2 seminars to kick-start 2013 – PR for Writers and Narrative Drive

Come and join us at the Skeabost Hotel on the afternoon of Tuesday 29 January when best-selling author Sara Sheridan will be running not 1 but 2 free seminars. (If the events weren’t already free, we could do a Buy1 Get 1 Free promotion)

Seriously though, Sara knows what she’s talking about and has plenty of good advice to pass on to writers at all stages of their development. Her book ‘Brighton Belle’ succeeded in knocking both J K Rowling’s novel and ‘50 Shades of Grey’ off the Kindle number one spot for a period of time. ‘Brighton Belle’ is the first in a series of cosy ‘crime noir’ mysteries set in Brighton in the 1950s and the second book of the series ‘London Calling’ is out in March 2013. Sara is mostly an historical novelist, though from time to time she writes in different genres and media, including for children. She also has a fiction series based on the real-life stories of late Georgian and early Victorian explorers and adventurers (1820–45). An occasional journalist and blogger, Sara appears on BBC Radio 4’s From Our Own Correspondent and blogs for the Guardian and the London Review of Books.

Find out more at Sara’s website http://www.sarasheridan.com/

2 – 3.30 p.m.: PR for Writers – covers what you need to know about PR for both your work and yourself, online and off. This seminar is aimed at fledgling writers as well as more experienced practitioners, and is full of hints and tips to help promote your career.

4.00 – 5.30p.m. – Narrative Drive provides key hints and tips on how to keep your readers truning the pages. Sara will be giving an industry insider’s view of narrative drive and why it’s so important to publication.

We think these are going to be very popular events – please contact us at skyereadingroom@yahoo.co.uk to book your places.

The events are free and have been joint funded by Skye Reading Room and the Live Literature Fund, which is supported by The National Lottery through Creative Scotland and managed by Scottish Book Trust.

Come and hear what Sara has to say – if you’re worried it’s too far to travel, the Skeabost Hotel is offering us a fantastic rate of £20 per person on B&B – so if you want to come to the seminars in the afternoon and stay over for our evening event (also free) – ring the hotel on 01470 532202 and tell them you’re coming to Reading Room. Please only book directly by phone with the Hotel as the promotion may not show up on any other booking website.

Sara will be talking and reading at the Reading Room’s evening event when she will also be announcing the winners of the 2012 Baker Prize. We start at 7.00p.m. and the hotel has refreshments and bar meals available if you want to come early or if you’re attending the seminars and want to relax after the afternoon. We are looking for new readers for the open-mic session so if you’re interested in reading your work or know someone who might be, then email us. We know there are lots of talented writers out there – if you’re interested in having your work read but don’t fancy reading it yourself, and would like someone else to read on your behalf, let us know as we can find a reader for you.