Life of a Book: Author Development Programme

What genre is my book? How can I fund my writing process? What does an agent do? Can I query a publisher directly? What is a good book deal? Who decides where my book is stocked? How do I get events? How do I deal with elations and failure? Where do I find community?

Every writer has wanted to ask questions like this, and so many more. Now you can.

Writing the Book I Querying I Working with Publishers I Post-Publication I Building Community

Voices from across the literary sector, including writers, agents, publishers, festival programmers, and booksellers, came together in this series of free online events to answer those questions that are so essential to the life of your book – but often so hard to ask.

Over the course of a week, panelists explored key topics through discussion. Audience members could pre-submit questions, as well as asking live, helping to hone the discussions to what you needed to hear about. These Panel Discussions were open to all.

Members of each day’s panel also gave short 1-2-1 session through our Evening Surgeries, where participants could ask questions specific to their own writing journey.

This programme was been developed and funded by Creative Scotland, with support from Hawthornden Foundation with Society of Authors, and facilitated by Moniack Mhor.

Recordings of all the Panel Discussions will be available on Moniack Mhor’s website and YouTube channel very soon. Sign up to our newsletter (at the bottom of this page) to be notified when the recordings are live.

Panel Discussions
3.00pm – 4.00pm BST

A panel of professionals and experts discuss a range of questions from different angles

These Panel discussions are now complete. Please check back soon for recordings, or sign up to our newsletter below to be notified when they are available.

Evening Surgeries
6.00pm – 8.30pm BST

1-2-1 sessions to ask your questions directly to a member of the day’s panel discussions

The Evening Surgeries are now complete.

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