Spiritual Direction and the Writing Game
Sunday, 23 April
Have you wondered about publishing your writing in a book format? Would you like an opportunity to talk with publishers about what material they are looking for and how they make decisions about what is published?
Writing (and reading) can inspire deep spiritual growth. The mindful practice of setting pen to paper (or fingers to keyboard) can help you promote your business, educate your clientele, sort out your own thoughts and feelings, build a community of peers, and even get your ideas published. Understanding the different forms of writing, and which ones can lead to publishing, is the challenge of the modern “authorpreneur.”
How do book editors think? How do they decide which manuscripts to publish? How do magazine editors acquire appropriate material for their publication? Come join us for a workshop that covers all of these topics and more, giving you an insider’s understanding about the writing and publishing game. Our workshop leaders have decades of publishing experience and will be glad to share with you the ins and outs of both writing and publishing. Bring your questions!
Roy M. Carlisle is a senior editorial consultant to the Crossroad Publishing Company. In that capacity he works with the publisher and editorial team to acquire and develop new projects for the Crossroad list of titles. His editorial focus is on obtaining books of Christian spirituality, spiritual direction, and psychology. Roy is also the acquisitions director for the Independent Institute. In that capacity, he works with the Institute’s research director, center directors, fellows, and scholars to identify academic authors for potential scholarly book publishing projects in the fields of political economy, history, law, and public policy.