Great River Writes: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Writing a Novel

Saturday | November 23 | 10:00-11:00am
Winona Public Library

Author Chris Norbury will share his overall writing experience and answer questions that readers may hesitate to ask an author:

  • Earnings
  • Costs of Producing and Selling a Book
  • The Hidden Costs of Producing and Selling a Book
  • Entering Contests and Winning Awards
  • Achieving Bestseller Status
  • The Dark Side of Novelists

He’ll answer “personal questions” like these with his own statistics: the amount he earns for each book sale, what an average author earns per year, the effect winning a few awards (including being a finalist in the 2018 MN Writes, MN Reads contest) had on his career and book sales, understanding what it means to be a bestselling author these days (which he says he is certainly NOT). Chris hopes to stimulate and encourage the audience to ask any question they want.

The session is geared toward people who are considering writing a book and want to know more of the nitty-gritty aspects, not just the romanticized image of an author’s life. Chris will dispel the myths by sharing what’s really involved with regards to time and money. Those who are simply curious about the business side of writing and how that’s often at odds with the creative side of writing may be interested as well.

Great River Writes is a partner of the River Arts Alliance.


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