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Writing a Self-Help, How-To Book

May 31, 2014

Time: 9 am to Noon

Location: The Village Writing School

Writing a Self-Help, How-To Book

Have you overcome obstacles or succeeded at a difficult task?  Do you have hard-won wisdom that can illuminate another’s person’s pathway?
But what makes your experience meaningful to others? Why should they trust you? What makes your story stand out from the multitude of stories coming at us every day?

kellymadiganKelly Madigan, paper writer and author of the how-to book Getting Sober: A Practical Guide to Making it Through the First 30 Dayspublished by McGraw-Hill, will show you how to turn your personal experience and insights into marketable essays and how-to books.

Kelly will share insights about the array of nonfiction forms available to share your idea and how to improve the chances that it will connect with readers, agents and editors.