Next on Copper Robot, we’re talking with Jeff VanderMeer. His recent Booklife discusses how to maintain a creative career as a writer in the age of blogs, Facebook, podcasts and Twitter. He talks about the outer life of writers, include dealing with publishers, finding and working with agents, and getting publicity. And he talks about writers’ inner lives, including maintaining creativity and keeping a work-life balance. Jeff has been a publishing professional for 25 years, as a fiction writer, book reviewer, editor, publisher, publicist, teacher, and creative consultant.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 17, 6 pm Pacific/Second Life time. NEW DAY AND TIME
Jeff has quite an impressive list of credentials: Novels published in 15 languages, multiple award winner, and listed on multiple best-of-year lists. Booklife came out in the autumn, since then, he’s published Finch, a science fiction mystery about a detective in a city of sentient funguses, and The Kosher Guide to Imaginary Animals.
Join us for a lively discussion, of interest to aspiring writers, professional writers looking to manage their careers, and people interested in learning about the lives of writers. Also, Jeff’s insights are useful to any entrepreneur looking to start and build a business — every business requires publicity, every business requires sales, every business requires balancing professional and personal needs, and that makes Jeff’s advice broadly applicable.
And we’ll talk about funguses and steampunk and other cool stuff.