As a blogger, have you ever considered writing a book but don't know where to start? BlogPaws has a bevy of industry experts coming to the conference in a few weeks and we know this is one session prospective authors will want to attend.
Darlene Arden will lead "So
You Want to Write a Book" on Friday, May 17th, and we have the scoop on what to expand. Just one more fab session for your conference consideration:
BlogPaws: Hi Darlene, welcome to the pack. What will you be speaking about at BlogPaws and what do you hope folks learn
Darlene Arden: Everyone
wants to write book, thinks they can write a book, or tells me they could have
written one of my books. There's more to it than most people imagine.
I'll be speaking about the how-to of writing a book proposal, the nuts
and bolts of it, and how to find an agent will be a little "bonus"
info. After that it's up to the individual to decide if they have the fortitude
to try to get a book published.
BlogPaws: Have you been to BlogPaws before?
Darlene: This is my first time.
BlogPaws: What can folks hope to learn by attending your session? (Which I see is at the pro level, but open to anyone who has an interest in this topic)
Darlene: I hope they'll learn how to put their best foot forward. No one can guarantee
that they'll get a book published but they'll learn what goes into a book
proposal (it's a lot of work), how to present it well.
The things no one
told me when I needed to know. They'll also learn how to go about finding
an agent. What they'll learn is about mainstream publishing, not
BlogPaws: What is your favorite aspect of attending
BlogPaws/what do you most anticipate as an attendee?
looking forward to networking with other bloggers and with sponsors and, of
course, seeing friends from other venues, as well as learning helpful
information for bloggers. I can't choose one thing! This will be my first
BlogPaws experience so I'm looking forward to all of it!
BlogPaws: Do you
have pets and if so, their names/ages/types?
is my only pet at the present time. She's a 13 1/2 year old Chartreux, a
retired show cat who came to live with me when she was 3 1/2. Her more
formal name is: GP Sinaye's Plaisir d'Amour of Ajolie.
BlogPaws: Where can
people learn more about you? (blog, Twitter handle, Facebook links, etc):
Twitter handle is: petxpert
I also have a fan page and a Group on Facebook. The Fan Page is
under my name; the Group is Fans of Rover, Get Off Her Leg! (never name
anything at 3 a.m.) but we discuss ALL pets, not just dogs.
on Pinterest as Darlene Arden and
on LinkedIn and Google+
pet related blog (I have another, general blog, at another site) is: www.perpetuallyspeaking.blogspot.com
BlogPaws: Just for
fun, what is something about you people would be surprised to learn?
always been very shy.
BlogPaws: What is one website
you visit at least once daily?
one??! I guess it would have to be Facebook since I'm so involved there.
BlogPaws: What is a favorite blog or
blogger you follow regularly? (other than your own)
no! You're not trapping me into that! LOL I have too many favorites
and I'm not going to name just one!
Grab your ticket and get registered: http://blogpawsconference.com
I guess bloggers are in a good position to start writing a book because they have a lot of articles already written and also they get a lot of feedback from readers so they would know what’s popular and what they do well. This sounds like an interesting session.