Writers’ group hosts fourth annual workshop on April 5
CADILLAC — Aspiring writers are invited to the fourth annual workshop sponsored by Write to Publish.
The workshop takes place from 1 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 5, at the Cadillac Wexford Public Library community room. Advance registration is not required; there is no admission charge.
The featured speaker is Pamela Symonds, of Hersey, author of a Christian romance series. Four volumes of the popular series have been published, and volume five is underway.
In her presentation, “Why Stop with One Great Book? Consider a Series,” Symonds will draw upon her experience to address the challenges that arise when your book doesn’t end on the last page. She will share her solutions to dealing with character development over time, use of flow charts to maintain consistency and writing endings that are open-ended, but satisfying.
Attendees will learn that the rewards of writing a series go beyond the personal satisfaction of creating an ongoing world of characters and plots. Series are highly regarded by most publishers who are more apt to look favorably upon your masterpiece if it has the potential for sequels.
Write to Publish is a local writers’ group with members from Cadillac and surrounding communities including Tustin, Manton and Marion.
The group meets from 1 to 3 p.m. every other Tuesday in the function room of Big Boy restaurant in Cadillac.
Typical activities include group critique of works in progress submitted by members, 300 word pieces inspired by an intriguing word prompt and sharing of information, expertise and tips related to the creative process, editing, grammar, publishing, marketing, contests, conferences, workshops and other topics of interest to the writing community.
Marion resident Peggy Hoard, Write to Publish chair, invites published writers, novices and those simply dreaming about writing a book, to attend the workshop.
“You’ll enjoy talking to other writers,” she said. “And if you attend I’m sure you’ll be inspired to start a book or finish up a manuscript you’re working on.”
The Cadillac Wexford Public Library is located at 411 S. Lake St. in Cadillac. For more information call Peggy Hoard at (231) 631-9970.