What’s Your Story? Steps to Self-Publication For Young Authors

March 31, 2014 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm
The Mount
2 Plunkett Street
Lenox, MA 01240
$120 for four sessions (financial aid available)
Kelsey Mullen

PLEASE NOTE: The following workshop has been cancelled. Please contact us at info@edithwharton.org or 413-551-5100 with any questions.

What’s Your Story? Steps to Self-Publication For Young Authors is a continuing series of four weekly workshops that begins on April 5.  Registration and cost for this event is for all four workshops together.  Designed for students in grades 7 through 12, the workshops will be held at The Mount Saturdays in April (5,12,19, & 26), from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The next big thing? E-books written and published by young adults. Yes, it’s true! Books written by teens have steadily grown in popularity and readership.

Nik Davies
Nik Davies

Although publishing has evolved to provide an open door to aspiring published authors, it doesn’t mean there isn’t homework involved. Each week, author Nik Davies will offer industry tips along with hands-on, individualized instruction and feedback. Learn everything you need to know to get started on the road to publishing your original e-book, short story, or graphic novel.

Tips and Instruction on:

  • Editing
  • Copywriting
  • Jacket Copy/Book Description
  • ISBN numbering
  • Design/Cover Art
  • Formatting & Uploading

If you’re interested in learning more about financial aid opportunities, please contact Kelsey Mullen at kmullen@edithwharton.org or 413-551-5110.

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Nik Davies is a local freelance writer, creative director and published author of the young adult fantasy thriller, Fif15teen.  Her work regularly appears in the Berkshire Eagle, On the Bridge, and as a monthly online column at Berkshire Family Focus.  She designs jewelry in her mind, eats anything with cheese, and always finds a way to turn her nightmares into fiction.

As an avid reader with a house overflowing with books, she loves working with young authors to help bring their own books to life.  She lives in Berkshire County with her husband, children, and the ghosts of Fred and Bob their dearly departed tree frogs.

You can visit her on Facebook and Twitter.

Nik Davies at The Mount, August 2013.
Nik Davies at The Mount, August 2013.