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Rob Simbeck

Rob Simbeck
"Nonfiction: How to Write It,
How to Sell It"

Shirleen ando

Shirleen Sando
"Freelance Free-For-All: Your Quesitons and Concerns About Writing" (with Rob Simbeck)

 

heartland writers

2001 Workshop - Writing and Selling Nonfiction

What: A one-day workshop

When : Saturday, June 16, 2001
9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Where: University Center on the campus of Southeast Missuri State University, corner of Norrmal and Henderson, Cape Girardeau, Missouri.

Cost: $55 HWG members, $60 Non-Members. A $2 handling fee is added to cover online transaction costs. Thanks.

Writing and Selling Nonfiction

This may well be the most practical, the most realistic, the most motivating, the most informative, and the most entertaining day you’ve ever spent regarding your writing career.

Rob Simbeck goes straight to the heart of the realities of freelance nonfiction writing, whether you want to dabble in it or make a living at it. His topics include how to craft interesting and unusual articles, how to pitch them in unexpected places, how to use life experiences to bring passion to writing, and how fiction writers can spin off nonfiction articles. He deals with turning articles into books and turning books into articles.

Shirleen Sando brings her editing skills and marketing expertise to the workshop. Her topics will address changing trends in the publishing industry, focusing on book distribution and the expanding role of small presses. She will also explore the value of partnership between publisher and author and discuss creative marketing techniques.

More About Our Speakers:

Rob Simbeck is an accomplished speaker and award winning writer. His latest book, Daughter of the Air: The Brief Soaring Life of Cornelia Fort, published by Atlantic Monthly, has received strong reviews. Rob’s magazine articles have appeared in scores of publications, including Field and Stream, Guideposts, The Old Farmer’s Almanac, American Songwriter, Birder’s World, Country Journal, Tennessee Wildlife, Nashville Scene, The Conservationist, and Griffith Observer.

He is a writer and interviewer for American Country Countdown, a syndicated radio show heard by more than five million listeners on more than 700 stations worldwide each week. He has written press bios for entertainers including Kenny Rogers, Wayne Newton, Shania Twain, Waylon Jennings, Kathie Lee Gifford, and Hank Williams, Jr. His awards include the Tennessee History Book Award, Best Column Award from the International Regional Newspaper Association, and Best Sports Feature from the National Newspaper Association. He speaks regularly on college campuses and at writer’s workshops. He has appeared on C-SPAN 2's “Book TV”.

Shirleen Sando is an author, editor, syndicated columnist, and award winning cook. She is President and Marketing Director of Skyward Publishing, Dallas, Texas. Her recent book, Beyond Low-Fat Baking, has been well received around the country. She has developed strategies for use of the internet as an effective marketing tool. She frequently teaches courses on healthy cooking and speaks at writer’s conferences. Shirleen is currently working on a bread-baking book in partnership with Fleischmann’s Yeast Corporation.

Schedule:

8:00 Registration and continental breakfast

9:00 NONFICTION: HOW TO WRITE IT, HOW TO SELL IT - Rob Simbeck

10:15 Break

10:30 NONFICTION: HOW TO WRITE IT, HOW TO SELL IT - Rob Simbeck

12:00 Lunch

1:00 THE WINNING TEAM - Shirleen Sando

2:15 Break

2:30 FREELANCE FREE-FOR-ALL: YOUR QUESTIONS AND YOUR CONCERNS ABOUT WRITING - Rob Simbeck and Shirleen Sando

 

 

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