The Southborough Library is in the midst of its New England Author Series.
Authors have already given advice on the writing process. Now there’s help for writers/or potential writers who want advice on the next step.
The panel “How to Get Published” will take place at the library on Wednesday, October 30, at 7:00 pm.
Experts will give advice and answer questions based on their experiences.
Bruce Spitzer will offer the perspective of a successful self-publisher and talk about what its like to work with an industry-insider editor.
Boston Literary Agent Katherine Flynn will provide insight into traditional publishing.
Spitzer’s credentials include:
- Writing and publishing the novel Extra Innings.
- Working as a public relations executive, magazine editor and columnist.
- Winning awards from the New England Press Association, the International Association of Business Communicators and the Publicity Club of Boston.
Flynn’s credentials include:
- Working for the Boston-New York agency Kneerim, Williams and Bloom (KW&B), representing History, Biography, Current Affairs, Science, and Pop Culture for non-fiction and both literary and commercial fiction.
- Formerly working at the literary agency of Nicholas Ellison/Sanford J. Greenburger Associates, Inc. in New York, where she assisted with authors such as suspense writer Nelson DeMille and the Dexter series author Jeff Lindsay.
- Working for the publishing company of Bedford/St. Martin’s. She has a degree in History from Johns Hopkins University and pursued her Ph.D. in History from Brown University.
- Teaching English literature and composition to high school students and has working in a rare book shop.
This is the second panel the library has hosted in this series. Last week, a panel of mystery authors offered advice for budding mystery writers.
Highlights from their advice:
- Think about who did it, why, and why they did it that way.
- When creating a mystery series, develop main characters that would interact with different people on a regular basis.
- Kelner reminded the audience that you don’t have write in chronological order and that everyone is a geek about something.
- Ross recommended Wicked Cozy Authors for anyone looking to learn about mystery books with a New England accent.
The New England Author Series is funded by the Southborough Cultural Arts Council, a local representative of the Massachusetts Cultural Council.