Local authors hold workshop to help others

Local authors hold workshop to help others
October 19
05:00 2017

Have an idea for a book and don’t know where to get started?  Have a book and don’t know how to get it published? Or do you question how to get the word out about your finished manuscript?  Well all of these questions and more can and will be answered at the “Indie Author Publishing Workshop” on Oct. 21 at the Carver School Road Library from 1-4 p.m.

Event organizer Latisha R. Stuckey says when they held the “Indie Author Celebration” last year, many of the attendees were asking various questions pertaining to publishing, writing and marketing.  As a way to assist those individuals, Stuckey along with Yolanda M. Johnson, Shelva R. Davis and Charlene Edwards of the Carver School Road Library collaborated to hold the workshop.

“The topic of my presentation will be ‘Organized Creative Advertising,’ so that is basically finding a way to catch and grab the audience with your cover, your words and the way you present them,” Stuckey said.  “We are going to think outside the box and think of ways to make our stuff pop.”

“Yolanda will handle the business aspect, basically telling our attendees what to expect when it comes to self-publishing and the different copyright material you will need,” she continued.  “Shelva is going to handle the creative writing aspect, telling those who come out how to get started and ideas of how to put together an outline of ideas.”

Edwards says she and the library wanted to be involved with the workshop because they are there to serve the community, especially when it concerns writing and publishing. 

“We just found it so amazing that these three authors were willing to give their time, energy and knowledge freely to the public,” she said.  “We were very grateful for that, so we wanted to provide the space and the time to do so.”

The workshop is open to the public and is free of charge.  Space is limited and registration is required.  You can register online at  Each author will also raffle off a copy of her written work for those who attend.

The Carver School Road Library also holds creative writing group meeting every second Tuesday of every month.  The group was encouraged by Judie Holcomb-Pack, editor of For Seniors Only magazine, to influence more individuals to get into writing.

Depending on the turnout of the workshop, they plan to have follow up workshops in the future.

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