Sunday, September 29, 2 - 5 PM, Patricia Zick, well-published writer who now lives in Murphy, NC will teach a workshop at the Moss Memorial Library. NC Writers' Network-West is sponsoring this valuable experience for local writers and our outstanding library is hosting us.
Patricia who writes under the pseudonym of P. C. Zick, will discuss the use of the Internet for self-publishing.
The Road to Publishing
Author and editor, Patricia Zick, will present The Road to Publishing, a writing workshop on Sunday, September 29, 2019 from 2 to 5 p.m. at Moss Memorial Library in Hayesville, North Carolina.
The workshop will explore the different choices for publishing a book, but the main focus will be on the steps involved in self-publishing a work of nonfiction or fiction using Amazon’s publishing platform. Zick, the author of twenty-five published books in a variety of genres, will demonstrate how to prepare a manuscript, define publishing concepts, and walk through the step-by-step process for uploading a book for both Kindle and paperback publication to the online retail site.
Zick’s writing career began in 1998 with the publication of her first novel by a small publisher. She used a traditional publisher for her next two novels and worked with an agent for several years. However, when the Independent (Indie) publishing movement began gaining momentum in 2010, she was ready to try something different where she had more control over the process, the work itself, and the payments for that work. Patricia Zick has also worked as a reporter, editor, and publisher of a small newspaper in north Florida. The skills learned in those jobs helped with her venture into the world of an Indie author.
She is a freelance editor who has helped more than a dozen writers go from a rough draft manuscript to a final published author via Amazon.
The three-hour workshop will showcase what it takes to publish independently. It may not be the road for everyone, but at the end of this class, attendees will have a good idea of what route will work for them.
Zick lives in Cherokee County, NC with her husband, Robert, during the spring and summer. They spend the cooler months in Tallahassee, Florida. In both of their homes, they share a love of the outdoors. They kayak, hike, garden, and play golf. While her husband tends the garden, she can be found at her laptop pounding out her next novel or preparing manuscripts for publication.
Published as P.C. Zick, she’s in the process of completing a seven-book series of sweet contemporary romances set in Chicago. Her Smoky Mountain Romances, set in Cherokee County, chronicle the stories of a small community of people who drawn by love, come together, as family. She also edits books for others in her spare time.
Zick is a member of the North Carolina Writers’ Network-West which sponsors this event. To register, send a check or money order for $40.00 to NCWN-West, % Glenda Beall, PO Box 843, Hayesville, NC 28904. Registration must be made in advance.