Sarah M. Anderson

Contemporary Westerns with a KICK

I can talk. Boy, can I talk! Writing, books, motherhood, cowboys, pets--heck, even remodeling older homes--you name it, I can talk about it. 




For Readers


Raising Readers: Helping Children Love Literature for a Lifetime

Homework, sports, music--where do you find the time to help your children learn to love books? Learn how to capture your kids' interest with books and squeeze literature into spare moments. All ages welcome!


How to Make Friends With Your Favorite Author

With the Internet, it's easier than ever to contact your favorite author. But what's the best way to do so? Learn how to reach out to your favorite author as well as guidelines for keeping the conversation respectful.




For Writers


What to Expect When You’re Revising

You've polished your book until it shined--and it sold! Now what? Learn about how the revision process changes from unpublished to published and get handy tips on how to survive that first revision letter, TrackChange, and never-ending rewrites.


Can You Say That? Words That Do and Do Not Work in Romance

You can say whatever you want in a book, right? Not always. Learn about the word choice rules as for different categories and audiences. Warning: This presentation contains strong language: parental discretion advised!


Mama Didn't Always Write Cowboys: Finding the Genre That Works for You

Is this you? "I specialize in space operas, westerns, erotica, horror, and historicals (WWII)." Learn how to figure out which genre showcases your talents best and how to leverage that information into a great pitch.



Making a Career Out of Category: The Pros and Cons of a Category Career

What are the pros and cons of a category career? Learn about breaking into publishing by writing category novels, how agents figure into the equation, how the submission process works, and what to expect from contract negotiations.




For Students


Is Self-Publishing Right for You?

So you finished a book--congratulations! Now what? Learn about the differences between self-publishing and traditional publishing, as well as the key steps to make sure that, no matter what you're publishing, it's a book that readers will love.

 

What Can You Do with an English Degree? 

Are you tired of people asking what you're going to do with your English degree--and tired of not having a really good answer? Learn about job alternatives available to people with English degrees as well as what additional skills you'll need to get the job of your dreams!


How to Break into Publishing

Publishing is a fast-paced, fast-changing industry. Whether you're interested in writing, editing, agenting, or something in between, learn what skills you need to get your foot in the door of a publishing career.




Contact


Got a specific topic you’d like to have me cover? Email me and we’ll set something up!


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What Others Are Saying


“Sarah has an energy that instantly engages a room. It’s hard to beat that combination of great information cleverly delivered, and I jump at every chance to present with her.”

    Allie Pleiter, www.alliepleiter.com

    Author, Speaker


“Sarah is a captivating presenter. Audience members will be laughing while learning a great deal about the business of writing and publishing. Realistic, yet inspiring, Sarah’s presentations will remain with the audience.”

    Amy Alessio, www.amyalessio.com

    Author, Librarian, Speaker


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