So You Wrote a Novel. Now What?

Tuesday, December 07, 2021
08:00 PM - 09:00 PM

This member skillshare is perfect for writers who want to keep up the motivation after NaNoWriMo or another writing milestone, and those who want to seek ideas for getting their work out there.

As authors, we’d love for others to acknowledge that writing for children is not easy. And even when we’ve written the best novel ever, the next struggle is to find someone to actually read it. Pat McCaw rekindled her passion for writing when a friend encouraged her to participate in NaNoWriMo. After cranking out a 50,000-word novel, she couldn’t wait to shout from the rooftops and then immediately shared her novel with the world. In retrospect, she wishes she would have chosen a different course of action. In this workshop, there will be no concrete answers or absolute instructions on what you should do with your writing, but it will be an open and honest conversation about the struggles to get your work seen - and appreciated.

About the Speaker:

Pat McCaw, MD is a physician, mom, and children’s author. She practices family medicine part-time to allow more room to write. She returned to school in her forties to obtain her MFA in Creative Writing for Children from Hamline University – and knows it was the best decision of her life. While constantly working toward her first traditionally published novel or picture book, she teaches writing classes to educators while demonstrating the many ways that picture books can augment a classroom. She her own personal blog Pat’s Chat and recently blogged for a paddle board company Gili Sports – and earned actual money for her writing skills. She has a self-published a middle grade fantasy trilogy and a computer full of picture books and novels waiting for that magical day when it’s not a rejection letter!


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