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Crystal-Lee Quibell

Literary Speaking


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Literary Speaking connects writers with the publishing industry by featuring conversations with best selling authors, literary agents, publishers and publicity firms. How do I establish a writing practice? Find an agent? Get published? Build a platform? Discover tips and tricks to build your writing practice and release your story out into the world. Join me as I interview expert guests as they share their experiences as published authors and industry professionals to inspire and infuse your writing practice.

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Best-selling Author Caroline Leavitt discusses her latest best-selling book, Cruel Beautiful World as well as her journey through writing and publishing over 9 novels. We'll discuss topics such as, how do you know your literary agent is a... more

Fathers, Food & Memoir with Dawn Lerman & Crystal-lee Quibell discusses how to write a memoir that includes recipes and family memories. Dawn also shares how she began writing for the New York Times as a food columnist &... more

Publishing a Cookbook with Allison Day and Crystal-Lee Quibell discusses how to write, pitch and publish your cookbook. Using her popular food blog as a growing platform to submit recipes to popular publications, Allison shares how she grew... more

French Food & Memoir with Elizabeth Bard and Crystal-Lee Quibell discuss the delicious details of a writer's life in France, writing about world travel, food and falling in love. Learn how to write a food memoir by interweaving recipes with... more

Finding Your Narrative voice with Zoe Zolbrod and Crystal-Lee Quibell discusses how to find your unique voice as a writer, the difference between writing fiction and memoir and what she's learned as both a writer and editor for,... more

Green-light Your Book with Brooke Warner and Crystal-Lee Quibell discusses how to navigate the publishing world as an indie author. How should you approach booksellers, wholesalers and retailers and, promote your work? Learn how to... more

Navigating Book Auctions, Katy Simpson Smith and Crystal-Lee Quibell discuss Katy's experience as a best-selling author going into a book auction, how to navigate the negotiation process and what to expect when more than one... more

The Ten Year Novel with Sari Wilson and Crystal-Lee Quibell discuss how Sari's debut novel Girl Through Glass took ten years to write, how she incorporated a new character years later to create the perfect story and what she's... more

The Successful Freelancer with Edie Weinstein and Crystal-Lee Quibell discuss how to build a long-term career as a successful freelancer; interviewing the Dali Lama, how to submit articles to popular online magazines and what... more

Kerry Cohen and Crystal-Lee Quibell discuss The Truth About Memoir, how to write about yourself, and others, with honesty and integrity while honouring your own truth. What to expect from friends, family and the media when... more