Author to present “Public Speaking for Writers”

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Writing is an activity that requires solitude, and most writers thrive in such an environment. But when it comes to getting out in public and marketing their books, the introverted writer needs to know how to hold and sell an audience.

Author and speaker Nancy Quatrano’s presentation, “Transforming Writers into Speakers,” is designed to help.

It will be held at the 10 a.m. meeting of the FWA Ponte Vedra Writers group on March 26 at the Ponte Vedra Branch Library.

“One of the most powerful ways to build fans and credibility is by speaking face-to-face with people,” said Quatrano. “Whether you’re holding a book-signing event or speaking on a topic related to your book, public speaking can improve your value by 50%.”

She will discuss how to pitch, prepare and run a winning book-signing event or develop topics writers can present to groups.

Quatrano is a multi-award-winning fiction author, columnist, developmental editor, speaker and business owner. She's operated On-Target Words since 2009, offering writing services such as content editing, press releases and basic marketing plan assistance. For more information go to NLQuatrano.com.

The Ponte Vedra Writers group is part of the Florida Writers Association, a statewide, nonprofit organization with nearly 1,500 members dedicated to the support of both aspiring and published writers in any genre.

The March 26 meeting is free and open to members and nonmembers alike. For information on FWA go to floridawriters.org.

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