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Bringing a Business Focus to a Creative Career and Selling What You Write Zoom Seminar, July 30th, 2022
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Bringing a Business Focus to a Creative Career and Selling What You Write Zoom Seminar, July 30th, 2022


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Saturday, July 30th, 2022

Live Seminar Via Zoom 10AM PST – 12:30PM PST

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Led by Ying Compestine, who signed a six-figure, three book deal in October 2021 and her YA book A Banquet for Hungry Ghosts was picked up for TV  the same month as an animated anthology horror series adaptation by 108 Media. Ying is an award-winning author, inspirational speaker, and former food editor for Martha Stewart's Whole Living magazine. Ying is the multi-talented author of 20 books including fiction, picture books, and cookbooks.

Have you ever wondered why some talented authors find success while others struggle? 

If your dream is to be a working writer, this lecture will teach you the important aspects of managing a creative business career. After all, publishing is where art meets commerce. All aspiring writers need to be aware and informed of the realities of both creating meaningful work and publishing with the goal of earning and sustaining a living.

Session 1: Secrets of successful writers use to manage their career  

You will learn the techniques that successful writers use to treat their work as a business and improve their income while maintaining high literary standards: setting clear objectives, revising your work, strategic negotiation, effective marketing, exploring new opportunities, and finding ways to create lucrative income by leveraging their efforts. 

15-minute BREAK

Session 2: Sell your work and maximize profit from your work 

If you have a fantastic idea for a book or are currently working on your story, this informative workshop will also show you what you need to know to get published: whether you should hire an agent, how to sell your idea before completing your project, and how to sell your manuscript to a reputable publisher by yourself.  Drawing upon her personal experience, Ying will share her journey so that you can have an insider look into the process of writing and selling high-quality books and maximizing profit from your work. There will be time reserved for questions and comments.    

COURSE TAKEAWAYS:     

  • Secrets of a being a successful writer     
  • Insider knowledge into the world of publishing and writing     
  • How to produce high-quality works     
  • How to treat your writing as a business     
  • How to sell your writing     
  • How to create multiple revenue streams through your writing     
  • How to find the right agent and how to work with an agent     
  • How to manage your own creative career

STUDENTS LOVE YING:     

"Ying, your guidance has completely revolutionized how I put a story together so that I keep the agents and publishers in mind to keep life easier for them, and also for the reader in how I construct my paragraphs and chapters. I’ve even taken the hook that I wrote in your class and started a book with it! I laid out the chapters first as if I were going to present it to a publisher, and it has made the writing process a lot more productive than just going with the flow.” — Quinn W., Workshop Student 

“You gave me enough writing technique and marketing information to feel like I can get started with confidence. Thank you, Ying!” — JR, Workshop Student 

“Ying, thank you for being so diligent, so focused and so professional in your approach to the class. I found the whole experience exceeded my most optimistic expectations.” — Emily E., Workshop Student  

“I found your confidence and ambition infectious, Ying. [You] encouraged me to really go after the big agents and publishers and to believe in my product.  For that, I can’t thank you enough.” — Amy C., Workshop Student

ONLINE COURSE STRUCTURE:
This seminar will meet via Zoom on Saturday, July 30th, 2022.

*A recording of the seminar will be made available to everyone who enrolls.

PAYMENT OPTIONS:

You can pay for the course in full or use Affirm to pay over time with equal Monthly Payments. Both options are available at checkout.
  • Ying Compestine | Live via Zoom

  • July 30th, 2022

  • Seminar is fully ONLINE and meets via Zoom

Award-winning author, inspirational speaker, and former food editor for Martha Stewart's Whole Living magazine, Ying Chang Compestine is the multi-talented author of 20 books including fiction, picture books, and cookbooks. She has also worked as the spokesperson for several international companies such as Nestle Maggi and Celestial Seasoning. Ying is the sought-after speaker at schools, universities, cruise ships, and high-end resorts, including The World, Crystal, and Silver Seas, and on the private jet TCS. Many of Ying’s books have won numerous awards globally and are required reading in schools around the world. A few are currently being adapted into TV shows and a feature film.

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