Showing posts with label workshop for writers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label workshop for writers. Show all posts

Thursday, September 19, 2019


Saturday, September 28, at Mountain Regional Library in Young Harris, Georgia, Patricia Zick, well-published writer who now lives in Murphy, NC will teach a workshop from 10:15 - 1:15.
NC Writers' Network-West is sponsoring this valuable experience for local writers. We appreciate the Mountain Regional Library hosting this event.

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 Saturday, September 28, 10:15 - 1:15, at Mountain Regional Library in Young Harris, GA. The library is located at 698 Miller Street
Young Harris, GA  30582. Phone: 706-379-3732
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.
Attendees may bring a sandwich or snack and a drink. We will take a short break near noon. No kitchen facilities are available.

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,  581 Chatuge Lane, Hayesville, NC 28904. Registration must be made in advance.
Please refrain from wearing perfume, cologne or any scented products. They can make some of us very ill. Thanks for your consideration.

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Maureen Ryan Griffin's Motherwords

A few days ago, I attended a band concert at the school of my smart and athletic nephew, Will. I am completely impressed with the music made by those children. Will is 12 now and he plays trombone. He is in the advanced band. But there were two other groups, the beginning and the intermediate band. As I sat and listened I watched the proud parents with phone cameras held out in front of them hoping to capture the faces of their children and the sound of music. I hope some of them also kept a written record of this evening.

Will's family celebrated this special night together at a nearby restaurant and it was such fun to see the big smile on his face when we told him, truthfully, how proud of him we are. He wore his tuxedo shirt and tie, and looked handsome, but still boyish.

Maureen Ryan Griffin, writer and teacher from Charlotte, NC holds a workshop called Motherwords. She teaches mothers and grandmothers to write and save in notebooks, the important things and the not so important things that happen in the lives of their children. See the link for Empowered Mommies on the sidebar and read a recommendation for Maureen's workshop.

Anyone who has children, young or adult, might want to use this method of saving those special moments in your childrens' lives.