I've always enjoyed nurturing writers, working with them to bring out the very best in their work. From time to time I teach workshops and do pitch sessions or critiques. - I'm happy to consider invitations to conferences and workshops (email me at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Creativity: Lovely, Elusive, Essential and Joyous
The pandemic has pounded us all. We’ve felt boredom, fear, frustration, isolation. And we’ve suffered losses. But now we truly treasure the opportunity to gather in celebration of our creative lives. This keynote touches on some insights about the nature of creativity and the need for it, and includes some experiences related to creativity with the development of books by Mary’s clients.
Agent-Author session: Mary Cummings and Dawn Young
Our inside scoop
It can be mysterious, exciting and intimidating (all at once!) to move to the next level in your writing and seek an agent. In this session, we’ll talk about knowing when you’re ready (hint: there’s no one-size-fits-all answer); tips for your search; how best to prepare for and use time on the call with a potential agent; what to expect in a working relationship; how a book offer comes about, and more. Dawn and Mary will discuss COUNTING ELEPHANTS, the book that began their relationship and will touch on several others, including related communications, editing, brainstorming, submissions, etc. Questions are welcomed!