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MagicCon 5 | Vortrag | Von der Idee zum Buch | Mary Cronos & Jan Giessmann

How does an idea become a book?

One thing is certain: the idea has to be up to scratch, because it has to withstand a lot: Changes, doubts, criticism, stress, loss of motivation. Whether an idea becomes a book depends first and foremost on the idea itself. Is it good enough to keep us on our toes? Because the road to the book in our hands is long.

During the lecture From idea to the book, we would like to take you on a journey at high speed: On the journey from idea to book. We’ll talk about how to get started writing, what makes a good manuscript, the ways you can then publish it, and the pros and cons of each. We’ll talk about what pitches, synopses, and readings are and what’s involved. And you’ll notice that it doesn’t end there. External and internal “sprucing up” (also called cover design and editing) will come up, as well as the question of the right publishing time and route.

Mary Cronos and Jan Gießmann have different ways of planning and writing books, so they’ll be able to give you first-hand accounts of different paths. In addition, Mary herself is a hybrid author (agency and publisher, but also self-publishing and small publishing, digital and print) and can well present to you the various options available today, with their advantages and disadvantages.

Lecturer: Mary Cronos, Jan Gießmann
Duration: 60 min  -  The Lecture will be held in: german
Mary Cronos is creative chaos personified. Besides art and fakriro, her great passion is writing - so far in the genres of fantasy, crime and mystery-horror.

It all started with her magical parallel world Nafishur, which she writes from two perspectives at once. It continued with her publishing debut Houston Hall - Schatten der Vergangenheit, a mystery thriller that was shortlisted in the Best German Novel category of the German Fantasy Prize in 2019. Now she writes humorous mystery horror with Jan Gießmann with Spiritus Daemonis.

Just writing and having faith in the plot sums up Jan Gießmann's way of working perfectly. After all, if you already knew where you wanted to go, the journey would be boring. He regularly argues with his characters and sometimes isn't sure who is actually in charge within his books. With Der Orden der Geweihten, he created a dark world around the elite fighter Cilana. The Beastseller, on the other hand, pursues the not at all exaggerated goal of permanently changing the way fantasy stories are read and experienced. One has to remain realistic for a change!

Sources & additional links for From idea to book:

Mary Cronos
Website, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Twitch

Jan Gießmann
Website, Instagram, Facebook

Mary and Jan together


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