Louis A. Vendetti
Author | Entrepreneur
I have had many challenges growing up, and I want to make sure that all people are prepared for various challenges throughout life. From the time I was ten years old, I wanted to be an author. By the age of twenty, I found the means to become one.
Throughout my education, I had challenges. Being in public school, the school turned to my parents for most things. As I got older, I tried to assert my independence. Not being a “legal” adult, the school wouldn’t listen to me. That’s when I brought in my “secret weapon”: my mom—the schools certainly didn’t like it when I did that because she wouldn’t take “No” for an answer, which I was—and am forever—grateful for.
You can publish a book without an agent or a publishing house!
- Have you ever wanted to write a book?
- Have you ever wanted to share your expertise with the world?
At the age of ten, I promised myself that I would become an author by the age of twenty. I didn’t quite meet that goal per se, but I did find the avenue that I was to become a self-published author at the age of twenty, so I considered that goal met.
In this presentation, I will teach you about:
- how to get your idea onto paper.
- how to compile your ideas into an outline (for both your book as a whole and the chapters within).
- the different types of editing (plus how to find a good editor!).
- the formatting of your book.
- the different ways you can publish your book (once it’s ready!).
- what your options are after you hit the publish button.
Toward the end of this presentation, we will go through some writing prompts together to start you on your writing journey.
What you may encounter in college (from a physically challenged perspective)
College from a Physically Challenged Perspective
- Are you a student with a disability looking to go into college?
- Are you the parent of a student with a disability who is looking to go into college?
I was a student who received a lot of help throughout my time in my education. That was all well and great, but it was like night and day when I was getting ready to go to college. It was a struggle for me, to say the least.
In this presentation, I will:
- talk about my time in school with the help that I received.
- talk about my time in college when I got help, but in a different form.
- give advice to students and parents looking to go into college.