Networking 101 for Writers: Whitney Davis, Literary Manager

Hosted by the Dallas chapter of the Nonfiction Authors Association.

Networking for a writer can be tough, and therefore making industry contacts can be even harder.   

Not only is writing an oftentimes solitary endeavor, many writers are naturally introverts. In this workshop, you will learn how to network like a B.O.S.S., the components of which include 

• the BUSINESS card

• ORGANIZING your time

• SELLING yourself

• and SOCIAL media.  

This seminar is full of actionable steps that will help you create a stronger writing and industry network, no matter where you currently stand in your career.

Like every Dallas Nonfiction Authors Association meeting, we'll meet from 7 to 9 p.m. at Deep Vellum Books every fourth Thursday of the month.

To RSVP, visit the Dallas Nonfiction Authors Association Meetup page.

First-time attendees are free to attend and must contact Blake Atwood prior to RSVPing on Meetup. All other attendees must pay $10 online, $15 at the door, or be a paid member of the national Nonfiction Authors Association.


7:00: Informal networking

7:10: Group announcements

7:15: Networking 101 for Writers, Whitney Davis

8:00: Q&A with Whitney

8:30: Mastermind Spotlight: We'll draw names for the opportunity to receive a five-minute spotlight slot to present a challenge you're having in writing, publishing, or marketing, and you'll receive feedback from the group. (NFAA Authority members receive priority placement in the spotlight.)

8:50: Door prize drawing and meeting wrap-up 


Whitney Davis is the founder of Whitney Davis Literary, a boutique literary consultancy offering management for screenwriters and editorial/career consulting services for writers at large.

After receiving her BA in Literature and Creative Writing, Whitney moved to Los Angeles where she started out as a TV writer, getting signed to the William Morris Agency (now WME) at the age of 26. During the writers strike, Whitney began her career as a freelance script consultant and developmental story editor for aspiring screenwriters and novelists. Over the past 10 years, Whitney has worked with award-winning novelists and optioned/produced screenwriters.

In 2015, after being nudged by many of her existing clients, Whitney started her own literary management firm for screenwriters and continues her work with novelists and screenwriters as a developmental story editor and publishing consultant.

In the screenwriting world, she moves best in the TV space, and her clients have pitched their scripts to several studios that include HBO, FX, Netflix and Hallmark to name a few.  On the novel writing side, her clients have landed literary agents and secured book deals with HarperCollins, Scholastic and more.

Whitney is a sought-after panelist and conference speaker, participating at events all over the country. She currently splits her time between Los Angeles and Dallas, where she is on faculty at Writing Workshops Dallas.

You can find her across all social media platforms at @wdavisliterary and on the web at


Deep Vellum Books ( is an independent bookstore located in the heart of Deep Ellum. They specialize in a highly curated collection of works from around the world, focusing on promoting independent presses and the art of translation. They host a variety of cultural events, including literary groups (like the NFAA) and panels, local music and theatrical performances, writing sessions, art showings, and more.

We're thrilled to be meeting at Deep Vellum.


Newcomers always attend their first meeting for free. If this will be your first meeting, contact Blake Atwood through Meetup and let him know you'll be attending. He will set your RSVP to yes on Meetup so that you won't have to pay the $10 online registration.

Subsequent meetings will have an attendant cost of $10 if paid in advance through the Meetup group or $15 if paid at the door.

However, Authority Members of the NFAA get free access to local chapter meetings. If you're an Authority member, print out your membership page by logging into your NFAA account, and bring it with you to our next meeting for complimentary meeting admission. If you're not an authority member yet, join at


This is not a leads group. If your primary objective is to sell something, this isn't the group for you. We're here to support each other on the publishing journey. We welcome experienced and aspiring writers of nonfiction. Invite a nonfiction-writing friend or two to join our Meetup group and register for this event. Walk-ups will also be accommodated, but we greatly appreciate registrations as that helps us better plan each meeting. Note: All meetings occur on the fourth Thursday of every month at Deep Vellum Books from 7 to 9 p.m.

August 24, 2017 at 7:00pm - 9pm
Deep Vellum Books
3000 Commerce St
Dallas, TX 75226
United States
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Blake Atwood · · 469-844-7660

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