Berkeley Art Works “10+ Mistakes Made by New Writers” Workshop

Lauren Carr
Lauren Carr

The Berkeley Art Works, 116 North Queen Street in Martinsburg announces a workshop by author and publisher Lauren Carr entitled “10+ Mistakes Made by New Writers”. The workshop is offered on Saturday, August 10 from 1:00 – 5:00pm.

Are you working on a book? Or have you written a book but don’t know if it is quite ready to be published? Does your book suffer from Good-Parent Syndrome? Did you know that there is a limit to how many exclamation marks you can use in your book? Every writer has a crutch word? Do you know yours? Author and publisher Lauren will discuss all of these topics during her four-hour presentation entitled: 10+ Most Common Mistakes Made by New Writers (Grammar and Punctuation Are Not on the List) at the Berkeley Arts Works, located on 116 North Queen Street in downtown Martinsburg on Saturday, 1:00 pm-5:00 pm.

A best-selling mystery author on Amazon, and publisher, Lauren Carr says she developed this presentation to pass on what she had to learn the hard way. “I didn’t have a mentor or literary agent when my first book came out, nor were any of these mistakes covered in any courses I took in college. Yet, they are the very things that will make a literary agent or publisher reject your book. Or, if you decide to self-publish, these mistakes will get mentioned in negative reviews.”

The cost of the workshop is $25. Details and registration information is available on the Berkeley Art Works web site

The Berkeley Art Works is a service of The Berkeley Arts Council, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization incorporated in West Virginia working to ensure that Berkeley County has a vibrant, vital arts environment by promoting awareness, understanding, and appreciation of the literary, visual and performing arts in the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. The Berkeley Arts Council is on the Web at

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