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The Secrets behind Writing and Selling Your First Book

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Do you have a great idea for a book but don't know how to go about writing and selling it? Have you written a book that is collecting dust in your desk drawer? If you'd like to know what publishers and agents are really looking for, come to Laura Mazer's, (former Lm columns editor) one-day seminar at the Meridian Gallery in San Francisco on October 21st. Learn the top 10 reasons book proposals are rejected and how to avoid those pitfalls. Learn how to promote yourself so you'll get noticed. This workshop will give you the tools you need to first book project written, sold, published and on the shelves in bookstores.

When: Sunday, October 21st, 10am-4pm.
Where: Meridian Gallery, San Francisco
Fee: $125

Amy Stockwell Mercer is a freelance writer living in Charleston, SC with her husband and three sons. An MFA graduate in Creative Writing from Queens University, she writes about art and artist profiles for Charleston Magazine, The City Paper, Charleston Art Mag, and Art Papers. Amy also writes about living with chronic illness, and is finishing a book about women with diabetes for Demos Health. When she needs to get out of her own head, she teaches college students how to write the 5 paragraph essay. You can read more of her writing at her website.

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