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David Burton: So you want to be a writer…

Session Info:

I’ve worked as a professional writer for ten years. Despite warnings from teachers and career counselors, I’m yet to end up penniless and in the gutter.

In this time, I’ve also had the opportunity to meet and talk with many other writers. I believe there’s a key set of underlying values to most successful creative careers. This talk looks at the foundational philosophies that serve to motivate writers no matter where they’re up to in their journey.

Leave this talk with a fresh set of tools and exercises to help you on the pathway to accomplishing your writing goals.

Topics Covered

  • Getting past the blank page and generating ideas
  • Navigating draft zero and the principles of sound self-editing
  • Building confidence in your writing
  • Pathways to publication
  • Key principles that will make you a better writer right now.

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