emerging authors, with advice on how to write and publish your book and a troubleshooting session to help with some of the challenges facing writers seeking to get published.


How to Write Your Book

Time: 12:00-13:00

Panel: Sam Holland, Liv Matthews, Karen Hamilton in conversation with bestselling author Claire Fuller

Keynote: An entertaining insight into how to write a novel, by four local, best selling authors – three crime fiction writers in conversation with award winning novelist, Claire Fuller.

About the talk: There are many ways to write a book, and in this session three local novelists, plus author Claire Fuller, explore their writing process, offering encouragement, helpful suggestions and inspiration to any writer, whether at the beginning of their book writing journey or well advanced on the road to publication.  The panel will cover how to start, character development, problem-solving, writer’s block and other topics.


How to get Published

Time: 13:00-14:00

Panel: Katie Fulford in conversation with Judith Heneghan

Keynote: You’ve written your book, now how do you get it published?

About the talk: Katie Fulford spent her career heading various departments of HarperCollins, she is now a literary agent at Bell Lomax Moreton.  With 30 years’ experience at the top of the book publishing industry, she will be discussing with novelist Judith Heneghan what agents and publishers are looking for when deciding whether to publish a book, covering topics such as why you need a literary agent and what they do, how best to increase your chances of getting a book deal, and current trends in book publishing.


Troubleshooting for Authors

Time: 14:15-15:15

Panel: Scott Pack and Natasha Poliszczuk in conversation with Judith Heneghan

Keynote: Information to help emerging authors navigate publication and what comes after.

About the talk: Author Judith Heneghan will be in conversation with book publishing expert Scott Pack and Natasha Poliszczuk, journalist, editor, book reviewer and social media book influencer,  to answer some of the many questions that writers have about the realities of the publishing industry and how best to market and promote your book. The discussion will include what to do if you can’t find an agent, how to approach self publishing, and using social media. Questions for the panel can be sent in on registration for the event.

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