We had been attending writers’ workshops and classes before we decided to write our first book in tandem. We both find this ongoing learning process to be invaluable. We owe the success of our recent books to the fact that we continue to study and to improve by doing two things:
• One is to seek advice from those who know… for example, best selling New York Times author, Barnaby Conrad, who began and ran the Santa Barbara Writer’s Conference for many years.
• The other tip we call our Nike philosophy is to stop thinking and talking about writing a book and Just do it. It will never be finished or be perfect, but it will be published and read. Then you can learn, grow and go on to the next project with increased success.
Presently, we speak at workshops on writing and POD publishing in several states. Maralyn also conducts monthly writing, marketing, coaching, editing and POD seminars in the Phoenix area.