Monday, 20 June 2011

Inspiration from publishing and marketing seminars at the Worcestershire Literary Festival

On Sunday 19 June 2011, I attended a wonderful pair of seminars given as part of the Worcestershire Literature Festival. They gave a brief overview of publishing and marketing and publicity for writers. It was hosted by the Worcester Writers' Circle, and led by Peter Spalton and Sylvia Herbert.

Peter himself wrote about the seminars: "I really enjoyed them and the feedback from both events was great." I absolutely concur. I felt it was one of the best events I have attended in any subject in a long time. It was highly motivational and informative, and will be a help to my writing career for a long time to come. There were also other hints and tips about a variety of related subjects, and ample opportunity to discuss things in an informal atmosphere.

As a result of this, I have seriously had a think about the 'brand' I seek to present to the world, and inspired by the wonderful day I had, I have reviewed my twitter presence. I have a twitter account already where I witter on about languages and politics, which will remain. However, I have now launched an additional twitter account which will be specifically dedicated to my writing. You can find me there @DamonLordAuthor and I plan to tweet on topics on or close to my creative interests, writing projects, and about dark and speculative fiction and related fields.

There may also be further changes in my web presence as the weeks go by as I review things, so it's an exciting time ahead! Watch this space!

Addendum: the event has also been reviewed here by Sara Hayward.