When I’m not writing my own work, I teach workshops on writing and publishing. Many are geared toward beginning writers or first time publishers, but more advanced content is also available. Email for more information.

Recent/Upcoming Workshops:

Practical Writing for Students/Graduates: July 11-13, 2018

This series is designed to give students a leg up on both academic work and early professional interactions and experiences. Classes will be held in Roswell, Georgia, with a limit of 10 students per class. Individual sessions are $65 each, choose 2 for $120, all three for $150.

Session 1: Pro Strategies for Organizing & Editing Your Work

Wednesday, July 11
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Session 2: Beginner’s Guide to Resumes & Cover Letters

Thursday, July 12
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Session 3: Basic Business Communication Skills

Friday, July 13
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Cost: $65 (pick 2 sessions = $120, all 3 sessions = $150)

**Register with a friend or sibling and get an additional 10% off!**

Learn more here: The Distracted Writer – Workshops for Teens.

Register here: Teen Workshop Registration

Teen Creative Writing Mini-Residency: July 16-18

For aspiring young authors who want a taste of professional writers’ workshops, or to prepare for the experience of college-level creative writing courses.

Monday – Wednesday, July 16-18

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $150

Learn more here: The Distracted Writer – Workshops for Teens.

Register here: Teen Workshop Registration

Writing a Killer College Essay: July 28

Get a jump-start on college application season by mastering the art of the powerful, effective personal essay.

Saturday, July 28

9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Cost: $115 (includes 5 page critique)

Learn more here: The Distracted Writer – Workshops for Teens.

Register here: Teen Workshop Registration


Can’t wait for the next workshop? Check out Coaching Options.

I also do custom workshops for groups and clubs. Please contact me for details. If you don’t see a workshop of interest now, join my writer’s email list to get updates when new workshops are available, or you can consider individual coaching as well.

Workshop Testimonials

Here’s what past participants have said about my workshops:

 “M.J. is a virtual fountain of information about the publishing business. She peels back the curtain to reveal an insider’s perspective that applied can provide the springboard to an amazing career. M.J. attracts like-minded professionals, who provide great fodder for classroom conversation. You return home with THE toolbox for the budding wordsmith. Highly recommended.”
~ Self-Publishing/Author Platform

“It’s easy to search online and find a summary of how to self-publish, but Manda provides a deep dive into the details you really need to know in order to make informed decisions.”
~ Ross N., Self-Publishing/Author Platform

“MJ’s workshop was fabulous – incredibly thorough and packed with information. I learned so much about the self publishing process and now feel like it’s actually do-able, rather than completely overwhelming. Thank you!”
~ Meghan, Self-Publishing/Author Platform

“The workshop was packed with valuable information on self-publishing that helped me decide to pursue that route. Ms. Pullen has self-publishing experience that she gladly shared.”
~ Connie L., Self-Publishing/Author Platform

“Worth every penny of its cost. Chock full of helpful information.”
~ Self-Publishing/Author Platform

“Creditable presentation by an author who knows through personal, successful experiences about the complex worlds of self and traditional publishing.”
~Self-Publishing Workshop

“Fantastic information presented in an entertaining and engaging manner!”
~Self-Publishing Workshop

“Manda’s workshop is great tool for understanding the publishing options currently available to authors, weighing them against one another and aligning them with the goals for your writing career. She covers the steps involved in Self-Publishing from A to Z and provides great resources to allow you to continue your education long after the workshop ends.”
~Chris N., Self-Publishing Workshop

“Manda’s workshop was extremely helpful. Every question I had was answered. I now feel like I have the complete guide to Self Publishing.”
~Self-Publishing Workshop

“Tons of valuable information presented in a warm, optimistic atmosphere. MJ Pullen is a wellspring of sage advice and guidance for the aspiring indie author.”
~Self-Publishing Workshop