Friday, September 4, 2009

Writing Workshop At the Library

by Marcia Mickelson

So, I'm doing a writing workshop and book signing at my local library next month. I've been thinking about what I want to say. I guess I'll start off with how I began writing and talk about my journey through revisions, rejections, and releases. Basically, the 3 R's.

I'm not the kind of person who talks that much about herself. Sometimes, I really feel I just don't have much to say. But, this is going to be all about me, and I wonder will people be that interested?

I want to touch on the important aspects of my writing-- how I got published. I think that's what most people want to know. I wonder how much to delve into my individual books and what they're about. Do people really want to know what inspired each book?

I think I'll talk about the writing process for those who are aspiring authors. I'll mention a few key aspects to think about when you write- POV, pacing, dialogue.

So, I ask you. What would you want to hear about if you went to a writer's workshop? What would make it interesting for you.


Jolynn said...

This sounds like a Great worksop.
Which library, and what time?
I live in Magna, how do we get great authore like you to come to our library?

Jolynn said...

I just thought of a question I'd like answered. I'm an aspiring children's book author, and I'd like to know if the current economy
makes it harder to get published now? Is there more aspiring authors and less books being published? Is it better to wait a few years to submit my stories?

Marcia Mickelson said...

Thanks, Jolynn. I live in Corpus Christi, TX, but I bet there are a lot of local authors that would love to come speak in Magna.

I have heard that it is tough to get published. I think that with the economy the way it is, there are a lot more people trying to get published.

But I have heard from agent blogs that of course books are still getting accepted and published. And if it's a really good book, there is no point in waiting. There will always be space for really great books. Personally, I think just go for it. No sense in waiting for it to get better.