Preparing Yourself and Your Manuscript for Publication with Bridget Boland

When: Back to Calendar August 27, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Where: Encinitas Community Center
1140 Oakcrest Park Dr
Encinitas,CA 92024
Cost: $20.00 ($10.00 for Members)
Contact: Karla Olson
Categories: Monthly Meetings

This presentation by award-winning published author and writing coach, Bridget Boland, offers practical and energetic tools for preparing for publication. The following topics and more will be covered:

The Value of Hiring a Professional Editor: what to expect and how to find the best editor for your project

Formatting Your Manuscript for Efficient Editing

5 Reasons You Should Create a Query Packet no matter how you plan to publish

What’s in the Query Packet?

What’s effective . . . and what’s not?

Traditional, Self-Publishing, or Hybrid: which path is calling you?

How to Identify and Release Limiting Beliefs that block you from getting published

This unique presentation, combining practical writing and publishing experience with Bridget's extensive energetic work, will include a brief lecture on the topics described, a short visualization process to clear limiting beliefs, and Q & A. You’ll walk away with the clear path you’ll need to bring your book to market.

Speaker Bridget BolandBridget Boland is a key team member of BBL Media & Publishing, serving as Lead Developmental & Acquisitions Editor. She offers clients coaching, editing and ghostwriting services through BBL and her energetics business, Modern Muse. Bridget's debut novel The Doula was published by Simon and Schuster in 2012. Her writing has been featured in The New Guard’s BANG! section and has also appeared in Conde Nast, Women’s Sports and Fitness, YogaChicago, and The Essential Chicago. The winner of the Writer's League of Texas Memoir Prize, and the Surrey Writers Conference Nonfiction Award, she holds an MFA in creative writing from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, a JD from Loyola University of Chicago, and is the recipient of five residencies at The Ragdale Foundation for Writers and Artists and an Illinois Arts Council grant. Bridget is also a shaman, a doula and an Ana Forrest yoga teacher. Learn more about Bridget and her upcoming writing workshops at

BONUS: Join us for our “Talk into Action” workshop following Bridget's presentation.

Preparing Yourself and Your Manuscript for Publication

1 PM to 3 PM

Preparing for publication requires both strategy and action. Crafting a vision for your life as a successful published author and a strategy for living into it determines the necessary action steps for fulfilling your creative and publishing goals. This workshop will teach you how envision for your most successful writing life, and identify the necessary actions you’ll need to take to bring it to fruition.

This workshop will give you:

  • “Vision quest” skills to help you discern your dream creative life.
  • Processes to identify limiting beliefs, habits and behaviors blocking your success.
  • Energetic and shamanic techniques for shifting or removing the blocks  and creating more positive thought patterns, beliefs and behaviors that will foster success in your creative life.
  • The opportunity to discern whether you are only highly interested in living your envisioned writers’ life or fully committed to making this your reality.
  • Action steps to set a clear path forward into your future as a successful writer.

Please join us for this innovative and powerful approach to taking your writing and your creative life from concept to completion!

Workshop Fee: $49 members/$69 nonmembers

Limited to 20 participants


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How to Make More Money with Your Writing and Related Works by Carla King on Scribd


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We had a full-house for a wonderful presentation from Thom Kephart  of Create Space who presented to Publishers and Writer’s of San Diego this January, 2014. For those who were not able to attend, download Thom’s slides and watch the video (compliments of Chad Thompson Photography and Monkey C Media).

About PWSD

Publishers and Writers of San Diego (PWSD): a professional association of the publishing community in San Diego, educating business-minded self-publishers and authors.

Publishers and Writers of San Diego has been serving as a forum for education, networking, and motivation since 1994. Originally founded as The San Diego Publishers Alliance, the group is comprised of members from all areas of publishing and writing — authors, self-publishers, independent publishers, editors, book packagers, designers, consultants, promotional professionals, students, and more.