From published novelists to writers of how-to books or memoirs—anyone can be intimidated by the writing process and plagued by questions like these: Where do I begin? How can I avoid common mistakes? How can I make my project sound more professional? What’s my next step?

Developmental editor Karin Nicely, owner of Writing Nicely, will be helping local authors address these and other questions in her upcoming Tips from the Editor—Introductory Workshop on November 12, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to noon at the The Villages Hampton Inn.

“Writers of all levels and varied genres can learn ways to overcome their writing challenges in a casual, welcoming atmosphere while enjoying the opportunity to interact with other authors. Writing should be fun—not scary!” said Ms. Nicely, who has worked with international publishing houses such as Prentice Hall and Wiley and now specializes in editing works of independent authors of fiction and nonfiction.

Unlike most writing coaches, Ms. Nicely approaches the writing process from an editor’s point of view.

“Many people think editing is just about grammar and sentence structure, but it deals with so much more. Often, I see manuscripts with basic structural issues, major inconsistencies, and other problems that could have been addressed before or during the writing process. With these out of the way, the writer and editor can pay more attention to things like style, voice, fictional elements, or simply producing a well-written project their audience will enjoy.”

In addition, Ms. Nicely can connect attendees with page designers, cover artists, illustrators, and publishers to help make their dream of publishing their own book or e-book a reality.

Tickets for the November 12th workshop are available at and Space is limited, and the cost is $30 per attendee.

If you would like Ms. Nicely to speak at your local writer’s group, book club, or other event, contact her at 352-390-4818 or

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