Writers’ workshop at Winchester

Such is the appetite for meeting other writers face-to-face, to mix and mingle with emerging voices and established names, there’s practically a writers’ event around every corner. I’m looking forward to seeing some of you at my next workshop, which is being hosted as part of the Winchester Writers’ Conference on Friday 3 July. It’s an evening slot, 7.30-10pm (event WS10), but I hope I’ll have things to say which will keep you from dropping off if it gets past your bedtime (and even if it doesn’t!).

The workshop will cover everything you need to know about getting published. Come along and you’ll learn how to make your proposal stand out from the crowd in ways which don’t involve wild statements about how you’re a misunderstood genius (although you might be I’m just here to tell you that publishers don’t enjoy reading that sort of thing).

We’ll be covering how to present yourself and your manuscript as a potentially good investment (once you’ve decided whether you actually are a good investment, which admittedly takes a bit of discipline). We’ll also look at covering letters and synopses and briefly cover the alternative options to getting published via the traditional route. It helps to know there is more than one way in…

I’ve had really good feedback from many of those who attended my last workshop at the Hay festival, so fingers crossed I won’t disappoint anyone this time.

Hope to see you there!

Warm wishes, Jo

Find out more and book tickets to the workshop

HOW TO GET PUBLISHED (WS10), 7.30pm, 3 July


You may think writing the book is the hard part – but you’ve only just started! Jo Herbert, editor of the Writers’ & Artists’ Yearbook, will give writers taking their first steps towards publication invaluable information and practical advice on how to get their work published.


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One response to “Writers’ workshop at Winchester

  1. parrylee

    Rushing late, caught in traffic, trailing mum, losing papers, hungry, thirsty, tired, and not wearing her new shoes, Jo arrived at Winchester. Whew. And proceeded to take us through the publishing world — alternately terrifying, depressing, but gently encouraging us to have fun, reinvent and carry on with this thing called writing. Brilliant.

    I have heard many agents and speakers on the industry, but none with her generous and open enthusiasm. She has even enticed this virgin to the blogosphere. Thank you, Jo.