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Sunday, April 18 • 13:00 - 13:50
It Really Is Who You Know: How to Become a Networked Writer

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Building relationships is complex, scary, and often something we don't think of as part of our jobs as writers because its associated with leisure and socializing. But in the cutthroat business of books, more often than not, your career comes down to who you know. If you don't know anyone, how do you change that?

This presentation will provide different options for authors to build professional relationships, how to use social media without being creepy, how to balance being a fan with being a peer, the differences between friends who are your writing supporters, and professional acquaintances who might also become your supporters. I will also share some personal experiences trying and failing to build a network that will hopefully help people skip my mistakes.

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Jaye Viner

A dabbler in language and color and otherworldly-narratives, Jaye is open to any and all conversations about Star Trek, Farscape, and The 100. She is the author of a debut novel, Jane of Battery Park, about a woman whose family puts celebrities on trial for their sins (yikes), and... Read More →

Sunday April 18, 2021 13:00 - 13:50 UTC