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Engineering Your Success: Wisdom Takeaways from the San Francisco Writer’s Conference

My third installment of the San Francisco Writer’s Conference take-aways.

Phoenix Publishing and Book Promotion

Engineering Your Success: Wisdom Takeaways from the San Francisco Writer’s Conference

 by Shanan Winters

Now that the dust has settled and my mind has stopped reeling from the overdose of information that was the San Francisco Writer’s Conference, I’m able to gather some thoughts and present a handful of takeaways.The SFWC is more of a “Business of Writing” than a “How to Write” experience. There were question-and-answer panels with genre authors, but most of the classes focused on marketing, publishing, and building an author platform.

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The overarching message received was abundant and clear:

You, dear author, are the engineer of your success.

You will be as successful as you make yourself. No more. No less. Today’s publishing industry is vastly different from that of just a few years ago, and it continues to change. It puts the author firmly in the driver’s seat of her own career.

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