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Huntington City-Township Public Library and the Huntington Area Writers’ Group invite area writers to attend a combination Writing and Publishing Workshop from 9:30 AM – 12:00 PM on Saturday, September 14, at the Huntington City Township Public Library, 255 W. Park Drive in Huntington.

Monica Koldyke Miller, author of the historical romance novel, “Threads of Betrayal”, will present the workshops, designed to help writers increase their writing skills and better understand aspects of book publishing.  No writing experience needed to attend – both first-time and veteran writers are welcome.  Specific topics will include: Eight Tips of Good Writing; How to Evoke an Emotional Response That Hooks the Reader; Query Letters – The Good, The Bad, The Ugly; and Tips for Indie Publishers.  Additional topics that will help enhance writing skills will also be covered.  A question and answer session will follow the workshops. Signed copies of Monica Koldyke Miller’s novel, “Threads of Betrayal” will also be available for purchase at the event.

Participants will receive handouts for each workshop.  There will be a $2.00 materials fee, payable at the door.  Participants are encouraged to bring their own beverages and snacks if they wish.  Please register by contacting the Library at 260-356-0824, or e-mail ref@huntingtonpub.lib.in.us by September 7th.

Writing Workshop Topics:

Eight Tips of Good Writing
What Are the Two Most Common Mistakes?
What Is the #1 Novice Mistake?
How to Evoke An Emotional Response That Hooks the Reader

Publishing Workshop Topics:

Five Publishing Tips
Tips for the Indie Publisher (Self-Publishing)
Marketing Tips

The Huntington Area Writers’ Group is open to both aspiring and already published authors of any age or genre. The group’s focus is to share questions, problems, and experiences with fellow writers; to provide support, critique, and suggestions on works-in-progress; and to share information on improving one’s writing and navigating the publishing process.  The Writers’ Group meets at 6 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at the HCTPL Main Library in Huntington, and meetings are free and open to anyone interested in polishing their own writing skills.