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Writing Workshops

PREPARING FOR A SUCCESSFUL BOOK LAUNCH–Whether you’re a published author, a soon-to-be published author, or hope to publish someday, the time to prepare for your book launch is yesterday. Let me share with you the strategies that worked for me!

3 REVISION STRATEGIES TO TAKE THE AMATEUR OUT OF YOUR MANUSCRIPT–Learn three revision strategies a literary agent taught me to prepare my manuscript for publishers. So simple. So effective. Too good to keep to myself!

Or let’s design a workshop just for your writing group. More workshop offerings are under construction and will be posted soon!


Authors know writing a book is hard. Marketing it is even harder. With two books scheduled for release in 2018, I wasn’t sure how to begin promoting them. Karen Sargent’s workshop gave me clear and practical strategies anyone can use, sharing her techniques and tools in a down-to-earth, relatable way. Karen’s debut novel quickly received over 100 reviews on Amazon. Clearly, her methods are effective. I highly recommend this workshop for authors who are serious about marketing their books. —Pat Wahler, author of I Am Mrs. Jesse James and coauthor of Midnight, the One-Eyed Cat (All Write Now! Conference)

Karen’s session was packed with practical ideas and suggestions for book marketing—things she learned while marketing her first novel. Karen is genuine, positive, and obviously cares about helping writers market their books. This workshop is definitely worth the time! —Marcie Upchurch (SEMO Writers Guild)

Karen’s presentation triggered my thought processes. The examples she provided were some of the clearest I’ve ever seen. I was able to immediately pull out my WIP and make changes that allowed the words to sing. Several of the members thanked me for inviting Karen to speak. I highly recommend her and we’re planning to have her back for one of our longer workshops. —Jeanne Felfe, author of The Art of Healing (Saturday Writers, an affiliate of the MO Writers’ Guild)