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What's the next step in my career as a Business English Teacher? Get published!
 

What's the next step in my career as a Business English Teacher? Get published!

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What does it take to become an ELT author these days? Why would you even want to? What’s it actually like to write a book? What types of product are publishers looking for? How do you choose a ...

What does it take to become an ELT author these days? Why would you even want to? What’s it actually like to write a book? What types of product are publishers looking for? How do you choose a publisher and sell your idea to them? How do you write a proposal? How do you know who to send it to? Will they even read it? Do you need an agent – someone to help you get published? What does an agent actually do? What can you do to improve your chances? How should you promote yourself? Can your blog or Twitter account help? Or is it better to just forget all of this and self-publish? These are just some of the questions I’ll attempt to answer in this session, which is aimed at anyone who’s interested in how this whole publishing thing works.

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    What's the next step in my career as a Business English Teacher? Get published! What's the next step in my career as a Business English Teacher? Get published! Presentation Transcript

    • Thursday, 21 June 12
    • What’s the next step in my career as a Business English teacher? Get published! Nick Robinson Paris, 16 June 2012Thursday, 21 June 12
    • So you want to be a writer?Thursday, 21 June 12
    • “Coleridge was a drug addict. Poe was an alcoholic. Marlowe was killed by a man whom he was treacherously trying to stab. Pope took money to keep a womans name out of a satire, then wrote a piece so that she could still be recognized anyhow. Chatterton killed himself. Do you still want to a writer - and, if so, why?” Bennett CerfThursday, 21 June 12
    • On publishers, proposals and rejection "Writing is not a genteel profession. Its quite nasty and tough and kind of dirty." Rosemary MahoneyThursday, 21 June 12
    • “If youre a freelance writer and arent used to being ignored, neglected, and generally given short shrift, you must not have been in the business very long.” Poppy Z. BriteThursday, 21 June 12
    • On building your platform "oh this is going to be addictive" Dom Sagolla, Twitter co-creatorThursday, 21 June 12
    • On the future of publishing "Content is king." Bill GatesThursday, 21 June 12
    • The Great Publishing Power GrabThursday, 21 June 12
    • On the act of writing “Being a good writer is 3% talent, 97% not being distracted by the Internet.”  AnonymousThursday, 21 June 12
    • Thursday, 21 June 12
    • “I get up in the morning, torture a typewriter until it screams, then stop.” Clarence Budington KellandThursday, 21 June 12
    • “I learned that you should feel when writing, not like Lord Byron on a mountain top, but like a child stringing beads in kindergarten - happy, absorbed and quietly putting one bead on after another.” Brenda UelandThursday, 21 June 12
    • “I believe more in the scissors than I do in the pencil.” Truman CapoteThursday, 21 June 12
    • On creativity and ideas “I think I did pretty well, considering I started out with nothing but a bunch of blank paper.” Steve Martin Thursday, 21 June 12
    • “The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas.” Linus PaulingThursday, 21 June 12
    • “Everybody walks past a thousand story ideas every day. The good writers are the ones who see five or six of them. Most people dont see any.” Orson Scott CardThursday, 21 June 12
    • “Most beginning writers - and I was the same - are like chefs trying to cook great dishes that theyve never tasted themselves. How can you make a great - or even an adequate - bouillabaisse if youve never had any?” Daniel QuinnThursday, 21 June 12
    • On editing and criticism “Honest criticism is hard to take, particularly from a relative, a friend, an acquaintance, or a stranger.” Franklin JonesThursday, 21 June 12
    • On making money “Almost anyone can be an author; the business is to collect money and fame from this state of being.” A. A. MilneThursday, 21 June 12
    • On literary agents "SHOW ME THE MONEY!" Jerry MaguireThursday, 21 June 12
    • How can I get represented? http://nickrobinsonelt.com/authors/get-represented/Thursday, 21 June 12
    • Stay in touch • nickrobinsonELT.com • nick@nickrobinsonELT.com • @nmkrobinsonThursday, 21 June 12