Guest Speaker – David W. Berner

Professor David W. Berner
Professor David W. Berner

At our April 9th meeting, Columbia College Associate Professor David W. Berner led us through the nine steps for writing success:

  1. Read, including works outside your genre
  2. Understand the reasons why you’re writing
  3. Know the publishing industry
  4. Keep writing after rejection; your writing is the one constant
  5. Rewrite but don’t write and edit at the same time
  6. Research agents
  7. Query
  8. Submit
  9. Do it all again.

David entertained us by reading an excerpt from his next work He also graciously stayed to chat and to sign his book, Accidental Lessons—A Memoir of a Rookie Teacher and a Life Renewed which, incidentally, he sold out all his copies!