AN AUTHOR’S LIFE

By 9 March 2015Blog

wordle 9A bed of roses… Or a bed of nails?

60% of people polled by YouGov put ‘Author’ as most desirable way to earn a living.

But what’s being an author really like?

Come and find out on March 28th, when, as part of the Oxford Literary Festival, novelists Elizabeth Edmondson and Juliet McKenna tell you the truth about the writing life, from traditional publishing to ebooks, from self-publishing to being a hybrid author.

Surviving the rough seas and rocky shores of 21st century writing

Hear the truth about the writing life, from traditional publishing to ebooks, from self-publishing to being a hybrid author.

Elizabeth Edmondson and Juliet McKenna have between them published more than 40 full-length novels, several novellas and numerous short stories as well as non-fiction and criticism. They have years of experience as authors, publishers, booksellers and judges of literary awards.

They’ll share their insights and answer questions on how to survive and thrive in today’s uncertain world.

And they’ll talk about commercial fiction in several genres: historical, crime, sci-fi and fantasy, with a sideways look at romance.

Their session will conclude with Q & A and book-signing.

This event is part of the St Hilda’s College Day at the Festival. See what else is on at www.oxfordliteraryfestival.org.