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Published on April 10, 2018 7:22PM


Tips for writers seeking to build an audience of diehard fans will be on offer this Sunday, April 15, when Jennie Komp of Myth Machine comes to Newport.

In a free workshop, Komp will show how writers of all levels can cultivate those first thousand loyal fans who will read everything they write.

“It’s so much more fun than you think!” Komp said. “Come as you are or get even more out of this by coming with a list of the most tangible parts of your stories (symbols, maps, clothing descriptions, notable trinkets, or anything else that’s memorable). We will break down the social media tools the experts use and you’ll see current, live examples. We will map out a plan you can implement immediately.”

Komp has been taking apart stories to see what makes them connect with people for more than 20 years. Her extensive background in live theater productions and start-ups came together at her first writing conference, where she saw the industry disconnect between authors and their fans. Her company, Myth Machine, is the next evolution of a publishing and book promotion concept she has been developing for the past four years.

The workshop, hosted by the Willamette Writers’ coast branch, will run from 2 to 4 pm at Newport Public Library, 35 NW Nye Street.

For more information, go to http://willamettewriters.com/coast.



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