Not every writer gets it on the first try. After all, Ernest Hemingway rewrote the ending for “A Farewell to Arms” 39 times.
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/.