The key to remember is that the best possible manuscript is the one that will most likely sell.
This tip and other strategies, lessons and advice can be gleaned from a writers workshop that offers would-be writers the knowledge to self publish.
The Madrona Workshop Troupe is a new collaborative of three Whidbey authors who will debut their efforts in a two-day event in August called "From Writer to Author: Getting the Words, the Process and the Marketing Right."
The workshop will cover three critical phases of self-publishing with workshops led by each of the Madrona principals: Tom Trimbath of Trimbath Creative; Molly Larson Cook, founder of Skylark Writing Studio; and Wynn Allen of WGA Consulting.
The three authors have experience in all phases of self-publishing. They will cover topics such as: how to prepare a high-quality manuscript; how to choose and work with a self-publisher; and how to develop and implement a successful marketing plan.
The workshops will also include discussion times, activities, shared meals and informal consultations, according to a press release.
Madrona's "From Writer to Author" will be held Aug. 18 and 19 at the Pacific Northwest Art School, 15 NW Birch St., Coupeville. The weekend fee is $240 with a 20 percent discount for registration before Aug. 1.
For more information call Molly Cook at 360-678-3042 or Tom Trimbath at 360-221-2201 or go to madronaworkshoptroupe.word press.com/.
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