Legal Fiction Society Hosts Student Author
The Legal Fiction Society recently sponsored second-year BYU law student, Richard Sanders, as a guest speaker to discuss his journey in becoming an author.
Since junior high school, Sanders was interested in writing fictional novels. After reading many books on how to get published in print copy, he realized that the process was going to be hard and full of rejection. However, once he discovered the process of cutting out the middle man by using electronic book publishing, Sanders gained a reputable presence in the eBook world and print publishers saw his potential.
Sanders shared with students the advantages of eBooks in the technological world. “The real profits are in the new innovator,” he said. He encouraged all writers to never give up on their dreams.
“My major advice to anyone aspiring to find an audience and sell their fiction is for them to identify what their goals are, and to not be afraid of non-traditional publishing methods….Have faith, write the story you want to tell, put it out there, and the audience will find it,” Sanders said.
Now, Sanders has published three novels: The Phoenix Conspiracy, The Phoenix Rising and Secrets of Silverwood. Two of his books have been on Kindle’s UK best seller list. He enjoys writing and believes it offers a different kind of perspective to his legal writing techniques.
Posted:November 26, 2012