Wednesday, December 26, 2012

The Biggest Story of the Year on The Writers' Lens!

TW Fendley, Carol Carr, Ann Collette, and David Lucas
The Biggest Story of the Year on The Writers Lens!
By Brad R. Cook

As I continue to showcase some of the stories from The Writers’ Lens’ inaugural year, I wanted to focus on the biggest event.

If I added up the views from all the different articles we ran on this event, it might have made number one on the list of most viewed, but in terms of size, scope, and the information provided it can’t be beat.

The Writers’ Lens partnered with St. Louis Writers Guild and the Missouri Writers Guild to interview several of the speakers at the 2012 Missouri Writers Guild Annual Conference.

T.W. Fendley, David Lucas and I set up our computers, cameras, and voice recorders at the conference and had an amazing time getting to know the interviewees. We had a number of setbacks, snafus, technical glitches, full memory cards, and more, but were able to capture all of the interviews in one format or another. We had a blast, and the speakers we interviewed provided such wonderful information. 

What had been pitched as a series of short five minute interviews grew into in-depth discussions about a variety of topics, from the agent/client relationship to intellectual property and copyright laws. Some are offered in multiple formats others are audio only but what is said is priceless – insights into the publishing industry from those who are at the forefront. The interviews allowed those who attended to gain even more from the speakers and allowed those who couldn’t make it or had never attended the MWG Conference a chance to see what it is all about.

Here is the link to the final article we ran in May that included all the interviews in multiple formats.

If you are interested in the 2013 Missouri Writers Guild Conference, here are the links for more information.

Interviews from the 2012 Missouri Writers Guild include:
Editor-in-Chief of The Wild Rose Press, Rhonda Penders
New York Times Bestselling Author Christie Craig
Writer’s Digest Author Christina Katz  
IP Attorney Paul Lesko
Literary Agent Ann Behar
Literary Agent Ann Collette and Author Carol Carr
Thank you for stopping by The Writers' Lens - we look forward to bringing more great insights in 2013!


Brad R. Cook is a historical fantasy author and President of St. Louis Writers Guild. Please visit or follow me on Twitter @bradrcook

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