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Winter School: Authorpreneurship - The Business of Creativity



Hazel Edwards




In the business of creativity, the author is the brand.

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Hazel Edwards


Writers and illustrators are solo operators in the business of ideas. This session is designed for aspiring and published writers, biographers, illustrators and those who have a professional attitude towards the publishing of their books and ideas.

You will learn

  • How to build your author brand
  • How to write book proposals & manage publicity
  • How to manage your time and energy
  • Ways to approach collaborations
  • How to handle success & rejection

This workshop develops employment-related skills.

About Hazel Edwards

Hazel Edwards is best known for ‘There’s a Hippopotamus on our Roof Eating Cake’ which toured as a musical in 2016. Hazel has also written junior histories and her memoir, ‘Not Just a Piece of Cake; Being an Author’ shares the workstyle behind her over 200 books. The co-written ‘Hijabi Girl’ is her latest junior fiction.

Winter School

Read more about other workshops in our Winter School program:

Winter School: Writing Grief and Trauma, 10 July

Winter School: How to Write Your Perfect YA Novel, 11 July

Winter School: A Crash Course in Freelance Journalism, 13 July

Winter School: Other People’s Lives – Storytelling and Ethics, 14 July

Winter School: Writing and Structuring Memoir, 15 July

Winter School: Lessons from Commercial Fiction, 16 July

Winter School: Writing Place, 17 July

Winter School: Writing and Advocacy, 18 July

Winter School: Finding Your Voice, 19 July

Winter School: Writing for Performance, 20 July

Winter School: Science Writing, 21 July

Winter School: Creativity 101, 22 July

Winter School: Writing Science Fiction, 23 July

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Registration for this event ended on 12 July 2017 - 8:00
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