. . . and were afraid to ask? Well, ask away, compadre! Cuz that is exactly what’s happening at our next monthly meeting. I know we say this a lot, but this time our next event will be extra, extra special. An event of biblical proportions and spectacular bandwidth, as it were. Because, ladies and gents, children and small house pets, for the first time ever Buckeye Crime Writers will be combining with another central OH writing group, the Ohio Writers’ Association (formerly Columbus Creative Cooperative), to form a DUAL MEETING as our speaker will be none other than OWA founder Brad Pauquette, who will be expounding on, wait for it: publishing. Among the items he will be discussing:
- The three primary paths to publishing (self-publishing, small presses and traditional/big 5).
- The advantages, expectations, costs and compensation of each of the above.
- Scams, red flags and false promises to avoid.
So where are you going to be Saturday 10/27/18? Sprawled on your couch watching OSU football? NO (it’s a bye week anyway). You’re going to be at the Grandview Library (1685 W. 1st Avenue) from 12:30 – 3:00, learning the process of turning your written words into filthy lucre. Because if anybody knows a thing or two about publishing, it’s Brad. Not only has he written a book about self-publishing (The Self-Publishing Handbook), he’s consulted with clients from professional athletes to New York Times bestselling authors, and he’s also the founder of the Columbus Publishing Lab and the Columbus Press. In addition, Brad has edited several anthologies, authored a book on the water crisis in India (Sejal: The Walk for Water), and when he’s not doing any of the above he spends his time thinking up stuff to do on a farm in Zanesville with a wife, four children, and several adorable critters. So block out the aforementioned Saturday and come loaded with questions for an event you don’t want to miss. Per usual, we will try to corral the speaker at a local restaurant after the meeting for some extra input, so feel free to join if you are able. And since this is a combined event, two groups will be occupying one space, and the space holds up to 60 people. Do the math. In the meantime, keep writing.