As aspiring writers well know, authoring a book is one thing, getting it published is another.
An opportunity to bridge that gap will be offered at the Puerto Vallarta International Writers Conference at Bibioteca Los Mangos March 6-8. Evelyn Bryne of White Bird Publications will be attending to give tips on how to get books published and also to consider manuscripts.
“I hope everyone will learn the best way to hone their writing skills,” she says of the seminar she will present. “I will mainly focus on the things needed to prepare a manuscript for publishing. The process a manuscript goes through. What editors look for in a manuscript and why manuscripts are rejected.”
In addition to representing the publishing firm, Byrne is the author of five books – three paranormal romances, an inspirational book and a children’s book. She is currently working on a sixth.
Elise Capron, representing the Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency, will also attend to consider manuscripts.
Texas writer Caleb Pirtle, author of more than 55 books, also promises to motivate as keynote speaker. Apropos to the conference theme of Leaving Our Mark ... Awakening More than Memoir, Puerto Vallarta’s Maurice Monette, author of “Confessions of a Gay Married Priest,” will offer tips on memoir writing.