MUSINGS OF A STORY MERCHANT

Friday, August 13, 2010






“STORY MERCHANT” DR. KEN ATCHITY OFFERS WRITERS AT ALL LEVELS PERSONAL CAREER COACHING:

STRATEGY & TACTICS FOR MAKING A GLOBAL IMPACT IN A CHANGING WORLD MARKET

Dr. Atchity has spent his lifetime helping writers get started with and improve their careers. For nearly twenty years as a professor of literature and teacher of creative writing at Occidental College and UCLA--then since 1995, through this thewriterslifeline.com and as a literary manager with aeionline.com Dr. Atchity has helped literally hundreds of writers find a market for their work by bringing their craft and technique to the level of their ambition and vision. His daily newsletter, inspire@storymerchant.com keeps thousands of writers inspired and informed.

The 30-minute coaching sessions are doubly proactive: (a) determining your “assignment” for the next session; and (b) Dr. Atchity taking action on getting you to the connections you need to keep your project on the strategic track you’ve designed together. Plus, you’ll get 3 free follow-up emails for each session.

The one-on-one coaching includes:

• NOVELISTS AND NONFICTION WRITERS
Moving into Markets Beyond Your Own Backyard
Creating a Presence in the U.S.
Translation Issues (and solutions)
How Do I Know If My Work Is Good Enough for the Global Market?
Plots that Sell Globally
Building Characters
Settings That Sell in the U.S.
Choosing Your Next Work

Effective, Economical Publicity
Self-publishing: Perils and Opportunities
How Do I Publish My Children’s Book?
How to Find an Agent (Dr. Atchity will refer you to his management company or an appropriate agent once your work is ready for presentation).
How to Approach Publishers Directly.
How Can I Get My Novel Made Into a Film?
What Do I Need to Know or Do about BRANDING?


• SCREENWRITERS:

Today’s 2 Hollywood Market s & How to Navigate Them
Do I Need an Agent?
How Do I Find One? (when your work is ready, Dr. Atchity will refer it)
The Value of Contests
How Do I Know if My Work Is Good Enough for Hollywood?
What Is Television Looking for?
Where Can I Find a U.S. Collaborator for My Work?
How Do I Stand Out from the Pack?
How Can I Accelerate the Process of Getting My Script Made Into a Film?
Becoming a Proactive Filmmaker

In some cases, coaching can involve representation.

What other writing coach is also…
An active producer, for major studios, television, and independent films
A literary manager for twenty years for screenwriters, nonfiction authors, and novelists—with over 15 bestsellers and nearly 30 films
An editor for fifty years in every imaginable field
The author of 15 books, including A Writer’s Time, Writing Treatments That Sell, How to Publish Your Novel, and How to Escape Lifetime Security and Pursue Your Impossible Dream: A Guide to Changing Your Career
An inspiring public speaker at dozens of conventions and conferences in the U.S. and Europe
A brand manager whose brands have included Ripley’s Believe-It-Or-Not! and thethrillionaires.com
A writer on every aspect of the creative process
Ph.D. from Yale, former Professor of Literature at Occidental College.
Fulbright Professor to the University of Bologna

Stay tuned with his latest activities at kenatchity.blogspot.com

For daily free inspiration and information for writers along with news of our latest deals, inspire@storymerchant.com

Inquire about one-on-one coaching now by writing to drk@storymerchant.com and receive further information about rates and benefits.

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