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Salem Meeting: “Contracts, Copyrights & Taxes, Oh My! What Writers Need To Know About Business” with David Paul Williams
November 16, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
On Thursday, November 16th from 6:30-8:30 p.m. (talk begins at 7 p.m.), David Paul Williams will present to our chapter at the Salem Public Library (Anderson Room B), 585 Liberty St SE. (Please note that this meeting is on a Thursday and not our usual Wednesday.)
You pitched the book proposal–now the agent or publisher wants the manuscript. But what’s all this about contracts, copyright, invoices, and quarterlies? If it’s on the Internet, I can use it, right? Am I a business or a hobby? Should I incorporate? Why do I need social media, a website, and public speaking engagements when I only crave solitude and time to write? And why do I want a brand if I don’t punch cows?
Successful writers have split personalities. The creative side crafts great works. The other side takes care of business. Learn how to take care of business so you can continue to write the good stuff.
This course is for writers who are looking for practical information about creating a writing life, selling their work and treating writing as a business. Attendees will leave with a thorough handout.
David is author of Fly Fishing for Western Smallmouth, Editor-In-Chief of Flyfisher, Department Editor of Flyfishing & Tying Journal, In The Field Editor of Washington-Oregon Game & Fish and former Business Topics Editor of ArrowTrade. When not writing or teaching, he is a practicing lawyer and real estate broker in Bellevue, Washington.