From Writer to Author: A Roadmap to Publication

Transition from aspiring writer to published author with the advice of a professional editor in this practical and inspiring one-day course.

What you can learn.

  • Identify answers for the five questions every editor will ask you
  • Develop skills as a literary citizen to support your book and your career
  • Chart your own path to getting your book published

About this course:

This seminar, led by a longtime independent book editor, helps you transition from being a prose writer or poet who is publishing individual works to becoming the author of a book. You explore the vast changes occurring in the publishing business and how, as a proactive writer, you can make them work for you; how to answer the five questions every publishing professional will ask about your book; how the practice of literary citizenship can benefit your book project, your career, and the overall culture; and how you can chart your own path to getting your words between covers and into the hands of readers.

Contact Us

Speak to a program representative. Hours: Mon-Fri, 8am-5pm.
Keep up to date on the latest news and offerings in Creative Writing

vector icon of building

Corporate Education

Learn how we can help your organization meet its professional development goals and corporate training needs.

Learn More

vector icon of building

Donate to UCLA Extension

Support our many efforts to reach communities in need.

Innovation Programs

Student Scholarships

Coding Boot Camp

Lifelong Learning