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Aspiring Authors Workshops: The Gift that Will Keep On Giving

Envision a book with your name on its cover – because you wrote it.  Give yourself the benefit of doubt and explore the idea of writing a book.  You might have already thought about it – and isn’t it frustrating knowing you have the book inside you that’s craving to get out, but you don’t seem able to put it into words?

Rest assured, you are not alone. The world is filled with people like you who have a great story to tell but don’t quite know how to get it written, let alone published.  This is why we have created the Aspiring Author Workshop. Come spend an afternoon with Jon Malysiak, Chicago-based literary agent, author/playwright, blogger, and me to help you put your dream of becoming an author in motion.

WHEN: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 – 1:30 – 4:30pm (or a variety of additional dates scheduled after)

WHERE: 101 N. Wacker, 6th floor conference room – Chicago, IL., 60606

PRICE: $219

We will book only 7 spots per workshop to provide the maximum one-on-one support.

Workshop Details

The first hour of the workshop will consist of a group consultation/discussion with Jon Malysiak where you will have the opportunity to talk about your book idea and get insider advice from a publishing industry veteran on how to get started with the writing process. The second hour will be YOUR time to start putting your words to paper. And finally, the third hour will be your chance to share what you’ve written with Jon and get additional insider advice from me on how to market and promote your book. You will come away from the workshop with a clear perspective on the publishing process and an exciting start to making you way to that point where you WILL hold that book in your hands with your name on the cover.

Jon Malysiak is the co-founder and President of the Jonathan Scott Literary Agency ( a boutique agency located in Chicago’s West Loop neighborhood. Jon has been a publishing professional for more than fourteen years, first as an acquisitions editor with several top Chicago publishers and, since, 2005 as a literary agent at Jonathan Scott. He is also the author of the soon-to-be-published novel Birds of Dreams—a satiric look at reality television—and two plays. In addition, he is the creator and writer of the Author-on-the-Town blog and a certified high school English teacher.

Unleash your thought leadership and creativity now.

Melissa G Wilson

Melissa has been a leader in the book writing, publishing and marketing arena for the past two decades. To date, she has helped more than 100 thought leaders write, publish and market their books. Her clients include executives such as Dan Weinfurter a seven-time Inc 500 winner and Orlando Ashford, President of Holland Cruise Lines.

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