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 youve 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.
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. Robs magazine
articles have appeared in scores of publications, including Field and Stream,
Guideposts, The Old Farmers Almanac, American Songwriter, Birders
World, Country Journal, Tennessee Wildlife, Nashville Scene, The Conservationist, and Griffith
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 writers 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 writers conferences. Shirleen is currently working on a
bread-baking book in partnership with Fleischmanns Yeast Corporation.
8:00 Registration and continental breakfast
9:00 NONFICTION: HOW TO WRITE IT, HOW TO SELL IT - Rob Simbeck
10:30 NONFICTION: HOW TO WRITE IT, HOW TO SELL IT - Rob Simbeck
1:00 THE WINNING TEAM - Shirleen Sando
2:30 FREELANCE FREE-FOR-ALL: YOUR QUESTIONS AND YOUR CONCERNS ABOUT WRITING
- Rob Simbeck and Shirleen Sando