Meet our 2017 keynote speaker Chuck Sambuchino, a bestselling humor book writer, a freelance editor, and a former editor for Writer’s Digest Books.
If you could meet anyone in the world dead or alive who would it be and what would you say to them?
I’d like to see my parents in their youth — what they were like in the 1970s.
What advice would you give your younger self?
Get online quicker to build your digital footprint and network earlier.
What is your favorite resource for writers?
All the stories and novels and books and movies available everywhere. I am a fan of learning by example. If you want to learn how to write a good picture book or memoir or screenplay or novel, read good stuff and be a student of the writing.
What has been the most satisfying aspect of your literary career?
Hearing from people who have gotten published because of my critiques or my blog or my advice.
What is your favorite tip for writers?
Make more time for your writing. You will get as much out of this as you put into it.
What is the most challenging aspect of your work?
Focusing. As in: I often want to do 80 things at one time, and that isn’t wise. I have a tendency to spread myself too thin in my writing endeavors.
If you were stranded on a desert island, what three items would you want to have with you?
Flare gun. Powered satellite phone. 100 gallons of fresh water.
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