The Writing Life: Expectations and Reality
Laura Maylene Walter
Being a writer is all about composing effortless first drafts in your secluded cottage before greeting fans on a nationwide book tour and cashing royalty checks, right? Well, no. In this craft talk, we’ll break down the expectations and realities of various aspects of the writing life, including: the writing process, receiving critical feedback, revision, the submission process, literary agents, publishing, payment, rejection, self-doubt, distraction, and more, all to help participants create fruitful and fulfilling writing lives of their own.