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.

Recent/Upcoming Workshops:

So You Want to Write a Novel? Essentials for Beginners
Saturday, June 4, 2016
9:00 to 12:00
Scooter’s Coffee House, Roswell, Georgia
Information and Registration

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


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

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, January 2015

“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, January 2015

“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, January 2015

“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, January 2015

“Worth every penny of its cost. Chock full of helpful information.”
~ Self-Publishing/Author Platform, January 2015

“Creditable presentation by an author who knows through personal, successful experiences about the complex worlds of self and traditional publishing.”
~Self-Publishing Workshop, November 2014

“Fantastic information presented in an entertaining and engaging manner!”
~Self-Publishing Workshop, November 2014

“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, November 2014

“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, November 2014

“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, November 2014