The Business of Writing

Course Code: WRIT 5503

Academic Year: 2020-2021

This advanced course prepares students for the practical business of being a professional author/writer. They research the needs and demands of the creative writing marketplace, prepare query letters and book proposals. They develop skills in finding and identifying agents who best suit their needs and then in contacting and developing business relationships with them. They develop abilities for marketing their creative writing and learn to submit their work in required formats and styles. They also research and learn to comprehend the standard elements of a writing/book contract and how to submit their work for writing awards and competitions.