The Pawling Free Library offered a workshop hosted by Jan Kardys, a literary agent. Her main objective was to advertise The Unicorn Writers’ Conference that will be held March 22, 2014 at Saint Clements Castle in Portland, CT. She offered so much more.
Thirty or more people attended. She radiated enthusiasm and sparkle throughout the room. Besides verbal, computer screen, and visual signage information within her lecture space, she supplied many handouts offering info on copyrights, book proposals, permissions, website design and query letters to name just a few.
There is this person inside me that wants to write for publication. What to write about? Who will want to read it? Where to publish what has been written? How to present the information?
It was fun to attend this lecture. It reminded me of when I worked as a librarian. We were regularly given opportunity to attend workshops. We would learn about the latest information sources in order to enhance our research skills to assist our patrons. In the beginning, it was reference books, databases, and info-trac. Then the internet. When the internet became the ‘go-to’ we learned the reputable sites in all the genres. Since there is much too much information on the internet, I am pleased to have Jan’s hand-outs that provide the information needed to help me move to the goal of publication.
Thank you Jan for re-igniting my ‘desire for writing’ ember!

Always check your spelling. Jan’s #1 rule!