Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Successful outing

I conducted an enjoyable workshop with the Melville Writers Group yesterday. The members were all keen and had plenty of questions and input which always makes things go smoothly. The topic was the realities of publishing and marketing and my message was to be realistic. Spend 20% of your time marketing and 80% writing (not 80/20 as the marketers suggest) and be content with a modest number of sales. Most of my audiences are aged 50+ so expecting them to work 12 hours a day on writing and marketing like some young writers I know is not at all realistic. I sold and signed some copies of A New Era For Manny Youngman and I've been invited back to do more workshops later in the year so it was a successful outing.