A whirlwind tour through the terrifying intersection where law and business meet writing. At breakneck pace, D.G. Valdron guides you through the basics of contract law and copyright, explains what publishing contracts are, what to look out for, what to be afraid of, and how to swim with misguided confidence in shark infested waters. Featuring a soliloquy explaining the way book and magazine contracts used to work, and an exploration of the rapidly shifting landscape brought about by new tools and technologies which turn the industry on its head, finishing with an overview of how to read a contract, establishing priorities and avoiding pitfalls. Bonus – a heaping helping of resource materials, including sample contracts and links. All this plus singing and dancing. This will be either the best or most traumatic workshop you’ll receive. Possibly both. Remember to keep your arms inside at all times, and lost children will not be returned but will be sold for parts.