Michael will be appearing at Grub Street Writers' Muse & the Marketplace Conference, speaking with Ethan Gilsdorf (Fantasy Freaks & Gaming Geeks) on "Nonfiction Career Building: From Article to Book and Back Again."
How does a nonfiction book emerge from an essay or article? And how can publishing that book lead to more work as a writer and create a bigger platform for your career? In this seminar, Michael Blanding and Ethan Gilsdorf -- two seasoned authors and journalists -- will discuss how to establish your expertise by writing essays and articles, and how these publications can lead to nonfiction book deals. They'll also look at how having published a book becomes a springboard for more short-form nonfiction work, and how the ability to write for newspapers, magazines and online publications is an essential skill in marketing and promoting your book, establishing your credentials in a niche area, and potentially making a living as a journalist/freelancer/author. Come with questions, and you'll emerge with concrete ideas for building your own nonfiction writing career.