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How to Write a Bestseller—even if you never took a writing class! by Julie Cantrell

I met Julie at the Mississippi Writer’s Guild Conference this past summer. When I heard the story of how she moved from manuscript to publication, I knew I had to have her speak to the Write Now! Mastermind Class.  Julie will be speaking next Wednesday, November 28 at 12:00 PM CST (Think Chicago). Here’s what Julie had to say about the class:

How to Write a Bestseller – even if you never took a writing class! by Julie Cantrell

Join us on November 28, 2012 at noon to hear what I’ve learned in the trenches as I wrote, pitched, and published my debut novel, Into the Free…a book that spent three weeks on both the New York Times and USA TODAY bestseller lists and earned a starred review from Publishers Weekly (even though I never took a writing class).

I’ll answer questions such as:

  1. How did the idea for this book develop?
  2. Did you sell your first draft or were there many edits involved?
  3. What tools were most helpful for you as you learned to craft a novel?
  4. How did your debut novel get noticed on shelves?

We’ll also discuss logistical details such as finding an agent, signing with a large publisher vs small publisher, dealing with editors, and carving time to write.

And we’ll tackle hot topics in the publishing world including the convergence of the Christian and secular markets, self-published e-books, and why Indie stores matter.

PLUS…you’ll have time to ask questions at the end of this 45 minute workshop.

And the best part of all…it’s all FREE of charge. All you have to do is register for the teleconference and call in at 12:00 CST, on November 28, 2012.

As a debut novelist, I’ve learned a lot by trial and error. Now, I’m ready to share my advice with you.

Why am I offering a free workshop? Because nice people helped me achieve my dream of becoming a novelist, and I want to do the same for you.

What’s in it for me? Well, selfishly, I’m an avid reader…and if I can help you publish a good book, then I’ll have a fabulous new story to read.

What do you have to lose? Absolutely nothing but time.

How can you participate in this free workshop? Visit Rochelle’s Website, and sign up for the Write Now! Mastermind class. If you’re already a member, you’ll be sent a reminder on Tuesday!

About Julie Cantrell. New York Times and USA TODAY bestselling author, Julie Cantrell was the editor-in-chief of the Southern Literary Review. She has been a freelance writer for a decade and has contributed to more than a dozen books. Julie and her family now live in Oxford, Mississippi where they operate Valley House Farm. A speech-language pathologist and literacy advocate, Julie also was honored to receive the 2012 Mississippi Arts Commission Literary Fellowship and is working on a creative nonfiction book about her family’s adventures as first-generation farmers. Her second novel will be published by David C Cook and is set to follow her bestselling debut, Into the Free.


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