We are excited and honored to announce the 2017 Winners of the Chanticleer International Book Awards. The winners were recognized at the fifth annual Chanticleer Authors Conference and Awards Banquet Ceremony on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at the Hotel Bellwether, Bellingham, Wash.
LEARNING FROM THE GREATS with #CAC18 Speaker, JESSICA MORRELL – CAC18, Writing Workshops, Author Development
Uncover the secrets of great authors, discover how they use the intricacies of writing craft, and trace these authors’ influences and habits. Learn how to analyze how great authors reflect their time period and find fresh ways to manipulate language with Jessica Page Morrell.
Here is the second half of a two-part series on How to Write a Synopsis. The first part deals with synopsis development and this second part will discuss the mechanics of a synopsis.
A book synopsis completes a sales package that includes the synopsis, the book's first three chapters, and a letter of introduction that goes out to literary agents, publishers, and acquisition editors. Top-tier editor, Jessica Morrell, shares her insight and tips.
USING SOUND and SIGHT to REVISE YOUR WORK by Craig Anderson – Writing Instruction, Editing, Author Toolkit
Put this new Editing Tool to work for you! Now you can edit your work by listening to it on a phone, music player, in your car, or send it to a friend for a critique. It’s like an instant audiobook of your own work but in its editing stage.
Scott Steindorff is an American film and television producer who specializes in adapting books into movies. Known in the industry as the “Hollywood Book Man”, when he buys rights to a book, there's a good chance that story will show up on the big or home screen. AND he is coming to the Chanticleer Authors Conference!
Don't let your book become invisible to its potential readers! Effective covers sell the first book. The content between the covers sells the second book. And you can quote me on that.
What Acquisition Editors and Agents Notice When Evaluating a Manuscript – A Handy Checklist by Jessica Page Morrell
Jessica is known for explaining the hows and whys of what makes for excellent writing and for sharing very clear examples that examine the technical aspects of writing that emphases layering and subtext. Her books on writing craft are considered “a must have” for any serious writer’s toolkit.
HOW to POST an EDITORIAL REVIEW on AMAZON.COM by Sharon Anderson – Book Marketing, Reviews, Instructional
Why do you want to post reviews on your book's Amazon page in the Editorial Reviews section? Find out why and how with this handy blog post.