Founder of The Writer’s Ally, Ally E. Machate is a bestselling book collaborator, award-winning editor, and expert publishing consultant who loves using her insider knowledge and experience with the publishing industry to lead serious authors toward success. She and her team live to help make great books happen, whether that means showing a writer how to improve a manuscript, get an agent, or self-publish; or coaching an author on growing her platform to sell more books. Since 1999, she has supported hundreds of authors on their publishing journey and takes pride in serving as their books’ best ally.
One of the most important things any new writer can do is network with other writers. Good thing it’s so much fun! Come network and enjoy a potluck evening with drinks at the Power of Three Alumni “Authors’ Happy Hour” on Thursday, April 12, 2018 and you’ll learn while you linger: Our own Ally Machate will be a guest speaker talking about “Polishing Your Work for Publication.”
Each year, more than a million new titles are published by traditional and self-publishing authors. Every writer knows—or soon learns—that it takes multiple revisions to create a piece ready to compete for book buyers’ attention. This talk will introduce you to the most common problems that plague written works and offer simple ways to identify and resolve them in your own book. You’ll receive tips on improving your work to keep readers’ attention, polishing your manuscript at the technical level, and getting objective feedback before you submit or go to press.
This networking event for Howard County authors (and anyone else in the area who wishes to attend—HoCo residence not required!) will be at the MP3 Multi-Purpose Room at Gary J. Author Community Center from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Just pay the appropriate registration fee of $10 per author and $5 per guest (you must pre-register here). Please also bring an appetizer to share if your last name begins with A through M or a dessert to share if your last name begins with N through Z.
You may visit the event website or contact the host, P.J. O’Dwyer at (410) 320-2456 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.