December Meeting: Is Your Writing Project Marketable? Roundtable Moderated by Katherine Pickett

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Remember how much we learned from each other in our large roundtable discussions last year?

If you plan to sell your writing or have it published, you might want to determine if your writing is marketable. You think the idea is valuable, interesting, or fun, but is anyone out there willing to publish it and/or pay for it? How can you improve your project to get to YES more quickly?

To answer those questions, it may help to talk it over with other writers, and that’s what the December meeting of MWA-Montgomery is all about!

Moderated by author and editor Katherine Pickett, we will join forces to discuss:

  • How to determine whether your book or story idea is marketable
  • How you might improve on your idea
  • How to craft a 30-second elevator pitch that will help you sell it

No matter what stage of writing you are in, this is a great opportunity to support your fellow writers and learn something new.

About the Moderator

Katherine PickettKatherine Pickett is the owner of POP Editorial Services, LLC, and the author of Perfect Bound: How to Navigate the Book Publishing Process Like a Pro ( Since 1999 she has edited more than 300 titles in a wide range of topics and genres. She is an active member of the Editorial Freelancers Association and president of the Montgomery County chapter of the Maryland Writers’ Association. You can find her blog at

Location and Directions

Date/Time: Wednesday, December 10, 2014, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Location: Mid-County Community Recreation Center / 2004 Queensguard Road / Silver Spring, MD 20906
ICC Exit 182 Layhill Rd to (Left) Queensguard and then Right into parking lot
Norbeck Rd N/W or Connecticut Ave N/W to (Right) Bel Pre Rd to (Right) Layhill to (Left) Queensguard. Parking lot is on the Right.


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