Attention writers: Don’t sell yourself short

For the aspiring author, getting the words on the paper is often the easy part of writing a book. But many don’t put much thought into what has to happen to actually get it into people’s hands or get paid for that work.

Making that happen takes a plan. So that’s why on July 12 from 7-8:30pm, the Whitchurch–Stouffville Public Library at 175 Mostar is presenting Playing the Short Game: A Workshop for Writers of Short Fiction (What Happens When You Sell a Story)
The one-time workshop with author Douglas Smith is a great opportunity to benefit from an author who has been there and done that. Smith will take you through what needs to happen at the publisher level, and talks on topics like dealing with reviews, how to promote yourself and leveraging your sales.

The workshop requires pre-registration before July 7 and the $25 fee includes a copy of Smith’s book Playing the Short Game. Contact the library at or 905-642-7323 to register or get more information.

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