Drawing from her experience as an award-winning historian and author, Marilyn H. Collins has created Write History Right, a step-by-step guide to plan, research, write, and market a. book.
Collins will hold a workshop at the Grove Public Library on Thursday, Nov. 20 from noon to 1 p.m.
Both beginning and experienced writers who are interested in publishing a book, especially nonfiction, are invited to participate in the workshop, "Successfully Publish and Market Your Book."
Collins offers practical advice based on her latest book including: tips to plan a book, develop a workable title, identify target audiences, choose the best publishing method, and create workable marketing strategies to promote a book.
"I wrote this guide to help writers work through the sometimes confusing publishing and marketing process. I encourage writers to attend the workshop at whatever level they are in the writing process — idea stage or finished product. I believe each will benefit from the workshop and invite participants to join the group and share their experiences."
M. H. Collins is the author of three history books as well as the writer's guide, Write History Right – including, Beaufort's The Old Burying Ground, N.C.; Rogers: The Town the Frisco Built; and the pictorial history Rogers, Arkansas – as well as over a hundred magazine and newspaper features.
She has held executive positions with the Washington Cathedral Association, American Association of University Women, and was executive director of the Beaufort Historical Association. She was own of Wilson Collins Marketing & Management Consultants in the Washington D.C. area and in North Carolina. She is currently owner of CHS Publishing and a frequent conference speaker. Her website is www.mhcollins.com.
As usual Third Thursday is a brown bag lunch with dessert and drinks provided.
Third Thursday is sponsored by Friends of the Grove Public Library and the library.