Inspired by Alex Juhasz (who is currently teaching a course on YouTube about YouTube), I've decided to teach my fall webinar "Making It Pop: Translating Your Ideas for Trade" as a bloginar. Meaning, the online part of the class will take place as--you guessed it--a blog.
What better way to learn about using the blogosphere as a platform for your books than by becoming more familiar with a blog, right?
So the class blog--private, of course!--will provide a forum where participants can post elements of their book proposals, or thoughts toward ideas, as we go along. And get feedback. I'll be walking participants through the mechanics on our first conference call (that would be Nov 6). We've got some great NYC-based agents and editors lined up for the calls. And while I'm at it, and for those of you who like to get ahead (you know who you are), the suggested reading for the course will be from: Thinking like Your Editor: How to Write Great Serious Nonfiction and Get It Published. More info--dates, cost, rationale--here.
I think Marco took this (goofy) pic of me the day I got my current laptop. Boy, do I love me my MacBook.